What’s one place you’d like to ski with your family?

We live 30 miles from Lake Tahoe, and 30 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe so it’s hard to justify traveling to ski. But every once in awhile we have the opportunity to go somewhere else.

For instance, last winter we drove (15 hours, thank you!) to Vail because some good friends of ours have a house there and we just couldn’t resist. It was absolutely worth every minute of the drive. See the smiles on four of us — the littlest ripper was in ski school —  on a miraculously sunny day in Vail.

Vail has undergone something of a renaissance during the last decade, with new up-market hotels (e.g. Four Seasons, Arabelle, Solaris) and restaurants scattered throughout the village. The work was done in anticipation of the 2012 Winter Teva Mountain Games and the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, a spokesperson for the Vail Valley Foundation told me.

Of course Vail has always been a family friendly ski town, and even with the new additions, that aura hasn’t changed. And because Vail is the largest resort in the United States, it has something to offer skiers and snowboarders of every level.

Ski season is starting to wind down, but you can find spring break specials including  “ski and stay free” deals. And if you buy lift tickets in advance at Snow.com, you’ll save a few  bucks.

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One response

  1. I liked the write up about Vail. I also voted for Homewood. Mel said her family of Brian and family{5} skied there for $150 recently. I loved the view of the Lake when i skied there back in 1980.That day I gave you the Cherokee chief and you and your riders went further on down the road with my lessons in 4 wheelin under your belt. xo Mom

    March 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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