With the unofficial end of summer behind us, we’re excited to kick off our trip-giveaway season with #MonthOfEpic and four free ski trips to Epic Pass destinations*! Here’s how it works:
Each week in September, visit our Facebook page and vote for your favorite Epic Pass resort under these categories:
- Week 1: Epic for Families
- Week 2: Epic for Iconic Terrain
- Week 3: Epic for Apres Ski
- Week 4: Epic for Indulgence
After you’ve voted, enter to win a free ski trip to the week’s most popular Epic Pass destination. We’ll announce which resort received the most votes and the randomly drawn trip winner every Tuesday in our Inside Track eNewsletter.
Last week, we asked our Facebook likes to vote for their favorite Epic Pass destination that is Epic for Families! Here’s a little more background on the family-friendly offerings at each resort that is in the running:
You’ve heard the hype, and yes… Vail lives up to its massive reputation, especially when it comes to family fun. Vail’s kid-centric attractions are concentrated at Adventure Ridge where children, teens, even adults can try their skills at ski biking and snow tubing. The mini snowmobile track is one-of-a-kind and puts the proverbial cherry on top of a perfect, snowy day.
>>Read more about Vail’s family friendly attractions.
How much does Beaver Creek love kids? Beaver Creek adores kids, so much so they celebrate children during peak ski weeks throughout the season. These special Beaver Creek Loves Kids weeks add a level of family fun that goes above and beyond the resort’s everyday children’s amenities, like the kids-only Buckaroo Express that whisks little guests to The Ranch, a state-of-the-art Beaver Creek ski and snowboard school designed just for them. And the daily fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies served at the base are the sweetest way to end a Beaver Creek ski day.
>>Read more about Beaver Creek’s family friendly attractions.
If your kids don’t quite appreciate the dream-like, snow-globe setting in Breckenridge, they will certainly love a roller coaster… on snow! This destination might truly have it all for family members of all ages: a charming main street with tons of dining options, perfect blue groomers for days, expert bowl skiing and – best of all – great activities for kids. The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster is a true highlight and shouldn’t be missed on a Breckenridge ski vacation!
>>Read more about Breckenridge’s family friendly attractions.
Where is heaven-on-earth for kids? The answer is Kidtopia atop Keystone. It’s the world’s largest snow fort, masterfully crafted into a fairytale-esque castle that comes alive in the alpenglow hours. Kidtopia is part of the larger Adventure Point recreation area and is open while night skiing action is offered. Need another reason to vote for Keystone? Kids ski free all season long! This promotion gets Ski.com’s stamp of approval and offers tremendous value for families taking a ski vacation.
>>Read more about Keystone’s family friendly attractions.
Soar like an eagle at Canyons’ Zip Tour Adventure! This new kid- and adult-friendly attraction quietly debuted at Canyons in 2012, and it has proven to be a crowd pleaser among guests of all ages. Located on the ski mountain, Zip Tour invites skiers to strap in without even taking of their ski boots!
>>Read more about Canyons’ family friendly attractions.
Many skier areas offer tubing these days, but few have a 500-foot course and a 65-foot vertical drop! Heavenly’s Adventure Peak is longest tubing course in the West, so if your tykes are tubers, this could be their Epic Pass destination of choice!
>> Read more about Heavenly’s family friendly attractions.
If Shaun White (aka The Flying Tomato) is worshipped in your household, Northstar’s Burton Snowboard Academy could be the ideal vacation activity for your kids. Students learn the fundamentals of snowboarding from hand-picked coaches using their one-of-a-kind terrain-based teaching methodology.
>> Read more about Northstar’s family friendly attractions.
Perfect for young rippers who already shred around the entire mountain, Kirkwood: Expedition’s All Stars program takes advantage of the resort’s expert terrain to school these kids on extreme skiing and snowboarding. If your kids are ready to huck some cliffs and thread some chutes, Kirkwood is the place for your family.