Top 5 Reasons to Bring the Kids Up to Vail and Beaver Creek for Spring Break

Your kids have just got a week off of school and are begging for you to take them on an adventure – but where to go and what to do? Here are 5 top reasons to bring the kids to Vail and Beaver Creek this Spring Break. We bet the whole family will have a blast on Vail Mountain!

1. Adventure Ridge

 What to do today? Tubing? Ski biking? Snowmobiling? Eco-learning? Adventure Ridge has it all! Start off your day with the kids at the Nature Discovery Centre and learn about the wildlife in the area. Opening at 11am, this free exhibit also offers free daily snowshoe tours at 2pm to get a feel for the land and learn about your surroundings! If the kids are getting antsy after a morning of learning, check out Adventure Ridge’s innovative ski bikes: part ski, part bike, all fun!

Aventure Ridge

These incredible hybrid vehicles will have your kids squealing with laughter and racing around the hills as they try out their new favourite sport. With guided tours Tuesday-Saturday, you get your choice of afternoon runs or nighttime adventures!

After a fun-filled afternoon, check out Bistro Fourteen for their après from 4-6pm. With $3 drafts and $5 wines, you can enjoy a cuppa while the kids dig in to the $10 kids menu! Everyone wins here.


Now here’s something that will have your kids talking about it for weeks: the Vail Development Team. With a mission to create lifelong skiers and snowboarders, DEVO is a multi-session, multi-age youth ski program that offers lessons and races for youth ages 4 to 18. The days are varied, focusing on a wide range of skills including racing, freestyle, big mountain skiing, or just beginner skills in order to accomplish everything above. You can sign up for a Saturday program, a Sunday program, a Teen program, or a Race program, each occurring over the course of several weeks. Check out the Vail blog for pricing and more info!

3. Kids’ Adventure Zones

On the mountain, the height and pitch of a run can be paralyzing – especially if you are a 4-foot kid just learning to ski! Luckily, there are specially designed runs made just for the munchkins in the Adventure Zones around the mountain! With runs like Coyote’s Escape, Magic Forest, and Buckskin Glade easily winding through wide-spaced trees, your kids will learn to navigate safely and happily around the mountain! Practicing on these runs will make pros out of your children yet!

4. Terrain Park

I think it’s time to hit the rails! Have your kids learn new tricks and turns at Whistler’s Simba and Pride Parks under the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Terrain parks may be a scary idea, but have no fear – the specially designed parks at Vail provide access to kid-sized jumps, so that your little ones can safely get a taste of flying. If nothing else, the terrain parks like Golden Peak – which sports the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship 22ft Half Pipe – under the Riva Bahn chairlift are a great place to watch advanced skiers and snowboarders take on some pro-style jumps with flair and grace.

5. Thursday Night Lights  

photo: Chris Mc Lennan

Finally, this reason alone is one to get the kids to Vail and Beaver Creek. On Thursday nights from December to the end of March, get the kids outfitted for Thursday Night Lights! Running from dusk until 5, 6, or 7pm, it’s an event that will light up the sky and leave your family glowing! It consists of a glow stick ski-down of Beaver Creek Mountain complete with fireworks and music to groove to on your way down. Not at an intermediate skiing level? No worries, it’s just as incredible to watch from the sidelines.

There you have it! The five best reasons to make Vail and Beaver Creek your top choice of a family Spring Break destination! Don’t forget that the powder is fine in March & April at over 3,000 metres, and so is the vibe! Check out more things to do on and great spring lodging offers on Enjoy Vail website.

For more insights and family travel tips ( family dining, To DO’s etc) check our  family friendly blog. To pick the right family friendly hotel for you, check our Family Friendly Hotels blog. If you plan on bringing your furry member of the family to Vail, take a look at our pet friendly trilogy blog, which will guide you  and ease your research.

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