Skiing and riding are the ideal family activities, but getting the next generation hooked on snow comes at a price. Its worth is priceless — especially once you see the smile on their faces —  but the actual expense can quickly become overwhelming. Be a savvy parent this season and take advantage of discounts (like the ones below) that will benefit the whole family, and keep the mountains a part of your winter tradition for years to come.

Bring kids 17 and under to Cataloochee this season where they ski and stay free with a paying adult. Let kids 7-12 choose their own adventure with the Kids Play Card from Mountain Creek. And for kids of all ages (yourself included), stuff Snowshoe's 3 For All pass in their stocking to grant them 3 days on the slopes any time this season.