If you are interested in teaching your kids how to ski, then you should really consider Lookout Pass. They have an awesome Free Ski School program that runs from January through March. It really is free - you just have to register and make it to one of the first three sessions, and then after that you can get a free lesson every Saturday during the program.
Rentals and lift tickets are not included (if you want to keep skiing after the lesson, you need to buy a ticket), but they are some of the cheapest in the region at only $37 for a full day for youths aged 7-17. If your kids are under 7, then they are free!
Lookout also has a really nice beginner hill that has an appropriate slope and is contoured to keep beginner skiers from going off into the trees. It's also off to the side, which is safer because you don't have more advanced skiers coming through at faster speeds. And while it is a little further than some other hills, the fact that it is just off I-90 means that the road there is always well maintained.
It's a great ski hill for families, so go give them a visit! Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.
Harley & Abby McAllister
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