Childcare on the Slopes - Daycare at Utah Resorts

Childcare on the Slopes - Daycare at Utah Resorts

Mountain Mama

By Mountain Mama \ September 12 2017

Many people go on family vacations to experience things "as a family." You know, the precious together time, bonding....but let's be honest, there are times when Mom and Dad need a vacation too. Maybe it's taking a few runs together or grabbing dinner without the kids. There are many options for kids to mingle and have a good time and the parents to do the same. Some of the resorts have specific childcare but all offer children's ski lessons which is a bonus: skiing and babysitting all in one!

Here's information on childcare at Utah's resorts: 

Alta Ski Area:

The ski school offers Children’s Lessons. There are beginner ski lessons and more!

  • Beginner Ski Lessons ages 4-12

  • Advanced Beginner-Intermediate ages 4-12

  • Advanced Mountain Explorers ages 7-early teen

  • Teen Camp ages 13 - 17

Children’s Center
They guarantee childcare for every reservation made within 24 hours of care needed. The Alta Children’s Center is a full-service child care facility. They cater to children who are 2 years old to 10 years old. Children have the ability to play, explore, and have fun.

Babysitting Services
Alta has it set up to where you can have a variety of babysitting services. Some of these services will even come to you! Charges vary, so you will want to view the price list and options right here.

Beaver Mountain:

Snowsports School gives lessons to people of all ages. There are several lesson types available.

  • Rugrats - Ages 3-5

  • Mountain Adventures - Ski ages 5 and up, boarding 7 and up

  • Kids Holiday Lessons

Brian Head Ski Resort

The gem of southern Utah for sure. Many lessons including terrain based learning is offered.


Is our base camp resort as Emily skis for the Brighton Ski Team. LOVE the lessons which are offered for all ages 1/2 and full days. There is a small lodge at the base of the resort which is quaint and cozy.

Deer Valley Resort

The awesome thing about Deer Valley is that they have childcare for kids up to age 12 for the non-skiers in your family. The categories are as follows:

  • Infants

  • Little and Big Tots

  • Little Kids and Big Kids

So, whether your kiddo is 2 months old or 12 years old, they’re going to have something for your kiddo to do at the Children’s Center.

If you wish to put them in a lesson, Deer Valley ski school offers lessons for children ages 3 to 17. 

  • Fawn Special - 3 years old

  • Bambi Club - 4 years old and potty trained

  • Reindeer Club - 5-6 years old

  • Adventure Club - 7-12 years old

  • Teen Escape - 13-17 years old

Eagle Point: 

Lessons are provided for all ages and abilities. Lodging is provided at the resort with most being condos/townhomes or houses.

Nordic Valley: 

Lessons are available for all ages so you can drop the kids and get out on the snow. It is being upgraded to include more terrain, a gondola, year round activities and shopping.

Park City Mountain Resort:

Pretty much has something for everyone. From amazing ski lessons programs to off the hill fun and entertainment. Since it located close to Main Street, Park City, there a zillions of options for apres ski entertainment. There are so many lodging options, I can't possibly go through them all. On Saturday's, there is a kids apres party. There is a differnet theme each week and goes from 3-5 PM so you can go grab a cocktail with the adults. If you would like to find a babysitter for the evening, you'll want to make some phone calls and check these places out for yourself.

Powder Mountain: 

Lessons are a plenty for the kids. Lodging is mostly condos/townhome rentals.


Lessons are offered for kids and adults. Child Care is offered at the High Altitude Kids Children's Center for babies as young as 8 weeks up to 12 years old. It gives Mom and Dad a chance to get out and enjoy. Here is a fun article for families and best of at Snowbasin. Lodging is off mountain and ranges from condos to hotels in Ogden.


There are tons of options for lessons. There is also a child care facility on site called Camp Snowbird for kids as young as 6 weeks. There are several options of lodging ranging from condos to hotels. The lodges also offers babysitting services in the off hours coordinated through Camp Snowbird.  I checked this out a few years ago.


Lessons are offered for the little guys. Lodging is available at the base which are condos. There is also a nordic center for cross country skiing and a skating rink which is fun in the evenings.


Lessons are offered to drop the kids. Lodging is gorgeous from condos to homes, everything at Sundance has that amazing rustic feel that is so cozy. Check with the concierge for options on evening babysitting.