Skiing in Utah’s “Champagne Powder” is the stuff of legends. But that perfect snow and rugged mountain terrain isn’t just for experts. You’ll find ski resorts catering to skiers of all abilities, and the proximity of these three to Salt Lake City’s airport makes family travel easy.
In a class by itself, Deer Valley sits high above Park City and is known for its customer service and family-friendly vibe. The daily number of skiers is limited, so lines are short. The resort also offers a fully licensed day care center for children, in addition to lessons for all ages. Luxury family accommodations are right at the base.
While experts in the family will find plenty of challenge in the 100-plus runs spread across six mountain faces, major improvements for this season seek to make more terrain available to less-experienced skiers. A new $10 million chairlift carries skiers from Snow Park base to the gentle slope of Little Baldy Mountain, and the ski school and beginner area has been upgraded.
It’s hard to beat the more than 500 inches of annual snowfall at Alta, located in Little Cottonwood Valley, near Salt Lake City. Like Deer Valley, Alta is for skiers only, with no snowboards allowed. Although the terrain is tilted to intermediate and advanced skiers, newer skiers find plenty of beautifully groomed trails. There’s also a good ski school, as well as a day-care program for youngsters.
A plus for families is the availability of hotels at the base, offering family-sized rooms and suites, as well as all-inclusive meal packages, allowing families to spend a ski holiday right at the resort.
Like Alta, Brighton is about skiing, not the apres-ski life. With the same annual snowfall as Alto, Brighton has the advantage for families with riders, as snowboards are also welcome here. Riders and free-style skiers will find five separate terrain parks with some of the best rails, jumps, jibs, pipes and other features in the industry.
A plus for families with young children, those 10 years old and younger ski free. And skiers with limitless energy can extend the day on lighted slopes six nights a week.
Pasadena gears up for a lot of attention as it prepares to host its annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but it won’t just be the parade that makes it the place to be for family travelers in 2024. The coming year is full of great things for the city, like interesting anniversaries and fun kid-friendly events, which means great ways for visiting families to explore and discover.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.