Keeping the kids amused in Aspen Snowmass is easy with dedicated kids hang outs, ski programs and more. Just try any of these ten fun things to do!

The Hideout at Buttermilk – The 7,500-square-foot-facility offers a fresh new approach to kids programming by seamlessly mixing indoor play with ski instruction.

Snow Tubing at Snowmass –four lanes of lift-served snow tubing perfect for an afternoon of sliding down snow with the family. Built for ages four-fourteen.

Kids Ski Free – At Aspen Snowmass all children under the age of six ski free throughout the entire winter season. Kids 7-12 years of age ski free with purchase of discounted child equipment rental packages booked through Travelplan Ski in conjunction with a 7 night stay at participating properties plus they receive a bonus 30% discount on 7 + days of lessons. Conditions apply.

The Treehouse Kid’s Adventure Center at Snowmass – A one-stop-shop for Ski & Snowboard School check-in and rental/retail. The center also boasts children’s entertainment, from a family-friendly climbing gym, to teen activities, to a host of themed rooms for ages eight weeks and older.

Kid’s Mountain Guide – Use the guide to find trails marked specifically for kids like Fort Frog, our children’s adventure center featuring a western- style fort, Screamin’ Eagle run or Grouse Grove. As always, kids ages six & under ski/ride for FREE on all four mountains.

Winter Wild Things – In this Ski & Snowboard School program, kids learn about snow survival and tracking the wild animals of Aspen Snowmass.

Ullr Nights – In honor of the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland.  Guests and locals alike are encouraged to light up the night with friends and family while enjoying old-fashioned winter outdoor activities such as a visit to the Volcano, the tubing hill, snowbiking, s’mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire and ice skating. Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate. After enjoying the snow playground, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent.

Free Sing-a-Longs and Storytelling – Roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate and enjoy a true Colorado experience. Every Monday Sing-A-Long by the Campfire or listen to tales of the old west at Storytelling by the Campfire on Wednesdays in the Snowmass Mall from 3:30-4:30 p.m. throughout the winter.


Ice Skating – Bundle up and lace those skates up for a little glide around the rink. Aspen Snowmass offers both indoor and outdoor skating facilities for everyone’s enjoyment. The Lewis Ice Arena at the ARC is a state-of-the-art, Olympic-size sheet of ice with full programs for all abilities. The Aspen Ice Garden is located in town at the corner of Hyman and 2nd Street. For outdoor skating the Silver Circle Ice Skating Rink is located across from Rubey Park at the base of Aspen Mountain.


ACES – Join a Naturalist at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and enjoy a day out of your ski boots. ACES Snowshoe walks and bird-watching can be enjoyed with the entire family. Start at the ACES center or from the top of Aspen or Snowmass Mountains and from the Ashcroft Ski Touring Center. ACES is open daily and is located in the heart of Aspen on the 25-acre Hallam Lake Nature Preserve.

The Best Family Deals to Aspen from have a 7 night package from AU$2330 per person for a 4 share in a 2 bedroom standard apartment at The Gant in Aspen including a 6 day lift pass each and airport transfers and local taxes. Even less for kids! This is based on travel from 18 – 25 January 2016. Conditions apply. also have 20% off accommodation at The Gant in Aspen if booked by November 30 and 40% off 12 nights or more, book anytime.



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