Mountain Vacation Ideas

Here are some of our top summer and winter mountain vacation ideas around the world for families. Summer and Fall activities are also increasingly an important aspect of the beast ski resorts around the world. Then it's worth checking out what each of these offer. you can see the best family ski resorts here.

A good example of a ski resort ramping it up for the summer is what is happening at Jay Peak Ski Resort in Vermont. A sizeable water-park has sprung up to take advantage of the extended warmer conditions.

See video on the Pump House right.

Canada - Banff / Lake Louise Summer Mountain Vacation Ideas

Great summer adventures in Banff National Park for families. Simply driving the Icefields Parkway through the mountain passes or enjoying the view across Peyto Lake, Lake Louise is enough to take home from a visit to this serine location. Butwhile you are there you may as well check out the abundant wildlife on the Banff Gondola . The trip takes only minutes and gives views of downtown Banff. From there you can trek past the old cosmic ray station to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Combine this trek with a visit to very nearby Upper Hot Springs and you have a well balanced family experience. Then you are ready to go for more days of kayak, boating or more (see more ideas in the video below). See more on the Lake Louise / Banff area including accommodations on the ski resorts page.

Banff Lake Louise Tourism-Summer Adventures

Buna mountains Australia

A mountain experience in Australia our family really enjoyed was the Bunya Mountains.

New Zealand Mountain Ideas - Mt Cook

High country horse treks at Glentanner high country sheep station for families are only one of many activities available on this action packed mountain. Set in the Aoraki Mount Cook region. Treks run November to April for over 10 year olds - Phone: +64 3 4351855.

Other mount Cook activities include an introductory climbing course (remember NZ was the home of Sir Edmund Hilary), Helicopter tours, kayak day tours on the Glacier on Mt. Cook itself and Sking for the extremely adventurous. See more New Zealand adventures and accommodation here.

Mount Cook, New Zealand - Glentanner Horse Trekking

Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

United States Vacation Ideas - Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 100 waterfalls. Simply tracking them down and experiencing the calming effect makes for a great family activity. You can find a great little rustic cabin or Smoky mountain resort by a river or stream and enjoy some family fishing or a whole host of other activities available in the park. ensure you also include the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in your itinerary.


Lake Tahoe Summer Mountain Vacation Ideas

Literally hundreds of things to do at Lake Tahoe during the summer like including trails, magic golf parks, an amazing Tahoe City Treetop Adventure Park. See accommodation in Lake Tahoe.


More Great Mountain Vacations

Dolomites Mountains are true natural heaven, a rich show of the environment with rocks, woods and pastures.


Colorado Mountain Ideas for Summer

Video Colorado Summer Vacations-Steamboat Springs Colorado. See the best family Colorado spots.


Austria Vacation Ideas

Video below talks about what there is to do in the Austrian mountains in the summer.

Mountain Vacation Ideas

This week we got back from the Bunya Mountains, where we went for a retreat to plan, or at least do some planning on our massive, huge, monumental leap of adventure road trip beginning in only a few weeks. Details to come.

More Mountain Vacation Ideas

Ski resorts transform during the summer months to unveil their true beauty and family friendly attractiveness. From on-glacier kayak trips and adventures in New Zealand to a rustic cabin waterfall chase in the Smoky Mountains of the Eastern United States we bring some of the best mountain vacation ideas.



Lake Tahoe Summer Fun

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