Fantastic winter vacation venues are in great supply and I always find it hard to choose between a week-long ski week where everyone has the opportunity improve their skills and an escape into sunshine. In addition, urban getaways in Europe can be a blast in winter when cities are filled with locals instead of tourists.
I combed through our portfolio for our 2012 Family Vacation Dream List. The best part is there’s something here for a variety of budgets and interests, so just maybe, that dream can become a reality.
Even if you go to a resort where kids ski free, family ski vacations are expensive. Skiing is also a lot of work. But done right, the payoff is huge when every member of the family is active and having fun.
The better the amenities and facilities, the better the experience (see our article on how to choose the best family-friendly ski areas). A good kids’ ski program is essential.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on finding family-friendly ski resorts and promised to follow up with a list of ski areas offering kids ski free programs. Choosing venues where kids ski free is a great way to take the edge of the exorbitant cost of skiing. I scoured the web for options in North America. Stay tuned for a ski Europe edition.