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17 Ski Resorts Offering Kids Ski Free Deals This Season

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Many of the best family-friendly ski resorts are offering kids ski free deals where children can access complimentary lift tickets. Ciao Bambino rounds up 17 resorts where kids can ski free for the 2012-13 season.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Skiing is one of the best family vacations ever. The only downside is that this beloved sport is expensive. Once you add in lessons, lodging, equipment, and tickets, skiing becomes cost prohibitive for families. Family-friendly ski resorts are plentiful and many are doing their best to take the sting out of the cost of skiing by offering ‘kids ski free' deals. At some resorts, this perk is just for very young children so the benefit is short-lived. While at others like Keystone Resort, Steamboat, Mt. Bachelor, Killington, and Sun Valley, school-age kids get a big break too.

All of these deals have some strings attached, but nothing too onerous and real savings is there.

CANADA

Whistler/Blackcomb

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Complimentary daily Tot Tickets can be picked up at the ticket window or a Tot Season Pass is $15. Must accompany a full paying adult. Available from Whistler/Blackcomb Reservations 1-888-403-4727. Go to WhisterBlackcomb.com for more information.

CALIFORNIA

Mammoth Mountain

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids must accompany a full paying adult. Free tickets must be
picked up at front line ticket windows. Proof of birth-date may be required. Go to MammothMountain.com for more information.

Diamond Peak

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: No specific rules published. Go to DiamondPeak.com for more information.

COLORADO

Aspen/Snowmass

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids must accompany a full paying adult. Go to AspenSnowmass.com for more information.

Steamboat Springs

What: Kids 12 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids 12 and under ski free the same number of days as their parents/grandparents when parents/grandparents purchase a 5-or-more day adult lift ticket. Each qualifying purchase allows one free child per paid parent/grandparent. Children ages 5 & under always ski free but are required to have a ticket. Call 970-871-5252 or visit Steamboat.com for more information.

Keystone Resort

What: Kids 12 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Minimum two-night stay required and families must stay at lodging owned and operated by Keystone Resort. No blackout dates. Go to KeystoneResort.com for more information.

IDAHO

Sun Valley

What: Kids 15 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Requires a stay at the Sun Valley Resort this Winter Season. One child in the same room with a parent stays and skis free (15 years of age and under). A child will receive a lift ticket for the same number of days the parent has purchased. Black out dates apply: December 22, 2012 to January 1, 2013 and February 16 to February 24, 2013. For more information call 888-490-5950 or visit SunValley.com.

MONTANA

Big Sky Resort

What: Kids 10 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids 5 and under always ski free. Kids ages 6-10 only ski free when lodging and skiing booked with Big Sky Central Reservations. Call 1-800-548-4486 for more information.

NEW MEXICO

Taos

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids must accompany a full paying adult. Go to SkiTaos.com for more information.

NEW YORK

Whiteface Lake Placid

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: No specific rules published. Go to Store.Whiteface.com for more information.

OREGON

Mt. Bachelor

What: Kids 12 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Kids ski free the same number of days as their parents with the purchase of a 3-or-more day adult lift ticket. Must Purchase a discounted Adult 3-out-of-5, 4-out-of-6, 5-out-of-7, or 6-out-of-8 multi-day ticket online at least 4 days in advance of your first ski day at Mt. Bachelor. No blackouts or restrictions. Go to MtBachelor.com for more information.

UTAH

Snowbird

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Ski chairs for free only. Tram upgrades are $15 per child but complimentary for Snowbird lodging guests. Go to Snowbird.com for more information.

Brighton Resort

What: Kids 7 and under ski free all season long

Fine Print: No specific rules published. Go to BrightonResort.com for more information.

Park City

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Children 6 and under need to have a valid lift ticket. Available at any ticket window. Go to ParkCity.com for more information.

Canyons Resort

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Children 6 and under ski/ride free when accompanied by an adult. Available at ticket office. Go to CanyonsResort.com for more information.

VERMONT

Killington

What: Kids 12 and under ski free all season long

Fine Print: Kids 6 to 12 ski and ride free when parents pre-purchase prior to arrival a 5-day or longer lift ticket. Offer is not valid when any of the days are a Peak day: December 24 to 31; January 19 to 20; February 16-23, 2013. One free child is available per paid parent. Kids ages 5 and younger always ski and ride free when accompanied by an adult. Go to Killington.com for more information.

Okemo

What: Kids 6 and under ski free all season

Fine Print: Free kids' tickets available at any ticket window. Child must be present. Go to Okemo.com for more information.

For more information on determining if a ski area is a good choice for a family vacation, review Ciao Bambino's tips on finding the best family-friendly ski resort for all ages.

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