Winter Fun for Families in Bend, Oregon

Winter travel can be tricky to plan, especially for families who may need to accommodate both skiers and non-skiers, navigate various ages and interests, and schedule around limited school holidays or vacation time. Consider Bend, Oregon, as a crowd-pleasing destination for kid-friendly winter fun. This region of central Oregon has a unique ecosystem and landscape,…

Pacific Northwest Ski Destinations

Want a Different Family Ski Destination? Head to the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a wonderful region to ski with the kids: resorts tend to be less crowded and less expensive than in the Rockies or Wasatch; ski towns are authentic and sometimes downright rustic; and families are the recipients of that typical Northwestern casual atmosphere. The snowpack in the region tends to be wetter…

Kids Ski Free Deals 2016

Best Kids Ski Free Deals This Winter

The 2016 North America ski season is officially underway! Like many ski-minded parents, we at Ciao Bambino are always on the hunt for the best discounts and packages to trim down the cost of a family ski vacation — and it doesn’t get much better than a good kids ski free deal. From Canada to California to Colorado, browse the list below…


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.

Where Can Kids Ski Free in 2011?

Many of the top-rated family-friendly ski resorts across the US and Canada offer kids ski and/or stay free programs for families with young children. This is a great way to cut some of the brutal expense out of skiing with kids.

We published a Where Can Kids Ski Free in 2010 list last year and it was so popular that I just updated it with 2011 promotions. Good news …