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Resort Guide

Kid-friendly resort guide

Get all the tips and tricks for visiting our resorts with your kids!

Visitng Vail

 

  • Mid-Vail Restaurants
    • Located at the base of Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) and Wildwood Express Lift (#3), Mid-Vail was the first restaurant on Vail Mountain and offers and a wide-range of dining options—from burgers and fries to to a world class lunch at the 10th. Soak up the sun on Sarge’s deck and enjoy outdoor BBQ, tropical cocktails from the tiki bar or filling cuisine hot off the grill. Open daily from 10am - 3pm, Mid-Vail is the perfect, centrally located locale to refuel between runs.

  • Bistro Fourteen
    • Bistro Fourteen offers casual, sit-down dining with a full bar at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). Perfect for lunch, après, or a post-Adventure Ridge appetite, Bistro Fourteen's variety of menu items has something for the whole family, including a full $10 kid’s menu.

  • Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest
    • Fast casual fare complimented by unmatched views of the Holy Cross Wilderness and the breath taking Gore Range. Located at Eagle’s Nest, This full-service dining court offers breakfast burritos, pastas, soup & salad bar, a deli, burrito station, baked potatoes, grilled items and signature Greek gyros.

  • Two Elk Restaurant
    • Vail Mountain’s flagship restaurant, Two Elk, sits at an elevation of 11,240 feet. The gateway to the back bowls, Two Elk is renown for it's world famous ski mountain cuisine and breath taking views. Find it near the top of Chairs 14, 17, 21, and 36.

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Visiting Beaver Creek

  • Haymeadow Park
    • There's no better place for beginners to learn than Haymeadow Park, our dedicated learning area at the base of the resort. With a beginner-friendly gondola, gentle terrain, magic carpets, and on-mountain dining including The Ranch and Ice Cream Parlor, it's the best place to build up confidence and improve in a fun, safe environment.

  • Red Buffalo Park
    • Red Buffalo Park offers the ultimate on-mountain skiing experience for beginner and intermediate skiers, families, and ski school guests looking to discover new adventures while making unforgettable memories together. Explore snow sculptures, Kid's Adventure Zones and stunning views of the Gore Range from the top of the mountain at Red Buffalo Park.

  • McCoy Park
    • Scheduled to debut during the 2020-21 winter season, Beaver Creek Resort will add 250 new acres of lift-served, welcoming ski terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers to connect and elevate their mountain experience. McCoy Park is the resort's newest learning area and is a separate, family-friendly zone, allowing for a relaxed experience for families. 

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  • Spruce Saddle 
    • Offering handcrafted pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, house made soups & chili's, daily grilled items and more, Spruce Saddle raises the bar on mountain dining with scenic views of the Gore Range. Located at the top of Centennial™ Express Chairlift #6.
  • Mamie’s Mountain Grill and Umbrella Bar
    • Located at the top of Bachelor Gulch™ Express Chairlift #16, Mamie’s Mountain Grill allows you take in the views of McCoy Park™ while enjoying grilling choices like handcrafted Angus burgers, tasty Euro dogs and more. Dine on the sunny deck and experience the new European inspired Umbrella Bar.
  • Talons Restaurant
    • Situated at the picturesque base of Larkspur Bowl with panoramic views of Grouse Mountain and Birds of Prey. Talons serves a European-inspired menu, including a smokehouse during normal business hours.
  • Broken Arrow 
    • Specializing in handcrafted, fresh, and wholesome food choices, Broken Arrow features a large sunny deck and cozy dining room. Located in Arrowhead Village at the base of Arrow Bahn Express Lift #17
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  • Cookie Time
    • Every afternoon at 3 o’clock, an unmistakable aroma sweeps the village. Chefs serve from heaping trays of warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies: 495,000 cookies a year to be exact!

  • Candy Cabin
    • Located at the top of the Strawberry Park Express Lift and the Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express lift, Candy Cabin offers delicious treats and beautiful, sweeping views. Children and adults alike can enjoy candy options ranging from classic gummies to locally produced artisan chocolates from 5th generation chocolatier Michael Mootz.

  • Ripperoo Sighting!
    • Stop by Ripperoo’s Retreat, located near the top of Gold Dust trail, and get an EpicMix Photo taken with everyone’s favorite ski mascot: Ripperoo!

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Visiting Breckenridge

  • Paid Parking:
    • Gondola South Lot, Gondola North Lot, & Gold Rush Lot 
      • Monday-Thursday: $5 
      • Friday-Sunday, and peak days: $12
    • Beaver Run Lot 
      • Monday-Thursday: $15  
      • Fri-Sunday, and peak days: $20
    • Car Pool Incentive
      • Drive up with 4 or more people in your vehicle and receive a $5 discount at the above lots!
    • (Peak Days include Christmas, New Years Week, Martin Luther King Weekend, Presidents Week, and all of March.

  • Free Parking:
    • Airport Road Lot
    • Satellite Parking with free shuttle to Gondola
    • All Paid Lots are free after 2pm
  • Check back in Fall 2020 for updated parking info
  • The bases of Peak 8 and Peak 9 
    • Laced with several wide, gentle trails, the bases of Peak 8 and 9 are perfect for families who are still learning or parents who want to help their children improve on the basics.

  • Frontier
    • The perfect run for beginners. It allows families to practice in a nice and relaxing atmosphere and leads to similar runs such as Ripperoo’s Village, Red Rover and Silverthorne.

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  • Pioneer Crossing
    • Situated at the top of Peak 7 right next to the Independence SuperChair, Pioneer Crossing has over 490 seats, floor-to-ceiling views, and a creative, homey menu offering upscale campfire food. 

  • Ski Hill Grill
    • Ski Hill Grill is Breck's flagship on-mountain dining experience located at the base of Peak 8. The convenient and central location makes this restaurant the gathering place for friends and family to meet. 

  • TenMile Station
    • The beautiful and cozy TenMile Restaurant at the base of Peak 10 offers delicious dining experiences. Crafted from local organic ingredients, TenMile Station’s menu featuring a variety of dishes with flavors drawn straight from the West, is sure to please. 

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Visiting Keystone

  • FREE parking is available at the River Run Base Area
  • Paid parking is available at the Montezuma and Porcupine lots
  • Red Family Wagons available at corrals for hauling gear and kids alike
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  • Mountain House 
    • With slopeside convenience, the Mountain House offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and après options. Grab a great breakfast burrito, burger or salad in between runs.

  • Outpost Lodge 
    • With three eating options to choose from, you’re sure to find something great at the Outpost. Grab an Epic Burger at the TimberRidge Food Court for lunch, try our Pacific Rim noodles, or just relax on our spacious deck with fantastic views of the Ten Mile Range.

  • Summit House 
    • The Summit House’s central location on top of Dercum Mountain makes it a great place to meet up with friends and family, catch a bite to eat, grab a quick drink or just to check out one of the best views in Summit County.

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  • River Run Gondola to Schoolmarm (The Family Ski Trail)
    • This beginner run allows for plenty of room for young skiers to get lots of turns plus great views. 

  • Kids adventure zones off of Schoolmarm
    • Keystone’s six Kids Adventure Zones, are designed to teach your little ones new skills and improve their confidence on the mountain. 

  • Scout and Endeavor Learning Areas
    • Scout and Endeavor are learning specific areas for beginner skiers of all ages. Utilize the “magic carpet” lift on Endeavor and, as skills advance, progress to the Ranger lift on Scout.

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  • Kidtopia Headquarters
    • Need a small break from all that adventure? This is the perfect place to connect off the slopes. Located in River Run Village adjacent to the Dercum Ice Rink, and open daily, Kidtopia Headquarters is sure to be a family favorite!

  • Snow Fort
    • Explore the world’s largest Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain.

  • Cookie Time 
    • For kids, and kids at heart, enjoy complimentary fresh baked cookies outside of the activities and dining office in River Run Village every day at 3pm, and on Saturdays at the Dercum Square Ice Rink following the parade!  

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