THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH

0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, Colorado 81620 USA
Phone:  +1 (970) 748-6200   •  Map & Directions
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Ritz Kids®



As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids resort experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our resort locations. Immersive and adventurous, the resort experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from coral reefs and forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.


Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is now a state-licensed childcare facility, even better equipped to offer unparalleled convenience and fun-filled childcare programs in a safe, structured environment.

As part of its enhanced certification, Ritz Kids has employed additional specialized, staff members to offer each child in the program more personalized care and attention.

To ensure the program remains in compliance with its new licensing agreement, guests taking advantage of popular Ritz Kids services, such as Ski Nanny, will be asked to fill out an immunization record, medical release form and basic enrollment paperwork, as well as review the new policies, procedures and pricing guidelines.

Ritz Kids’ services are offered to children 5 to 12 years old. Child care can be arranged through the resort’s Concierge for children under five years of age. Please call Ritz Kids directly at (970) 343-1073 for additional details or reservations.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers junior guests a variety of special services and amenities.

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is excited to combine its childcare and event-planning expertise to provide unforgettable birthday experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Each cherished Birthday Bash will be offered for $1,000* for up to eight children, and the following personalized touches and kid-friendly themes will be available:

Personalized Touches

  • Personalized Party Planner
  • Personalized Invitations
  • Themed Décor
  • Photo Memory Book and CD
  • Themed Birthday Gift and Party Favors

Wild West Birthday Adventure (4 Hours)

  • Gold Panning
  • Nature Hike
  • Cowboy Games at Anderson's Cabin
  • Dining at Buffalo Bar
  • Western-Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Western-Themed Birthday Cake

Little Ladies Spago-GoSpa Birthday Experience (4 Hours)

  • Youth Spa Experience
  • Lunch at Spago with Themed Beverages
  • Fashion Show with Mini Makeovers
  • Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Spa-Themed Birthday Cake

Ritz Kids Birthday Bash (4 Hours)

  • Beaver Creek Fun and Games
  • Dining at Buffalo Bar
  • Bachelor's Chocolate Factory
  • Ritz Kids-Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Themed Birthday Cake

*Ritz Kids will request $75-per-child fee for parties of over eight children and $100 to create a specialized theme. Please inquire about our variety of birthday gift and party favor enhancements.

For more information or to book a Ritz Kids Birthday Bash, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at (970) 343-1073.

Ski Nanny is a program run through Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch It is available for children between the ages of 5 and 12, participating in full day Beaver Creek Ski School. The program is designed to assist parents in transporting their children to Ski School on time in Beaver Creek Village, while allowing them to still make first tracks on the mountain. Ski Nanny also picks children up from Ski School and brings them back to the hotel, allowing parents to get in every last run. A child participating in Ski Nanny is welcome to stay for Munchies and a Movie in Ritz Kids at no additional charge. Program drop-offs and pick- ups take place in the RK Corral (Ritz Kids room on the 1st floor).

Ski Nanny Times and Prices:

  • Morning Drop-off: between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. 
  • Afternoon Pickup: Children will be back in the Ritz Kids room by 4:15 p.m.
    Children staying for the Afternoon Movie & Snacks need to be picked up at
    6 p.m. 
  • Evening Pickup: Children staying on for Kids Night Out will need to bring all
    necessary items with them at drop-off (ex. a change of clothes) and must be
    picked up by 10 p.m. For more information on Kids Night Out, please see the Ritz Kids Roundup flyer. 
  • Cost: $60.00 for the first child, and $10 for each additional child of the same
    family or group reservation.

Important Information:

  • Children should come with all appropriate equipment and clothing /gloves, neck gators & goggles/sunglasses 
  • Equipment rentals and lift tickets must be purchased prior to the lesson. 
  • Reservations are required by 4 p.m. the day prior. 
  • Parents must indicate whether their child is staying for Munchies and a Movie,
    Kids Night Out, or being picked up at 4:15 p.m.

Please call Ritz Kids at ext.1073 for inquiries and reservations.

MONDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Celebrate Nature and Rocky Mountain Arts & Crafts

  • Explore nature in the arts from around the world and how nature makes us feel. 
  • Discover how to create art that reflects what we love about nature!

Noon – 4 p.m. / Trash Bash and Gold-Panning in Bachelor Gulch

  • Explore the world of trash – how it differs, and how it impacts our planet. 
  • Later, kids will re-live the gold panning process that spurred the Colorado Gold Rush, the largest gold rush in American history, as they try to find their very own gold!

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.  

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night: Water Wows, Grotto Adventure and Cupcake Decorating

  • Learn about the wonderful substance we call ‘water’ – its properties, mysteries and importance, and put your newfound knowledge to the test with a private swim in our Spa’s Grotto!


TUESDAYS


9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Myths & Legends and Hotel Treasure Hunt

  • Learn about how cultures around the world have used myths & legends to explain the world around them. 
  • Later, adventure enthusiasts will hunt for clues around the Hotel leading to our very own ‘legendary’ Treasure Box!

Noon – 4 p.m. / Stories with a Message and Beaver Creek Fun

  • Discover how stories are a great way to learn through various fables before embarking on a ‘storybook’ adventure to Beaver Creek Village.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night Out and pizza party and Beaver Creek Scavenger Hunt

  • After dinner, pizza partiers will embark on an adventure through Beaver Creek Village, navigating for clues leading them to the next landmark.


WEDNESDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Forests Nature Hike

  • Learn about the forests firsthand with a nature hike in our very own backyard! 
  • Upon return, young explorers will create art inspired by their forest adventure. 

Noon – 4 p.m. / Things We Eat and Behind-the-Scenes Chocolate Adventure

  • Where does food come from? Why do people eat it? How does cuisine differ around the world? Young culinarians will explore all of this and more, culminating with an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of the Resort & create their own chocolate masterpieces like our Pastry Chefs!

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night: Water Wows, Grotto Adventure and Cupcake Decorating

  • Learn about the wonderful substance we call ‘water’ – its properties, mysteries and importance, and put your newfound knowledge to the test with a private swim in our Spa’s Grotto!


THURSDAYS

9 a.m. –1 p.m. / Trash Bash and Hotel Candy Hunt

  • Explore the world of trash – how it differs, and how it impacts our planet.
  • Later, kids will hunt for clues through the Hotel leading to Bachelor’s Candy Box.


Noon – 4 p.m. / Stories with a Message and Beaver Creek Fun

  • Discover how stories are a great way to learn through various fables before embarking on a ‘storybook’ adventure to Beaver Creek Village.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie 

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Surprise Kid’s Night Out: Beaver Creek Rodeo ( July 10, 17,31; August 7,14 )

  • Young Cowboys & Cowgirls will enjoy watching the full line up of classic Rodeo events at this annual Beaver Creek tradition!


FRIDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / What Good is a Tree? Rocky Mountain Crafts

  • Young arborists learn about how and why trees are important in our lives. Later, they will discover how to create art that reflects what we love about nature.

Noon – 4 p.m. / Stories with a Message Beaver Creek Fun

  • Discover how stories are a great way to learn through various fables before embarking on a ‘storybook’ adventure to Beaver Creek Village.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night: Water Wow Cupcake Decorating & Grotto Adventure

  • Learn about the wonderful substance we call ‘water’ – its properties, mysteries and importance, and put your newfound knowledge to the test with a private swim in our Spa’s Grotto!


SATURDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Things We Eat Hotel Candy Hunt

  • Where does food come from? Why do people eat it? How does cuisine differ around the world? Young culinarians will explore all of this and more, culminating with a hotel-wide candy scavenger hunt.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Celebrate Nature Gold-Panning in Bachelor Gulch

  • Explore nature in the arts from around the world and how nature makes us feel. 
  • Later, kids will re-live the gold panning process that spurred the Colorado Gold Rush, the largest gold rush in American history, as they try to find their very own gold! 

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie 

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night Out: Carnival Night and Tee-Shirt Decorating

  • Put your skills to the test with carnival-inspired games and decorate your very own commemorative tee shirt!


SUNDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Forests & Nature Hike 

  • Learn about the forests firsthand with a nature hike in our very own backyard! 
  • Upon return, young explorers will create art inspired by their forest adventure.


12 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Myths and Legends and Hotel Treasure Hunt

  • Learn about how cultures around the world have used myths & legends to explain the world around them. 
  • Later, adventure enthusiasts will hunt for clues around the Hotel leading to our very own ‘legendary’ Treasure Box!

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Munchies and a Movie

  • Unwind and re-energize after a day of exploration with a movie and light snacks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Kids’ Night: Pizza Party and Beaver Creek Scavenger Hunt

  • After dinner, pizza partiers will embark on an adventure through Beaver Creek Village, navigating for clues leading them to the next landmark.

Younger guests visiting Bachelor Gulch can enjoy our Colorado-inspired activities designed just for them at Ritz-Kids. The Ritz-Kids program is designed to make your child’s Rocky Mountain vacation as exciting and memorable as yours. Each session begins promptly with a plan to discuss the day’s activities and review Ritz-Kids rules.

Please note Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a state-licensed childcare facility, equipped to offer unparalleled convenience and fun-filled childcare programs in a safe, structured environment for children ages 5 - 12. As part of its enhanced certification, Ritz Kids has employed additional specialized, staff members to offer each child in the program more personalized care and attention. To ensure the program remains in compliance with its licensing agreement, guests taking advantage of Ritz Kids services will be asked to fill out an immunization record, medical release form and basic enrollment paperwork, as well as review the new policies, procedures and pricing guidelines.



Times and Prices


  • Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $115 per child (includes lunch)

  • Morning Half Day: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $65 per child (includes lunch)

  • Afternoon Half Day: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., $65 per child (includes lunch) 

  • A La Carte Hourly Rate: $18 per child (availability based on activities planned) 

  • Munchies and a Movie: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., $25 per child

Each day a movie will be played in the Ritz Kids room, where young adventurers can unwind after a day of mountain activities and indulge in popcorn, pretzels, gold fish, hot chocolate and juice. 

  • Kids’ Night Out: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $65 per child (includes dinner) 

24-hour advanced reservation notice is required for all programs and activities. Please call extension 1073 for Ritz-Kids reservations and inquiries. Cancellations made within 24-hours of the scheduled programming will be subject to a cancellation fee of $35/child.

*Activities, hours of operation and prices are subject to change*




Ski Nanny
The popular Ski Nanny program supervises the resort’s youngest ski bunnies, ensuring they arrive on time in Beaver Creek Village for group lessons via Village transportation, simultaneously allowing Mom and Dad to make first tracks. Please visit the “Children’s Services” tab to learn more.
Ritz Kids Birthday Bash
Combining its childcare and event-planning expertise, Ritz Kids will now provide unforgettable birthday experiences for children ages 5 to 12. Please visit the “Ritz Kids Birthday Bash” tab to learn more.

For reservations, please contact Ritz Kids directly at (970) 343-1073.

Explore Ritz Kids
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