Longing to Spend Time with Family? These Ski Resorts are Perfect for Family Trips

Life is all about making new memories and experiencing new things each and every day. Here in the Mountain State lasting memories and new adventures come in abundance, especially at the state’s incredible ski resorts. These resorts specialize in outdoor adventure, lasting memories, and days filled with laughter and excitement.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort  

A family ski trip to Snowshoe Mountain Resort is perfect for families. With more than 40 trails, you can ski and snowboard until your heart’s content. The resort also offers winter sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, tube park, Split Rock Pools and most important for the kids: Big Top, a playground with a bouncy house, ski ball, climbing wall and Eurobungy. Snowshoe also has a number of restaurants that the whole family will love including Cheat Mountain Pizza, Sugar Shack, Waffle Cabin and the Pizza Slice. Families can also choose cozy chalets to comfortable inns with slope side and sunset views.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Trips to Canaan Valley Resort State Park are always special and memorable. At Canaan Valley Resort, you can ski, snowboard, ice skate and tube all day long. The resort also has an indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa perfect for warming up after a long day on the slopes. Stop by the Hickory Dining Room, Laurel Lounge, Seasons Cafe and Quenchers Pub for refreshments and delicious food. Sleep peacefully in the resort’s beautifully lodge and cozy cottages and cabins.

Oglebay Resort

Take a family trip to Oglebay Resort, and it’ll be one you’ll remember fondly forever. At Oglebay, endless amounts of activities await, including skiing, snowboarding and tubing. A stop at the Good Zoo will also be a hit amongst the family as you can explore and learn about more than 50 species – 20 that are rare or endangered.

Oglebay also has great accommodations for families, including the beautiful Wilson Lodge, as well as cozy cottages and elegant estate houses. Dining at the resort is easy thanks to its many restaurants, including Garden Bistro, Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Glassworks Grill, Sarita’s Coffee bar, Speidel Grill, Route 88 Brew and BBQ, and Farmhouse Sweets and Treats.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for a family ski trip even if you’re new to skiing. In fact, Winterplace has an incredible Ski and Snowboard School, as well as designated beginner terrain perfect for newbies to learn on. The resort features 27 trails, nine lifts, one terrain park, as well as the Mountain State’s largest snowtubing park that the kids will love. Afterwards, relax and fuel up at any of the resort’s restaurants, including the Mountain House, Mickey’s Mountain Café and the Snowdrift Lounge.

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020