Annually ranked as one of the top resorts for families, there’s nothing on earth like Vail for a family ski vacation. Every family’s 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 resorts vast expanse. 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, under Mid-Vail, 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.
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 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 free wireless internet access, full size kitchens, a private balcony, fireplace and daily maid service. Vail Cascade, a lift-side lodging option on the Western side of the resort, provides all the conveniences of home, as well as the amenities of a resort. Amenities include full access to Vail Cascade Resort and Spa amenities, Vail’s largest and most complete luxury spa and athletic club, indoor parking, library and gathering room and pool and hot tub.
Vail’s expansive options for families include dining options, too. For a memorable night out with the whole family head to Bol, Vail’s new bowling alley, located in Solaris. 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 Vail family ski vacation.
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.