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Colorado Family Ski Directory: Welcome to Our New Ski Section!

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Mile High Mamas is a top resources for planning Colorado family ski/ride vacations. Due to the deluge of inquiries we receive, we’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals. But we’ve taken it one step further! Click the hyperlink for each resort name below for more in-depth details including additional deals, at what ages kids ski free, lessons, family-friendly activities, area attractions for playtime off the slopes and more.

This is just the basic information you’ll need to get started. To give you a true taste of Colorado’s winter, follow our adventures as we visit area resorts this season in our new ski section and look for the momreview button below for our fun and informative narratives.

Colorado Family Ski Directory 2015/16

Resort Adult Kids Childcare Ski/Ride School Deals
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area $89 $44 (ages 6-14); Kids 5 and under ski free every day. No. Kids class lessons start at $130 for half-day, $155 for full-day. Multi-week programs start at $325. available for kids of all ability levels, age 3 and up. Check out their Snowsports and hot deals pages.
Aspen Highlands $139 $89 No on-site childcare Starting at $179


Aspen Mountain $139 $89 No on-site childcare Starting at $179
Beaver Creek Resort


$142*  $98*  Full day is $150.  1/2 day is $120 Starts at $190+
Breckenridge Ski Area


$132*  $96 On-site childcare is $124 a day/advanced reservation.  Starting at $147.


$139 $89 The Hideout 7,500-square feet. Half-day starting at $121; full-day $169 Starting at $179
Crested Butte Mountain Resort


$108/111 Kids 6 and under ski free, Child (7-12) : $59/$61 Teen (13-17) $97/$100 There is a nursery for 2 months to 3 years old. Full-day starts at $140. Group lesson with lunch starts at $164. deals. Kids ski free November 26, 2015 – December 18, 2015, no strings attached.
Cooper | Chicago Ridge


 $50  $30  Childcare $14/hr; $55 for half-day;  $72 for full-day  Child (5-12) all-day Panda Patrol group lessons start at $99 (get 10% off if you reserve online.)  Deals offered at local rental shops, lodges, and grocery stores. Best deals are at
Copper Mountain Resort $74 Starting at $54. Children 5 and under ski/ride for free. Belly Button Babies & Bakery for daily childcare. Kid’s Night Out is a FREE 3-hour childcare on the condition parents spend at least $30 at the resort. Prices vary, but pre-purchase most lessons online and save 20%! Purchase your tickets at and save up to 53% on window prices. You’ll also find lodging steals and vacation packages. 
Eldora Mountain Resort


$84 Starting at $49/ 5 and under $25 season pass No on-site child care $129 two-hour lesson (lower mountain ticket good for all day + rentals). $99-$129 Mountain Explorer all-day (rentals, lift ticket, hot lunch). 
Keystone Resort


 $94* Starting around $55.*  Ski: Ages 3-14, $175.
Snowboard: Ages 7-14, $175
Riglet Snowboard Lesson: Ages 3-6, $280.
 Pricing begins at $90 for half day.
Loveland Ski Area


$65  $28 – peak child (6-14) rate. Children 5 & under are free Full day with lunch and two snacks is $71. Half day (morning only) with one snack is $56. Hourly rate is $16/hour. Full day lesson with lunch, lift ticket and equipment rental for 6-14 is $117. 4-5 is $125 and includes early drop off.;
m; Any child (4-14) that completes three full lesson packages is eligible for a FREE season pass. 
Monarch Mountain $74 Teen (13-15) $45, Junior (7-12) $30, Children under 6, Free The Children’s Center Rates:
$95 – All-day, $50 – Half-day.
Group ski lessons:

Adults: $55
Junior: $55
Child (Ages 5-6): All-day $100

Monarch ski packages with lodging participants.


Powderhorn Mountain Resort $69 $17 No on-site childcare Children’s Learning Center starts at age 3.

Group lessons start at ages 5-7, with prices starting at $73 for a half-day lesson. Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package is $169 for three full days of lift tickets, lessons and rentals:
Purgatory Resort $85 Teen (13-17) $68; Child (6-12) $53; Children 5 & under FREE $70 half day
$90 full day
$30 Kids Night Out
Half-day lessons $72 (lesson only)
Full Day Packages 6-12 year olds (lesson, lift ticket, rentals (including helmet) & lunch) $154. 
Purgatory Resort’s website features deals on lodging packages that include discounts on lift tickets.
Ski Granby Ranch $64  Junior 6 – 12 $39/$44, Kids 5 and under ski free No on-site childcare. Age 3 & 4, half day only, starting at $90.
Age 5 – 12, half or full day, starting at $99.


$139 $89 The Treehouse Kids Adventure Center. Half-day starting at $121; full-day $169. Starting at $179
Steamboat Ski Area


$139 Start at $71.  Kids Ski Free Program for ages 12 and under. Kids’ Vacation Center offers daycare for ages 6 months to Kindergarten. All day program is $129 with advanced online purchase. Kids’ Vacation Center lessons start at age 3. Prices start at $162 with advanced online purchase. or call 800-922-2722
Sunlight Mountain Resort



$60 $45/full day; $35/half day; 5 and under ski free Childcare is $100 full day; $55 half-day; $25/hourly. Super Tots: Full Day lesson, lift, helmet, lunch for ages 4-6 is $150. Half-day is $100.

Regular ski school: 2 hour lesson, lift, rentals is $100. 4 hour lesson, lift, rentals is $150.

Kids 12 and under ski free. Affordable Ski, Swim Stay Packages with Glenwood Hot Springs.

Telluride Ski Resort $114  $68 (regular season)/$72 (holiday); Kids 5 and under ski free  For toddlers (ages 1 – 4). Half day is $60 and a full day is $85. Infant care starts at $70 for a half day and $90 for a full day. Ski/Ride school starts at $185 for a lesson, lift ticket and lunch for ages 3 to 14.
Vail  $142  Approx. $98. Kids ages 4 and under ski free.  Small World Nursery offers daycare for children 2 months-6 years.  The Vail Ski & Snowboard School lessons start at $180. Visit and purchase tickets 7 days in advance for best prices.
Winter Park Resort


$113 Approx. $70. Kids 4 and under ski free. Childcare for kids 2 months to 6 years. Half day is available for $109, full day is available for $139. Full day lessons for kids (ages 3-14), including lunch, are $199. Call Winter Park Central Reservations for latest deals and special promos.  800-729-7907.
Wolf Creek Ski Area  $65 $34. Kids 5 and under $6 No Starting at $65 Visit

*Note: Information and prices are subject to change and most resorts offer discounted rates if you purchase online seven days in advance. Many resorts do not publish a set lift ticket price. When compiling our list, we used the date January 9, 2016 as our base to compare prices.

Featured image: Loveland Ski Area

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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  • comment avatar AmyC November 25, 2015

    Awesome info, thanks!

  • comment avatar Kristin Fox November 25, 2015

    Love, this, Snowmama.

  • comment avatar Ginny T November 25, 2015

    What a great idea!

  • comment avatar Steve M. November 25, 2015

    Rollin, we need to check this out.

  • comment avatar Deanna November 25, 2015

    Thank you for sharing this info.

  • comment avatar Amanda November 25, 2015

    In your research did you find a resort that does homeschool days? We’ve heard they exist, but haven’t looked into them yet.

  • comment avatar Amber November 25, 2015

    Amanda, I didn’t hear about homeschool days. My best advice is to contact Colorado Ski Country (oversees most of Colorado’s resorts) and Vail Resorts (has five Colorado resorts) to check.