Not all Snowmass adventures happen on its ski slopes. From a world-renowned arts center to one of the greatest ice-age fossil discoveries in Colorado, families have plenty to keep them busy when they’re not in the great outdoors.
For kids programming going on all season long, visit VIKSnowmass.com.
Below is a list of all kids activity options, including VIK:
Visit the Viceroy and make a delicious masterpiece. Best suited to children ages 3 and up; must be accompanied by an adult.
New this season, enjoy the tradition of s’mores with a unique Snowmass spin. This fun, free après activity takes place every day in Base Village and the Snowmass Mall. Look for the s’mores carts by the fire pits and choose from an assortment of out-of-the-ordinary s’mores fixings to create your perfect sweet treat.
Westin Kids Club
The Westin Family Kids Club offers fun, safe and engaging activities for children ages 5-12, allowing their parents to get out and enjoy all Snowmass has to offer. Rates start at $25 per hour, per child. With the Pamper, Dine & Play program, The Westin offers two hours free in the Kids Club while parents have dinner at Snowmass Kitchen or a 60-minute treatment at the Westin Spa. Open to the public; reservations recommended.
Postcards from Snowmass
Snowmass offers so much to write home about. This fun V.I.K. program gives children ages 3 and up, and their parents, the chance to color a one-of-a-kind Snowmass postcard. Materials and stamps provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
An “insider’s” edition of VIK, this fun, educational program gives kids (and their parents) a behind-the- scenes peek at life in a mountain town, featuring patrol dogs, snowmaking and much more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Come and play! Each week a fun children’s entertainer will make an appearance. Join the fun with a comedy magic show, balloon animals, face painting, glitter, flash and henna tattoos, interactive storytelling, and other adventures.
Letters to Santa
What’s on your child’s Christmas wish list? Make sure the jolly old fellow hears about it by dropping off a note in his personal mailbox on the Snowmass Mall. Selected letters are published in the local newspaper, the Snowmass Sun. Ho ho ho!
Slopeside Lanes may be the first-ever slope-side bowling alley at a ski resort. Located at the end of the Snowmass Mall off Fanny Hill, the bowling alley features eight full-sized bowling lanes. With a menu of delicious Mugnaini wood-fired oven pizzas and locally brewed beers, it’s sure to be a strike with the whole family.
Challenge Aspen hosts year-round adaptive recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for children with disabilities. Camps include music, art, dance and ski and snowboarding camps with special sessions for children with autism.
Historic Anderson Ranch
Stroll the beautiful 5-acre grounds of this renowned arts center housed in some of Snowmass’ most beautiful historic structures. Break bread with artists for dinner in the Cafe, where the food is as much a work of art as anything you’ll find in the studios. Artist studios, gallery exhibits, and lectures are available to visitors all year long.
Aspen Snowmass shows it Nordic roots every Friday night during the winter season. In honor of the Norse god of snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland in which guests and locals alike are encouraged to celebrate while enjoying classic winter activities. (Winter Months Only)
Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center
In 2010, one of Colorado’s most significant treasure troves of Ice Age fossils was discovered right here in Snowmass. Today, families can learn about this remarkable find at the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall. Admissions is free.
Gather at the Ice Age Discovery Center to hear some of the tallest tales in the West, recounted by master storytellers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center
Needs some couples time? The kids will have a blast at the Treehouse Kids Adventure Center, a 25,000-square-foot facility that shares the wonder of the mountain environment in fun, tactile, and educational ways. Six age-specific interactive rooms — ranging from a teen hang-out to a nursery — are available, along with day camps and plenty of summer programming. The facility is located in the heart of Snowmass in Base Village.
The Snowmass Chapel offers a variety of children’s programming ranging from Camp Smashbox adventure camp, to teen activities and a free day camp for kids pre-k through 6th grade, to special events throughout the year.
Elk Camp Restaurant and Scenic Gondola Ride
Ride the Elk Camp Gondola up Snowmass Mountain where numerous activities and adventures await! Featuring downhill biking, dining at the Elk Camp Restaurant, kid’s climbing wall, eurobungy, ACES naturalist hikes, kids’ playground and more. (Summer only)
Ranching is a big part of Snowmass’ history, and there’s no better way to see that tradition in action than at the Wednesday night rodeos. Celebrating 41 years this summer, the Snowmass Rodeo features a Cowboy Dinner, traditional rodeo competitions like Saddle Bronc Riding and Team Roping, and the chance for tykes to try their hands at roping and Mutton Bustin.’ After the rodeo, families can warm up and roast marshmallows around a campfire while listening to western tunes. (Summer Only)
Aspen Snowmass Camps & Programs
From custom-tailored private adventures to kid camps that range from rocket making to mountainboarding, Aspen Snowmass offers a variety of specialty programming options for children ages 1 to 18. (Summer only)