Weather permitting, opening day on the mountain is just around the corner. Whether you’re seeking a simple day trip for a beginner lesson on a bunny hill or an extreme adventure with express chair lifts and gondolas, this list has something for skiers of all ages and levels. It’s not too late to plan a getaway, and most destinations have Covid-19 safety precautions in place to allow you to hit the slopes safely this season.
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best family friendly ski destinations in the US and Canada according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the ski resorts category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning relevant keywords, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords. All businesses are planning to open by mid-December for the season, conditions permitting, as of November 12, 2020. We included only three maximum businesses per state for geographic diversity.
There are plenty of other options to play in the powder this season. As always, we encourage you to check business listings and websites for current information, day passes, COVID precautions, etc. Stay safe out there and enjoy!