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.
Skiing is a wonderful family activity. Expense aside, it is a sport that all ages and genders enjoy, and when kids are old enough, families will appreciate the time spent on vacation together—versus a pool or beach environment where everyone may be doing their own thing.
Qualifying what makes a resort great for families is important since terrain, facilities, and amenities vary widely.