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Deals: Fall Ski Deals, Colorado Art Fest and More

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Do your kids complain that they have to study things in school have no application in real life? Mine too. That is why I was intrigued when I heard about the XQ Super School. With the concept that the world around us has changed dramatically but the concept of American High School has not changed celebrities, parents and educators are coming together for a discussion. The live event will be on several major television networks on September 8. Kids deserve a choice to have their voice be heard and have some choice in their learning.
 
Winter is Coming. No, I’m not talking about the line from Game of Thrones. I’m taking about the awesome deals that you can get for yourself and your kids in the fall for the upcoming ski season.
·         Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone) are once again offering their Epic School Kids. Four free days at each of the resorts, one beginner ski lesson and equipment on the day of the lesson. You need to take your kids to a Ski and Golf/Ski and Sport/Boulder Sport location along with proof of them being in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
·         Colorado Ski Country’s Passport is back as well. Register your 5th or 6th grader for their free pass. The pass includes most of the state’s ski areas (that is at 21 awesome Resorts). 5th graders get to try three times at each resort, 6th graders pass has a very minimal fee (of just $105) but you get 4 times at each of the resorts. The pass also includes a beginner level lesson and equipment on the date of that lesson.
·         Nobody loves kids like Crested Butte. All kids ages 12 and under visiting Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) Nov. 23 – Dec. 15, 2017 and April 1 – 8, 2018 ski or ride for free. No strings attached, no parent ticket required, no lodging stay required, no advance reservations, no purchase of a bottle of wine (though it’s not a bad idea), just a good ole free ticket for the littlest rippers. We’re also proud to say, kids ages six and under ski free at CBMR all season long.
·         Junior Trade lets you score a deal on rental gear for kids. Purchase a used setup (both ski and snowboard setups available) at Colorado Ski and Golf (Ski and Sport OR Boulder Ski Deals) locations for around $100 use it all season long. Feel free to trade it back in if the kids grow out of it mid-season. Then, bring it back in the spring for 50% money back.
·         Looking for a deal on ski wear? Look no further than Ski Rex at Colorado Ski and Golf Locations or Powder Daze at Christy Sports locations this weekend! Save up to 70% off (some of last year’s fashions).  Even though these deals were advertised as a Labor Day sale they both return for another week or so.
 
Family-friendly Race Discount. Getaway 5K-10K is a new race series being held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.  It includes a Kids Fun Run, 1 Mile Family Walk, 5K and 10K as well as a Finish Line Party, Kids Zone and Festival. It’s all about family fun with a beachy theme! Mile High Mamas has an exclusive discount code for you: SunFunRun3C.  The code provides 15% off race fees. That’s approx. $6 off the 5K and $7.50 off the 10K. Go to Getaway 5K-10K to sign up!
                                          
Golden Glass Treasure Hunt. Starting September 1 through September 30 find a beautiful one-of-a-kind glass orb in the great “Golden Glass Orb Treasure Hunt” in Golden, Colorado. They promise the orbs will be placed somewhere in plain sight in Golden city limits.  “Finders” are “keepers” of these treasures, handcrafted by local artisans.  Plus, each orb has a special tag and instructions of how treasure finders can register your orb at the Foothills Art Center, where you get a certificate of authenticity and entered in a drawing on Oct. 2 to win a $200 gift card to be used at select spots in Golden. 
 
prAna Discount. Where do you prAna? There’s no place more glorious than Kenosha Pass in the fall and don’t miss our guide to Colorado’s best leaf-peeping! Also, get 15% off your next prAna purchasehttp://www.prana.com/ with discount code MHMAJ15. Offer valid until Oct. 3, 2017.  
 
Colorado Art Fest at Castle Rock OutletsOn September 9 and 10Outlets at Castle Rock is inviting locals to the 28th Annual Colorado Artfest! The two-day gathering will celebrate Colorado’s rich artistic culture and feature work from 170 different artists from all over the country, including photography, painting, drawings, sculpture and much more. Attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious food and beer from local vendors while interacting with many of the featured artists.
 
Belmar Italian Festival. Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy during Festival Italiano at Belmar September 9 & 10, 2017! Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more!  
 
Consignment Sales. Mile High Mamas has once again compiled a list of all this season’s best consignment sales.  
 
Childhood Cancer Awareness. September is childhood cancer awareness month. There are many things you can do to help lend your support including: buying elephant themed items at Kneader’s (including a delicious cookie or an amazingly huggable white elephant), shaving your head for St. Baldrick’s. But read about my chat with my friend who’s daughter now is a cancer survivor!
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