Every winter, Colorado becomes a haven for winter sport enthusiasts. Coloradans are spoiled with world-class skiing opportunities. Names like Breckenridge and Vail are practically household names when it comes to hitting the slopes. Next time you’re planning a family vacation, check out these 10 top-notch ski destinations in Colorado.
There are plenty of amenities for families to enjoy at Keystone Resort. If your family stays two or more nights, kids can ski for free. However that isn’t all. Families should also take advantage of the resort’s Kidtopia activities like scavenger hunts, face painting, and warm cookie hour.
Families will love taking ski or snowboard lessons together through Winter Park’s Family Easy Start Program. The family package includes rentals, lift tickets and instruction. Kids and adults alike will love the Coca-Cola Tubing Park, where families can sled down the snowy slopes on a tube.
This massive ski resort encompasses four mountains and over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain. There are plenty of ski runs here perfect for beginners and experts. After a long day on the slopes, head to Snowmass Village to visit the Treehouse Kids Adventure Center, which offers child care, themed playrooms and even ski lessons too.
Beaver Creek Resort is home to three ski mountains and a top-notch ski school for kids. Beaver Creek is also home to weekly Family Fun Nights, where the whole family can enjoy live music, face painting, and more fun activities. This ski resort is actually a great family-friendly destination throughout the entire year.
This massive ski resort is one of the largest family ski resorts in the nation. Vail Ski Resort offers families not only 5,000 acres of skiable terrain but also kid and adult ski lessons. If you’re little one is too young to ski, they will love spending time at the childcare facility while you enjoy the slopes. Kids should not miss out on Adventure Ridge, which has zip-lining, a bungee trampoline, ski biking and a bistro with kid-friendly meals.
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If Mom and Dad would love a night out, Copper Mountain Resort offers a Kids Night Out program, which consists of three hours of child care where kids enjoy movies, games and crafts. Of course Copper Mountain is a great place to hit the slopes, however there are plenty of activities fun for kids that are off the slopes too. Head to the indoor playground known as Copper’s Barn for hours of fun.
Steamboat Springs is known as “Ski Town U.S.A.” Your entire family will love the kid-friendly activities provided on and off the slopes here. Steamboat Ski Resort offers a kids free ski program and even kid-only lifts.
Four peaks make up the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The top-notch ski slopes aren’t the only things that keep families coming back here. Explore the mountaintop children’s museum, outdoor ice skating and even a fun alpine slide. There are also three childcare centers at the resort that provide fun activities for infants to children up to five years-old.
Telluride is perfect for families to visit since the town is very walkable. Since Telluride is a small town, there are plenty of lodging places offering ski-in and ski-out accessibility to the slopes, making things easy for Mom and Dad. View the town from the free gondola or take advantage of the great ski classes for kids here.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort has plenty of activities just for kids. Parents will love the Kids Night Out program, while kids will have so much fun at the resort’s Adventure Park. This ski resort is one of the only ones on this list that has ski runs made for kid skiers in mind.