4 Winter Family Destinations

4 Family Adventures in Winter Wonderlands

Powdery slopes and frozen fairytale forests await you and your family at some of the most beautiful places for your next winter vacation.

For those of you who cannot wait for the first signs of snow to get your winter sports fix, it is essential to know where you can find the best snow for adventures in destinations with cold weather all year around. Share your interests with your Tzell agent, so they can find the perfect place for you where you can enjoy great skiing and winter sports as soon as possible this year.

The following destinations are perfect examples to inspire you to plan your next alpine adventure:

You Do Not have to Travel Far – Winter Staycations in the United States

Right after the holidays is the perfect time to get a good deal and some well-deserved solitude at some of the most beautiful areas in the U.S.


A great place to go is Utah. Take advantage of this time of year to go sightseeing or travel to the south to visit the national parks without having to face the usual crowds. Utah’s five national parks are virtually empty during the winter months, but they offer the same breathtaking views as during the summer. Since some businesses in small communities in the area may be closed during this time, ask your Tzell agent how best to plan your trip.

Further up north, in Park City, Utah, within the United States’ largest ski and golf resort, you can stay at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, for an unrivaled vacation experience. Here you can ski, snowboard, and hike, or enjoy a yoga, Pilates, or personal training session. To sum it up, the location offers you and your children a combination of a thrilling adventure vacation with rejuvenating spa options.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado, is another wonderful destination during the colder season, offering pristine slopes and great winter sport experiences for travelers of all walks of life.

Family travel expert Gregg Kaminsky (R Family Vacations, an Affiliate of Tzell, New York, NY) says: “Aspen is my favorite place for skiing in the winter. Here you will find a wonderful ski school for kids, a town with plenty to do for après or a break from the slopes, sunny summers for outdoor exploration. And with so many good hotels, there are more deals than you would think.”

Viceroy Snowmass, a Luxury Ski Resort & Hotel amidst four popular mountains only 25 minutes outside of Aspen, is perfect for families and couples. Visit the resort in January for the Winter X Games and watch the world’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders, including spectacular half-pipe displays.

Scandinavia – Find Winter Magic in Norwegian Glaciers and Fjords

If you want your children to explore untouched natural beauty, visit Norway. Discover its breathtaking landscape on horseback or by taking a fjord cruise to see the UNESCO world heritage site Nærøy fjord – which is considered one of the world’s most beautiful fjord landscapes. The spectacular Nærøy fjord is enclosed by snow covered mountains with waterfalls cascading down the mountains and villages surrounding the area. Another incredibly beautiful sight you can encounter is at the Nigardsbreen glacier: the blue-ice caves. With a guided tour, on skis or snowshoes, you can hike straight to the glacier and explore the caves.

A great way to discover Norway and the rest of the Baltic Sea is by taking a Baltic and Northern Europe cruise. Viking Ocean Cruises offers wonderful journeys from Amsterdam or Stockholm to Bergen, or Bergen to Copenhagen or Reykjavík or London, where you get to see so much natural beauty while venturing out on a new adventure nearly every day at a different location that is more fascinating than the previous.


If you and your family like a more rustic, yet luxurious experience, vacationing in Liechtenstein might be the right fit for you.

Perfect for winter sports and nature activities, this German-speaking country is also known for its medieval castles, beautiful landscape, and idyllic villages. You will find plenty of charming boutique hotels that will match your family’s needs and interests. Just call your Tzell agent and let them help you find the perfect retreat.

They can also advise you on great activities away from the slopes, like visiting Vaduz, where you can spend hours on end at the Kunstmuseum admiring galleries of modern and contemporary art.