Skiing with your family can be great for adventure, but not so much for your wallet. A number of ski resorts in Colorado offer kids ski free in Colorado packages that make a winter vacation more affordable.
Spring Ski & Stay Free
AspenSnowmass offers an end of season deal for spring skiing; kids ski and stay free in March and April with a minimum 3-day purchase. Kids ages 7-12 ski and stay for free with the purchase of a adult three day or longer lift ticket. Kids also get free rental equipment with accompanying adult rental. Book by February 19, 2015, for skiing March 15-31; book by March 24 for stays April 1-5.
Free Season Pass
Loveland offers a great way for kids to become expert skiers. Once children ages 4-14 complete three full-day lesson packages, they receive a free unrestricted season pass to keep practicing their skiing or snowboarding skills for the rest of the season. Children’s full day lesson packages include the lesson, lift access, equipment rentals (ski or snowboard) and lunch. And you don’t have to take all the lessons at once. Once you pre-purchase the three lesson package, you get the season pass and can take lessons throughout the winter.
Kids/Grandkids Ski and Rent Free
Steamboat’s Kids Ski Free and Grandkids Ski Free programs let children 12 years of age and under to ski free the same number of days as their parents/grandparents when parents/grandparents purchase a 5-or-more day adult lift ticket. Seniors (ages 70+) must purchase an adult ticket to be eligible for this program. Each qualifying purchase allows one free child per paid parent/grandparent. Kids also rent free when their parent or grandparent rents equipment for five or more days.
Free Season Pass
For every adult season pass you purchase, one child, 12 and under, gets a free season pass. Each additional child or teen in the same family can purchase a special priced Family Season Pass.
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Ski Swim Stay
When guests book Sunlight’s Ski Swim Stay package, kids 12 and under can ski for free. Swimming is at the world’s largest hot springs pool. Many area hotels offer a free shuttle to and from Sunlight Mountain.