After-Hours Kids Programs at U.S. Resorts

If you are heading to the mountains this season for a nice ski vacay, no doubt you’ll have a great time. But what if the kids could escape for a little fun at night–while you had a bit more of much-needed R&R? Five U.S. resorts have created safe, supervised, and fun after-hours kids programs. This allows for YOU to relax, while your kids have some fun…Really! Check out these five resorts offering kids after-hour programs (thank you to Ski Magazine):

Northstar-at-Tahoe, California

Where: Children’s Ski & Snowboard Center in the Village at Northstar

Ages: 4–12 Details: Kids Night Out starts with pizza and salad from Rubicon Pizza Company in the village then heads outside for s’mores by the fire pit followed by ice skating or bungee jumping. The night finishes inside with games and a movie.

When: 5–9 p.m. every Friday

Cost: $49 per child or $75 for two


Beaver Creek, Colorado

Where: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ages: 5–12

Details: Children of hotel guests can attend the Ritz Kids evening program, which features a revolving menu of activities. On the agenda is decorating (and eating) cupcakes, carnival night and a pizza party and scavenger hunt in Beaver Creek Village. Dinner is included.

When: 6–10 p.m. daily

Cost: $95 per child


Okemo, Vermont

Where: Penguin Playground at Jackson Gore base area

Ages: 6 months to 12 years

Details: Okemo has two evening programs: Kids Night Out is for little ones between 6 months and 6 years; Kids Night Out X is for older kids, 7–12. Both include movies, pizza and activities such as crafts and storytime for the younger set and swimming and ice skating for the older kids.

When: Saturdays, 6–9:30 p.m. through March 20

Cost: $35 per child


Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Where: Kids Ranch in Teton Village

Ages: 4–14

Details: Jackson’s Kids Night Out features pizza followed by indoor games, stories and crafts, such as tie-dyeing a Jackson Hole souvenir T-shirt. Magic shows and raptor exhibits take place on certain dates. The evening winds down with board games and ski/ snowboard videos.

When: 6–9 p.m., Feb. 22 and 25; March 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Cost: $65 per child


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