Like every family across the country, you're trying to save money wherever you can. In fact, with all the stress you're dealing with, there's never been a better time to get away from it all. Relieve some stress and have some family fun at one of these affordable ski destinations.


It's usually fairly expensive to go skiing at this 2,000-acre resort in Colorado, but you can find affordable vacation rentals to make sure you're not going overboard on lodging costs. You might find a 2-bedroom cabin that sleeps 5 people for under $100 a night!

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Salt Lake City

While it’s often passed over for Park City, Salt Lake City is one of our top recommendations for a stellar family ski break. With tons of attractions and wallet-friendly lodging options, it’s easy to score a vacation retreat in Utah that the entire family will love.

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Mount Baker

Enjoy Washington state's best skiing for a fraction of the cost when you take advantage of some great deals. If you've got a large family in tow, take advantage of a great last-minute deal or special offer. Just one of the advantages of choosing a vacation home over a hotel.

Stay near Mount Baker Ski Area >


Contrary to popular belief, there is great skiing to be found outside of the Four Corners area and the western United States. Come ride the slopes at this popular Vermont getaway, where you can stay with style and savings at a beautifully rustic 3-bedroom house or chic ski-in/ski-out condo.

Stay in Killington >

Big Sky

This Montana resort area is bursting with deals. For example, book a beautiful 2-bedroom chalet—don't be fooled by its bedroom count; it sleeps 7—complete with a hot tub and heated pool, and you'll get free sleigh- ride tickets! Not many vacation rentals offer freebies like that.

Stay in Big Sky Mountain Village >

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a majestic California region with massive mountains and unparalleled, gorgeous scenery. You may find a fantastic vacation house by the lake with an outdoor spa for as low as $250 a week in Tahoe City. There are plenty of towns around Lake Tahoe, so look around until you find the perfect deal.250 a week in Tahoe City. There are plenty of towns around Lake Tahoe, so look around until til you find the perfect deal.

Stay in Tahoe City >

Copper Mountain

This Colorado ski resort is an excellent choice for families. A self-contained ski village, Copper Mountain offers plenty of affordable lodging options. It's one of the largest and at the same time least-crowded resorts in Summit County. Make sure to check Critterland - an interactive snow play area for parents and children.

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This amazing ski resort in British Columbia, Canada, which hosted ski events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, offers some of the best and most affordable skiing provided by our neighbors to the north. For as little as a hundred dollars a night, you can get an immaculately sized and furnished condo with room for the whole family.

Stay in Whistler >

Jackson Hole

A bit south of British Columbia is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The unique landscape of Wyoming is like no other place on earth—the rocky flats look like a Road Runner cartoon brought to life. Enjoy some of the state's best skiing from the comfort of a beautiful yet affordable condo with a majestic mountain view.

Stay in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort >

Your Own Backyard

Ski resorts are located all over the country—from Lake Tahoe to New York. If you choose one nearby, you'll save tons of money and can still enjoy the comforts and privacy of a slightly out-of-the-way vacation rental.

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