Choosing where to take your children on a ski vacation can be difficult. But in Snowmass, with kid-specific terrain, convenient lodging and transportation, an award winning ski and snowboard school, loads of off-mountain activities and on-mountain food options that the kiddos love, the decision to spend time here with your family is easy. Here are the top 5 reasons Snowmass is perfect for kids:
Snowmass offers over 3,300 acres of incredible terrain, including a bounty of beginner slopes designed to help skiers and riders learn faster. The green runs are wide open, perfectly pitched, and allow for quick repeatable experiences (Assay Hill). Also, there are tons of kids’ tree trails that bring the sensation of exploration to the youngest of adventurers. While 48% of the mountain is rated blue (more difficult), Snowmass has some of the most forgiving black and double black runs that make the most challenging slopes an accessible experience, theirs for the taking.
There is no better way to enjoy a ski vacation than to have the family staying right next to the slopes. Also, Snowmass’ free shuttle service is fast, frequent, and incredibly easy. Slopeside lodging means two things. First, this means at the beginning and end of the day, you don’t have to haul your gear plus your kids’ gear to the slopes. Second, not having to drive means more time connecting with the family.
The Ski and Snowboard School at Snowmass can ensure a kid’s experience is second to none. Don’t want to split up the crew? Consider booking a family private lesson. The instructors and guides will ensure that your family has the best experience possible, together.
4. Non-Ski Activities
Sometimes, a day off the slopes can do a kid a world of good. The Snowmass Recreation Center has a gym, climbing wall, heated outdoor pools, and a hot tub to provide some off-the-slopes fun. Plenty of kid-friendly events and activities. Need more? Go tubing and ride the Breathtaker Coaster at Elk Camp. Go bowling at Slopeside Lanes. Enjoy free ice skating at one of two ice rinks: Base Village and the Snowmass Recreation Center. Try out cross country skiing at the Snowmass Cross Country Center. Take a turn on the new indoor rock climbing wall at the Limelight Snowmass. You will definitely have more options than time.
5. On-Mountain Dining
Nothing perks up a little skier like a warm lunch or a quick snack, and at Snowmass, on-mountain dining for kids is both delicious and affordable. All of Snowmass’ on-mountain restaurants have Kids’ Combos, and you’ll find free hot cider at the top of the Sam’s Knob and Village Express lifts! Looking for kid-friendly après? Check out Snowmass S’mores, free s’mores available at 3:30pm every day in Base Village and on the Snowmass Mall.
Written by Jon Delk