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Colorado Resorts Give Families what They Need for Spring Skiing Success

The Hideout at Buttermilk The Hideout at Buttermilk

Springtime in Colorado Ski Country is an ideal time to get the family out on the slopes. The temperatures are warmer, days are longer, and conditions are soft and snowy. Mother Nature provides the ideal backdrop while resorts provide the ease and convenience of new kids centers and learning facilities that get the entire family successfully having fun on the slopes.

A-Basin Kids Center 3-10-2015Arapahoe Basins new Kids Center is more than 7,000 square feet and an integral addition to the convenience of the base area. The Kids Center serves children in the Snowsports lessons and programs and was designed with both kids and parents in mind. The Kids Center features a designated space for kids lesson check-in and rentals, kid-friendly furniture and indoor play items, and an earlier drop-off time for morning lesson takers.

The construction and dcor of the building is in line with the resorts award-winning emphasis on sustainability. The Kids Center is partially powered by solar energy, and is decorated in the spirit of A-Basins on-mountain ecology education displays such as Aces Wild Adventure, and trails like Moose Hollow and Lynx Lane, where signage informs guests young and old about the flora and fauna ecosystem on the Continental Divide.

The lower level of the Kids Center also houses A-Basins First Aid Room and Ski Patrol offices, with private waiting and treatment areas and modern medical equipment. For more information visit

AspenSnowmasss new childrens center, The Hideout, is a welcome addition to the base of Buttermilk. The Hideout gives children and families a world-class facility with improved access for drop off, direct access to the mountain, and an adventurous and interactive design. The 7,500-square-foot-facility offers a fresh new approach to kids programming by seamlessly mixing indoor play with ski instruction. For more details visit

Loveland Ski Area introduced a new second Magic Carpet surface lift at Loveland Valley this season. Loveland Valley is a unique learning area with a base lodge, equipment rentals and other amenities, and is used by beginners and those looking for a slower pace while visiting Loveland Ski Area.The Valley is adjacent to Loveland Basin and is accessible by a short shuttle ride. This new magic carpet is open to the public and provides access to gentle terrain perfect for first timers.For more information, visit

The new Burton Riglet Park at Purgatory anchors the development of a multi-faceted ski and ride terrain-based learning facility in the base area.The Burton Riglet Park allows the youngest of riders, ages 3-6 years, to experience sliding on snow and get a jump start on learning while having fun on the slopes. For more information, visit