Home (Away) for the Holidays: Preparing for winter driving

During the holiday season, the Pit Stops family is often on the road, en route to Lake Tahoe, California or Central Oregon for a family ski vacation. If you'll be traveling in winter weather as well, revisit our Home (Away) for the Holidays series, … [Read more...]

Canyons Resort Park City with kids

We love Park City Utah skiing with kids! And we know there are several resorts and lodging options in Park City, but when we go, we always ski at Canyons Resort Park City. It's kind of like ordering the same thing off a great menu every time...when … [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...]

Dining in Whistler Village: where to eat on a budget

A walk through Whistler Village's famed Village Stroll will take families past plenty of dining options, but a perusal of menus will show that most fall in the mid-to fine dining category. While families vacationing in Whistler should plan for at … [Read more...]

Skiing Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho with kids

While we lived in Spokane, WA, we spent a good deal of time at neighboring Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, and in the winter skiing Schweitzer Mountain. Schweitzer is located above the lake deep in the snowy peaks, and feels like it, too! … [Read more...]

5 things to do at Northstar California in summer with kids

Think ski resorts are only for winter? Families can get great ski resort lodging deals in the summer, and pair them with outdoor seasonal activities perfect for all ages. We spent a sunny three days at Tahoe, CA's Northstar this July, where we were … [Read more...]

Smuggler’s Notch with kids: guide to skiing for adults

I grew up skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, so I have a healthy skepticism of New England skiing. The mountains aren’t as big, there’s not as much snow (although there also aren’t as many giant Manzanita bushes to get stuck in…just saying), and … [Read more...]

Smuggler’s Notch with kids: programming for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

If you’re like a lot of families with very young kids (think pre-K), the prospect of a ski vacation is tempting, but overwhelming. Who wants to spend precious vacation dollars taking endless runs on the bunny hill with a toddler while your partner is … [Read more...]

Northstar-at-Tahoe with kids: dining on and off the mountain

Let's face it: feeding a hungry family at a ski resort can be pricey! Northstar-at-Tahoe is no exception, but with a thriving village scene and the addition of a brand new mid-mountain lodge, guests have more choices than ever. And we all know that … [Read more...]