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. / Forests and Rocky Mountain Crafts

  • Kids learn about the forests in Colorado during Outdoor play.
  • After returning to the resort the young explorers will create Forest Art inspired by their morning adventure.

Noon – 4 p.m. / Gold Panning in Bachelor Gulch

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

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

  • Young explorers will learn about how rivers play and important part in our environment and enjoy a swim in our spa’s Grotto after hours.
  • The artist with a sweet tooth will love our cupcake decorating.


TUESDAYS


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

  • Inquiring minds learn how different cultures around the world have used Myths and Legends to explain the world.
  • Adventure enthusiasts will hunt around the hotel for the clues leading to a treasure box.

Noon – 4 p.m. / Amazing Nature and Beaver Creek Village Fun

  • Naturalists of the future discover amazing ways nature contributes to our everyday lives and has shaped the way we live.

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

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


WEDNESDAYS


9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / What Good is a Tree and Nature Hike

  • Young arborists learn about how trees are important in our lives and what we can do to preserve them.


Noon – 4 p.m. / Behind the Scenes Chocolate Adventure

  • Young guests get an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of our Resort and create their own chocolate masterpiece just like our Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs.

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

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night Out Rivers, Cupcake Decorating and Grotto Adventure

  • Young explorers will learn about how Rivers play and important part in our environment and enjoy a swim in our spa’s Grotto after hours.
  • The artist with a sweet tooth will love cupcake decorating.


THURSDAYS

9 a.m. –1 p.m. / Amazing Nature and Hotel Candy Hunt

  • Naturalists of the future discover amazing ways nature contributes to our everyday lives and has shaped the way we live.
  • Kids will search the hotel high and low for delicious candy.


Noon – 4 p.m. / Amazing Nature and Beaver Creek Village Fun

  • Naturalists of the future discover amazing ways nature contributes to our everyday lives and has shaped the way we live.

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

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night Out Beaver Creek Rodeo night


FRIDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Forests and Rocky Mountain Crafts

  • Kids learn about the forests in Colorado during outdoor play.
  • After returning to the resort the young explorers will create Forest Art inspired by their morning adventure.

Noon – 4 p.m. / Amazing Nature and Beaver Creek Village Fun

  • Naturalists of the future discover amazing ways nature contributes to our everyday lives and has shaped the way we live.

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

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Kids’ Night Out Rivers, Cupcake Decorating and Grotto Adventure

  • Young explorers will learn about how Rivers play and important part in our environment and enjoy a swim in our spa’s Grotto after hours.
  • The artist with a sweet tooth with love cupcake decorating.


SATURDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Amazing Nature and Hotel Candy Hunt

  • Naturalists of the future discover amazing ways nature contributes to our everyday lives and has shaped the way we live.
  • Kids will search the hotel high and low for delicious candy

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

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

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Carnival Kids’ Night Out

  • Kids get to take part in fun carnival inspired games


SUNDAYS

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / What Good is a Tree and Nature Hike

  • Young arborists learn about how trees are important in our lives and what we can do to preserve them.


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

  • Inquiring minds learn how different cultures around the world have used Myths and Legends to explain the world.
  • Young treasure seekers search the resort for Bachelor’s Hidden Treasure.

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

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

  • After dinner pizza partiers go to Beaver Creek search through the village to find clues that lead 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. This supervised program is available for children ages 5 through 12.

24-hour advanced reservation notice is required for all programs and activities. Please call extension 1073 for Ritz-Kids reservations and inquiries. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid charge.


Times and Prices


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

Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $65 per child (includes lunch)

Munchies and a Movie $25 per child

Kids Night Out $65 per child (includes dinner)

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


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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