Don’t pack your ski gear away quite yet. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher on Mar 7, 2014
Think the ski season is almost over? Don’t pack your skis and snowboards away just yet. Not only do plenty of ski resorts in the West keep their lifts running well into spring, but late season also brings lower prices and fewer crowds. Consider these five ski resorts, whose fabulous end-of-season deals that make for a budget-friendly ski getaway over spring break.
Where: Keystone, Colorado Why: Because it’s hard to think of a more family-friendly ski resort than Keystone, which bundles free kids’ lift tickets into all of its ski-and-stay packages, all season long. Book a three-night Ski Free, Stay Free package and get your last night’s lodging and last day’s lift ticket for free—plus, as always, kids ski free every day. Book by Apr. 10, 2014.
Where: Park City, Utah Why: Because thrill-seeking families can look forward to fun on and off the slopes this spring break at this Park City resort. The Family Adventure Package includes accommodations, lift tickets, and an activity gift card of up to $200 per night that can be used toward zip line tours, dog sled rides, snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, private guide services and more. Book by Apr. 10, 2014.
(MORE: Find kid-friendly things to do in Park City.)
Northstar California Resort
Where: Truckee, California Why: Because this Tahoe-area ski resort is a family-friendly playground and a spectacular place to spend spring break with kids. Pay for three nights and get a fourth night free. Book by Mar. 17, 2014.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Where: Breckenridge, Colorado Why: Because one dollar buys you a whole extra day of fun at kid-friendly Breckenridge. With Breck for a Buck, book a minimum two-night package with lodging and lift tickets, and get your last day’s lodging and lift ticket for just $1. Book by Apr. 17, 2014.
(MORE: View a family trip plan: 3 days in Breckenridge with kids.)
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort
Where: Cody, Wyoming Why: Because this low-key, family-friendly ski resort about an hour east of Yellowstone National Park is an affordable place for a spring skiing getaway with kids. Book a ski-and-stay package at any of a dozen lodging options and snag lift tickets for only $20 each. Book by Mar. 23, 2014.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.