For a beginner alone, or as a part of a family getaway, skiing can seem intimidating and even dangerous if you have no skills. Some might even think it is an expensive venture but it is not. However, there are many resorts and go-to spots that are not looking to drain your pockets, have in place programs that cater to children and adults who are newbie skiers and incorporate fun activities that would involve the family as a unit.
Okemo Mountain Resort
This is situated in Ludlow, Vermont, a popular location for skiing due to the thick snowfall the area enjoys. The Resort categorizes new skiiers by age groups: Little Dippers (2-3 years old); Snow Stars (4-6 years old); Mountain Explorers (7-14 years old). It is off the road, easy to reach with a vehicle and has loads of rentals and lodging options. These features are a part of more which include:
• A mountain coaster.
• Ice skating
• Snowmobiles for children.
• 98% snowmaking coverage
• Consistently ranked high amongst the Vermont ski areas.
The resort also has packages and offers that would help a family get their money’s worth in a safe and controlled environment.
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Steamboat Ski Resort is located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Its location is picturesque with a backdrop that seven mountain peaks. Overlooking the Yampa Valley, the resort s one of the largest in Colorado.
It is also a family-friendly ski resort with its many family events, holiday-themed events, and festivals. It features:
• Kids Vacation Centre
• Winter Carnival
• Open from December to March
• Spas and over 100 restaurants in the area
• A favorite haunt for Olympians
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
This resort, situated in the Yosemite National Park, California, is the oldest in California. It is a good spot for families as its many features ensure lots of fun and also a cozy feeling. For the children in the family, Yosemite is a very good choice and place to learn because of its:
• Relatively small size
• Kids programs like the Badger Pups Downhill Ski program
• Cross-country skiing
• Ice skating and
Skiing as a family is a fun, memorable, bonding experience that can be done safely in the above-discussed locations and more in the USA which are easy to reach with vehicles and have many lodging and rental options.