All Aboard the Polar Express on the Grand Canyon RailroadDec 9, 2013
The Grand Canyon Railroad brings a classic holiday tale to life with the return of the Polar Express. Now through January 4, families can experience this themed train ride that follows the storyline of the acclaimed children’s book.
Maybe you’re from a family of skiers or maybe you’ve never even considered the sport. Either way this contest is for you. You and your family can win a dream snow vacation — a 5-night, $10,000 ski vacation we’re giving away in to Aspen Snowmass in conjunction with Family Travel Forum, TravelingMom, ski.com and Aspen/Snowmass.
The winning family of four will stay at the beautiful Capital Peak Lodge, get ski lessons, lift tickets, a dog sled ride and more (see below). To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must enter you must post a comment below, AND do the following:
Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time December 19, 2011.
At Taking the Kids, we have five ways to enter to win the #DREAMVACAY Ski Vacation Grand Prize:
1. Leave a comment below telling us your name and your favorite winter activity.
2. Help us promote the contest following @takingthekids on Twitter. Copy and paste your tweet into the comment box below.
3. Follow us on Facebook and post a comment on one of our Facebook posts. Copy and paste your Facebook below as well.
4. Post one or more comments on any of the articles in our “Snow Vacations” category on TakingTheKids.com.
5. Sign up for the bi-monthly e-newsletter on TakingTheKids. We’ll send you the latest advice on traveling with kids as well as tips and deals at destinations. If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, leave a comment below telling us what you would like to see more of in the newsletter. Refer friends to the newsletter – if they sign up and tell us you referred them that counts as another entry toward the contest for you.
Remember, you only get credit if you leave the link to your tweets and Facebook posts in the comment section below. You may tweet and comment as often as you like and get a new entry for each tweet but remember: There is a fine line between being promotional and spamming your followers.
Prizes and details subject to change and subject to availability. All winners will be chosen using random.org. Restrictions may apply. You will have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize.
Five (5) nights in a two-bedroom condo at the Capital Peak Lodge, just steps from the Village Express high-speed lift and sky cab in Snowmass Village. On-site amenities at Capital Peak include the Treehouse Adventure children’s activity facility and Snowmass Club pools, hot tubs and spa services. The lodge also offers full service concierge, transportation within Snowmass Village, grocery pickup and delivery, wifi, washer/dryers and daily housekeeping service.
Family Activities Included in Ski.com Prize Package
Aspen is a great place to start your kids on a lifelong love affair with snowsports! The varied terrain is easy enough for the beginner, challenging enough for the fast and fearless, and offers plenty of middle-of-the-road turf in between. Your lift ticket allows you to ski four mountains connected by a free skier shuttle.
This Dream Big Ski Vacation includes two (2) adult and two (2) children’s lift tickets (ages 2.5 – 12 years old) for three (3) days, valid at all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.
Snowmass has excellent learning programs for toddlers and preschoolers and a highly regarded Aspen/Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School for kids and teens. Enroll your children ages 2.5-12 in two full days of ski or snowboard lessons (children are taught in age-appropriate group lessons) while you enjoy the slopes and some adventure time together. On the third day of your ski vacation, hit the slopes with the kids and see how much they’ve learned! And the great eats on the mountain, including Sam’s Smokehouse for mouth-watering barbeque.
The Dream Big Ski Vacation also includes three (3) days of ski or snowboard equipment rentals for two adults and two children. Be sure to arrive early at the Snowmass Equipment Rental Shop, where experts will fit your family for skis or snowboards, boots, and any necessary gear and helmets.
After three days on the slopes you’ll be ready for a day to do something else: Dog-sledding!! Your family can spend a day together exploring the terrain on an unforgettable two-hour Krabloonik Dog Sled Ride through the pristine Snowmass/Aspen wilderness. Each sled, which can carry two people, is pulled by 10 Alaskan sled dogs and guided by an experienced musher. The sled dogs are born and bred to run and they love the thrill of the run just as much as the riders do. Your family can choose between three departures: The morning and afternoon dog sled ride includes a three-course gourmet lunch served in a private room at the world-class Krabloonik Restaurant. The twilight dinner ride is an excursion through a still, snowy Snowmass wonderland and includes a four-course dinner at the Krabloonik Restaurant.
And thanks to Ski.com, there’s still time to explore all that downtown Aspen has to offer, including art galleries, special boutiques and some of the best ice cream this side of the Rockies. Stop in at the Limelight Lodge to hear après-ski music and have a drink.