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Children's Festival

Kids can ski, snowboard, rent, learn, and stay for free

January 8, 2018 - January 12, 2018

Children's Festival is a week-long celebration of skiing families with a full schedule of fun events, activities, and great deals that allow kids to ski and stay -- for free! Events and activities will include fireworks, snow tubing, night-time entertainment, dinners with Eddy the Yeti and Betty, scavenger hunts, themed ski/snowboard lessons, and more.

Children's Festival is the best deal of the winter for families. Kids ages 4 through 12 can lodge, ski, take lessons, and rent skis or snowboards for  free when staying any three nights or longer with a parent in our Grand Summit or Jordan Hotels.Kids Lodging packages are available from $245 per night for a standard or studio room. One-, two- and three-bedrooms with kitchens are also available, and special lift ticket rates for teens can be added to packages.

New this winter, we've added a second kids week in March -- Kids Spring Celebration.

*Lodging for Children's Festival is available from Sunday through Thursday night, and free skiing benefits are available Monday through Friday. The number of qualifying kids is limited by the maximum occupancy of each room. Free lessons are kids group clinics. 

Reservations must be made by phone; please call 800-543-2754.

Events & Activities

Monday, January 8

Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Magician Phil Smith 

7PM in the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom.

A prolific, superstar magician, Phil Smith is in a class of his own. His magical skills, dexterity, and showmanship make him a "two thumbs up"

Phil Smith

and "must see" entertainer for young and old alike. 

Tuesday, January 9

Wild Winter Adventure Carnival

 5-8PM in the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom.

Purchase tickets for $1/ticket and receive an adventure map with the option to receive a stamp at each of 10 different adventure checkpoints.  At each of the 10 checkpoints, Telstar Freshman Academy students and teachers will lead a variety of adventure-based games and activities where participants will walk away with either a prize or craft.  All complete adventure maps will be entered into a drawing for a larger prize to be drawn at the end of the event. Proceeds go to the Telstar Freshman Academy. This amazing adventure will include: 

  1. Wilderness animal face painting
  2. Avalanche Treasure Dig
  3. Survival bracelets
  4. Soft Archery
  5. Explorer Scavenger Hunt
  6. Mountain climber picture frame craft
  7. Animal tracks matching game
  8. "Ice" fishing pond game
  9. "Snowball" toss game
  10. Night sky constellation cards craft

Wednesday, January 10Swimming

A winter celebration at South Ridge with snow tubing, fireworks, appearances from both Eddy and Betty the Yetis, and a family buffet at the  Foggy Goggle.                         

Thursday, January 11

Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Mike the Bubble Man

7PM in the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom. 
Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage through music, choreography, comedy, and bubbles. Exploring science through bubbles creates an entertaining learning environment that introduces shapes, colors, and chemistry. A love for bubbles is never outgrown, especially when there's a chance to see the world from inside of one.


Families can save 25% at Someday Bigger Day Care during Children's Festival Week.