Sure, skiing can be a great family outing, but what happens when your kids are too young to hit the slopes, or you want some adult-only trail time? Plenty of area ski resorts have you covered with childcare available while you get your runs in. Age limits and pricing vary by resort, so be sure to check out the information below to find an option that works for you.
Check out a full list of family-friendly ski destinations here.
Located 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Blue Mountain boasts the most varied terrain and some of the longest runs in PA. With 40 trails and 16 lifts, plus 34 snow tubing lanes, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy. They’ll even take care of your little ones while you’re out there. Blue Mountain offers childcare starting at just 6 weeks old and going up to 5 years old. They also have group lessons, private lessons, and adaptive lessons as well as an Explorers program for kids ages 4-12, so it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone in the family! Check Web Site for Pricing and Hours of Operations.
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Roundtop Mountain Resort offers tons of family fun in a picturesque mountain setting about 2 hours west of Philadelphia. You’ll find skiing, snowboarding and tubing on this family-friendly mountain, as well as paintball and a team-building ropes course that are open year-round. Roundtop’s Playcare program provides a bright, comfortable and fun place for children to play and relax while family members are on the slopes. Playcare is offered for children ages 18 months to 12 years, and reservations are not required. Check Web Site for Pricing and Hours of Operations.
Whitetail offers skiing and snowboarding on 19 trails about three hours from Philadelphia. The modern mountain resort boasts a 935-foot vertical drop, six lifts, a halfpipe and two terrain parks. Whitetail is committed to nurturing new skiers young and old, with group and private lessons available for adults and kids ages 4 and up, as well as a Kid’s Mountain Camp with full and half day options. Younger family members are welcome at Whitetail’s childcare program, offered to for kids as young as 6 months and up to 12 years old. The childcare program even has theme weeks like Bug Safari and All About Snow, with activities and projects that fit the week’s theme. Check Web Site for Pricing and Hours of Operations.
When your kiddos are ready to hit the slopes themselves, lessons are available at lots of area mountains. Our guide to family-friendly skiing can help you find some great choices.
Interested in where you can go snow tubing this winter? Check out our guide to top spots for tubing near Philadelphia.