Sometimes families need winter vacations even more than summer- while the kids can run off their energy in the summer sun, everyone starts feeling cooped up once the darker months approach. There’s no cure like a snowy getaway for the whole family to shake off cabin fever during wintertime- here are some great ideas:
Steamboat Ski & Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
This sustainable resort located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado is rated North America’s #1 family resort- for good reason! Parents can go out skiing on the gorgeous slopes while the kids can enjoy ski lessons on kids-only terrain, special kids programs and a Kid’s Adventure Club. Kids can even ski for free! Just make sure to book well in advance as this resort is a highly popular choice for families.
Winter Adventure in Lapland
Take the family to Lapland (the region encompassing Norway, Finland and Sweden) for a real winter adventure! From log cabin holidays in the snow to ice and snow hotels, your accommodation will be as exciting as the many activities you’ll find for the family to do. Go on a sled dog ride, snowshoe through the mountains and watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky in this winter paradise.
This beautiful, traditional Austrian village is as safe and family-friendly as it is picturesque. It’s an easy one-hour drive from Innsbruck, with a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of well-run hotels and resorts to choose from. The slopes are gorgeous and there’s guaranteed snow cover and the village level throughout the season.
Northstar-at-Tahoe, Tahoe, California
A great pick for families seeking an active winter holiday, this resort is in a great spot to try all kinds of winter sports- from skiing to snowbiking, tubing and more. The resort has got live music, free ice skating and bungee jumping and plenty of fun indoor activities for the kids like candle and jewelry-making.
Alta Badia Resort in the Dolomites, Italy
For an incredible winter holiday combining adventurous winter sports with the warm culture and delicious food of Italy, head to Alta Badia. The snow-covered meadows are the children’s playground, while the sunny slopes are perfect for the older kids and adults to enjoy the ski runs. There are many ski schools geared for kids, and the resort offers luxurious accommodation for a relaxing winter holiday.