With multiple kids in tow, skiing and snowboarding can rack up the expenses, but Keystone Resort in Colorado is offering one deal that could have your family running to the slopes. This winter season children 12 and under can ski and snowboard free. The best part compared to other resorts trying this offer? No blackout dates and no weekend or holiday exceptions — and over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain.
To be eligible, families stay two or more nights at one of Keystone’s many choice accommodations . From luxury lodging to cozy condos, there’s a variety of selections to keep any family satisfied, on and off the slopes, and the mountain base housing is very convenient. Note however, that this resort is at higher altitude than many others, so be sure to give kids plenty of time to adjust. (Parents we know give their kids 1 baby aspirin per day for a week prior to arriving in Colorado to help them acclimate to the altitude.)
“Kids Ski Free is the next step in our evolution of family-friendly programs…,” said Tim Estes, VP of Hospitality at Keystone. “By making this program so accessible, we open the door to more families, allowing them to spend time together in the mountains and enjoying the great outdoors.”
Kidtopia Fun at Keystone
With numerous fabulous kids programs, Keystone Resort is already a hot spot for slope-obsessed families. This season, on top of its Keystone’s Kids Ski Free deal, the resort has also grown its Kidtopia program.
- daily entertainment and performances
- events and activities
- world’s largest snowfort
- street performers
- post-skiing meetups
- weekly parade
- on-ice dance parties
- Snowed-In Festival
Lessons for all abilities & Family Mountain Tours
There’s a ton for kids of all ages and experience levels to do without mom and dad having to keep their eyes glued every moment.
Even the littlest ones can get in on the action. At Burton Riglet Park snowboarders 3 to 6-years-old will be exposed to an interactive environment where they can learn the basics of boarding.
Keystone’s A-51 Terrain Park, ranked the #2 park in North America, now has more levels of progessive features connecting beginner parks to more advanced ones — and giving new-comers a better ability to work their way up to the more challenging A-51 features and pipes.
If parents want in on the action, Keystone offers Mom, Dad and Me Lessons, teaching families how to ski, with guidance on how mom and dad can help the kids grow on slopes. For the more advanced family, Keystone Adventure Tours has an in-bounds, full-day cat skiing escapade. You’ll be taken to the backcountry in a Snowcat, given powder ski rentals, a catered lunch and an expert guide.
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