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Skiing & Snow

Best Virginia Road Trips – The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway follows the ridge line of the Blue Ridge Mountains as it winds for almost 217 miles from Shenandoah National Park to the North Carolina border. This summer, experience one of the best Virginia road trips on the Blue Ridge Parkway with your family! The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and...

How does an East Coast Snowsports Family Handle Skiing in the Colorado Rockies at Keystone Resort with kids?

Does your family ski? In ours, we all either ski or snowboard. We’ve just always done it on the East Coast – in Pennsylvania, New York state, and Vermont. How would we fare being experienced East Coast skiers on vacation in the Colorado Rockies? As I booked our first winter snowsport trip to Colorado, this...

Big Bear Snow Play: Family-Friendly Wintertime Fun in the Southern California Mountains

Looking for a family-friendly winter-destination in Southern California? Many visitors to SoCal might be surprised to know that just a short day-trip from Los Angeles sits a winter wonderland in the San Bernardino mountains. High elevations (over 8,000 feet), cool mountain temperatures, and coastal clouds that tend to linger provide the perfect winter environment high...
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Canadian Rockies: Fun with Kids in British Columbia’s National Parks

Amidst the stunning Canadian Rockies is Golden, British Columbia is a small town nestled close to six of Canada’s most loved national parks. Less than a 3 hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, Golden is the perfect place for families who love outdoor adventures. Year-round the town welcomes families to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains, enjoy...

Find the Snow in West Virginia and Ski at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Every time I return to West Virginia, the beauty of its mountains and the friendliness of its people strikes me anew. What a pleasant change from my carefully-managed, packed-full daily routine living just outside Washington DC! A couple of nights away from the city in Appalachia, and my family is refreshed. It’s even more special...

Massanutten Resort: A Mid-Atlantic Family Vacation Destination in Any Season

It’s no secret that I love to travel with my kids; we’ve shared adventures from the Alps of Switzerland to the coastline of California. However, as much as I enjoy showing my kids the world, my children’s favorite vacation memories tend to be our more simple travels closer to home. Yes, if given the choice,...

Family Friendly Skiing in the Southeast

Skiing with the family in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina is easy, fun, and economical. Southeastern ski resorts are smaller than those you find on the west coast, but they are still a delight for the entire family. A smaller resort is more affordable, making them ideal for once-per-season ski trip families.
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