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Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
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Aspen Snowmass Kids Activities

Every season, Snowmass is filled with fun and adventure. Allow our expert concierges to plan a perfect experience for your family to keep busy when in the great outdoors.

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Summer Outdoor Adventures For Kids

ATVs
ATV excursions are one of the most scenic and exhilarating tours you can experience during the summer months. Each machine can accommodate one or two riders. 2 hour, 4 hour, 8 hour and full day rentals are available. This is a free ride, and not a “guided” tour. This allows riders more freedom and options for riding.  

FLY FISHING
Snowmass and Aspen have some of the best fly fishing in United States, boasting 2 Gold Metal rivers, The Roaring Fork and The Frying Pan.  We work with a few fantastic outfitters for private fishing tours and you can choose between a wading or floating trip!  

HISTORY TOURS

The Aspen Historical Society offer great tours from walking, biking, coach, storytelling and mine tours.  You will learn about Independence Pass, Ashcroft, Aspen Mining days, Ute Indians and more.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Enjoy tours that are guided through the Snowmass Wilderness area and along Maroon Creek leading up to Maroon Bells. There are a few horseback rides to choose from, including pony rides, 1 hour, 2 hour, half day and full day rides.  Lunch and dinner rides are available and are an absolute treat!   

EVENING JEEP EXCURSION AND DINNER

Specialty evening dinner tours are offered on Snowmass Mountain. You will be picked up from Viceroy at 6pm and jeep to the historic Burlingame Cabin located on Snowmass Mountain.  From there you can take an extended jeep tour up Snowmass Mountain or just sit back and let the outfitter tend to all your needs.  The outfitter will have a delicious dinner hot off the grill, a campfire, live music and S’mores.  Watch the sun drop behind the mountain ranges that extend across the Roaring Fork Valley.  

RAFTING TOURS

Rafting is the most popular summer adventure activity in the Roaring Fork Valley. Trips are offered from beginner levels to advanced or even a specialty whitewater private trip. Great trips to choose from include the Upper and Lower Roaring Fork, Brown’s Canyon which is on the Arkansas River, the Turbulent Triple Shoshone, and both Slaughterhouse and Numbers for the thrill seekers!

RODEO
The Snowmass Rodeo on a Wednesday night is a must while you are visiting Snowmass during the summer!  The grounds open at 5pm, with Hickory House serving BBQ at 5pm and the Rodeo starting at 7pm.  Here, you will see great events such as Bareback Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and of course the Calf Scrambling and Mutton Busting for kids!  Children between the ages of 4 years and 10 years can also enter the Calf Scramble.  This is a really fun evening for the entire family. 

Elk Camp

Located in Base Village, a world of mountain adventure awaits on Snowmass’ famed Elk Camp slopes. The Elk Camp Gondola, accessed from Base Village, takes riders up to activities ranging from hiking and biking trails to paintball, disc golf, a climbing wall, and a Eurobungy. The Elk Camp lift takes riders even higher, topping out at 11,325 feet for stunning views of the Elk Mountains.

Mini Golf

The Silver Circle Ice Rink located across from the Rubey Park Bus Station at the base of Aspen Mountain transforms into a miniature golf course in Aspen's summer months.  The location can't be beaten and the kids will be entertained day or night with this family fun activity. And CP Burger is right there with the perfect kid-friendly nosh.

Disc Golf

At Snowmass, the popular sport of Disc Golf takes a high-altitude twist. Two 18-hole mountain courses wind through high alpine meadows and primeval glens to heart-stopping vistas. One course is accessed from Base Village; the other is accessed from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola.

Bowling

Slopeside Lanes may be the first-ever slope-side bowling alley at a ski resort. Located at the end of the Snowmass Mall off Fanny Hill, the bowling alley features eight full-sized bowling lanes. With a menu of delicious Mugnaini wood-fired oven pizzas and locally brewed beers, it’s sure to be a strike with the whole family.

Historic Anderson Ranch

Stroll the beautiful 5-acre grounds of this renowned arts center housed in some of Snowmass’ most beautiful historic structures. Break bread with artists for dinner in the Cafe, where the food is as much a work of art as anything you’ll find in the studios. Artist studios, gallery exhibits, and lectures are available to visitors all year long.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
ACES is abuzz with children's voices and laughter during the summer months. They offer fun and educational kids' classes and camps that allow your child to experience and learn about the natural world. Let your child wonder in nature and see how quickly they can foster their curious minds! Kids will love meeting the resident golden eagle and learning about all of the local wildlife. It's like a zoo and a museum and a fun hands-on classroom all in one.

Storytelling at The Ice Age Discovery Center
Gather at the Ice Age Discovery Center to hear some of the tallest tales in the West, recounted by master storytellers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Aspen Recreation Center

Located in Aspen, this place is a dream for parents and kids alike. Swim at the indoor pool and ride the 2-story water slide for hours, or try out 32ft. indoor rock climbing on the tower, beginners welcome! With an onsite snack bar, locker room, ice rink and work out facility, the whole family will be entertained.

THE TREE-HOUSE KID'S ADVENTURE CENTER
Welcome to Camp Aspen/Snowmass, where all summer-long families are spoiled for choice. Toddlers can enjoy art and music at the Tree-house Adventure Center, young children can learn about the magic of nature, and teens can build their confidence with thrilling activities.

A five minute luge ride from Viceroy Snowmass is the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center — a state-of-the-art multilevel, 25,000-square-foot childcare facility in Snowmass Village — brings the great outdoors inside with Colorado-themed play rooms and supervised activities for children ages 8 weeks to 4 years old.

Don't let your kids (ages 3 - teen) miss out on the summer Aspen mountain family resort experience of a lifetime this summer! Activities include: Nature walks atop the Rocky Mountains. Mountain biking clinics. Camping out under the stars. Mountain-boarding, Paintball, Fishing, Field Trips and More!

*Tree-house is located off property in Base Village.

Winter Activities for Kids

Elk Camp
Located in Base Village, a world of mountain adventure awaits on Snowmass’ famed Elk Camp slopes. Start with a ride on the Gondola. Once you are at the top enjoy activities like the newly built Alpine Coaster, Tubing, Snowshoe tours and fat bike rentals. 


History Tours:

Aspen Historical Society enriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history.  Choose from ski tours on Aspen Mountain, coach, walking, mining tours and more.

Dog Sledding:

Krabloonik offers morning, afternoon, and twilight rides. All rides will stop at a campfire half way through to eat and spend time petting the dogs. Depending on the weather conditions, the actual ride will last for up to an 1 1/2. Each ride includes a light snack on the trail which consists of soup, hot bread and a hot drink such as cider or hot chocolate. The restaurant at Krabloonik is available for lunch and dinner without needing to book a dog sled ride.  They specialize in wild game and seafood.

On Mountain Dinners:

Lynn Britt Cabin is an elegant log cabin located on the slopes of Snowmass Mountain, featuring majestic panoramic views of the Snowmass Valley and high peaks beyond.  This is a family friendly event and is available Tuesday and Thursday nights only. Enjoy an exquisite Western Mountain dinner prepared by their executive chef while live entertainment and dancing entertain you throughout the evening. You will travel to and from the cabin in snow cats, which pick up slope side at Base Village at 5:30pm by the fire pit.  Lynn Britt Cabin will also offer a Family Chuck wagon Dinner on Wednesday Nights. This will include a three-course dinner, hot cider, and live entertainment. Guests will meet in Base Village at 4:45pm for the snow cat ride. 

Snowmobiling:

Snowmobiling tours are the perfect option for speed demons or families looking for some adventure and the most beautiful views in the area. They are offered during the winter months through a number of local outfitters, who also rent sleds for exploring the area on your own. 

Snowshoeing:

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) offers daily snowshoe tours on Aspen and Snowmass. Travel along mountain streams and along ridgelines while learning about mountain ecology on with an ACES Naturalist guide. Daily snowshoe tours are offered on top of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain. Tours are offered through a partnership between ACES, Aspen Skiing Company, and the White River National Forest (USFS).

Ice Skating

You can ice skate at a variety of facilities around Aspen, including the popular, open-air SK8 (fka Silver Circle Rink) in front of the Hyatt Grand downtown. The Aspen Recreation Centre is close to Highlands Mountain and offers an indoor ice skating rink and their public ice skating times vary.  Finally, the Snowmass Recreation center allows you to rent skates and use their outdoor rink!

VIK

Very Important Kids is an amazing program for children which provides daily activities for families once the ski day is over. Enjoy sing-a-long s’mores, kids crafts, cookie decorating right here at the Viceroy and more!
 
Ullr Nights on Snowmass Mountain

Every Friday night during the peak of winter season, we honor of the Norse God of Snow — Ullr — with Ullr Nights, a nighttime, winter wonderland party at Elk Camp on Snowmass. 

Friends and family take an evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp for outdoor winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snow biking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate. After playing in the snow, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent.

Bowling
Slope-side Lanes may be the first-ever slope-side bowling alley at a ski resort. Located at the end of the Snowmass Mall off Fanny Hill, the bowling alley features eight full-sized bowling lanes, pool tables and air hockey! With a menu of delicious Mugnaini wood-fired oven pizzas and locally brewed beers, its sire to be a strike with the whole family.

Storytelling at the Ice Age Discovery Center
Gather at the Ice Age Discovery Center to hear some of the tallest tales in the West, recounted by master storytellers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Aspen Recreation Center
Located in Aspen, this place is a dream for parents and kids alike. Swim at the indoor pool and ride the 2-story water slide for hours, or try out 32ft. indoor rock climbing on the tower, beginners welcome! With an onsite snack bar, locker room, ice rink and work out facility, the whole family will be entertained.

The Tree-House Adventure Center and ski/snowboard school

A five minute luge ride from Viceroy Snowmass is the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center — a state-of-the-art multilevel, 25,000-square-foot childcare facility in Snowmass Village — brings the great outdoors inside with Colorado-themed play rooms and supervised activities for children ages 8 weeks to 4 years old.

*Ski and snowboard lessons are also offered for children from the ages of 2.5-17. These acclaimed ski and snowboard schools have talented pros committed to building up confidence, and guiding your children to the next level in their skiing and snowboarding ability.