Thanksgiving Ski Trips

| September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Do you love to go skiing? Then it’s time to start planning your ski vacation and decide where you want to go. The ski season is just getting underway by Thanksgiving weekend, although some resorts open in October. Here are some great places to go for a Thanksgiving weekend ski trip.

Skiing on the Slopes

Wolf Creek, Utah

Thanksgiving weekend is the opening weekend at Wolf Creek resort. It has three chairlifts, and offers a car pool service if you need a ride. Night skiing at Wolf Creek is considered the largest in Utah, as the entire mountain is lit. With a focus on fun for families, it offers children’s programs for children ages five and up. The Wolf Pup Center has snacks and ski lessons for little ones.

Lodging at Wolf Creek is offered on the East side and on the West side of the mountain. The number of lodges is extensive, so the West side accommodations are under the heading of South Fork and Creede, and the East side lodgings are under the heading Pagosa Springs.

Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada and California

The Reno area is home to some excellent skiing. Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Diamond Peak, Sugar Bowl, and Squaw Valley are just some of the better-known resorts in the area.

Alpine Meadows has skiing and snowboard lessons for children and adults. There is also an Adaptive Ski School for those with mental and physical challenges. There is a rental shop and restaurant, as well as a cafeteria and bar. There is even a deli for quick lunches.

Ski Chairlift

Boreal opens in October. They have recently improved their lighting, making it more conducive to night skiing, and they have added fifteen new snow-blowing fans to enhance the already-copious natural snowfall. They also offer family lessons. It is a family-oriented resort, offering tubing in addition to its other family fun snow activities.

Diamond Peak is located in the Incline Village of Lake Tahoe. Gentle slopes and first-time lessons make this a good choice for new skiers or for a first family ski trip. They even have a slope for children as young as three.

Sugar Bowl has been in operation for 70 years. It has indoor and outdoor dining, and twelve ski lifts. Another family-oriented resort, Sugar Bowl offers family programs and children’s activities. It is actually located in California, but is still in the Reno/Lake Tahoe region.

Squaw Valley is also located in California. It offers lessons for children as young as two, and has a “Children’s World” that is 12,000 square feet. Squaw Valley boasts sun decks and outdoor dining. There are parades, concerts, and other events held here.


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