8 Mountain Resort Activities Perfect for Kids
Every season is the perfect season for a trip with the youngsters to these family-favorite mountain towns across the U.S. and Canada. From snow tubing to gem panning, you’ll find memory-making activities they’ll beg to go back for year after year.
1. Float above Canada’s majestic peaks at Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler, British Columbia
The Peak 2 Peak is the longest and highest gondola in the world. It connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains for skiers who want to experience both. Riders also have 360-degree views of glaciers, forests and bears — oh, my!
2. Take flight with the Mont Tremblant Birds of Prey Show
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
3. Let loose at the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center
Mammoth Lakes, California
Let your kids reach new heights on the climbing wall, take flight on the zip line or flip out on the bungee trampoline. The Adventure Center has something for everyone, even the kid in you. And after the adrenaline fades, take a break with the breathtaking Scenic Gondola Ride.
4. Chase thrills down the slopes with Snowmass Tubing
5. Give the gift of confidence with Deer Valley’s Children’s Ski School
Park City, Utah
Youth ski instruction at Deer Valley involves mascots, snow cones and of course top-notch group lessons. Little snow bunnies can even don costumes matched to themed classes during certain months of the year. Perfect for parents who want to hit the slopes knowing their new skiers are in class gaining skills and confidence.
6. Pan for gems at Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Your tiny treasure hunters will love gem panning for fool’s gold and other shiny delights they can add to their burgeoning rock collections. Gem panning is just one of many family-friendly activities available at Beaver Creek Village. Make sure to also check out mini-golf, climbing walls and more.
7. Soar above it all in the Vail Forest Flyer
Squeal with glee as you cruise down the slopes and through the trees on the mile-long Forest Flyer, a driver-controlled alpine coaster. It’s a thrilling way to take in the sights as you cruise along the contours of the mountain.
8. Take the Blue Mountain Plunge!
Blue Mountains, Ontario
Make a splash at Plunge! This indoor aquatic center is attached to The Westin Trillium House and features water slides, rope swings, hot tubs, jumping platforms and more. Its design inspired by cottage-style boathouses, the center is open year-round, with activities for all ages.