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ITINERARY (Full Day)

Poppycocks CafeBathroomHigh chairToys/kid’s activities (e.g.  crayons, books, etc.)

Wagner Park PlaygroundStroller friendlyWheelchair friendly

Buttermilk MountainBathroomChanging tableStroller friendlyFree parkingKid’s menuToys/kid’s activities (e.g.  crayons, books, etc.)

Aspen Fire Department and MuseumBathroomStroller friendlyRainy-day option

520 GrillBathroomKid’s menu

nugget’s Advice

Prepare in advance
Prepare in advance

Lift tickets and ski lessons should be booked in advance, especially if visiting during the peak season.

Recommended time of the year
Recommended time of the year

We visited in March, but you can have a skiing adventure here anytime there's snow on the mountain.

About This Day

A day in Aspen during the ski season is all about hanging out on the slopes. Start your day with delicious diner fare at Poppycocks Cafe, then let the kids burn off some energy at Wagner Park Playground. Now it’s time to hit the slopes! After a few runs on Buttermilk Mountain, head to the Aspen Fire Department and Museum, where aspiring firefighters can learn from the pros. Enjoy a healthy dinner at 520 Grill, and you’ve got yourself a perfect day in Aspen for kids.

  • : Adventure seekers| Sports enthusiasts

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Poppycocks Cafe
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Poppycocks Cafe

665 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen
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BathroomHigh chairToys/kid’s activities (e.g.  crayons, books, etc.)
Poppycocks Cafe is an Aspen institution that also happens to be very kid-friendly. They serve great egg dishes, smoothies and delicious, bottomless coffee.
DIRECTIONS Located on the main strip in Aspen Village, this little joint is easy to find.
Wagner Park Playground
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Wagner Park Playground

419 South Mill Street, Aspen
FREE
Stroller friendlyWheelchair friendly
With natural rock-like structures for kids to play on and great little shops across the street, Wagner Park Playground is a great spot to burn off those pancakes from breakfast. It's the perfect addition to any trip to Aspen for kids.
DIRECTIONS This small playground is located right in the heart of Aspen.
TIP The park is located just off a street, so keep a close eye on little ones.
Buttermilk Mountain
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Buttermilk Mountain

38700 Colorado 82, Aspen
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BathroomChanging tableStroller friendlyFree parkingKid’s menuToys/kid’s activities (e.g.  crayons, books, etc.)
Buttermilk Mountain is often referred to as a beginner mountain, but in addition to the gentle slopes, there are also challenging black and double black diamonds for more advanced skiers. The wide-open runs are almost empty and the service is impeccable. From the kids' ski school to the boot and ski concierge service, Buttermilk Mountain is the perfect stop on a trip to Aspen for kids.
DIRECTIONS Buttermilk Mountain is located about 10 minutes outside of Aspen Village, on the main highway.
TIP The ski school is excellent, especially for children. Instructors not only teach skills and safety, but also play games out on the slopes and ensure kids are having a great time. Also, if you are an intermediate or advanced skier and you book a group lesson, you are likely to end up getting a private or semi-private lesson.
Aspen Fire Department and Museum
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Aspen Fire Department and Museum

420 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen
FREE
BathroomStroller friendlyRainy-day option
If you have firefighter enthusiasts in your family, you won’t want to miss a visit here. The firefighters are warm and welcoming, and even let our boys try out the hoses. We left with fire hats and badges, and the kids were pleased as punch! There is also a cute little fire museum upstairs that is worth a poke around.
DIRECTIONS The Aspen Fire Department and Museum is located in Aspen Village.
TIP After you visit the fire department and museum, check out the charity thrift shop next door. If you're lucky, you might be able to score a vintage one-piece ski suit! There's also a nice pub on the corner, where you can grab an early dinner or snack for your kids.
520 Grill
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520 Grill

520 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen
$$$
BathroomKid’s menu
520 Grill serves yummy sandwiches, burgers and salads, making it an easy spot to have dinner or takeout. Try the sweet potato fries and iced tea; they are delicious!
DIRECTIONS 520 Grill is located right on the main strip in a little plaza; just walk down the set of stairs to enter.

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The Gant

The Gant

610 South West End Street, Aspen
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CribRollaway bedHigh chairPoolKitchenNear playgroundNear grocery storeFree parkingFree Wi-FiLaundry
WE LOVEDWe loved the full-service kitchen for the times we didn't feel like dining out. We also loved the hot tub, heated swimming pools and ski concierge service.
WE DIDN'T LIKENo complaints!
TIPTake advantage of the full-service kitchen during your stay.
STAYED19 March, 2018 with 3 year old, 6 year old

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