Spring Break=Fun Events For KidsPosted On: 03/19/2019
Planning a family ski vacation can be intimidating with so many details, activities and events. Will kids want to spend all day, every day of your vacation on the snowy slopes? Or do you need to make other arrangements to keep the kids occupied? No need to worry! Mountain towns have plenty of family friendly activities not on skis – you just need to know where to look!
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge is the perfect place for those that still want action and lots of laughs, but want a break from skis or snowboarding. Make some turns on a ski bike, cruise downhill tubing or fly through the forest on a mountain coaster. Once you’ve had your fill of excitement then head over to Bistro Fourteen to refuel – with an amazing view to mountain peaks!
Take off the skis and lace up some skates. The ice rink in Beaver Creek is open daily in the winter where you can skate with the little ones or relax on one of the sofas that line the rink. As a special treat till through the beginning of April, Monday evenings the family can skate for free! Skates are available for rent.
Kidtopia at Keystone is all about making kids happy. The headquarters is filled with giant Legos, foosball tables, interactive activities and crafts making it the ultimate playground when a break from the slopes is needed. Outside you can play in a giant snow fort, participate in parades with Ripperoo and don’t miss daily cookie time!
The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass located at the base of the Village Express lift allows you to explore the mountain without
the kiddos! They’ve created a combined childcare facility with the ski school program that cares for babies as young as 8 weeks to 6 years old, and caters
the experience to each age group. Nature themed and interactive rooms will have your little one not wanting to leave at the end of the day.
Bol Vail is tucked into the Solaris Plaza and isn’t anything like your Uncle’s bowling alley. Modern lanes, a lively family friendly atmosphere combine with a crowd pleasing menu is exactly why you need to book in advance, especially on weekends. Bol Vail is located in Lionshead Village, a short walk or bus ride from Vail Village.
Pop into the Imagination Station in Lionshead parking structure in Vail for some thoughtful play. Ideal for kids 2 and up they have integrated physical and cognitive learning with a play health clinic, painting, and virtual reality!
Let your creative side come out at Ready, Fire, Paint in Breckenridge. This family friendly après-ski option gives parents a chance to relax with an adult beverage while the kids paint their souvenirs.
Not only can you can depend on Epic Mountain Express to transport your family between the airport and resort confidently, kids 12 and under ride on shared ride shuttles at 50% the adult fare. April can be a snowy month! Also, consider a SUV for traveling to the mountains from Denver Airport. If you are traveling with four or five, a SUV is perfect, and sometimes the same price as shared shuttle rides. Remember that SUV rates include driver gratuity, plus you have a complimentary 15 minute stop along the way. You can purchase additional ‘shopping’ time in 15 minute increments, too. Any way you choose, remember to enjoy the journey!
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