For Families

The family fun that Aspen/Snowmass offers is endless with something for everyone! From winter to summer we have it all! Check out just a sampling of the family fun below. You will also find information about local babysitting services.

WINTER FAMILY FUN

The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center
Open up a different world to your family here. With our industry-leading Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center and ski & snowboard school, kids of all ages will discover a lot more than the lifelong joy of skiing and riding. From interactive themed rooms for all ages to movie nights, no one is too old or too young to fall in love with this place.

Prepare the little ones to be future powder-riding partners with lessons from Ski & Snowboard Schools. There are classes available for all ages and abilities, from preschoolers to teens, beginners to experts. Learn more about Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass programs for infants, toddlers, kids and teens!

Ski or ride with your brood: Hit the family trails on Snowmass and Buttermilk from adventurous and interactive kids’ trails, children’s race arena and picnic areas and beginner terrain park and halfpipes for the littlest skiers and riders. Pick up a Kids’ Trail Map for details.

Kids ages 6 and under always ski/snowboard for FREE at Aspen/Snowmass!

Great faces deserve each other, so put yours in front of the Elk Mountains in a family portrait. The professionals at SharpShooter Imaging can photograph you and yours for a memory you can take home with you.

Enjoy a family snowcat ride for an evening filled with sing-a-longs and a great BBQ dinner at the Burlingame Cabin. Reservations required; call 800-525-6200 x4715 or 970-923-8715 for details. 

Take a FREE naturalist-guided skiing/riding tour on Snowmass or a Snowshoe tour on Aspen Mountain or Snowmass with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Call 970-925-5756 or click here for more information.

Don't forget to check out our event calendar for a great lineup of winter events, like the ESPN Winter X Games, concerts, competitions and more!

Take a scenic snowmobile tour to Maroon Bells. Call T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles at 970-925-4614 for information.

Ice Skating: Indoor ice skating at the Aspen Ice Garden, 970-920-5141, or outdoor ice skating at the Silver Circle Ice Rink (FREE for guests at Hyatt Grand Aspen!), 970-925-6360.

Storytelling by the Campfire: Listen to tales of the Old West while roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate at the campfire in Snowmass Village. FREE for all ages. Call 800-SNOWMASS for dates and times. 

Recreation Centers: After the lifts close, give your family a unique recreational experience in either Aspen or Snowmass Village. The Aspen Parks & Recreation facility (the ARC) features an Olympic-size pool, NHL-size ice arena, rock climbing, youth center and much more. Call 970-544-4100 for details. The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is an 18,000 square foot, first-class complex boasting a wide variety of activities for all ages and interests. Whether you play on our climbing wall, enjoy the very unique bouldering cave or shoot some hoops on the new gym, you & your family are sure to enjoy. Call 970-922-2240 for more information.

The internationally renowned Aspen Music Festival & School presents a winter concert series geared toward families. Call 970-925-3254 or click here for more information.
 

And, there are plenty of places to go to a movie, rent a movie, or enjoy a nice family dinner in Aspen or Snowmass (HINT: Take the kids to eat at Boogie's Diner in Aspen, where pink vinyl booths, huge shakes and yummy food abound.) Check out our restaurant listing for families in Aspen/Snowmass below.

SUMMER FAMILY FUN

ASPEN MOUNTAIN & SNOWMASS FAMILY PACKAGE!
Families can enjoy special pricing on the Silver Queen Gondola every day during the summer.  Weekly family passes are available. Check here to learn more about summer gondola rides & activities; or click here for more info about kid-friendly activities on Aspen Mountain.

Check out the abundance of family activities on top of Aspen Mountain, including a climbing wall, Eurobungy trampoline and FREE activities such as the obstacle course, disc golf, silver nugget dig, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt and more!

Guided  Mountain Adventures Build your own private adventure for kids, adults, families and groups. Select from mountain biking, fishing, skateboarding, overnight camping, paintball and more. 3-hour and 6-hour adventures. Package 2 or 3 activities together to customize your groups summer fun. 

Run & Gun Paintball Sessions
Get your family , friends or co-workers together for a wild game of outdoor paintball.  There is no better place to play than Aspen/Snowmass, and what better way to grow as a team than running through the woods on the Snowmass mountainside, dodging paintballs!

Guided Fishing Adventure
Join our experienced guides for the thrill of landing a Rocky Mountain rainbow trout. It's the perfect introduction to the art of fishing.  Each private guided trip is approximately three hours in total length and includes transportation, all equipment, professional fishing guide, snacks and drinks.  Special sunset fishing and private parties available. 

Mountain Biking 101
Experience the adventure of Mountain Biking with the only lift serviced biking available in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Highly qualified mountain bike pros will guide you on some of the countries best trails on Snowmass.  Progression based instruction in a fun atmosphere.  Men & Women, beginner to expert riders ages 16 and up. 

Guided Overnight Camping Adventure
Book your family or private group overnight camping adventure with our best professional outfitters.  Experience Rocky Mountain camping!  Campfire songs & stories, star gazing, fishing, camp cooking and more.  Our professional adventure team will custom design your family or group overnight experience!

Learn more about the alpine surroundings with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). ACES offers on-mountain nature walks & hikes on both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain, and additional kids' programs are available throughout the valley. Click here or call 970-925-5756 to learn more about the naturalist programs.

Experience the thrills of bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and more at the Snowmass Rodeo. Western Wednesdays in Snowmass offer for for the whole family, from the BBQ and rodeo to campfire, cowboy sing-a-long and marshmallow roasting. Check out the full schedule of activities here.

Live outdoor music abounds in Aspen/Snowmass, from classical to bluegrass and everything in between. Pack a blanket & a picnic and enjoy the tunes al fresco! Click here for more info.

Skate Park: Aspen's free municipal skate park, located adjacent to Rio Grande Park off Mill Street, is considered one of the best in the country. Skate or hang out and watch the local talent. 

The mountains are sure to inspire unique creations at free Kids' Krafts hours in Snowmass Village every Thursday . Parents can join in the fun or drop off their children to fashion unique vacation mementos such as hats, backpacks, treasure boxes & birdfeeders. Call 800-SNOWMASS for more info.

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with all that Camp Aspen/Snowmass has to offer in the summer.

Camp Aspen/Snowmass provides a fun, dynamic environment and offers combinations of activities with daily and weekly programs available for ages 1 year through teens. Adventures include mountainboarding, skateboarding, paintball, overnight camping trips and mountain biking as well as other age-appropriate activities for younger campers.

Camp is open Monday through Friday, June 2 - September 2, 2011 , with drop-off locations in Snowmass and Aspen. Flexible scheduling is available by appointment. Click here or call 970-923-1227 for more info. 


Babysitting Services:
  • Aspen Baby (all ages), 970-319-9435; click here for email or here for website
  • Aspen Babysitting Co. (all ages), 970-948-6849, click here for email or here for website
  • Aspen Day Trippers - Adventures & Babysitting (ages 4 - 14), 970-920-1769
  • Aspen Youth Center, 970-925-7091
  • A Mom's Day Off (all ages), 970-963-8558, click here for email
  • A B C Babysitting Company, 970-925-1050
  • Sunshine's Sitting Service, 970-963-4995 or 800-963-4995
 
 
Ski/Snowboard Schools

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with all that Camp Aspen/Snowmass has to offer in the summer.

Camp Aspen/Snowmass provides a fun, dynamic environment and offers combinations of activities with daily and weekly programs available for ages 1 year through teens. Adventures include mountainboarding, skateboarding, paintball, overnight camping trips and mountain biking as well as other age-appropriate activities for younger campers.

Camp is open Monday through Friday, June 2 - September 2, 2011 , with drop-off locations in Snowmass and Aspen. Flexible scheduling is available by appointment. Click here or call 970-923-1227 for more info.

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