I grew up skiing New England. Now that we are officially Coloardians, I get to test the words I’ve heard so often: “If you can ski New England, you can ski anything”.
My 4 year old has never been on skiis, and my 6 year old has taken some lessons. My husband is from Jersey. He’s been skiing once- and guess what he wore? Yep. Jeans. (I guess there is truth to some stereotypes). We are all excited to get out in the powder and see what it feels like to ski at above freezing temperatures (and without ice!).
How to decide where to go, though? How do I find the best deals, and resorts that really want my kids there? I had a chance to sit down with Alex de L’Arbre of Ski.com who shared some excellent picks for family snow travel.
Ever searching for the best deals, I asked Alex to share some that are going on now. Check these out:
In Aspen/Snowmass, we have a Kids Ski/Stay Free promotion valid March 8 – April 20 (book by Feb. 28 for March trips and March 24 for April trips).
Kids ski, stay and eat FREE in March and April! Kids 12 and under ski free with the purchase of an adult ticket of three or more days, get a free kids’ ski or snowboard rental with a companion adult rental, and — as an added bonus — kids also eat lunch free with a comparable adult purchase at select on-mountain restaurants.
Keystone Kids Ski Free promo is still going on! Here’s some quick info:
One of our very best deals (and a tried-and-true foundation for a great family ski vacation) is Keystone’s Kids Ski Free offer. Delivering exceptional value, this promotion has no blackout dates and no hoops to jump through. Families who book two nights of lodging receive free lift tickets for any child 12 and under, and those lift tickets are waiting for guests at check in. Still think there’s a catch? More than 25,000 happy kids have skied for free already!
In early March, we have a GREAT 50% off lodging deal in Keystone. Paired with the Kids Ski Free promo, it’s a pretty amazing! Here are two examples:
In the second half of March (during spring break), we have a 33% off lodging deal:
In Northstar, we have a deal for the 4th Night Free at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. It’s not located in the Village, but it’s next to Lake Tahoe with beautiful views and a shuttle that takes you to the area resorts.
Booking with Ski.com makes planning your family ski vacation easier. Click right here to connect with them, or call 800-672-3241.
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