Family skiing areas in the West
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Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, Colo.
Durango Mountain Resort has eight lifts and dozens of runs, many of which are groomed and good for families, but black-diamond skiers will discover plenty to keep themselves amused, especially on the backside, while the kids are in ski school. To mix it up, there's tree skiing, terrain parks, a tubing hill, dog sledding, snowshoeing, a Nordic center and backcountry snowcat skiing when conditions allow.