I always have friends asking me about family ski vacations. They want to know the easiest and best way to do it. I may be a little biased, but I love Winter Park and Granby Ranch for family skiing. It's only about 2 hours from Denver and has a smaller more intimate feel than other larger ski resorts. This family spent time with their brother who lives in Denver and then made the quick drive up to the mountains to spend a few days on the slopes. Genius!