A family trip to the mountains is an investment in time together, where many of us treasure memories of racing each other down the hill, hot chocolate breaks, and taking a dip in the pool at the end off the day. SnoCountry found some of the best destinations for the whole gang to rest their heads after a fun day on the slopes.
If you can be guaranteed one thing during a Jay Peak vacation, it’s exhausted children. Just in case the close-to-400 inches of annual snowfall isn’t enough to have the little ones begging for slumber at the Hotel Jay, Jay Peak’s 60,000-square foot indoor water park, Ice Haus Skating Arena or Clips and Reels entertainment center should get the job done.
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods knows how to take care of the young set in style. Kids receive a backpack filled with fun items at check in and milk and cookies delivered to their room on the first night. In addition to kids’ programs at Bretton Woods, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool with the snowy Presidential Range backdrop, rip around the kids snowmobile park and climb the indoor rock wall.
Relax in comfort at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel in the heart of the Sugarloaf Village and just 100 yards from the SuperQuad lift, so there’s no lugging kids and gear all over creation. Kids Night Out will keep little ones entertained all evening with games, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, outdoor sledding, and even a pizza party. When they're ready to crash, they’ll have movies and bean bags ready to go.
If you have a whole family of thrill-seekers reserve one of Camelback's deluxe lofts at Camelback Lodge to accommodate your crew. Out your door you'll find USA’s largest snowtubing park with the “Galactic” light experience and Aquatopia indoor waterpark, where the transparent roof lets you enjoy the toasty rays of the sun from the indoors by day and a view of the stars by night.
Just an hour from New York City, families love The Appalachian at Mountain Creek, offering slopeside accommodations right at the base of Vernon Peak. After hitting the slopes for skiing, riding and tubing, splash in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, play in the family game room and roast marshmallows at the fire pits at day's end