If you and your children enjoy skiing you must already be planning your winter family break. Skiing holidays can be pricy with equipment rentals, ski passes, tuitions, and accommodation all adding up. But hotels, resorts and ski associations have a wide range of offers to make sure you can organize a fantastic ski vacation with your kids without breaking the bank.
Hotwire.com Car Rental
Families never travel light with multiple change of clothes, toys and other necessities for the children. Skiing holidays mean even more extra luggage with gears, skis and snowboards. Renting a suitable car doesn’t have to make the budget rise unreasonably. With this great offer provided by Travelzoo you can rent a car start from $9.95.
Ski New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, children in 4th or 5th grade can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at a good value thanks to the Snowsports Passport program, which offers one lift ticket or trail pass for each of the 33 member alpine and cross country resorts of Ski NH. Also included are savings on rental packages, lessons, lift tickets and trail passes for family members. The passport costs $35 and is available to children nationwide.
St Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado
Take your kids on a snowmobile adventure to the base of the Maroon Bells or go on a dog sled ride through the spectacular Aspen Snowmass Wilderness with the resort’s $100 daily credit when you book its Celebrate the Art of Play package. As part of the offer kids have access to the Children’s Club, accommodation is in suites, and families benefit from a 4 pm late checkout.
Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia
This eastern ski resort has a lot of apres ski attractions to keep the kids entertained including tubing hill, night skiing, evening snowmobile tours, and swimming pools and water slide. Take advantage of Snowshoe’s Kids Ski, Ride, Swim & Play Free deal for children ages 12 and under during winter school breaks. For families staying four nights minimum the offer gives kids a free lift ticket per day as well as free access to Split Rock Pools and the Big Top entertainment center featuring a climbing wall, an arcade and inflatables.
Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont
This winter Okemo is launching a new six-passenger bubble chair featuring heated seats to make sure your ride up the mountain is as comfortable as possible. There are other perks at this family-friendly Vermont resort including the 3&Easy ticket pack, priced at $199, which offers one price for three lift tickets regardless of age or date of use. Each ticket can be redeemed every day of the 2014/15 winter season and is transferrable. And if you plan to visit in January, you will receive a third night free when booking two nights at one of Okemo’s lodging properties.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.