With four different mountains to choose from, a bevy of family-friendly accommodations and dining options and a stacked list of family-minded activities, Aspen delivers one of Ski Country’s top family experiences. Kids and parents alike will love bopping around historical downtown Aspen and learning about the famed silverlode that was found in Aspen’s Smuggler Mine.
For families, one of the coolest aspects of an Aspen ski vacation is access to four different mountains. Each ski area caters to a different type of skier or snowboarder, and families can easily hop from mountain to mountain thanks to Aspen Snowmass’ convenient, and complimentary bus. This takes a lot of guess work out of a vacation for parents and ensures that everyone in the clan has an optimal experience.
Top Aspen family-friendly winter lodging
- Providing great access to Aspen Mountain and the inter-resort bus system, The Limelight Hotel is just a few blocks from the Silver Queen Gondola and a block from Rubey Park bus station, which makes it easy to ski at any of the four resorts. The Limelight Hotel also offers guests a complimentary skiers’ shuttle. Families will also appreciate the many comforts the Limelight provides, including a complimentary, daily breakfast, cozy fireplace lounge and a relaxing pool and hot tub. If your brood can’t part with your furry family member, bring pooch along for your stay at The Limelight Hotel.
- Ideally located in the heart of downtown Aspen in a historic building, the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel incorporates reasonable nightly rates, professional service and a surplus of high-value amenities. Guest have access to concierge and front desk services, bell staff, daily housekeeping, heated outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs (one is on the roof), fitness center, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access and free parking. The Aspen Square is right across the street from Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola.
- Offering ski in ski out access to Aspen Mountain, the pet-friendly Aspen Alps offers families 83 well-appointed, spacious condominiums, an outdoor pool and hot tub and a full-service health spa.
Top Aspen family winter restaurants
Aspen’s 100-plus restaurants ensure there’s an option for even the pickiest of eaters. From New York Pizza and Mexican fare at Su Casa, both located on Hyman Street, to comfort food, like mac-n-cheese at Jimmy’s, on Hopkins Avenue, to burgers and fries at CP Burger or Ajax Tavern, Aspen offers something for everyone in your family.
A long-time affordable and family-friendly Aspen staple, Hickory House Ribs on Main Street serves finger-lickin’ ribs, sandwiches, salads and all the other fixins’ common of a smokehouse.