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If you're looking for a great winter resort or a good ski area this year, the secret to choosing the best winter resorts is knowing exactly what you're looking for.


You may want to choose a different winter resort for a family than you would just for the adults. You will need to consider your children’s skill levels if you're going to ski. Daycare and babysitting are two things you might want to look for when choosing a family winter resort, especially if you'll be enjoying the area’s nightlife after a day on the slopes. A good resort for families will also have plenty of activities other than skiing and snowboarding, such as sledding, ice skating, sleigh rides, tobogganing, ziplining, snow tubing, and indoor swimming.


Many winter resorts offer special packages for families. Look for things like free daycare, free ski lessons, and free kids’ lift tickets. Also, look for a resort that stresses the importance of safety: Kids’ equipment rentals should include helmets (and lessons should require them), and instructors should be certified in CPR and first aid. Learn more about choosing a winter resort.

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