- Choose the mountain that fits your family. Size doesn’t always matter. Some of the best ski racers were raised on the smallest ski hills so don’t worry about finding the biggest resort. Oftentimes, smaller resorts are more family friendly & make a smaller dent in your wallet. Our family goes to Deer Valley. It’s 13 minutes from our house and has the best kids trails, like Bucky’s Backyard. There are great options for families all around the country, just do a little research. And if your family is just starting out, these are less expensive and much more manageable. Forbes list 12 Ski Resort Vacations for Every Budget
- Weather is by far the most important factor with small children! I realize that you can’t control the weather and that you’ve already paid for your vacation, but be aware of the temperatures and the wind. If it’s bitter cold or dumping snow, make run decisions accordingly so that your kids continue to love the sport of skiing. Ski for shorter periods of time, take the shorter runs, and enjoy lots of hot cocoa breaks. In the end, only getting a quarter or half day on the mountain and loving it will be worth more than trying to cram a full day in and being miserable later.