Whistler caters to skiing and snowboarding families all winter long, but in April, the deals amp up for families with young children. They can get a huge break on ski vacations in April with Whistler Blackcomb’s free deals for kids.

With kids free in April, families can take a spring ski or snowboard vacation for less. Kids 12 years old and younger can stay free, ski free, and rent free April 1-21, 2013.

Some stipulations apply to the deal. The free lift tickets and free rentals for kids are available with purchases of adult lift tickets and rentals. A minimum of three days is required.

Lodging packages for the program start at $101 per adult per night. That rate is based on four nights of lodging and three days of skiing for a family of two adults and two children in a traditional hotel room. The package must also be booked at least three days prior to arrival.

Several ski lesson programs are discounted during Discover Whistler Days. Some kids ski lesson programs drop in price by 30 percent April 8-21.

Whistler caters to families with fun activities for kids. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains each have special fun places for kids to take a break on the slopes. On Whistler Mountain, the Tree Fort tucks in the forest off Bear Cub. On Blackcomb Mountain, the Magic Castle hides just below Easy Out with a series of fun family tree trails. Both have stairs to access slides.

Other family fun is available, too. Families can sail together down the slopes on tubes in the Coca-Cola Tube Park or zip across the ice at the outdoor skating rink at the Olympic Plaza.

To make reservations, call 888-403-4727. Or go online here.