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.
The Ritz Kids Program gives children ages 5-12 the ultimate vacation experience through activities centered around adventure, creativity, wellness and the amazing Rocky Mountain landscape. All programs in our state-licensed facility are guided by knowledgeable and energetic child care professionals who have developed unique activities designed to enhance your child’s stay and create lasting vacation memories.
For more information or to create a reservation, please contact the concierge at (970) 343-1066.
Ski Nanny: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. drop off; 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. pick up $85
The ski nanny service is designed to assist parents in transporting their children to and from group ski school lessons which meet in Beaver Creek Village, while allowing parents to still make the most of the ski day. Ski school lessons, lift tickets and rentals are not included in this program.
Includes light breakfast snacks (fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola bars) and an afternoon snack.
Morning Half Day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $95
Includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.
Afternoon Half Day: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. $95
Includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.
Full Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $140
Includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.
Kids Night Out: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $115
Includes a healthy dinner prepared in-house.
*Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order to guarantee availability.
*At drop off for any program you will be required to submit Ritz Kids paperwork including an immunization record, medical release form, basic enrollment paperwork, and policies and procedures. This document may be downloaded below for advanced completion.
The Ski Nanny program at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is available to children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are participating in full day Beaver Creek Group Ski School lessons. 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. Before departing for Ritz Kids for a day on the slopes, kids can fuel up with breakfast snacks such as fresh fruit, yogurt and granola bars. In the afternoon, Ski Nanny picks up children from Ski School and brings them back to the hotel for an afternoon snack, allowing parents to get in every last run. Program drop offs and pickups take place in the Ritz Kids room located on the first floor of the resort.
Morning drop off is between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Afternoon pick up is between 4:40 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Ski Nanny is available at a cost of $85 per child.
*Children should come with all appropriate equipment and clothing needed for skiing such as gloves, neck gators, and goggles.
*Equipment rentals and ski school lessons and lift tickets must be purchased prior to the lesson.
*Reservations for Ski Nanny must be made 24 hours in advance to guarantee availability.
For more information or to create a reservation, please contact the concierge at (970) 343-1066
Every day of the week brings a new adventure in Ritz Kids! Our schedule of Rocky Mountain themed activities, games, adventures and crafts will keep kids busy having fun while they learn about this remarkable state. Kids should plan to bring their winter gear as we will plan to get some fresh air playing outside during each morning and afternoon session.
Sunday: Winter Sports and Games Day
Morning: Warm up your throwing arm for a fun and super silly snowball contest. Then, get toasty with some cocoa before making your own Colorado flag souvenir.
Afternoon: Try out a new sport as we explore around the hotel on snowshoes! After the hike, refuel by preparing your own healthy and delicious snack back at the clubhouse.
Kids Night Out: Kick off this exciting evening by creating a custom decorated t-shirt. Then, let the games begin as you compete in team challenges to see who will win gold in the Ritz Kids Olympics.
Monday: Wild West Day
Morning: First, dress the part by decorating a one of a kind western bandana. Then, venture outside like a homesteader and build yourself a snow fort to sip hot cocoa in!
Afternoon: Inspired by the resort’s architecture, build and paint an adorable miniature log cabin to bring home. Once the hard work is done, relax with a sweet s’mores snack made with marshmallows roasted around the fire pit.
Evening: Help pitch the tent for campout night where we will play games, stargaze indoors and end the night with a soak in the spa’s rock lined grotto hot tub.
Tuesday: Alpine Art Day
Morning: Begin the day with a tricky scavenger hunt that will lead you to different works of art around the hotel. Later, use this inspiration as you create your own masterpiece painting using a real canvas, easel and painters’ palette.
Afternoon: Get your hands dirty as you spend the afternoon sculpting using three different mediums. Create a unique snow sculpture outside, mix up your own homemade clay and even mold a souvenir to take home.
Evening: Get ready for a night of crazy creativity as we make custom paper hats, play fun carnival games and complete the evening by decorating delicious cookies with all your favorite toppings.
Wednesday: Native American Culture Day
Morning: Use an ancient Native American skill as you travel on snowshoes through the powder around the hotel. Later, learn another new skill as you create a beautiful beaded or woven handicraft.
Afternoon: Gain inspiration by learning interesting Native American legends and stories. Then, transform a smooth river stone into a colorful masterpiece as you paint on your own colorful designs.
Evening: Prepare for a night of sweet dreams by crafting a one of a kind dream catcher and going for a relaxing soak in the spa’s rock lined grotto hot tub.
Thursday: Treasures of the Rocky Mountains Day
Morning: Create your own treasure hunt, map and clues in the Ritz Kids room to challenge your friends and win fun prizes. Next, use glittering beads to make a sparkly and unique piece of jewelry to take home.
Afternoon: Who knew you could make your own colorful gemstones and your own homemade ice cream? Learn how to do both during this exciting hands-on afternoon!
Evening: Follow mysterious clues that will lead you on a hunt for treasure through the hotel. Once back at Ritz Kids, custom decorate a wooden treasure chest to store your trove.
Friday: Winter Weather Day
Morning: Learn how snowflakes form and make beautiful crystal structures. Then, use watercolor paints to make a beautiful picture inspired by the winter scenery.
Afternoon: After experiencing the winter weather first hand on a fun snowshoe walk, come back to the hotel and get cozy while enjoying a cup of cocoa and making a snowflake art project.
Evening: Create a glimmering snow globe souvenir to remind you of your trip to the mountains and then warm up with a dip in the hotel’s rock lined grotto hot tub.
Saturday: Amazing Animals Day
Morning: Learn how animals and people stay warm by doing a fun science experiment. Then bring out your artistic side as you craft a souvenir inspired by Colorado’s amazing wildlife.
Afternoon: Examine replica pelts and skulls to learn how animals survive winter in the mountains, then investigate around the hotel for signs animals have left behind on the animal evidence scavenger hunt.
Evening: Have fun playing a wacky game of animal charades and building a sweet den for your favorite winter animal using marshmallows. After dinner, put on your chef hat and turn those marshmallows into a tasty, chocolaty dessert!
*Activities may be subject to change based on weather and conditions.
Designed for children ages 5 to 12, Bachelor's Lil' Campout package brings the fun and excitement of a camping experience to the comfort of your guest room!
This in-room camping experience includes:
Items will be set up in room prior to guest arrival. Only available in King bedded rooms including suites, not available in rooms with two double beds due to space and firecode restrictions. Based upon availability. For reservations please contact the concierge at (970) 343-1066.
- 5'x 5' teepee complete with Ritz-Carlton linens and featherbed
- Survivor kit including a lantern, head lamp and a s'mores kit that can be enjoyed by the whole family around the Fire Pit
- Stuffed 'Bachelor' dog and children's book
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.
Let The Photography Concierge
take you and your family on a complimentary photography session to capture stunning moments around the resort's grounds. For additional information, please contact (970) 343-1037.
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