Skiing can be intimidating — both skill-wise and money-wise — especially if your family is new to the sport. Luckily, most ski resorts offer trails and programs for beginners, many of them tailored to children specifically. More ski resorts have begun to offer additional activities for families, too, both on and off the mountain, along with packages and promotional discounts for opportunities to save. These are our top picks for family ski resorts in 2015/2016.
Camelback Mountain Resort – Tannersville, Pa.
Camelback Mountain Resort offers all the necessities for a successful ski vacation in the Poconos — ski and snowboard lessons, tubing, two terrain parks and a mountain coaster (rides are self-controlled – go as fast or as slow as you want!). There are also several options for dining and accommodations, including the new Camelback Lodge & Indoor Water Park. Spend your days on the slopes and your nights on the slides!
Greek Peak Mountain Resort – Cortland, N.Y.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort features Junior Ride and Ski School for children as young as 3, and families can enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, snow tubing or riding a fat bike — designed to traverse snow and other rough surfaces. Babysitting services are available for future skiers. The fun of visiting Greek Peak also includes plummeting down the waterslides and floating along the lazy river at Hope Lake Lodge’s Cascades Indoor Water Park, located right at the ski resort.