Sun Valley skiing with kids: How to plan a Sun Valley Idaho adventure

If you want to go to the source of American ski culture, Sun Valley, Idaho is the country’s original destination ski resort. Thanks to the resort’s iconic reputation coupled with ongoing new projects and improvements, you’ll step into a mountain … [Read more...]

Best ski towns: Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain

Ready to plan Lake Placid skiing with kids? Whiteface Mountain boasts the biggest vertical drop east of the Rockies, it hosted the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, and it has an impressive (or intimidating, depending on your skiing ability) 38% expert … [Read more...]

Breckenridge winter vacation tips

I am lucky enough that I have now spent time in and around Breckenridge, Colorado in summer, fall, and winter. All are wonderful times to visit with their own merits, but winter certainly is a popular choice. With a world-class ski resort and magical … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Lake Tahoe region

We've already listed South Lake Tahoe as a Pit Stops for Kids Best Ski Town, but there are multiple hamlets dotting Lake Tahoe that deserve recognition. Beyond South Tahoe, the towns of Kings Beach, Tahoe City, and Homewood are also great ski … [Read more...]

Best ski towns: Ashland, Oregon

A friendly community with a small-town yet academic atmosphere, Ashland, Oregon makes our list of Best Ski Towns despite the fact that it's a full 20-minute commute from the slopes. What it lacks in proximity to powder it more than makes up for in … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Leavenworth, WA

Who can resist the charm of a Bavarian village nestled in the heart of Washington's Cascades in Wenatchee National Forest? Not us! Leavenworth, WA makes our list of Best Ski Towns for its year-round recreation, sunny weather, and all-round … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Kellogg, ID

Located forty minutes past Coeur d'Alene on I-90 in the Idaho panhandle, the town of Kellogg, Idaho offers year-round outdoor and indoor recreation for a family vacation paradise. Hardly your typical 'resort town', Kellogg is not all slick boutiques … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: South Lake Tahoe, CA

If a kid-friendly ski trip sounds like a great place to spend your spring break, South Lake Tahoe, CA is the perfect location! Having grown up in the Tahoe area, I am no stranger to the Sierra snow, sunny weather, and beautiful scenery that makes … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Bend, Oregon

Up next in Pit Stops for Kids' series on best ski towns for families is Bend, Oregon. Not only is this central Oregon high desert town ideally situated at the base of Mt. Bachelor and the Sisters peaks, it offers much more than downhill skiing: … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Park City, Utah

It's the ideal ski town: beautiful scenery, dozens of kid-friendly resorts, and a downtown bursting with great restaurants and shops surrounded by not one, not two, but three major ski resorts, with half a dozen more nearby. It's Park City, Utah, and … [Read more...]