Vail family ski vacation

Annually ranked as one of the top resorts for families, Vail offers a family ski vacation like nothing on earth! Every family, no matter their budget, skiing level, dining tastes and off-mountain interests, will find Vail to their liking.

The Vail family skiing is top-notch thanks to a plethora of designated “discovery” zones on the resort’s vast expanse and an exceptional ski school. Kids can learn about Vail’s wildlife while having a ball in areas like Porcupine Alley and other meandering tree trails near the Avanti Quad. Chaos Canyon is a guaranteed kid-pleaser, with fun whoop-di-dos, tree trails and more that will have them squealing with delight. The whole family can ski together on the Back Bowls’ groomed cruisers. Every on-mountain restaurant has menu items that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy, so parents don’t have to worry that their kids are getting the fuel they need to enjoy the slopes.

Top kid’s winter activities in Vail

  • Snowmobiling trips are crazy fun for kids, and views that overlook some of Colorado's best scenery are just part of the deal. Spend an hour or a day zipping across high-country powder! Enjoy a guided tour on groomed trails or a free ride excursion on miles of open, snow-laden meadows.
  • Adventure Ridge In Vail o Adventure Ridge is the capital of kid-friendly thrills in the Vail Valley. Take the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the top of Eagle's Nest and you will soon see the adventure waiting. Kids will enjoy snow tubing and snow biking.

Vail family-friendly ski lodging

  • Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and responsive concierge staff, the Antlers at Vail takes the guesswork out of a family ski vacation. The property is located just 150 yards away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola and ski school. It offers 84 condominiums and amenities such as a pool, hot-tubs, fitness center, ski lockers, fully equipped business center and free, heated parking. The condominiums are fully furnished with all the comforts of home including complimentary wireless internet access, full-size kitchens, a private balcony, fireplace and daily maid service.
  • Vail Cascade, a lift-accessible lodging option on the western side of the resort, provides all the conveniences of home, as well as the added services of a resort. Amenities include full access to Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail’s largest and most complete luxury spa and athletic club, indoor parking, library and gathering room and pool and hot tub.

Vail family-friendly winter dining

Vail’s expansive options for families include dining options, too. For a memorable night out with the whole family, head to Bol, located in Solaris in Vail Village. But this isn’t your typical bowling alley; this is “boutique bowling” and includes a cool atmosphere, flat-screen TVs, gourmet eats, cocktails and a wine list that parents will love, plus healthy, delicious, kid-friendly fare that will put a smile on everyone’s face. The quality of food and experience will make your family want to come back every night during your time in Vail.

For another great Vail family dining experience, make a reservation at the Swiss Chalet in Vail Village. Everyone can share pots of cheese fondue, and kids will love cooking their own meats, veggies and cheese on a classic raclette. Parents will love the monstrous-sized mugs of European beer or the Swiss Chalet’s acclaimed wine list.