The winter recreation enthusiast looking for family ski resorts, particularly a ski resort with all the groovy amenities and bells and whistles, have incredible choices at their fingertips. In fact, there are probably not many ski areas in the entire country that don’t at some level tout themselves as a family resort. Couples who love winter sports can instill that same passion for spending time in a mountain environment with their children in tow. It’s easy to entice kids to romp in the snow, even the youngest in the group, with appropriate planning and foresight. Kids need multiple breaks from the outdoor activities and to be kept warm and dry and their little bellies full. Ski resorts catering to families will have all of the amenities necessary for catering to mom, dad and the kids, making it easy for the next generation of snow slider to embrace this winter lifestyle. After all, it guarantees that winter ski resorts will continue to thrive and flourish for decades to come.
Winter vacations to ski and snowboard destinations provide a rewarding avenue for spending quality time with your entire family and friends.
Then you have the ski area, as opposed to the resort. The family ski areas are typically smaller recreation areas unlike today’s mega resorts. Group skiing areas conjure up the image of one small cozy lodge at the base of a mountain with smoke billowing out of the chimney, wet mittens drying by the fire and the wall lined with skis. Places of this nature unfortunately are becoming dinosaurs, a throwback to yesteryear and what was once the classic ski resort. You’re lucky if you have one of these family ski areas in close proximity to your home for a quick ski in the evening or a weekend afternoon. They prepare us well for the bigger mountains that are undoubtedly in our family’s future.
There are now huge expectations these lodges / resorts. When winter vacation seekers look for that perfect destination to suite their personal needs, the criteria has changed dramatically over the years. There’s a very precise check-list of what needs to be available at a particular destination and, it’s not just about the skiing. They need to offer off-snow activities in addition to traditional snowboarding, heli-skiing and regular skiing. They also need to serve up great entertainment and restaurants, all in close proximity to their resort. Ski areas that have survived have made dramatic improvements to their infrastructure and have successfully evolved into the family destination.
Suitable accommodations seem to be the most critical component for these types of resorts
A rustic and drafty cabin or a cramped, damp lodge room simply doesn’t work with today’s traveler. The demand calls for spacious and comfortable rooms, like what you’ll find at an established lodge or resort. Families will find all of this and more in a tiny hamlet in eastern Idaho at Teton Springs Lodge. Families will appreciate the spacious & comfortable lodge rooms, deluxe one and two bedroom suites and the three, four and five bedroom signature cabins that dot the landscape at this beautiful location. The family won’t mind at all the short commute to the neighboring resorts. The family ski resort has insured that terrific winter recreation continues to flourish!