Top Ski Resorts Every Atlanta Family Should Visit This Winter

Looking for the best ski resorts to visit this winter with your family? Whether you want to venture by car or jump on a plane, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you to consider!

Beech Mountain Ski Resort: A great family snow vacation destination

Beech Mountain Ski Resort is the highest resort in the east, scraping the sky at 5, 506 feet. Beech Mountain is within a gas-tank’s drive from Atlanta, it offers affordable lift tickets and accommodations, and they dote on families. These advantages work together to make it a brilliant choice for a winter family vacation.

Appalachian Ski Mountain NC: An Awesome Beginner Slope

For Southerners, it’s an easy drive to ski resorts in NC vs. flying out west. Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, NC is perfect for families who are learning to ski. It’s compact and easy to keep an eye on kids, even if they aren’t standing right next to you. Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock NC…

The 9 Coolest Places for Incredible Snow Tubing in NC

Snow. It's a novelty for Southern children, especially when it gets deep enough to actually cover the ground and have some fun. But Mother Nature doesn't have to cover the ground in white stuff to go snow tubing in NC, most of these resorts can do that on their own. Here's your guide to North…

Ski Resorts in NC for Epic Family Fun In The Snow

The Ski Resorts in NC are the perfect place for southerners to experience the fun of snow skiing or snowboarding close to home. Resorts like Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Appalachian, Cataloochee (better known as Maggie Valley NC), Sapphire Valley NC, and Wolf Ridge, utilize snow making machines -- so even if there isn't any of the…

Keystone Ski Resort: Best and Worst Things about Spring Skiing

Keystone Ski Resort is THE place for family skiing. I knew that. Keystone’s famous Kids Ski Free Program makes it an attractive choice for families, and then there are all the Kidtopia events. But would the skiing be any good in April? Here’s what you need to know about spring skiing at Keystone Ski Resort…

A Southerners Guide to Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Copper Mountain Colorado is a perfect place for Southern skiers to try the sport for the first time. The resort is compact and the lifts are almost outside your front door, plus it's not far from the Denver Airport. But read on for other things a Southerner needs to consider…

The Best “Things To Do In Park City” Family Fun Itinerary

Park City should be high on every Atlanta family's bucket list. We list the best things to do in park city, and the order to do them... plus here's why Park City is a super option for Atlanta families + money saving tips for your next ski (or summer) vacation out west.

Hyatt Centric Park City: Your “Ski With Kids” Logistical Treasure

If your family is heading to Park City, UT (especially for a newbie ski trip) then I highly recommend staying at Hyatt Centric Park City. They ease TONS of logistical pain-points for those of us traveling with kids. Here's why.

Ober Gatlinburg, Winter Magic & Gatlinburg’s Best Winter Excitement

While you may know Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as a fabulous place to visit for warm-weather and outdoor adventures, did you know it’s an equally amazing place in visit in the winter? With Ober Gatlinburg, a charming downtown and dozens of adventures to enjoy any time of year, it’s got plenty to enjoy during the colder months.

Wyoming Ski Resorts, Including the One Regulars Want Kept Secret

There are eight Wyoming ski resorts, but only two are destinations, the others are mostly geared toward locals. You’ve probably heard of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but I’m guessing you don’t know the others. Here’s the scoop on all of them, especially the destination resort regulars would rather keep to themselves.



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Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
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