US: Rocky Mountain States - Spring Break Family Vacations with Skiing, Snow Tubing, and Waterpark Fun.
From Montana and Colorado to Utah and Wyoming we have ideas to cure spring fever. Need to find a cozy cabin in the woods or want to enjoy the crunch of snow underfoot? Want the excitement of splashing the kids at a state-of-the-art water park or soaking in hot springs? The good stuff awaits – take a break.
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Our Vacation Ideas Directory has at least 101 more ideas for the perfect spring break and we have selected some of the best for your review. Montana: Fairmont Resort and Spa - Share a Hot Spot.
Southwestern Montana offers dozens of snow possibilities for families from tubing, skating, kiting and sliding to skiing and snowmobiling. In addition to the high energy list activity list visitors will also find hot springs to be experienced any day of the year. Gold West Country “hot” spots include spa-like resort facilities, family friendly health club options, and rustic free range geothermal pools. The point is to enjoy the warm, take a soak and relax. At Norris Hot Springs soak in 120 degrees under the stars. Broadwater Athletic Club and Hot Springs in Helena offers day passes for the mineral waters. Enjoy cross-country skiing or snow mobiling by day at Elkhorn Hot Springs and then soak in one of the outdoor hot mineral pools or try a Grecian sauna. Bonus points:
For extra action the Fairmont Resort and Spa has two mineral soaking pools (one indoors and one outdoors) plus a 350-foot enclosed waterslide open year-round. Location on the planet:
From Helena, Deer Lodge and Philipsburg to Dillon, Butte and Anaconda possibilities for family vacation fun are endless. Make it happen
: Checkout the spring break family vacation offers at www.goldwest.visitmt.com Colorado: Steamboat Springs, Highmark - Kids Ski Free.
Steamboat Springs Kids' Vacation Center Ranked #1 in Family Programs by Ski Magazine and Rated Top Ten "Kid Friendly Winter Vacation Getaway" by Sports Illustrated for Kids. Looking for posh digs at a world class ski destination, Highmark offers just that. Familes can enjoy luxury amenities, and a friendly, and an attentive staff ready to provide services ensuring the perfect family vacation escape. The luxury vacation rentals with a variety of two, three, and four- bedroom combinations offer privacy yet the building has the distinctive feel of a ski chalet. Guests may enjoy the indoor-outdoor heated pool, and outdoor hot tub. The guest lounge often serves as a meeting place with its lively game room, gas fireplace, large high-definition TV, game tables, and serving kitchen. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast served daily, and nightly hot chocolate & cider après ski. The onsite link to city trail system provides easy access to the area. Bonus points:
Kids Ski Free™ is available the entire ski and snowboard season. Steamboat’s Kids Ski Free™ and Grandkids Ski Free programs allow children 12 years of age and younger to ski free the same number of days as their parents and grandparents. Children participating will also receive free ski rentals and Teen Ticket participants will receive discounted ski rentals. Location on the planet:
The Highmark Steamboat Springs, 2525 Village Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 Make it happen:
Go to www.highmarksteamboat.com Idaho: Morning Star Lodge - Surfing, Snow Tubibg, and Skiiing.
Everyone knows Idaho offers families skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing but how about adding to that some wave action? Good idea, right? A stay at The Silver Mountain Morning Star Lodge can do just that. Each room includes access to Silver Rapids, the resort’s year-round indoor waterpark. Choose from one bedroom studios, two bedroom condos, or family lofts with kitchenettes available in select rooms. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, hiking, tubing, and game nights plus plenty of warm water fun. Access to the ski slope is only a gondola ride away and the tubing run offers a moving carpet for a return run. Tubing under the lights is available on most Saturday nights. Bonus points:
The deal closer is the indoor waterpark – the largest in Idaho. Silver Rapids offers guests more than 4,000 square feet of family fun including a wave machine, a lazy river, and tube slides. For tykes there’s even a Pollywog Pond with mini slides and a bungee swing. Here’s the deal:
The lodge offer a “Ski, Surf, and Stay” package and “Splash and Stay" package which are great for families. Check out their website for more details. Location on the planet:
The resort is located in the Idaho panhandle, about 350 mile from Seattle, 75 miles from Spokane, 35 minutes east of Coeur d'Alene on I-90 and two hours west of Missoula, Montana. Mountain Morning Star Lodge 602 Bunker Road Kellogg, Idaho 83937. Make it happen:
Toll-free 1-866-345-2675 or www.silvermt.com Utah: Zion, Ponderosa Ranch Resort - Checkout Mother Nature’s Best Work.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort pans 4,000 acres along the eastern border of Zion National Park. Sepia colored bluffs and sculpted canyons surround this all-inclusive resort, ideal for a family adventure on the ranch our in the region - also home to Cedar Breaks, Pipe Spring and the Grand Staircase National Monuments along with several Utah state parks. In March and April guests can enjoy wagon rides, tennis, swimming, hiking, and a hot tub under the stars. Year-round activities include horse and pony rides, hiking, a climbing and rappelling wall, archery, and fishing. Bonus points:
This is a good spot for a family reunion not just because of the awesome region scenery but because the ranch offers tent camping sites, full hook-ups for RVs, individual cabins, and luxury vacation rental homes. Lodging comes with or without meals, and there is a rich menu of recreation options, including hiking, canyoneering, ATV tours, horseback riding, and Frisbee golf. Here's the deal:
Spring is off-peak season, so guests receive a 10% discount on lodging. Some of the cozy cabins contain fireplaces – a nice touch. Check out their website for more packages and deals. Location on the planet:
Outside Mount Carmel, Utah, on the east rim of Zion National Park. Make it happen:
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Toll-free 1-800-293-5444 or visit www.zionponderosa.com