5 of the Best Family Ski Resorts in the U.S. [with videos]

Looking for the perfect winter getaway that everyone will love? Hit the slopes at one of these best family ski resorts in the US!

If hitting the slopes is your idea of the perfect winter vacation, check out our picks for the best family ski resorts in the US! These resorts offer trails for just about every ski level, from beginners to experts. While they all have something different to offer in terms of slopes, dining options, and local attractions, one thing they have in common is their breathtaking views! You really just can’t beat the view of a snowy landscape from the top of a mountain! Check out our favorite places to ski and book your family vacation!

Related: Save Money on Skiing: Tips to Hit the Slopes for Less

Best Family Ski Resorts in the US

Steamboat Ski Resort

Steamboat Springs, Colorado- The Steamboat Ski Resort opened in 1963 and features 165 trails spread out over 2,965 acres. Located on Mount Werner, the resort features 4 terrain parks and sees an average snowfall of 400 inches per year. The base elevation is 6,900 feet, summit elevation of 10,568 feet and vertical rise of 3,668 feet. Their longest run is called Why Not and is over 3 miles long. Take a break from skiing to enjoy lunch at Gondola Joes, coffee at The Grand Café or dinner at Four Points.

Deer Valley Ski Resort

 Wasatch Range, Utah- The Deer Valley Ski Resort is located 36 miles from Salt Lake City. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Deer Valley was the host of the alpine slalom, aerial and freestyle mogul events. Deer Valley has 101 trails spread out over 2,026 acres and sees an average snowfall of 300 inches per year. The base elevation is 6,570 feet, summit elevation of 9,570 feet and vertical rise of 3,000 feet. Enjoy breakfast on the upper-mountain at Empire Canyon Grill, lunch on the mid-mountain at Royal Street Café or dinner on the base at The Brass Tag.

Sugarbush Ski Resort

Warren, Vermont- The Sugarbush Ski Resort is located in the Mad River Valley and features 111 trails and 16 ski lifts. Sugarbush first opened in 1958 and has a base elevation of 1,483 feet, summit elevation of 4,083 feet and vertical rise of 2,820 feet. The resort also features two mountains, 3 terrain parks and 6 peaks. Enjoy breakfast on Lincoln Peak at Skinny Pancake, lunch at Castlerock Pub and dinner at Timbers Restaurant.

Gore Mountain Ski Resort

 North Creek, New York- The Gore Mountain Ski Resort is located in the Adirondack Mountains and features 119 trails and 15 ski lifts. Gore Mountain was first used for skiing in 1934 and features a base elevation of 998 feet, a summit elevation of 3,600 feet and a vertical rise of 2,537 feet. Their longest run is 4.4 miles in length. Dining options at the resort include breakfast at the Base Lodge Food Court, lunch at Corduroy Café and dinner at the Open Pit Grille.

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Snowshoe, West Virginia- The Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort is located in the Allegheny Mountains. The resort features 60 trails and 14 ski lifts. Snowshoe Mountain has a base elevation of 3,348 feet, a summit elevation of 4,848 feet and a vertical rise of 1,500 feet. Enjoy breakfast at The Raven Grille, coffee at Starbucks, lunch at The Boathouse and dinner at Sunset Cantina.

Have you been to any of these best family ski resorts in the US? Do you have another favorite winter getaway that should be included? Share in the comments!

17 thoughts on “5 of the Best Family Ski Resorts in the U.S. [with videos]”

  1. We have not taken a family ski trip yet, so I had no idea there were so many good options. I will have to check out which have the best kids programs. A ski trip sounds like such a fun family vacation.

  2. It’s been a while since I last went skiing! These all sound amazing, it would be nice to go here for the Holidays with the family!

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