Beaver Creek, Colorado
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In Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is the picture-perfect town of Beaver Creek, modeled after alpine villages, that offers beautiful slopes and a rich history. When you bring your family to this must-see destination, book your stay at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, with rates starting at $374 for a family of four. In addition to spending your day skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy dog sledding, snowmobiling, and more. For a night out, book a dinner at their on-site bar and grill that features local, natural, and organic dishes, as well as Colorado microbrews, wine and spirits for you and your partner. Psst…their complimentary ‘S’mores Happy Hour’ can’t be missed! These are the 15 least-crowded winter destinations in the U.S.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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In the Southern end of the valley in Wyoming is Jackson Hole, known for plenty of summery outdoor adventuring and access to countless trails in the nearby Tetons. Come winter, it’s a skiing paradise. Since Yellowstone isn’t too far away, you can make this a vacation the whole family will never forget.
Though Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa falls on the more expensive side, with nightly rates at $459 for a family of four in a bi-level suite, it includes a long list of kid-friendly activities. From snowshoeing and ice-skating to sleigh rides through the town, tubing and wildlife safaris, you can actually sit back and relax in your Jacuzzi, without worrying if they kiddos will keep you up at night. Get in a wintery mood with these stunning photos of National Parks covered in snow.
Cortland, New York
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Ideal for a weekend getaway from New York City, Connecticut, or New Jersey, Cortland offers access to four family-friendly mountains, an indoor waterpark, and a walkable downtown for when you’ve had enough of snow and freezing altitudes. Though there’s plenty of cultural options and events on the main drag, it’s really the resorts and slopes that keep families coming back year after year. Regardless if you head to Greek Peak, Labrador, Song or Toggenburg, you can expect manicure slopes and affordable packages throughout the winter season. Book your getaway at Hope Lake Lodge at Greek Peak Ski Resort with a nightly rate starting at $149 for a family of four. In addition to 52 trails of varied terrain, your family can splash their way to memories at the 41,000-square foot Cascades Indoor Water Park with a wave pool, three-story tube slide, body slide, activity pool, and more. Not to mention the skiing and snowboarding options that also feature a 9-lane tubing center for thrill seekers.