Crested Butte -- Colorado
For an all-inclusive ski experience, you can't beat the newly opened Club Med Crested Butte family village. Located at the base of the Crested Butte chair lift, Club Med serves up the ultimate in one-stop shopping: accommodations, dining, ski and snowboard school, and equipment rentals all in one location.
Why kids love it: Mascots Clubber and Medy ski with kids.
Why parents love it: The above-average cuisine features everything from upscale French fare to chicken fingers and fries.
Why families love it: Club Med attracts an international crowd, so don't be surprised if your children learn a foreign phrase or two.
For non-skiers: The town of Crested Butte offers a historical peek into the real Wild West.
Children's programs: The Mini Club Med, included in the overall price, is available for kids ages 4 and up; snowboarding is offered for ages 6 and up. Indoor activities include games and movies, plus nighttime parties with costumes and snacks.
Lodging: In addition to Club Med, families can stay at area hotels (such as the Sheraton Crested Butte Resort) and ski with the local children's ski school, considered one of the best in the business. Club Med, 888-WEB-CLUB; www.clubmed.com; Crested Butte main number: 800-810-SNOW; www.skicb.com.