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Aspen Family Vacation

A family vacation in Aspen, Colorado will create memories of a lifetime for you and your children. The Molly Gibson Lodge, a family friendly lodge in the heart of the City of Aspen is ready to assist you with your family adventure, winter or summer. Kids and adults will have a ball playing in the snow, skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, rock climbing, camping or hiking. Don't forget to bring the family pet, as the Molly Gibson Lodge is Pet Friendly.

Kids of all ages can participate in Aspen Ski School. Ages 2 - 17 can take group lessons and private lessons. Skiing starts at age 2, snowboarding 6 to 7 are good ages to start. Why not learn how to do both snowsports at an early age, you'll never regret it. Childcare for those who aren't up to skiing yet is available through Ski School too, just be sure to make a reservation! For a day off the slopes, check out Teddy Bear Story Hour during the Holidays or The Aspen Art Museum throughout the year for culture. For the older kids, plan a trip to Aspen during the X-Games in January to see the top skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers. Every Friday from late December through early April, Ullr Nights takes place on Snowmass Mountain. Ullr Nights honors the Norse God of Snow with events like ice skating, snow shoeing, bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, tubing and fire dancers.

KIDS ACTIVITIESAspen, Aspen Mountain, Summer in Aspen

Aspen Youth Center
Aspen Parks & Recreation
Aspen Ski and Snowboard School
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen Art Museum

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Aspen On-Mountain Activities
Gondola and Lift Rides

Rafting
Horseback Riding
Pitkin County Library and Story Hours

FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Brunelleschi's
Nicknamed "Bruno's," serves gourmet pizza and pasta, and a variety of other casually elegant classic Italian dishes. Kid's "make your own Pizza". A favorite among locals and offers a vibrant atmosphere. Patio space during the summer.
970.544.4644 | 205 S. Mill Street

Big Wrap
Winner of Aspen Times Best Cheap Eats 2007 One of the most popular lunch spots in Aspen. Offering Gourmet Wraps, Salads, Tacos, Breakfast Burritos, Daily Specials, Fresh Vegan Soups, Smoothies, and Kids Menu. Get a bag of tasty house made Tortilla Chips. Limited Indoor seating. Take-out or eat in the small bar style seating. Delivery in Town from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Cash, Local checks only.
970.544.1700 | 520 E. Durant Avenue

The Red Onion
Aspen's oldest historic restaurant & bar established in 1892. A local's favorite, it's moderately priced menu includes Ribeye, Steak Diablo, Gurgers, jalapeno poppers, chicken waffles, steak & eggs, and meatballs and sauce. A great sports bar with the largest square footage of television screens in Aspen as well as being family friendly. Easy to-go food and quick pick up with a 10 minute turn around. Breakfast starts at 11am & serves all day & night. Brunch Sat. & Sun.
970.925.9955 | 420 E. Cooper Avenue

Enjoy one of Aspen's upscale family resorts, the Molly Gibson Lodge, for your next family ski vacation.  Call us at 888-271-2304 or book online today!

Photograph Courtesy of Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Jeremy Swanson.