Colorado Family Ski Deals: Echo Mountain, Breckenridge, and Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Hey Lady, I don’t know who you are but I must say I am REALLY glad I met you! I was at the Ski and Snowboard Expo this last weekend and was so excited to meet another 40 year old who said she just learned how to ski this last year too! I thought I was the last mom on earth that just learned a snow sport. Last year, I tried to teach myself to snowboard using YouTube videos (I don’t recommend it) and despite the difficulties of those videos, I found a LOVE for a new sport that I can share with my kids!
Colorado Ski Country 5th and 6th Grade Passport
Echo Mountain is the closest ski area to Denver at only 35 minute drive. Plus, they have night skiing. Kids under 5 ski for FREE. And for parents probably one of the BEST deals I’ve seen in a while, the fully transferable (which I learned means that you can use them all yourself or give them to friends, neighbors, etc to all go on the same day or different days) FOUR-PACK for only $119!
Copper Mountain Kids Night Out
Copper Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Kids’ Night Out is a FREE childcare service offered to parents on the condition that $30 per child is spent in any commercial outlet at the resort during the hours that your children are in the program. We do require original receipts to verify the expenditure. If less than $30 per child is spent, parents will be charged the difference. Wednesday-Saturday’s @ 5:30pm-10pm starting November 20, 2011 kids age 8 weeks to 12 years old will participate in activities including crafts, movies, games, and interactive Wii. They will also get pizza and a beverage. For further information or to make an advanced reservation, call 970-968-2318 ext. 38101
Crested Butte has a deal you can only get at some of the events they are at. It includes one night of lodging and two days of lift tickets for two people. $275. (you can add additional nights for $150). For schedule of special events visit skicb.com/getaway.There are some blackout dates (12/18-12/21, 12/27-1231, 2/22-2/25) Expires. 4/8/12. Plus, this year is their 50th Birthday in celebration, they will have free lift tickets on November 23, their opening day as well as if you have a birthday during the season, you can ski free on your birthday.
FREE Family Race Day! Loveland hosts a free Family Race Day! The race will be open to skiers and snowboards of all ages and abilities. Come out and race each other for bragging rights and race medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest time in many different age categories. The race is free and open to everyone.
Breckenridge will start their 50th Anniversary with the ski area opening on November 11, 2011. The celebration begins with great giveaways on their facebook page as well as cupcakes on opening day! In town, you can celebrate with fun events all season long. Events like Running of the Santas (Dec 3), Snow Sculptures (Dec 9-16), 50th Birthday (Dec 16), Winter Dew Tour (Dec 15). Find great stay and play deals at GoBreck.com.
Town of Frisco
Have fun in Frisco at the Frisco Wassail Days! Wassail Days starts with the Santa Dash 1K Fun Run – to participate you have to wear Santa gear (good news is when you register you will get T-shirt, hat and stocking when you are done). December 7 is Wassail Night at the Historic Park and FREE Nordic Ski, Tubing and Sleigh Rides on December 8.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Devil’s Thumb Ranch 65 miles west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park Ski Resort and come recreate on more than 100km of groomed and tracked cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Join in on one of the Ranch’s events that range from a season kick-off Tommelfest party (Dec 10) to full moon ski and snowshoe tours, FREE kids day (Jan 7-8), skijoring clinics (you and Fido skiing together!) or for the ultimate Mom’s experience, the Women’s Ski, Sip & Spa (Jan 29).
Keystone Kid Friendly Kidtopia
Plan on spending some quality family time in Keystone this winter. When you stay at Keystone lodging, kids will be treated to cookies upon arrival and a new Keystone Kidtopia Treasure Chest chock full of sunglasses, silly bands, stickers and other “treasures”. Children ages 3 – 14 years old are welcomed with open arms at Keystone Ski & Ride School’s Camp Keystone, featuring theme days, kid friendly learning areas, and best of all students that book for three or more days are guaranteed to have the same instructor! While you’re atop Dercum Mountain play on the famous Snow Fort, in the maze, sit on the Kidtopia throne, climb atop snowy towers and much more.
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