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3 Best Ski Vacations for the Family That You can Actually Afford

By on December 27, 2012
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Many families want to go on a ski vacation but hotels and flights for a family of three or more can be expensive. However it’s time to stop dreaming and start packing as here are three afford-ably priced best ski vacations for the family that you can actually afford to visit this year.

1. Bear Mountain Resort – California

You don’t have to leave the country or travel to the Swiss Alps to experience a memorable ski vacation. If you head to Bear Mountain Resort in California you’ll save a small fortune in international air fares, so you can afford to spend a few extra days on the slopes.

Bear Mountain is one California’s best ski resorts and is one of professional snowboarder Shawn White’s favorite ski fields. It is the perfect ski field for families as it offers a special day camp for young skiers aged between 4 and 7 years of age as well as a snow school for all ages. If you have teenagers who are proficient skiers or snowboarders they’ll also love Bear Mountain as it boasts several half pipes. There’s even a half pipe designed for beginners to practice on.

If you’re interested in planning a vacation to Bear Mountain resort it may pay to visit as those who book online are offered exclusive discounts. If you’re interested in package deals they also offer ski packages which include ski passes and accommodation. Package deals typically start at around $69 a night.

2. Copper Mountain – Colorado

Copper Mountain is known for offering competitive multi day passes. So if you’re looking to take your family on vacation for a week, you simply can’t beat Copper Mountain for affordability. It’s also wise to keep an eye out on Copper Mountain’s website, as there are often deals where children get free lift passes.

As well offering a plethora of ski slopes and a dedicated snow school Copper Mountain also offers a variety of kid friendly activities such as tubing and zip lining. Children under 6 years of age will also enjoy Critterland, a special interactive area where young kids can build their own snow forts and snowmen without having to worry about older children.

Copper Mountain is also conveniently located within minutes of a variety of affordable accommodation options.

If you stay at one of Copper Mountain’s properties you can save gas money by catching one of the many complimentary shuttles which will take you and your family directly from your door to the slopes.

3. Mont Tremblant – Quebec, Canada

If you’re looking for an affordable ski vacation but would like to experience a different country and culture why not head to Mont Tremblant in Canada? If you have children or teenagers who are learning French at school visiting Quebec, where the official language is French, will give them a chance to practice their French language skills. Mount Tremblant also makes a great family vacation destination as it also offers family friendly activities such as tubing, dog sledding and ice skating.

When it comes to skiing, Mount Tremblant offers an experience like no other. With over 1,000 top of the line snow guns you don’t have to worry about snow conditions as they are always world class . Mount Tremblant also offers approximately 95 unique ski runs and has runs suitable for every ability. If your family is comprised of first time skiers then don’t worry as it’s extremely affordable to book a private lesson for two to seven people.

If you’d like to visit Mount Tremblant make sure to visit the official website as it offers a price guarantee on accommodation. If you find a cheaper price online Mount Tremblant will beat it, as long as you contact them before 48 hours of your visit. This terrific price guarantee makes Mount Tremblant a great option for the budget conscious. If you’re also open to a last minute vacation, Mount Tremblant also offers incredible last minute accommodation deals.

So what are you waiting for? Stop putting off your family ski vacation and start making arrangements today. Remember kids grow up fast and the memories you make on a family vacation will last a lifetime.

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Steve is the founding editor of The Simple Dad. He has 3 crazy kids: 12 and 9 year old daughters and a 14 year old son. Married to his beautiful wife of 17 years, Alexandra.