Smuggler's Notch, Killington and Stratton Mountain are some family ski resorts in the mountains of Vermont. Family ski resorts typically have a large percentage of intermediate and beginner runs, ski schools for children and other all-day recreation to both free up other family members as well as provide family group activities. These ski resorts are also some of the largest on the east coast, but Vermont also has many other small ski areas that cater primarily to families.
Smuggler's Notch has over 1,000 acres of ski runs with more than half designed for intermediate skiers. The FunZone is the resort's recreation center for kids with video games, obstacle courses and other play areas. Families can enjoy nature snowshoe walks and zip-line canopy tours during the day and a parade with fireworks in the evening.
Killington's six mountains make it the biggest ski area in the east. Trails are available for all ages and abilities from small children to senior citizens. The resort also has many other family-friendly activities, including sleigh rides, ice skating, shopping and craft making.
Stratton Mountain has over 90 trails of all ski skill levels and an all-day kids ski school. The mountain is the tallest in Vermont and has a snow tubing park for kids and adults that may not be ready to ski.