Aspen is the perfect family friendly destination to play in the snow or sun. Seasonal family friendly activities include skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, rock climbing, kids camps, and hiking, just to name a few. Create lasting memories with your family in Aspen, Colorado.
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 snow sports 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, snowshoeing, a bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, snow tubing and more.
- Aspen Youth Center
- Aspen Parks & Recreation
- Aspen Ski and Snowboard School
- Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
- VIK Snowmass
- Aspen On-Mountain Activities
- Horseback Riding
- Sleigh Rides
- Pitkin County Library and Story Hours
Family Friendly Restaurants
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
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. 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. 970.925.9955 | 420 E. Cooper Avenue