Skiing can be intimidating — both skill-wise and money-wise — especially if your family is new to the slopes. But most ski resorts offer trails and programs for beginners, many of them tailored to children specifically. Many ski resorts also offer additional activities for families (both on and off the mountain), along with packages and discounts for opportunities to save.
These ski resorts do all of the above (and then some), making them our favorite family ski resorts for the 2017-2018 season.
Okemo Mountain Resort – Ludlow, Vt.
Okemo Mountain Resort is an all-season, destination resort that caters to new skiers with programs separated by age group: 3 (Little Dippers), 4 to 6 (Snow Stars) and 7 to 14 (Mountain Explorers). It also offers a mountain coaster, ice skating, snow tubing and kids’ snowmobiling, along with restaurants and Kids Night Out — a childcare program that allows mom and dad to enjoy a romantic dinner on the mountain.