For Families

Overview

Our Aspen family packages have been an official hit since 2010

Both parents and adults experience a ski holiday where everything is taken care of with particular emphasis on daily transfers and supervision to and from ski school for the kids. Once the kids have had breakfast and are ready to go, you’ll hand them over to us. This leaves parents ready to hit the slopes with other parents and our on-snow team straight away. No more to and from Ski School for the adults. You’ll re-claim that valuable ski time while safe in the knowledge that our experienced kids team will bring your little treasures home safe and sound at the end of the day! We’ll also assist with afternoon and evening child-minding and other kids activities too.

With the kids team running around with your kids, you’re able to join our on-snow program without missing valuable on-snow time. We’ve planned our family tours very carefully and created each January family package ensuring there’s lots of family time as well as lots of ski time. Our Aspen family packages run for 10, 15 or 20 nights, all starting on January 6th. Adults experience a fully guided and instructional on-snow program with a minimum of 5 hours on-snow per day with our team of Aspen instructors.

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The best choice for Aspen Family Packages

While personalised group skiing is what we’re known for, our family tours are offer you so much more. With various accommodation options, in-resort staff available 24/7 and a maximum instructor to skier ratio of 1:6, we set the industry benchmark for Aspen family packages.

And for the little ones… you tell us what your needs and wants are for your kids so you only pay for what you want. You can choose how many days of ski school and the type of rental equipment. Or leave it to us and we’ll sync your childs daily activities to match our adult program for a seamless holiday experience.

On kids ski school days our staff will meet and supervise your children to the kids ski school – located at Buttermilk and Snowmass.  Then we’ll bring them home at the end of the ski day! For parents wanting to enjoy the après scene, we’ll bring your kids to you! We’ve built a reputation amongst families of taking care of everything, so all that you and your family have to do is simply enjoy your ski holiday.

Our family tours aim to ensure you get all the time you want together both on and off-snow – while creating the perfect environment for parents and kids to enjoy their own skiing.

What's included

10 night family package

For the parents

  • All Aspen transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Ski10 – 10 day lift pass valid at all 4 Aspen resorts
  • 6 day on-snow program with our Aspen team
  • 24/7 in-resort hosts
  • Regular après events
  • Video analysis
    PLUS
  • FREE skis that you get to choose and keep (including bindings)
    AND
  • FREE unlimited demo skis (to help you select the right skis for you)

For the kids

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 day lift pass (valid at all 4 Aspen Resorts)
  • 10 day ski/snowboard rental package
  • 6 full day Ski School lessons with lunch
  • Daily supervision by our dedicated Kid’s Program Supervisors
  • All Aspen transfers
  • Regular kids après activities

 


15 night family package

For the parents

  • All Aspen transfers
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Ski30 – 30 day lift pass valid at all 4 Aspen resorts
  • 10 day on-snow program with our Aspen team
  • 24/7 in-resort hosts
  • Regular après events
  • Video analysis
    PLUS
  • FREE skis that you get to choose and keep (including bindings)
    AND
  • FREE unlimited demo skis (to help you select the right skis for you)

For the kids

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 day lift pass (valid at all 4 Aspen Resorts)
  • 15 day ski/snowboard rental package
  • 10 full day Ski School lessons with lunch
  • Daily supervision by our dedicated Kid’s Program Supervisor
  • All Aspen transfers
  • Regular après activities

 


20 night family package

For the parents

  • All Aspen transfers
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Ski30 – 30 day lift pass valid at all 4 Aspen resorts
  • 14 day on-snow program with our Aspen team
  • 24/7 in-resort hosts
  • Regular après events (food and drinks supplied)
  • Video analysis
    PLUS
  • FREE skis that you get to choose and keep(including bindings)
    AND
  • FREE unlimited demo skis (to help you select the right skis for you)

For the kids

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • 20 day lift pass (valid at all 4 Aspen Resorts)
  • 20 day ski/snowboard rental package
  • 14 full day Ski School lessons with lunch
  • Daily supervision by our dedicated Kid’s Program Supervisor
  • All Aspen transfers
  • Regular après activities

 


Not included in any family package

  • Flights
  • Ground transport into Aspen from another location in the US
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks (except where supplied during our après events)

 

Our advertised kids “from price” is for children aged 7 – 12 years for a 10 night package staying in our base level accommodation with the inclusions listed above.

For children aged 3 – 6 years for a 10 night package staying in our base level accommodation price is from £2,499 with the inclusions listed above.

For children aged 13 – 17 years for a 10 night package staying in our base level accommodation price is from £2,299 with the inclusions listed above.

 

Itinerary

Choose a 10, 15 and 20 night package and you’ll get the best family holiday experience available. Below is a 20 night sample itinerary so you can see what makes our family packages stand out from the crowd.

Day 1: Arrival Day
A big welcome to Aspen. Arriving at Aspen airport, our team will be ready and waiting to meet 
you and your family. We’ll then transfer you in our private cars to your accommodation. Today has been deliberately designed to be a gentle pace after your journey to get to Aspen. Settle into your accommodation with your family as your ski holiday is just beginning.

Day 2: Welcome & Orientation Day
Today begins with all families getting together for a meet and greet. Kids then head off with our kids team to begin making friends and start the fun and games. We’ll provide you with your lift passes and you’ll learn more about the days to come. We’ll also help set you up with any rental equipment or arrange your new FREE skis from Aspen Sports. The afternoon is set aside for you to have a warm up ski with you family. This is a gentle ski on Aspen Mountain for anyone interested in making a few turns. Our host team will be available on-snow to guide you to get your bearings for a few hours.

From 7pm we have arranged a welcome party for you, hosted by Aspen Sports in their main store. Free drinks and food combined with advice and deals for our guests – available exclusively for you for the evening.

Day 3: First on-snow day – Skiing at Buttermilk
Kids and adults meet together on the first offical on-snow day to head to Buttermilk together. Adults meet our instructing team and before you depart for your first full day of skiing, you’ll experience the kids sign-in process with our kids team at the ski school. We feel it’s extremely important for parents to see the morning routine so you have full confidence that we’re taking great care of your little ones.

As soon as you complete the kids sign-in process, you’re away skiing Buttermilk for the day. The on-snow team will build you up for the rest of your trip today making sure you’re properly warmed up and ready for the next few weeks. You’ll see that our on-snow groups are extremely flexible. The instructing team will initially divided groups by ability, speed and daring – but you’ll have the opportunity to change groups to push yourself, take it easy or ski with partners and friends. Our group sizes are limited to 6 guests per instructor – a great sociable size allowing plenty of focus on you. At the end of the ski day, you re-join our kids team to witness the pick-up process, then we’ll all return home together. You’ll then prepare for another welcome party – thanks to Frias Properties of Aspen. Food and drinks is provided for both adults and kids.

Day 4: Skiing on Aspen Highlands
Kids: Say see ya later to Mum and Dad and jump on the bus with our kids team  – you’re heading back to Buttermilk today. You’ll ski with your instructor and friends again for the whole day. And when the lesson is over, you’ll either come to Aspen Highlands to meet your Mum and Dad at après or head home with the kids to and meet them there. By now you’ll be making so pretty great new friends so be prepared for lots of fun even when you’ve finished skiing for the day.

Adults: Today you off to ski Aspen Highlands. After meeting the instructors you’ll ski the locals favourite mountain. All groups meet for lunch at the Merry-Go-Round restaurant, then you’ll finish the ski day with our traditional après event hosted by our team at the base of the mountain – food and drinks supplied. We’ll have communicated with the kids team during the day as to where you want your kids taken – après at Highlands or home. The choice is yours.

Day 5: Skiing on Aspen Mountain
Kids:
 You’re off to a new mountain today kids so say hello to Aspen Snowmass. A new mountain means new runs and a whole lot of exploring!

Adults: Meet the team at the Silver Queen Gondola and grab a free coffee before the ride up. This morning you’ll experience the fun and challenging terrain of “Ajax”, then such with a view at the Sundeck restaurant. Stop at Bonnies if desert is your thing for a selection of famous sweets. We haven’t no planned any official après events for this evening, giving you plenty of family time. But at the base of Ajax are some of our favourite après venues in town. Join our team for some happy hour drinks in the Ajax Travern or head home to meet the kids.

Day 6: Day off
You’ve got a day off from both adult and kid on-snow programs today. Enjoy some family time or get together with new friends.Whatever you decide to do with today, be it on-snow or off-snow, there are options to keep you entertained all day.

Day 7: Skiing at Snowmass
Kids: Your Mum and Dad are heading to Snowmass today too, so we’ll all travel together. When we arrive at the mountain you’ll say “see ya” to your parents and head off for more fun skiing Snowmass. And by now you’re getting pretty good! Get set for more games at the end of the day and hang out with your new friends at our Snowmass après party.

Adults: Once you say goodbye to the kids on the bus you’ll meet the team at the Snowmass Mall. It’s a big mountain experience today as Aspen’s 3 other mountains can fit into Snowmass (hence the name!). So after a full morning of skiing you’ll have made it from one side to the other – arriving at the restaurant just in time for lunch. Today we’re eating at Sam’s Smoke House so enjoy a sit down and table service. Before you know it you’ll be back on the slopes for the afternoon and then head to yet another après event – this time thanks to the Aspen Skiing Company. Food and drinks are complimentary, courtesy of ASC to say thank you for skiing in Aspen with Ski Aspen.

Day 8: Skiing back on Aspen Highlands
Kids: You’re heading to Buttermilk today to search out the best kids adventure terrain out there. Get set for al the bumps and jumps that Buttermilk can throw at you! Plenty to explore today including skiing through the awesome Buttermilk forests.

Adults: We’re back to Aspen Highlands today to ski some of the terrain that you missed last time. There’s plenty of choice for challenges on this mountain, but if you want to take a day on the groomers, Highlands offers some fantastic top-to-bottom options. Weather permitting, today is also a great day to ski the famous Highland Bowl. No lifts to the top of the Bowl. It’s a 30-40 minute hike  minute hike to the summit. The ski from the top of the Bowl is a quintessential Aspen experience and one of the top picks by all Ski Aspen staff.

Tonights again a free night for you and your family. By now, many guests will be socialising together outside of our organised events. So enjoy your evening with new friends or perhaps a chilled out evening at home.

Day 9: Back to ski Snowmass
Kids:
 Mum and Dad are lucky today as we’re all riding the bus back to Snowmass. By now you’re skiing is really looking good and you’ll no doubt have some favourite runs to ski at Snowmass.Make sure you tell your instructor today where you want to ski and get out there exploring again.

Adults: We’ve begun to scratch the surface of this huge mountain so it’s time to go a little more off the beaten track. Head up a 5 minute hike to the top of “Long Shot” for a mid-morning challenge or push yourself as you ski “Powderhorn”. Lunch at Elk Camp, get back on snow and expect another après party.  And yep, food and drinks are included!

Day 10: Skiing on Aspen Mountain
Kids: We’re switching back to Buttermilk today. Today is all about trying new things so prepare for some challenges and you might try skiing some of the harder runs you still haven’t skied. Buttermilk has lots of hidden adventure areas for kids to ski so you’ve got a big day ahead.

Adults: Back on Ajax and and you the routine dialled. Free coffee, meet the team, ride the gondola and away you go. Lunch is at the Sundeck and after a big afternoon of trying out some new terrain on Ajax it’s up to you if you’re stopping for an après drink or not. Get ready for a sleep-in tomorrow as it’s the ski holiday version of a weekend for you.

Day 11: Day off
It’s officially your Aspen weekend! Treat you and your family to a wander around town or ski together at your favourite mountain. It’s a free day and night for you so enjoy some down time with your family.

Day 12: Day off
Day two of your Aspen weekend and you’ll probably be feeling relaxed and rested. You’ll be impressed with how much the kids skiing has improved so if you’re yet to ski together, get out there and enjoy! We recommend at least one full rest day during these two days off to prepare you for the the rest of your holiday.

Day 13: Skiing at Snowmass
Kids: 
You guys know what to do now. Jump on the bus with Mum, Dad and the team and get set for a big kids day out at Snowmass. You’ll be skiing tougher runs and really improving your ability this week.

Adults: We’re back to Snowmass and it’s business as usual. Meet the instructing team on-snow at the Mall and have lunch back at Sam’s Smokehouse. Finish the day with your favourite Snowmass run and perhaps an unofficial après at Venga Venga – a Snowmass favourite.

Day 14: Skiing on Aspen Mountain
Kids: 
It’s back to Buttermilk and you’ll be looking to jump bigger jumps and go faster on the groomers. Get into the bumps with your ski instructor and group so that you can challenge your Mum and Dad when you next ski together!

Adults: Ride the gondola and prepare for all the glades, steeps or groomers that you can handle. It’s also time to check out the dumps if you’re up for a challenge today. Lunch at the Sundeck and take in the stunning views of the Highland Bowl. No official après events organised today but there’s always something happening at the base of the mountain at Ajax Tavern. You’ll no doubt hear the music and see a crowd from Cleanex Corner.

Day 15: Skiing on Aspen Highlands
Kids: It’s Kids choice day. Get together when we meet in the morning and have a vote to ski at either Buttermilk or Snowmass. The mountain that gets the most votes wins! 

Adults: Your ski fitness and stamina will be pretty good by now so you’ve got plenty of options for skiing at Highlands today. Maybe another hike up the Highland Bowl or perhaps a morning in Deep Temerity. Highlands is the perfect mountain to mix it up all day. Ski long bump runs, hop in and out of the tree and go as gentle or steep as you like. Highlands has hit all.

Day 16: Your last day off
It’s your final free day in Aspen. With four big days coming up you might enjoy a lazy day around town or perhaps even a trip down valley to Glenwood Springs. Or enjoy a massage, hot tub or read a book pool side at the Ski Bar. Or even head up to the Sundeck via the Silver Queen Gondola just to lunch and enjoy the sunshine.

Day: 17: Skiing Buttermilk
Kids: 
Today is all about family fun at Butttermilk. You’ll get to ski all day with Mum, Dad and the Ski Aspen team.We’ve set up a fun-filled day with treasure hunts, ski challenges and some other on-snow activities that will take us all over the mountain. And by now you’re such a good skier you can ski everywhere at Buttermilk! We’ll get plenty of video and pictures to turn everyone into stars for our final night 
video.

Adults: Today is really all about you and your kids together on-snow. We want you to see how much all the kids have improved and how much fun they have together while skiing the mountain. Tour family fun days have been a huge success in previous years and allows for some great family time on snow together. The funniest part is that most parents get right into the activities as if they’re still kids too!

Day 18: Lat day skiing Aspen Mountain
Kids: You’ll get together as one team this morning and plan out your last three days of skiing. Which mountain you’ll ski, any favourite runs to include, favourite lunches and maybe even get the chance to ski as a big team around the mountain. So where will you ski today?

Adults: A final day of riding the gondola and taking on all the Aspen Mountain glades – some of our Ski Aspen teams favourite trees and steeps are hidden here at Ajax. Make sure you get the team to ski you somewhere new and enjoy one last lunch with a view at the Sundeck.

Day 19: Last day skiing Snowmass
Kids:
 Maybe when you were planning your ski days yesterday you thought about Snowmass today so you can ride the bus with Mum and Dad? If not you’ll say goodbye in the morning and head to buttermilk! But don’t worry – that’s ok – they’re grown ups after all!

Adults: It’s our final day skiing Snowmass today. By now you’ll have hopefully skied most if not all of Snowmass areas and found some favourite places to ski. Get the on-snow team to re-visit various runs and give it a nudge with the terrain and speed to see how you perform. You’ll have had the opportunity to build on certain skills in your own skiing over the last few weeks so push yourself and enjoy today.

Day 20: Your final day skiing in Aspen – at Highlands
Kids: 
Where has the time gone? Can you believe it’s your last day skiing in Aspen? You’ll get to head back to your favourite mountain and ski your favourite runs with your instructors and friends. We’ll have a big dinner party with prizes and then we’ll say goodbye. But don’t worry, I bet we’ll see you next year!

Adults: Meet the team at the base of Highlands and decide: The Bowl? Deep Temerity? Scarlett’s bumps? High-speed groomers? Or is it time to do them all! There’s a final night dinner arranged in a private venue to say thanks for coming and recap on all of the antics for both your kids and you. It’s a night to celebrate a fantastic family ski holiday all before beginning the journey home tomorrow.

Day 21: Departure Day
All guests must check-out of accommodation at 10am. We will have pre-arranged your transfer to Aspen airport which will arrive leaving you plenty of time to check in. We can assist you to store your bags if you have a later scheduled flight so you can have a final few hours around town before you leave. Sadly, your Aspen family adventure is over for this year- but we have a feeling we’ll see you on this side of the world again soon.

10 and 15 night family itineraries

We have our itineraries for shorter stays listed below. Click the link to view each:

10 night itineraries

15 night itineraries 

Our family packages are designed to work for individual families while in a group setting. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Accommodation

You’ll discover that your Ski Aspen experience is tailored to exactly what you want, starting with your choice of accommodation. You can share a condo, choose hotel style accommodation or have your own accommodation. Our goal is simple: offer you the most suitable options for you – for your budget, preferred location and level of luxury.

You’ll note that our advertised from price includes base-level accommodation and is on a twin-share basis in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. A single supplement option is available to have your own room. All accommodation levels offer a slightly different experience. Mid to Lux levels include TV/media systems, washer/dryers, open fireplaces, complementary Wifi and housekeeping services. Mid and Lux level accommodation options are located in the heart of town, most just a block from the Aspen Mountain Gondola. Our Base-level condos while well presented, are located 3-5 blocks from town and the Aspen Mountain Gondola.

Base-level accommodation options

While listed as base, if location is not a priority for you, then you’ll love these properties. A short walk into town or a few minutes on the local bus will have you ready to hit the slopes. Nearly all properties have spectacular views of snowy river scenes or the surrounding mountains. Options in our base-level range include Chateau Eau Claire, Chateau Roaring Fork, Silverglo and Cottonwood condominiums. Examples of these base-level properties are:

Mid-level accommodation options

Select this level of accommodation for near unbeatable location. Generally 1-2 blocks from the Aspen mountain Gondola and all local amenities just a stones throw from your front door. Centrally located to suit those who like not only ease and convince but also to be near all of the action. Properties in this range include Chateau Chamont/Dumont, Aspen Town House East, Glory Hole and Old Hudred.

Mid-level accommodation examples follow:

Lux-level accommodation options

Our most luxurious level of condo style accommodation. Impeccably presented with high-end fixtures and fittings, all Lux-level properties are situated in the Galena Street neighbourhood. You can expect on-site heated pools and hot tubs with the Gondola Plaza at the end of your street. Examples of Lux-level properties are Durant Condominiums, Fasching Haus and Fifth Avenue. All have been selected for their comfort, decor and location:

Hotel Accommodation option 

In the heart of town and with incredible views, the famous Limelight hotel is just a short stroll or complementary transfer to the slopes. Recently renovated, you’ll experience an exceptional level of service, highly finished rooms, heated pool and hot tubs, complimentary wifi and and incredible breakfast spread daily. View images for the Limelight Hotel below:

Dates & Prices

You’ll see from your first contact with the Ski Aspen team that we strive to give you and your family the best ski holiday experience at the best price.

Each family has individual needs and wants and we understand this at Ski Aspen. There are many variables to a family ski holiday and our package ‘from’ price includes all standard inclusions. However if you would like to add or change any part of this we can assist you to help create the perfect family ski holiday.

To provide you an accurate family ski package price, click on the trip you want below. This takes you to a contact us form where we ask you to give the following information:

  1. Length of stay: 10, 15 or 20 nights?
  2. How many adults in your family are joining you (aged 18-69)
  3. How many kids will be coming with you and how old they are
  4. What level of accommodation would you like (and the number of bedrooms you require)
  5. Hare you happy with our standard inclusions for your kids or do you want to modify this
  6. Do you kids require equipment

The Ski Aspen sales team aim to provide you a quote in less than 24 hours. If you are happy with your quote, we have a GBP 1000 per adult / GBP 500 per child, non-refundable deposit required upon booking. Full balance payable 90 days before your trip commences

We accept credit and debit card payments only. We do not charge credit card fees.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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