Winter Family Activities
Ski and snowboard schools
Destination Resorts Snowmass is a family friendly resort in Snowmass, Colorado offering private and group lessons for kids, young children and teens - taught by some of the world's best trained and most talented ski instructors. The better your kids get, the more fun they'll have on the slopes. The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass' 25,000-square-foot kids ski facility features lessons, day care, lunch, kids ski trails with live reindeer in an Aspen grove!
There's nothing like the exhilaration and excitement of being pulled by a team of Siberian huskies through the snow-covered wilderness of the Snowmass/Aspen area. Krabloonik Restaurant & Kennel, located on the slopes of this Colorado family ski resort, features two-hour dog sled rides that end with a world-class lunch or dinner in the restaurant's rustic setting. Visit www.krabloonik.com for more information.
Ice skating and hockey
Take a spin on the ice at the Aspen Recreation Center and the Aspen Ice Garden public ice skating rinks, which also offer lessons, hockey leagues and birthday parties.
Western dinner dance and sleigh rides
Enjoy an entire evening of wholesome family fun at the legendary T-Lazy-7. Start with a 25-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride through the spectacular Maroon Creek valley near the snow-covered Maroon Bells, feast on an elaborate dinner buffet, then dance your hearts out to a live band that plays both Western and popular music.
Soar over the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains in a hot air balloon and experience panoramic views of the rugged landscape, 14,000-foot peaks and wildlife in the alpine meadows below. You can go ballooning year-round, with each season presenting its own unique allure.
Aspen Art Gallery Workshops
The Western Slope's finest contemporary art museum, housed in a historic brick building, features year-round workshops for children and teens.
Snowcat dinner tours
Take your family on snowcat ride up Snowmass Mountain to the rustic, yet elegant Lynn Britt cabin for an evening of Western mountain cuisine and entertainment.
Head over to the Snowmass Family Zone for a fun-filled evening around a cozy campfire with storytelling, marshmallow roasting and laughs.