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Woodward Copper: 5 adrenaline-fueled family activities kids will love

Did you know Colorado boasts an action sports and youth paradise right in our backyard? Woodward Copper offers year-round skiing and snowboarding on real Colorado snow, plus a 19,400-foot  indoor training facility for the whole family with skateparks, Olympic-grade trampolines, foam pit jumps, indoor ski and snowboard training and more. If you’re thinking “My family has never done anything like this,” fret not! Woodward Copper at Copper Mountain Resort has programs for everyone, even those with no prior sports experience and guaranteed, they offer unforgettable adventures your family will talk about for years. Skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, BMXers, mountain bikers, scooter riders, cheer and tumble athletes and more will all find something awesome and FUN t...

Denver snow day! 80+ activities for playing inside and outside

It’s a snow day in Denver and we have rounded up some activities for playing in the snow or cozying up indoors. Fun Activities for My Denver Snow Day Want to go sledding? Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado. Is skating more your speed? You’ll love our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado. Nothing beats a ski day in fresh powder. Don’t miss our 2023 Family Ski Guide for Colorado.  Make an abominable snowman. It’s like a regular snowman, but less friendly to passers-by. Watch the movie Snow Day with that gloriously psychotic snowplow driver.  Practice multiplication and script with your kids. That’ll put them in a REALLY good mood. For older kids, break out the practice tests. Delete all of the ex...

Ultimate Colorado Family Ski Vacation Guide 2022/23

Don’t miss the ultimate Colorado family ski vacation guide for 2022/23–from fun on the slopes and off the slopes as well. Scroll down for insider tips on Colorado’s best outdoor ice skating and sledding hills.  Mile High Mamas is a top resource for planning your Colorado family ski trip. A few years ago, we launched the Colorado Family Ski Guide 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. Best Gear for Keeping Families...

Spring Break in Denver: 50+ Activities for Families in 2022

Spring Break is almost here and it’s a tricky one to plan if you’re staying in Colorado! Will there be snow? Will it be a balmy 70 degrees? Fortunately, we have you coffered with our guide to Spring Break in Denver 2022 with indoor and outdoor activities, categorized by geographic area. And, of course, COVID restrictions are in place so always check the venue prior to visiting!  Don’t miss: Family Vacation: Your Guide to Spring Break in Colorado  15 Affordable Family Spring Break Adventures in Colorado Denver Free Days 2022 Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure: An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside 20 Best Places to Go Sledding in Colorado Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN COLORADO FOR SPRING BREAK? CENTRAL DENVER Ba...

‘Snow Days’ Debuts at the Denver Children’s Museum: 8 Must-see Outdoor Attractions!

Denver’s winter has certainly been lacking in white stuff! However, even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, you’ll still find snowy fun in the heart of Denver with cozy fire pits, a real snow hill, a sock skating rink, a curling rink and so much more. Snow Days is a new multi-faceted winter experience that is taking over the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus’ Joy Park December 8, 2021- February 27, 2022.  As fluffy flakes fall soundlessly to create a bed of frosted goodness, snow-lovers can reach back into memories of their most carefree days and embrace the magic of a winter wonderland. Fun Activities at Snow Days  The Snow Hill, featuring REAL snow for sledding, snowman building and creative winter play  A special outdoor sock skating rink fo...

Colorado’s Best Family Ski Vacation Guide 2021/22

See updated Ultimate Colorado Family Ski Vacation Guide 2022/23. Colorado family skiing is back! COVID restrictions have complicated many things (including last year’s ski season) but we’re happy for some sense of normalcy for planning your Colorado winter vacation! Scroll down for insider tips on Colorado’s best outdoor ice skating and sledding hills.  Mile High Mamas is a top resource for planning your Colorado family ski trip. A few years ago, we launched the Colorado Family Ski Guide 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 ag...

Oktobestfest celebrations in Colorado, fall fun and other Denver deals

One year, in celebration of Oktoberfest, I tried to make my own pretzels. The recipe made it seem like it would be simple. But even though it might have been simple for the recipe writer, they did not turn out for me. But this time of year, I do crave a beer and pretzel (with a name like Gretchen there is no wonder I feel a certain pull to celebrate Oktoberfest). I am excited about the Oktobefest celebrations to return and to satisfy my annual cravings.  Fall Fun in Denver. Don’t miss our guide to Colorado’s top pumpkin patches and corn mazes this fall. Also, where to find Colorado’s Best Fall Colors: Best drives, hikes, ghost towns and farms. Ski Season. Looking for great deals for the upcoming ski season? Get your season passes sooner rather...

Vail Resorts opening dates (plus, lock in your lowest pass prices before Labor Day)

After a smoky and hot summer, who else is thrilled for the prospect of a snowy bluebird winter?! Vail Resorts today announced the opening dates of its 34 North American resorts, offering guests one of the longest ski seasons in the country with a focus on safety and the guest experience. The action kicks off at Keystone this October (fingers crossed), with the resort set to open as early as possible thanks to recent investments in a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient snowmaking system. And with enterprise-wide investments in snowmaking technology in recent years, 15 of the company’s North American resorts – including Breckenridge, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb and Okemo – are set to open for skiing and riding in November. Rockies & West planned opening dates, which are subject to change: Oc...

GetOutPass: Get 45% Off Denver’s Best Activity Pass (exclusive offer!)

Keep summer going all year long!!   Sure, Denver’s glorious summer may be winding down but NOW is the time to secure your GetOutPass so you can enjoy Denver’s best attractions like Elitch Gardens, Fat Cats, and Bandimere Speedway all year long for 45% off (scroll down for details). WHAT IS GETOUTPASS? The GetOutPass is a 12-month membership to Denver’s best attractions that can be paid for in a few ways, making it affordable for everyone. You can pay the full yearly price upfront for $149.95 for the one-time payment, $23.97 for quarterly payments, $8.37 for monthly payments. There is also an option to gift the GetOutPass with the gift voucher option this can be bought now and redeemed later. EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT If you use code MILEHIGHMAMAS at checkout you’ll get...

Free skiing for Colorado kids: Register now for Epic SchoolKids 2021-22 season

For the past four years, my family has purchased Epic Passes for the entire family, which is even that much more affordable when you pair them with EpicSchool Kids, a free program for Kindergarten through 5th graders that provides four days of skiing and riding at each of the state’s top-ranked resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte.   That’s right. Four TOTALLY free days on each of Colorado’s resorts…20 free days of skiing for kids. Not only can they develop a life-long passion for the sport but they can bond with Mom and Dad while they’re at it (buy your Epic Passes here). Pro tip: Many of my friends register their kids for Epic SchoolKids and if they want to ski more than the four times, the adult Epic Passes include disc...

Pay $49 now for epically cheap Vail Resorts Epic Passes in 2021-22

It is arguably the best ski deal in Colorado for adults AND kids…and it runs out on Memorial Day.  $49 is all May 31, 2021 will be the last day you can lock in your Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass purchase with a $49 down payment, with the remaining balance not due until September. And, through Memorial Day, the purchase of an Epic Pass will come with the bonus of 10 “Buddy tickets,” good for significantly discounted lift tickets for family and friends. And after the crapshoot COVID year, Vail Resorts is making it even more enticing than ever: Epic Pass prices are 20% lower than last year. Purchase an Epic 4-day pass for $323, an Epic Local Pass for $583 or an Epic Pass for $783.  Epic SchoolKids After you snag your adult/teen passes, be sure to register for the Epic Schoolki...

Could a new ski area open in Southern Colorado this year?

An old ski lift at Southern Colorado’s Parker-Fitzgerald Cuchara Mountain Park could start running again by summer, making lift-served mountain biking, downhill skiing and more possible. The original Cuchara ski area, about 30 miles southwest of Walsenburg, first opened in the early 1980s. During the following decades, six different operators tried and failed to make a go of it. Due to unreliable snowfall and other factors, it closed for good in 2001.  Huerfano County bought the defunct base facilities, acreage and one chairlift in 2017 using donated funds. The county and its partners got to work on a master plan with the goal of turning it into a public park.   The park is roughly 50 acres, mostly at the base of the old ski resort.  Volunteers ...

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