Hollywood legends, A-list celebrities and Olympic athletes have been visiting Idaho’s world-class ski resorts for years. Just to the north of Utah, Idaho offers skiers and snowboarders slopes and runs that are sure to make the family vacation fun. Look to one of these Idaho ski resorts for families for your next getaway with the kids.
Sun Valley Ski Resort
Sun Valley Ski Resort has outdoor heated pools and programs for children of all ages. This is a prime place for Olympic athletes to train, so don’t be shocked if you come across your favorite ice dancer at the rink. Catch the latest movies at the Sun Valley Opera House, once used for live music in the 1930s, and then grab dinner at Gretchen’s, named for Gretchen Fraser, the first American woman to ever win Gold in the Olympic alpine skiing event.
Recommended Nearby Hotel: Tamarack Lodge at Sun Valley
Located in the northern Idaho town of Sandpoint, Schweitzer Mountain offers skiing and snowboarding in a Swiss village setting. Shopping and modern accommodations will make any family comfortable. Plus, the slopes are well groomed and guests often say that there are no lift lines!
Recommended Nearby Hotel: Schweitzer Mountain Resort Lodging
Less than 30 minutes from Boise, Bogus Basin is a small Idaho ski resort for families, with skiing, snowboarding and fat biking. Lessons are offered, and the resort also offers learn-to-ski promotions. Kids as young as 3 can get out on the slopes! Lodging, dining and childcare are also offered at Bogus Basin.
Recommended Nearby Hotel: Pioneer Inn Condominiums
Brundage Mountain Resort
Skiing, snowboarding and even showshoeing are available at Brundage Mountain Resort, located in McCall, Idaho. The resort offers lessons and programs for those new to the slopes, and also offers childcare services for children ages 6 months to 6 years. When it’s time for a break, head to one of the four onsite eateries to warm up with hot cocoa and other comfort food.
Recommended Nearby Hotel: BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites
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