Does your family love to ski? So do we!

Family ski trips are a great way to spend some time together. We've be skiing all over North America and even to Japan, and although we love them, they're not always easy to pull off. We've put together this page to make it easy for families to find the best ski resorts and some inspiration for your next ski vacation. Have a great ski season!

North American Ski Resorts

We asked other family travel bloggers where their favorite ski resorts are and we put them all together in this epic post. Come see where they ski!

North America's best ski resorts for kids

North America's Best Ski Resorts for Kids!

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, CO is a great family ski resort. With family-friendly touches like red wagons to haul your gear, a great ski school, and a cozy village with tasty food options, it's a wonderful place to spend a family vacation on the slopes. Winter Park is also one of the closest resorts to Denver, and the new train service from Denver's Union Station makes it even easier for families to ski here. Come read why Winter Park Resort should be high on your family's list of winter ski destinations.

Read more about Winter Park Resort.

Where to stay in Winter Park

Whistler Blackcomb Resort

Whistler Blackcomb is continuously voted one of the very best resorts in North America year after year, and it's easy to see why. Located just north of Vancouver British Columbia in the Coastal Mountain Range, Whistler Blackcomb has the total package. It's easy to get to, has great programs for kids (including a 'kids ski free' program), amazing accommodation for families, and a village that is second to none. We love Whistler and think your family will also!

Read more about planning a trip to Whistler with kids.

Where to stay in Whistler Blackcomb Village

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort was the first ski resort we visited as a family back when it was still Canyons Resort, so we have many fond memories of this place. Now the resort has joined up with Park City to become one of the largest resorts in all of North America. Families will love how easy it is to get here from Salt Lake City airport, and once you're here, there's an endless amount of fun to have with the entire family.

Read more about Park City Mountain Resort here.

Where to stay in Park City

Japanese Ski Resorts

Tsugaike Kogen Resort

Our ski trip to Japan was one of the most fun we've ever taken. The incredible culture and hospitality, stunning Japanese Alps, and deep snow will take your breath away. We visited over spring break, and although this trip was a bit more complicated than other ski trips, it was totally worth the effort! If visiting Nagano, don't miss visiting the snow monkeys at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. The kids will adore them!

Read more about skiing in Japan with kids.

Where to stay in Hakuba Japan

Looking for a great deal on your next family ski trip? Aren't we all? Skiing is not a cheap activity, so finding a great deal is imperative. Instead of buying your lift tickets when you arrive, or worse, at the ticket window, you may want to consider one of these passes. Depending on where you want to ski and how often, these can be a great deal for families. We've highlighted the main features of each one to help you decide and a link at the bottom when you're ready to order.

Total Ski Days
Kids Discount
Blackout Dates?
Discounts for Additional Days?
Upgradeable Season Pass?
# of Resorts Included
International Resorts?


$699* Ages 5-12 $399

*Early-bird adult price

The former MAX pass and Colorado Mountain Pass are now the IKON pass. 5 ski days at lots of resorts and unlimited at even more is a strong proposition.

Mountain Collective Pass

$469* $99 for Kids Under 12

*Early-bird adult price

Good for 2 days at each resort for a total of 32 days skiing. Great if you like to try different resorts or plan to take more than one ski trip.

We hope this helps you plan a great family ski adventure this season. Whether you're planning your very first trip, or have a family of mountain shredders, there's something here for everyone.

Follow our adventures and come share your own!