Are you thinking of taking a family ski trip, there are a variety of options to think about before booking your trip. First and most important where are you going to go, and how are you getting there. Every year we have our trip to Vermont. It is only a car ride away so that saves some money. Taking a family trip means a lot of luggage, good thing my husband brought a new truck. Over the years we have come up with two packing list. List one is the ski bag list, this list reminds us to pack things like skis, or snowboard, boots, poles gloves, goggles, thermals, ski suit, and lip balm. The second list is for all your other stuff like clothes and all your toiletries. I have found that a packing list making packing much easier and no worries about forgetting anything.
Picking your destination really depends upon what you are looking for, as well as your level of skiing. If you are new to the sport you should look for a resort that offers classes and maybe not all that big. Ski resorts that are geared toward the new and beginning skier’s are not hard to find. Most promote themselves as the premier place to learn to ski. To save more money look at ski and stay travel packages, they typically offer free children's lift tickets, with an adult purchase, as well as free lodging for children. Many ski areas offer multi-day packages with lessons every day, sometimes twice daily. Check to see if the resort has slope side condominiums available. A condo is ideal for a family ski vacation. There are usually two or more bedrooms, a dining room or eating area, and a kitchen, so it isn't necessary to spend time (and money) eating every meal in a restaurant.
If you have little ones, plan ahead. Review child care options and make your reservations well ahead of time. Some resorts have an impressive combination of ski, play, and child care programs, as well as the option of arranging a nanny to accompany your child throughout the day. Remember this is a family ski vacation and you will want to ensure that it's a good one. To be certain, most resorts have your best interests at heart, and can be trusted to provide an excellent product. It's up to you to cover all the bases, and to make sure your family ski vacation is planned, from beginning to end, in advance.