Back to Ski: Smugglers Notch Resort for teens and advanced skiers

We covered Smugglers’ Notch amenities for young kids and babies last winter, but Vermont-based Smuggs has older kids, teens, and advanced skiers covered as well. In fact, this combination makes Smuggs an excellent resort pick for multigenerational … [Read more...]

Summer in the Berkshires: Bousquet Mountain Adventure Park review

Bousquet Ski Area’s Adventure Park is a vertical playground of high rope courses, zip lines, nets, and ladders, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Berkshires. With three levels of course ‘elements’ to master, everyone will be challenged … [Read more...]

Northstar California Resort with kids: what you need to know for a great ski vacation

Between the expense, the equipment, and the logistics of getting everyone where they need to be (preferably with both gloves), skiing with kids can be daunting. Northstar California makes it easier by continuing to be one of the friendliest and most … [Read more...]

Northstar California: a guide to the mountain for kids, by kids

After multiple trips to Northstar California resort with my kids, I asked them what, in their opinion, kids shouldn't miss on the slopes. Their top picks: Cat's Face, the 22-foot half-pipe: Built for Olympic medalist Shaun White (who recently … [Read more...]

Skiing with a Tween at Sierra-at-Tahoe

This post was originally published as part of our Home (Away) for the Holidays series. It's easy to find kid-friendly skiing in Tahoe, but what about those hard to please tweens and teens? I spent an extra day at Sierra-at-Tahoe last week with … [Read more...]

Summer in the Berkshires: Jiminy Peak summer activities

We love summer fun at ski resorts! In the Berkshires of Massachusetts, we've reviewed the summer activities at Bousquet, and now, can review in detail all that's on offer in summer at Jiminy Peak. Located in the heart of the Berkshires, Jiminy … [Read more...]

Spring getaway: Sunriver Resort for families

We’ve stayed at Oregon’s Sunriver Resort more than a few times, finding it to be the most convenient and kid-friendly lodging option for nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Sunriver offers both traditional hotel rooms and home rentals throughout their … [Read more...]

Hoodoo Ski Area: family skiing in the NW

The motto of Central Oregon’s Hoodoo Ski Area is ‘steeper, deeper, cheaper’. After spending a full day on the mountain, we concur. Located in the Willamette National Forest about 12 miles from Sisters, Oregon, Hoodoo is only an hour from much larger … [Read more...]

Mammoth Mountain lodging option: Mammoth Mountain Inn

Mammoth Mountain Resort’s Mammoth Mountain Inn isn’t the flashiest lodging in the Mammoth area. Nor is it the newest. But for families needing all the basic ski lodging amenities—hot tubs, game rooms, restaurants, and ski rentals and valets—it has it … [Read more...]

Northstar California with kids: a stay at Big Horn Lodge

As with any large Tahoe ski resort, families have many lodging options at California's Northstar-at-Tahoe, from rental homes to studio suites and condos, to hotel rooms. For our three-day weekend family getaway, we choose to stay in a luxury condo at … [Read more...]