A great laid-back venue for a family skiing holiday, with excellent family-friendly terrain on the mountain, easy-to-use lifts to ride together, lots of affordable dining options and plenty to do off the slopes.

As you’d expect from a top US resort, childcare is excellent too, although in Squaw’s case be aware this begins at age three and there’s no daycare provision for your babies.
The resort’s excellent 12,000 square foot Children's Center (+1 (530) 452 7225) at the base of the mountain has its own rental shop – so there’s none of the problems you sometimes have finding equipment that’s the right size for your child, then outside a private ski hill with its own drag lift and two easy to ride carpet lifts.

Children aged three or four will join Snow Cubs, four to six year olds can be enrolled in Snow Sliders and then the Junior Mountain Program is offered for seven to 12 year olds. The amount of on-snowtime increases with age and ability. Snowboarding lessons are available from age seven.