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Head for the Mountains this Spring Break

Spend a week skiing dramatic mountain landscapes & creating family memories

We know you and your kids have been working hard to start 2016 right—returning to work and school after the highs of the holidays can be a drag. So when Spring Break rolls around, reward yourself by whisking your family away to some of our favorite destinations, where sprawling mountain landscape and excellent skiing can carry you away from your troubles. Spend your week in sunny Sun Valley, where destination skiing was born, or Taos Ski Valley, which offers steep runs and unique New Mexican culture. Below, our Xplore Team experts have compiled a list of fun ideas that you and the kids can enjoy while you celebrate a week of freedom.

Explore Sun Valley

Ski and Snowboard at Dollar & Bald Mountains
Enjoy those bluebird days on a ski or snowboard - this winter season is especially exciting, due to the abundance of El Niño snowfall. There are plenty of easy runs and even adventure trails on Bald Mountain for kids and inexperienced riders, so everyone can enjoy their time in Sun Valley.

2016 USSA Alpine Championships, March 23-27
If you can't join 'em, watch 'em! Witness the 2016 USSA Alpine Championships, where you can see some of the best athletes around shred in Sun Valley.

Ice Skating
Partake in an area tradition and skate the celebrated Sun Valley ice skating rink. The cheerful nature of Sun Valley and its inhabitants make a communal activity such as this even more enjoyable. This is also a great place to watch the kids have a great time on the ice while you sip a cocktail in the lounging area outside.

Find more Mountain Adventure

01

Mammoth Lakes, California

Hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, and don't forget to say hello to Woolly - a furry mascot who can be found shredding tracks and posing for photo ops with the kids.

02

Winter Park, Colorado

Have a short spring break? Make the quick drive from Denver to this gorgeous mountain escape for an extended weekend.

03

Big Sky, Montana

Discover the "biggest" skiing in the U.S., where terrain is almost as endless as the fun.

04

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa

Escape to the serene Teton Valley and explore miles of cross country trails.

Explore Taos Ski Valley

Ski and Snowboard in Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley has already seen more than 13 feet of snowfall in the presence of El Niño! Families with a little more experience will enjoy the steep runs and thrilling chutes found at Taos Ski Valley.

Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon, March 18-19
Participate in the Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon, a local snowsports competition. Not only is this an event that attracts skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts from all over the U.S., you can also benefit the Taos Community Foundation while you ski!

Discover Unique Taos Sites
One of the most enjoyable things about Taos Ski Valley is its incredible cultural flair, which is almost spiritual in its unique New Mexican roots and adoration for ski culture. The area is furnished with one-of-a-kind sites, like the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge—the 7th highest bridge in the U.S.—or Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site honoring the rich Pueblo history. The whole family can appreciate these other-worldly experiences, which add a (fun) learning element to your vacation.

Our Xplore Team is standing by to create an unforgettable Spring Break for you and your family! Call the Xplore Team now and we'll help you plan a week of fun, wherever you decide to go.