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10 Tips for Teens, Tweens, and Their Parents for an Awesome Ski Vacation

March 11, 2024

We’ve all heard the terrifying parenting stories of rebellious teens and the parents they can’t stand to be around. (Or maybe we were the horrifying stories in our youth.) As a mom of teens myself, I’m here to reassure you. It doesn’t have to be this way. A family full of strife during the tween and tween years is not inevitable. While even the best families will have their tense moments and growing pains, amazing family vacations are not out the window. In fact, family trips with adolescents can be amazing because you can build in activities that provide kids the independence they crave, allow some freedom from responsibility for parents, and bring the whole family together for some good old-fashioned bonding.

A ski trip to Angel Fire Resort will check all those boxes. Here are a few tips for a fantastic ski vacation with teens and tweens.

1. Choose the Right Resort

Before you hit the slopes, select a resort that caters to teens. Angel Fire Resort boasts a perfect blend of challenging and beginner runs, terrain parks, and a vibrant atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for families with teenagers. While Angel Fire has all the amenities one might want in a ski resort, it’s intimate enough that parents can feel comfortable allowing their teen to venture out on his or her own.

2. Gear Up in Style

Help your teens embrace the snow in style by renting or purchasing trendy ski gear. Fashion-forward snow jackets, colorful snow pants, and the latest accessories will not only keep them warm but also make for Instagram-worthy moments.

3. Invest in Lessons

While teens may be tempted to conquer the slopes independently, investing in professional ski lessons is crucial for safety and skill development. Skilled instructors at Angel Fire Resort offer tailored lessons ensuring a confident and enjoyable skiing experience.

4. Terrain Parks & Night Skiing for Thrill-Seekers

Teens and tweens love a good adrenaline rush! Angel Fire Resort boasts world-class terrain parks with jumps, rails, and features suitable for all skill levels. In addition, we offer the only night skiing in New Mexico. Encourage your teens to challenge themselves and show off their skills in a safe and controlled environment.

5. Explore Beyond the Slopes

A winter vacation is more than just skiing. Organize off-slope activities such as snowshoeing, a sleigh ride, or tubing. Angel Fire Resort provides a plethora of options to keep your teens entertained, ensuring a well-rounded winter adventure.

6. Family-Friendly Après-Ski

After a day on the slopes, unwind with the family at one of Angel Fire’s cozy après-ski spots. Sip on hot cocoa, enjoy live music, and share stories of the day’s adventures. It’s the perfect way to bond and create lasting memories.

7. Stay Connected and Document the Fun with Technology

Keep your teens engaged by allowing them to document their experiences. Encourage them to capture the breathtaking scenery, their best ski moves, and the camaraderie with friends. A tech-savvy approach ensures that your winter vacation is not only memorable but shareable too.

8. Pack Smart for Winter Travel

Winter vacations require some extra planning. Pack layers, waterproof clothing, and don’t forget essentials like sunscreen and lip balm. Staying warm and protected ensures your teens and tweens can fully enjoy the winter wonderland without any discomfort.

9. Set Realistic Expectations

Remind your teens and tweens that skiing and snowboarding are skills that improve with practice. Encourage them to set achievable goals, celebrate small victories, and enjoy the learning process. A positive attitude will make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.

10. Create Lasting Memories

Finally, savor every moment of your winter vacation at Angel Fire Resort and the last years of childhood. Whether it’s capturing the sunrise over the mountains or sharing laughs during après-ski, these memories will be cherished for years to come because before you know it, those teens and tweens will growing up.

With these tips in mind, your family is ready to embark on a fantastic winter vacation at Angel Fire Resort. From thrilling slopes to cozy après-ski spots, Angel Fire Resort offers an unforgettable experience for teens and their families. So gear up, hit the slopes, and make this winter escapade a snowy adventure to remember!



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