Breckenridge ski school has great programs for all ages. Teens can be safely cruising the mountain or challenging themselves on the bumps. There are different locations for different ages. Each Peak (8+9) had ski school headquarters for children. The ticket office is the best place to get all the information. Make sure you sign up for everything before arriving to reserve space. You MUST make reservations for the nursery especially during holiday periods.
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I would NOT recommend renting on the mountain. It is always more expensive unlessyou are a beginner (the mountain has great beginner packages).AMR Ski Rentals in the City Market Plaza is pretty competitive and keep their skis in good shape. For telemark skiers AMR has this year.s models for you to demo. You can walk from there to the gondola. Do not rent something that is inappropriate simply because it is convenient or you are getting the rest of the family's equipment. Equipment really counts when you are on the slopes. Do not rent in Frisco or other locations- if you have a problem you have to go all the way back to Frisco.
For telemark skiers AMR in the City Market Plaza has great stuff and this years models for you to demo.
Nearly every group has one person who is not interested in skiing but may perhaps
be interested in other activities.
A short walk from our house is the Lodge and Spa. This spa has it all from pool to the fitness center complete with sauna, hot tubs, steam room, tanning beds, and classes from aerobics to yoga! Pamper yourself with a facial, herbal wrap, body scrub or massage. Your body and spirit will glow!!
You can meet your group at the top of the mountain for lunch after taking a scenic gondola or chair ride.
Convince your group to take an afternoon off and drive up (weather permitting-closed in winter) the Going to the Sun Road out of Idaho Springs to historic Central City and Blackhawk. The casinos there are lots of fun! Children are discouraged from this outing.
You and your group will love the drawn carriage ride through Breck The tour gives a little insight on the town and how it developed. They provide blankets for the trip so you can snuggle down and enjoy. There is also and great evening sleigh ride up at the cross country center.
The snowmobile tours are a must for everyone. Travel along exciting trails and visit the back country with it's awesome pristine views.
During the summer, there are tours of the local gold mines. They will show you how to pan for gold and let you have a hand at it. This is a fun outing for the kids.
Other kids activities include a historic steam engine ride, the alpine slide and maze, rafting, fishing, swimming, hiking etc. In Denver, there is the zoo, aquarium, children's museum and baseball games at Coors field.
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What ski areas are in the area?
Within a 45 minute drive there is a tons of skiing to be had.
The areas include: Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Ski Cooper, Vail, Beaver Creek and Loveland Basin. A multi day Vail Resorts Pass will give you access to all of these except Ski Cooper and Copper Mountain.
If you are adventuresome there is Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Sol Vista, and Berthoud Pass; all within a scenic 2 hour drive away.
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Where can I get discount tickets?
The best deals are down on the front range. If you are coming from the airports, make the extra effort to stop at a Kings Sooper, Safeway, or Albertson's to get the best savings on lift tickets. Remember a Vail Resort multi-day ticket gives you access to 5 ski areas, all within 45 minutes of Breckenridge.
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