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Every generation of your family will find something to love at Aspen Snowmass. Whether it is a family private lesson so you can learn together, a beginner's terrain park to instill confidence, or a tubing run that got Grandpa to laugh like a kid again, you'll find that our four-mountain resort checks all the boxes. Most importantly, there are now more ways to save for everybody. On this page, we have gathered together all the resources you need to start a plan for that perfect winter family vacation.
Being a family-friendly mountain resort means more than just a handful of easy runs where kids can learn to ski. It means a mountain resort that has everyone’s interests in heart (including hard-to-please teens). We take pride in being a four-mountain resort that creates extraordinary winter vacations for families from around the world.
Unique Ski & Snowboard School programs. Based out of the Treehouse Kids Adventure Center and The Hideout, our kids Ski & Snowboard School Programs offer the perfect balance of play and gradual on-slopes instruction. Plus, kids ages 6 and under always ski free at Aspen Snowmass!
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On mountain surprises, which include fun art installations and kids-oriented trails and terrain. At Snowmass and Buttermilk, several areas are customized for kids, with trails that feel more like an adventure.
Whether your children are 2 ½ or 17 years old, they share one thing in common: they will enjoy skiing and riding more if they’re having fun. Our acclaimed Ski & Snowboard School offers a wide variety of private and group lessons for kids, all with an emphasis on fun and safety. Learn more about these lessons — and our two children’s centers — below.
For winter thrills off the slopes, look no further than the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Riders of this new mountain coast can wind their way through over a mile of forest on an elevated track, reaching speeds of up to 28mph. Located adjacent to the Elk Camp Restaurant, riders and passengers are able to experience the thrilling ride during the day, during special Ullr Nights, or select après extended hours.
Held on Friday nights during the winter season, this family-friendly nighttime party at Elk Camp celebrates the season with live music, tubing and snowbiking under the lights, great food, and best of all, a bonfire and s’mores.
Yes, you can combine skiing with mountain biking. Experience the rush of Snowbiking at Snowmass with your own Snowbike lesson. The 2.5-hour session will get you up-to-speed on this new and exciting sport, and offers an alternative for non-skiers or even just a way to give your knees the day off.
Dashing through the snow isn’t just for Christmas Carols. Take a snowcat up the mountain at night for a cozy, family-friendly dinner on the mountain. Available at Lynn Britt Cabin on Snowmass and Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands.
The romance of winter in the Rocky Mountains takes on its full effect when you and your family skate on the new ice rink in Snowmass Village. Situated in the new Base Village Plaza, the spacious rink offers free rentals and is open from noon until 9am. "Walkers" are available to those who are new to ice skating, making it the perfect introduction.
The new Limelight Hotel Snowmass is the centerpiece of the Snowmass Base Village plaza, and ascending nearly the entire height of its facade is Colorado's tallest indoor climbing wall. Each day, professional staff ensure safety and help you "learn the ropes" as you and your family take on the challenge of climbing the 53-foot tall feature. Open noon to 7pm, and free to guests of the hotel (for non-guests, its $10 to climb for 30 minutes).