Two ways to ski backcountry terrain on your next ski trip

If you’re one of those skiers or snowboarders who looks up at the most distant peak from the chairlift and says, “How do I get up there?” or notes tracks in fresh powder and wishes you’d put them there, you may want to elevate your next ski trip to … [Read more...]

Mammoth ski trip tips: Overview of Mammoth Mountain

If you’ve been to Mammoth Mountain, you know that this California ski resort in the Eastern Sierras is bigger than life. Massive in size at 3,500 skiable acres, and with 28 lifts and 150 runs, this world-renown ski resort can be overwhelming to … [Read more...]

June Mountain skiing for families: the best kept secret of the Sierras

Skiing families have heard of Mammoth Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the western US. But are your familiar with Mammoth’s little sister, June? June Mountain Ski Area is located less than 20 minutes from Mammoth, tucked into a blissfully … [Read more...]

Squaw Valley CA with school-aged kids and teens: where to stay, dine, and ski

Think it's too early to start thinking about a ski vacation? Not so! October is an ideal month to book ski or snowboard travel, as resorts off early-bird pricing and other ski vacation discounts. This week is Ski Week on Trekaroo, where you can find … [Read more...]

Knowing your ski ability level: how to interpret ski slope ratings for your family

This fun infographic says it all, and if you go on a family ski vacation, you'll see these universal ski slope ratings no matter where you go:   How to know your (and your kids') ski ability level: Get out there and ski! There are many ways … [Read more...]

Timberline Lodge and ski resort

If you're looking for a Pacific Northwest ski resort experience that will really impress while remaining kid and family-friendly, you'll want to book an overnight ski package at Timberline Lodge, a ski-in and ski-out resort nestled on the slopes of … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Five things to do from our front door

As you know, we loved our HomeAway vacation rental in South Tahoe. Not only is this house idyllic, comfortable, and convenient, but it sits right in the midst of Eldorado National Forest, providing acres of wilderness to explore right from the front … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Sierra at Tahoe ski resort

We're a family who loves to ski. We've visited many ski resorts, including a large sampling of what the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. During our Home (Away) for the Holidays vacation week, our rental home is right at the base of Sierra at Tahoe … [Read more...]

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Located thirty minutes from Bend, Oregon along Hwy 97, Sunriver, Oregon is an outdoors-lover's paradise four seasons out of the year. The Pit Stops for Kids family has visited in winter, spring, and summer, and had so much to do and see each time … [Read more...]