Top Family Friendly Ski Areas in West coast

These are the ski areas that respondents said are the best for families. Participants considered quality of instructors; terrain variety; on- and off-slope activities, amenities and attractions; and cost of lift tickets, rentals and programs.

  • #1 Magic Mountain, VT
  • #2 Titus Mountain, NY
  • #3 Bald Mountain, ID
  • #4 Eagle Point, UT
  • #5 Treetops Resort, MI
  • #6 Bretton Woods, NH
  • #7 Smugglers' Notch, VT
  • #8 Oak Mountain, NY
  • #9 Bromley Mountain, VT
  • #10 Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, CA

Easygoing, beautiful hill, affordable prices, great teachers.

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Not crowded, excellent instructors, not expensive. There's even a model lift to learn how to get on and off a lift.

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Tahoe Donner offers a small, safe area where beginners can gain confidence quickly.

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Views for days and well priced!

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Low crowd levels. FANTASTIC lifties. Geared towards families and kids.

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Plenty of options for skiing and non-ski activities...all right there!

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Tahoe’s deepest!

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Along with great snowmaking, it has the highest base elevation in the Sierras.

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