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Your Guide to Visiting Colorado with the Kids
Planning a Great Family Ski Trip in Colorado
It takes a bit of planning to make your kids' Colorado ski vacation a success.

From ski ticket deals to gearing up to finding the perfect mountain for your munchkins, parents have a lot to think about.

Start with this page 
and surf all of's ideas for great Colorado ski vacations with the kids!

Winter Lodging Options for your Colorado  Ski Trip with the Kids

From rustic cabins to five star resorts, Colorado offers families a variety of choices for tucking the children in.

See our article about the
Best Hotels for a Colorado Christmas Vacation with the Kids.

Hotel Telluride
Photo: Hotel Telluride

Did You Know?

Denver International Airport
has special baggage carousels to accommodate skis.

 Pick the Best Ski Area for Your Family

Photo: Skiing on tree trails is one of the more popular activities for kids at Colorado's Monarch Mountain Ski Resort. 

Our list of Colorado ski areas and resorts gives you a quick review of each one, plus links to more in-depth reviews and to the areas' websites. 

See our Colorado Ski Area Roundup page

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Colorado Family Ski Resorts 

In Colorado, the term "ski resort" can mean many things. 

Learn about the different kinds of resorts to find the best place for your family ski vacation. 

See our article
Colorado Family Ski Resorts.

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Don't forget to pack everything you need for your Colorado Family Ski Vacation. See our list of important ski gear for the kids. 

Some of the best lift ticket deals in Colorado are for kids.

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From 4 packs to fifth-graders skiing for free, families can find relief from ticket window shock.

See our article: Best Colorado Ski Deals and Passes for Kids

Skiing Vail
with the Family

View of Mid-Vail ski lodge, nestled in the center of the Vail Ski Resort.

Vail, Colorado is arguably one of the most famous ski resorts in America. 

But is it a good place to take the kids? 

Read our review of Vail and learn how it does when kids are part of the equation. 

Photo: Winter Park Ski Area offers great family skiing.

Colorado’s big name ski areas have always attracted fame. Yet Aspen and Vail are just the beginning. Over 25 different resorts sprinkle the state, and families can find great skiing for just about any skill level, budget, or personality.

When planning a ski vacation for the family, many factors come into consideration.

One of the most important factors is the
age of your kids. Three-years-old is the very earliest they will be actually skiing, and then only after they are completely potty trained.

Families with smaller kids may choose smaller, quieter ski areas because it seems silly to pay for a huge mountain you will never see. On the other hand, if you have pre-teens and teenagers, they may like the freedom and room to explore that a big ski area has to offer. 

The physical abilities of the people in your family can also come into play as you decide where to vacation. If you are from sea level, it may make sense to pick a lower elevation resort, and plan rest days at the beginning and between ski days. Kids can have just as much fun climbing in a snow castle and going down a tubing hill as skiing, and it will give their muscles a break. 

Some kids are naturally more timid than others. They prefer quieter activities while their siblings are gung ho for adventure. Parents can look for resorts that have activities besides skiing or ski schools with smaller classes for the kids who are not so appreciative of adventure

It is important to be realistic about your own finances and energy levels, too. It is hard to have fun when you are worried about the effects of the trip on your wallet. There are several ways to save money on your family ski vacation. 

Colorado offers top of the line, all-details-catered-to luxury experiences on the slopes, but it could be a no-frills, down home family resort is more comfortable for you.

At Family Travel Colorado, we will help you explore ski resorts from quiet little hideaways to the famous, star-studded mountains. We will give you our take on their services and slopes. We look for deals, and we find a few surprises.

Somewhere in Colorado, a great ski vacation waits for you.

Photo Credit: Winter Park Resort

Start Planning your Family Ski Trip Here. Family Travel Colorado has several articles to help you map out a snowy adventure. 

Family Ski Resorts in Colorado

Colorado Ski Area Round-up - List and Links

Colorado Ski Area Mountain Statistics

Budget Skiing in Colorado

Kid Tested: Reviews of select ski areas in Colorado:

Beaver Creek Resort