What’s New for Families in Park City, Utah

We just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Park City, Utah, to check out the “new” Park City Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts recently acquired Park City Resort and Canyons Resort, and over the summer they joined the two with a new eight-passenger gondola, creating the largest ski resort in the U.S. I’m thrilled to report…

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10 Vail Resorts Family Ski Vacation Highlights for 2015

Vail Resorts is one of the very best mountain resort companies in the world, and they have invested heavily in creating phenomenal ski experiences for families at all of their ski resorts. Good news: The Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass enables seamless access to each and every one of them. Here are 10 awesome Vail Resorts highlights to…


Best Family Ski Resorts in Utah, Part 2: Canyons

When I told a friend I was headed to Utah’s Canyons Resort, the first thing she said was “The Orange Bubble!” The what? Turns out that this heated-seat chairlift with brilliantly colored windshields, the only one of its kind in North America, is the star of Canyons’ ski scene. It sounds indulgent, but it’s also smart. Instead…


Three Very Good Reasons to Ski in Park City with Kids

After skiing at 18 ski resorts in 4 countries as a family, I have a pretty good idea what makes or breaks a family ski vacation. We gave Park City, Utah, a test drive last weekend and the experience wowed us in every way. In 2012, Ski Magazine included all three of the ski areas in Park City – Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley Resort – on their top 10 list. After skiing at each one of them, I get it. Luckily for families, this top rating extends to parents and children of all ages.


Best Ski Free Deals for Families this Season

Skiing is one of the best family vacations ever. The only downside is that this beloved sport is expensive. Once you add in lessons, lodging, equipment, and tickets, skiing becomes cost prohibitive for families. Fortunately, family-friendly ski resorts are plentiful and many are doing their best to take the sting out of the cost by offering ‘kids ski free’ deals.

At some resorts, this perk is just for very young children so the benefit is short-lived. While at others like Keystone Resort, Steamboat, Mt. Bachelor, Killington, and Sun Valley, school-age kids get a big break too.