Labor Day Family Getaways

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner–and it’s not too late to plan your three-day getaway. Try something new with your family and take them to visit a North American ski resort town for an exciting end-of-summer vacation to celebrate the holiday weekend (That’s right – ski resorts are no longer just for skiing!).

Many resorts around the country are pulling out all the stops this Labor Day weekend and providing loads of entertainment that you don’t want to miss. Keep the kids and your wallet happy and visit one of the following ski resorts for one last hurrah before summer is officially over.

Park City, UT

From traditions to parades to competitions plus much more, Park City is the place to be this Labor Day weekend! Join in on the fun in celebration of Park City’s mining heritage with a day packed full of fun adventures for the whole family including a pancake breakfast, games, barbeque, live music, kids’ races, and the annual Miner’s Day Parade through historic Main Street.

Onlookers observe the balls as they roll to a finish.

Onlookers observe the balls as they roll to a finish at the Running of the Balls event at Park City.

The highlight of the day is the world famous Running of the Balls, a charity fundraising event, where you can “adopt” a ball that is released at the top of Main Street. The ball is then tracked down its route, racing against other balls. At the bottom, prizes are awarded for the first balls to pass the finish line. See more plus a schedule of events here.

Mammoth, CA

Mammoth offers visitors a surplus of fun things to do, on and off the hill. For Labor Day weekend, we guarantee that you will find something fun to at Mammoth no matter where your interests lie! Special Labor Day events include the 45th Annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts with live entertainment for kids, art activities and food booths, as well as a Reggae Festival and the Eastern Sierra Tri- County Fair, which features a traditional carnival, rodeos, petting zoo, and vendors galore.

Combine these fun events with mountain biking, golfing, ziplining and hiking and you’ve got yourself the perfect family getaway that’s beyond your wildest dreams. Visit this page for more information on Labor Day weekend fun in Mammoth.

Crystal Mountain, MI

There are so many fun activities and events going on at Crystal Mountain this Labor Day weekend with plenty that are designed just for kids. From kite-building and campfires to races and chairlift rides with live entertainment, there is truly something for everyone. The resort also boasts Michigan’s only alpine slide, a waterpark, a climbing wall, disc golf, and paintball.

You and your family can also head over to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 70,000 acre national park, which is just a short drive from Crystal Mountain, where you can enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, tubing, or a canoe trip. Wait are you waiting for?! Check out the Labor Day weekend events schedule at Crystal Mountain today!


A young boy enjoying an airplane ride in Steamboat Springs at the Wild West Air Fest.

Steamboat, CO

For fun in the air, on the mountain and all over town, check out the 10th annual Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day celebration in Steamboat Springs. The Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, an aerobatic show, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows, kids activities, and much more!

You can also be part of the action and fly in one of these astonishing aircrafts by making a reservation. Otherwise, plane rides are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information.

Lake Tahoe, CA

Check out Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend for food, fun, festivals, and fireworks. Your kids will love the South Lake Tahoe Community Fair with rides including a featuring a 40-foot ferris wheel. You will love the live music and the Heavenly Valley Days of Labor Day Car Show. You both will love the 21st annual Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race, where you can either watch as a spectator on the beach or board one of the four racing ships and cheer along as they battle against each other for the win of the four-mile race along the shoreline.

The 3rd annual Heavenly Mountain Run also takes place this Labor Day weekend as well as Sample the Sierra Festival, where you can taste locally made food and drinks. To top it all off, after dusk, you can watch the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza with your family in delight. See more at


Summer tubing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort is such a blast!

Seven Springs, PA

Combine the everyday summer activities offered at Seven Springs Mountain Resort with the fun events planned for Labor Day weekend, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate fun family getaway.  The Adventure Center, open daily includes adventures such as canopy tours, summer tubing, bike rentals, segway tours, alpine slides, and hydrobikes.

This Labor Day weekend, Seven Springs will feature live music and dancing, buffets, a carnival, fireworks and Kids Mud on the Mountain, an obstacle course with scaled down versions of classic obstacles based upon the highly-popular grown-up Mud on the Mountain. To view Labor Day package deals and more information on events, click on this link.

Where is your family headed to this Labor Day weekend? Which ski resort is your favorite to visit in the summertime? Let us know in the comments below!

Originally from Massachusetts, Lora came out to coLORAdo for college and decided she had found her permanent home (who can blame her since her name is in the state name)! She loves the outdoors and exploring all it has to offer by way of her favorite activities which include snowboarding, ATVing, hiking, and camping. Recently married, Lora lives with her husband and 2 dogs and hopes to expand her happy little family in the near future.

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