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Tapping into the innate curiosity that our young guests carry within, Ritz Kids® introduces 5 to 12 year olds to both the natural wonders and cultural traditions surrounding our Beaver Creek hotel. Through fun and educational hands-on activities, kids can learn photography and the culinary arts, explore the hotel on a scavenger hunt, swim in the spa grotto or get lessons from the Beaver Creek Ski School. Our Colorado resort is the ideal vacation destination, offering both independent exploration and family time.

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Winter Ritz Kids Programs

Every day of the week brings a new adventure in Ritz Kids! Children should bring their outdoor gear (gloves, snow boots, sunglasses, etc) as we will get some fresh air playing outside during each morning and afternoon session. Children who wish to enjoy grotto swimming (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings) should bring their swim attire. All programs include a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner prepared in-house by our Ritz-Carlton chefs.

Morning Half Day:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $100
Afternoon Half Day: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., $100                      
Full Day:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $150          
Kids Night Out:
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., $120

Ski Nanny: Drop off at 8 a.m.; pick up between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

$75 for the first child and $50 for each additional child from the same family

Includes a light continental breakfast and an afternoon snack.

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, so that the whole family can make the most of the ski day. Ski school lessons, lift tickets and rentals are not included in the program.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (970) 343-1073 or visit Ritz Kids, located on the first floor of the hotel.

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as there is limited availability for programs. At drop off for any Ritz Kids program, parents will be required to complete paperwork including a medical release and enrollment form. Ritz Kids operates under a state license and is not permitted to accept children under 5 years of age; children who are 5 years old will need to present proof of age at or before enrollment. Ski school lesson details must be provided in order to confirm a reservation (lesson type, equipment location, etc). Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled program will be charged 50% of the price. Failure to notify Ritz Kids of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program. Extended hours may be booked at a cost of $35 per hour based on availability.  

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 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Ski nanny is available at a cost of $75 for the first child and $50 for each additional child from the same family.

*Ski school lessons and lift tickets must be arranged in advance. Ski lesson details must be provided in order to confirm a reservation (lesson type, equipment location, etc). Children should come to Ritz Kids with all appropriate equipment and clothing needed for skiing such as gloves, neck gators, and goggles.

*Advanced reservations are required for the ski nanny program.

*At drop off for any Ritz Kids program, parents will be required to complete paperwork including a medical release and enrollment form. Children we are 5 years old will need to present proof of age at or before enrollment. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled program will be charged 50% of the price. Failure to notify Ritz Kids of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program. Extended hours may be booked at a cost of $35 per hour based on availability.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (970) 343-1073 or visit Ritz Kids, located on the first floor of the hotel.

Ritz Kids Summer Programs 2017
Summer Programs Become Available June 1st

Ritz Kids 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.

Morning Half Day
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                      $75 per child includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.

Afternoon Half Day
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.        $75 per child includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.

Full Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                      $100 per child includes a healthy lunch prepared in-house.

Kids Night Out
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.        $75 per child includes a healthy dinner prepared in-house.

*5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Thursday 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10  $100 per child on Rodeo Night

For more information or to make a reservation for any of the Ritz Kids programs, please call (970) 343-1073.

*Advanced reservations are required as availability is limited. At drop off for any Ritz Kids program, you will be required to complete paperwork including a medical release form, basic enrollment form, and policies and procedures. Children who are 5 years old must present proof of age at or before enrollment.

*Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled program will be charged 50% of the price. Failure to notify Ritz Kids of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

Every day of the week brings a new adventure in Ritz Kids! Kids should plan to bring their outdoor gear (sunglasses, a sun hat, sneakers, etc) as we will plan to get some fresh air playing outside during each morning and afternoon session. Kids who wish to enjoy grotto swimming (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings) should bring their swim attire.

Sunday- Wildflowers and Gardens Day

Morning: Plant seeds in the garden, then paint a terracotta planter in your own style.

Afternoon:  Make your own fairy door out of clay and create art with pressed flowers.

Kids Night Out: Make a clay planter, later enjoy a “dirt cake” dessert with gummy worms on top.

Monday- Native American Culture Day

Morning: Take a hike around the hotel, then create a sand art project.

Afternoon: Listen to Native American legends before crafting a dream catcher with painted feathers.

Kids Night Out: Create a colorful beaded or woven handicraft before taking a soak in the grotto.

Tuesday- Gems and Minerals Day

Morning: Decorate a treasure pouch, then pan for gems and minerals on a hike to the stream.

Afternoon: Learn about geology with rock and mineral specimens, plus mold a replica fossil.
Kids Night Out: Decorate a wooden treasure box before searching the hotel on a hunt for booty.

Wednesday-   Raging Rapids Day

Morning: Venture to Beaver Creek Village to collect a river stone, then paint it back at Ritz Kids.

Afternoon: Gain inspiration as you enjoy a picnic lunch outside, and then express your artistic side as you experiment with watercolor painting techniques.

Kids Night Out:  Use rubber fish stamps to decorate a canvas tote bag using the Japanese art of Gyotaku. Later, play in the water when you visit the spa’s unique lazy river grotto hot tub.

Thursday-   Wild West Day

Morning: Enjoy a fun hike to historic Anderson’s Cabin where you will see if you can strike it rich as you panning for gold.

Afternoon: Cool off by making a fresh, all natural ice cream sundae from scratch! Next, build a miniature log cabin and paint it to express your own unique style.

Kids Night Out:   Travel to Beaver Creek Rodeo wearing your western best to enjoy the show. On non-rodeo nights, have fun with western themed games and crafts. (Beaver Creek Rodeo Night: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 27; August 3, 10)

Friday- Mountain Animals Day

Morning: Search the forest for clues wildlife have left behind on an animal evidence scavenger hunt hike. Along the way, try to find a pine cone to transform into an adorable owl souvenir.

Afternoon: Examine replica animal tracks, skulls, and pelts to get a better understanding of the animals that live here in the Rocky Mountains. Then, create your own life size animal track using plaster of paris.

Kids Night Out:  Create art inspired by nocturnal animals like owls, then end the night in the grotto hot tub.

Saturday-  Forest Adventure Day

Morning: Set up your canvas and easel outside in the fresh mountain air and look to the rainbow of wildflowers and mountain vistas for inspiration!

Afternoon: Explore the forest on the way to our hidden gem panning spot. Collect treasures and then design a canvas pouch for your finds.

Kids Night Out: Go on a scavenger hunt, then create your own I-spy bottle to take home.

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!

"Rough it" in a 5'x 5' teepee complete with Ritz-Carlton linens and featherbed during your visit. Enjoy the camping experience while relaxing in your luxury room.

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. The in-room camping experience is designed for one or two children for $150 per night. If there are additional children there will be a one time fee of $50/additional child assessed.

For reservations please contact your Vacation Planner at (970) 343-1017.