Just say the words “snow fort” and you’re instantly transported to childhood. At Big Snow Resort, a real snow fort is not in your memory, it’s on our property. The children’s play area at Blackjack Mountain features the new Yeti Cave Snow Fort and tubing slide—perfect for the little ones and tempting for the adults.
The snow fort is just one of the options for good-natured family fun on and off the slopes. For guests just learning to ski/board, Big Snow Resort offers family lessons. Depending on the time of year, family lessons are free or at a reduced price and group beginner lessons are free for overnight guests who also purchase a lift ticket.
“Every year we host a lot of families, and not everyone is an expert skier,” says Barry Bolich, General Manager at Big Snow Resort. “There’s a lot to do on the mountains besides skiing and we guarantee fun!”
If the adults want to take on the more challenging slopes, Big Snow offers Kinder Country where the little ones up to age 8 can play while mom and dad take on the black diamond runs. Full or half day packages provide supervised programming including ski lessons, lift tickets and rental OR indoor play options. Other family focused activities include:
Kids can learn to ski or snowboard at Big Snow Resort in group lessons for beginners or private lessons. Beginner lessons are free for overnight guests who also purchase a lift ticket; private lessons are as low as $20/hour for overnight guests.
“It’s more important to us that we offer kids the chance to sample winter sports with reasonable rates and a range of instruction levels,” Bolich says. “We hope we teach them a love for skiing so we see their families again and again!”