Check Out the Most Popular Destinations
The first thing to do is to look into the destinations that thousands of other people pick each year so that you can figure out which one is best for you. For one thing, you just want to see which towns call to you the most; many places, like Breckenridge and Silverthorne, offer beautiful mountain views, but they still give you some of the convenience of being in a town, with restaurants and stores. You also want to look at the runs themselves to find out how many there are and how hard they are at each location, choosing the place that is right for your talent level and for your family.
Upgrade and Update Your Gear
The next thing to do is to update any of your gear that might be outdated right now. For you, there may not be that many changes to make, but what about your kids? They grow so fast that boots, skis, snowboards and helmets that worked last year may not work this year. Also, if they have beginner gear but they are going to take on some more advanced runs this year, you may need to get them gear that matches their new talent level.
Pack All of the Extras
Finally, just go through and get all of the extras that pull the trip together. Of course, the majority of it is going to be spent on the slopes, but do not forget that a good ski package comes with much else. You want a bathing suit for the pool and the hot tub, for example, and you want to have a good book to read while sitting by the fire.