Dream Big: Win a $10,000 Ski Vacation to Aspen Snowmass

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:

And don’t forget, you can also enter at Family Travel Forum and TravelingMom.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time December 19, 2011.

To Enter

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.

Please!  Read all the legal fine print for contests here. Read the prize package giveaway details here. Visit Family Travel Forum and TravelingMom for additional ways to enter.


Lodging Included in Ski.com Prize Package

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.

This Post Has 106 Comments

  1. Wow, great prize to a really great mountain. We went once when the kids were tiny and would love a chance, now that they’re a bit older, to improve their skills. Thank you Ski.com!

  2. Aspen is gorgeous, having been many years ago when I was single and childless. We have been discussing a family winter holiday, and Aspen keeps popping up. Is there anything better than playing in the snow with your kids?

  3. What a great vacation this would be, although by now the kids could teach us a thing or two about snowboarding! I’m up for the challenge!

  4. I grew up in the Midwest and now live in Texas with mynhusband and kids. Can’t wait to teach them all how to ski!

  5. How awesome! Skiing is our favorite winter activity. My five year old is counting the days until the mountain opens, but we’d love a chance to go to Aspen we’ve never been there.

  6. Signed up for the newsletter

  7. we love cross country skiing. Kids love downhill

  8. Great Giveaway!! Kids have never been skiing before and this is the perfect opportunity to take that ski vacation we’ve always dreamed about.

  9. Would love to take my daughter skiing for the very first time. She’s a daredevil. I know she’d be thrilled to do it.

  10. We all love sledding and skiing. The kids are learning to snowboard, too! Would love to take the family to Colorado for a winter vacation!

  11. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  12. skiing and keeping warm!

  13. My favorite winter activity is making snow angels:)

  14. I would love to share this beautiful place with my family. They have never experienced this like I have.

  15. “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…”

    this is the best way for family bonding.

  16. My fondest winter activity is during the early evening hours when my sons and I are shoveling the sidewalks, while my daughter is in the house cooking up homemade hot chocolate and muffins. we would get more snow on the sidewalks with the snowball fights we would have, my youngest all bundled up in his snow gear barley able to move while trying to run away from the flying snowballs. Finally when the 4 of us are completely frozen and thrilled form the activities we enter the house with a welcoming aroma blanketed with Cinnamon, banana muffins and pine needles in the air. snuggled up on the couch to read winter stories while sipping on the hot cocoa while the youngest drifts to sleep always with a piece of muffin in his mouth

  17. i love tubing!

  18. cross county skiing without a doubt. The thrill of the wind in your face and fresh air is second to none.

  19. My favorite winter activity is Sledding and icefishing @tomgirlbc

  20. There is nothing that beats God country and mother nature to give you a breath of fresh air and the feeling of wind in your face and the freshness of the wilderness at your back.

  21. What I would love to see more of in the newsletter, is more contests and giveaways, kidding, maybe some pictures that kids have drawn or something thanks @tomgirlbc

  22. Sledding with my daughter is definitely my favorite winter activity! This vacay sounds soooo fun!!

  23. We have so much fun during winter. I love sledding, my son loves to snowboard. I’d love to take him skiing! I am certain it would be another thing he adores about winter!

    My tweet: Lori_critch Lori Critch
    @takingthekids takingthekids.com/travel-topics/… Awesome contest! Enter to win a ski vacation!

    Followed on Facebook. and posted this to my profile: Lori Critch shared a link.
    Dream Big: Win a $10,000 Ski Vacation to Aspen Snowmass | Taking the Kids
    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,…
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  24. Thanks to @taking the kids.com fot this awesome contest! Our favorite winter family activity is definitely skiing. We ski at #Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, ME, where my husband has been skiing since he was 8. The kids love the double black diamonds there. We’d love nothing more than a skiing vacation in #Aspen. Pick us! Pick us!

  25. My family would love to win this wonderful ski vacation. My kids are 6 and 8 and have never been skiing. This would be a dream come true!

  26. Fav? Skiing of course! Never did Colorado yet, but sure would like to.

  27. My families fave winter activity is skiing – followed by ice skating. Of course sledding in Riverside Park is also a fave but that only happens once or twice a winter! My girls have only skied icy East Coast mountains, to take them to Aspen would be amazing – especially for my husband who thinks it’s by far the best skiing in the world.

    (also – just as aside – you should consider using rafflecopter for your giveaways, then you don’t have to deal with the constant comment checks for all of the entry methods)

  28. snowboarding would be first choice and colorado would just be off the hook for a vacation!

  29. Would love to be able to take my family for skiing out West!!! Right now we ski the narrow trailed east (+ sledding and x-country).

    Tweeted by @whitingburgess: Just entered to win family trip to Snowmass sponsored by @takingthekids ow.ly/7ItlV

  30. we love building snow forts

  31. I love to ski, but haven’t had the chance to take my kids yet. We are dying to go this year.

  32. My favorite winter activity is skiing but I’m on injured reserve right now!

  33. Luv to snowboard!!! Watching my 7 yr old son learn is the best!!!

  34. @kymnasium (kim adams) I would love to try skiing never done that before or been in snow lol so that would be exciting!

  35. Tubing is a fun winter sport that our whole family can enjoy together 🙂

  36. Commented on a Facebook post at Lisa Marie Now I’m going to look through my cookie recipes!
    a few seconds ago ·

  37. I love sledding. Snow ball fights are pretty fun too

  38. Our family snowboards, my youngest will try adaptive skiing this winter.

  39. Love to snowboard, sled, ice skate, snowmobile, all of it!

  40. We ADORE Aspen-Snowmass, and ski there every XMAS and Spring Break! We also stay there each summer to raft, 4×4 jeep, and hike. It’s the BEST ski resort of the 14 we’ve taken the kids to over the years and their ski school (and Challenge Aspen ski school) are #1.

  41. As of last spring, our favorite winter activity is skiing! We took our kids (7 and 9) for the first time and they LOVED it – yay! We would love to go to Aspen Snowmass! My dad has been and loves it and our neighbors go twice a year!


  43. Our favorite winter activity is skiing! As a family, there is no better vacation. It’s great for any age, and just gets better and better! And our favorite place to go, even though we’ve always lived in the Northeast, is by far Park City, Utah!

  44. @KristenSkiMom
    Kristen Fox Haaijer
    Enter now! @takingthekids Win a #DreamVacay to Snowmass, learn a new snowsport @familytravelforum@travelingmom ow.ly/7GV8U

  45. here’s my tweet: Have YOU entered? @takingthekids Win a #DreamVacay to Snowmass! #Ski #Snowboard @familytravelforum @travelingmom ow.ly/7GV8U

  46. I’ve never been to Aspen, all around it, but never there. My kids love Colorado. Would love to go to Aspen to make great memories!

  47. Love me some skiing in the winter!

  48. My daughter’s middle name is Aspen. I hope to take her here to go skiing!

  49. Flipping through the Travel Section of our local newspaper is as good as a ski trip gets for our family of six. Our kids have never been to the mountains.
    Dream. Come. True. 🙂

  50. Sounds Wonderfull! I Know the kids would love it!

  51. Follow us on Facebook and posted a comment – Would love to try dog sledding!

  52. Love to ski!

  53. We love to tube!

  54. I love drinking hot cocoa by the fire… the fire at a ski lodge would do just fine! 🙂

  55. Making memories snow,rain,or shine

  56. Skiing with two teenage boys is the best FAMILY activity ever! Relaxing by a fire after a great day of skiing is almost as good.

  57. We like to go snow mobiling

  58. following on twitter as LucrativeLaptop. Also, posted this contest link to facebook and signed up for email.

  59. We live in FL, so we don’t really do any “winter” activities except ice skate. I would love to take a winter vacation to do some snow activities like I used to do when I was a kid living in RI.

  60. We love to ski, tube, and after a long day in the snow relax by the fire playing board games.

  61. Snow Angels, Snowball Fights, Snomobiling. I am from MI & Live in AZ for 20 Years.

  62. My name is Stephen. My favorite winter activity is going to shop in our Mountains and have a snow ball fight.

  63. One of my oldest sons first complex words was “air conditioning” (although it sounded more like actizene – but he was pounding on the AC button on the car during a rest stop). All our kids LOVE the cold. We have a ton of fun as a family doing winter sports together!

  64. I love ice skating on a real lake!

  65. Twitter: Win a ski vacation for your family to Aspen Snowmass from @takingthekids. http://bit.ly/uxB79M

  66. What a fun time!! I am anxious to get my kids skiing and even take lessons myself. It would be a great family vacation. Keeping my fingers crossed. We love getting out in the snow and playing.

  67. Oops…not sure if I was supposed to put my full name

  68. My favorite wintertime activities include skiing, tubing and snowshoeing. Nothing beats making fresh tracks down the slopes after a storm. Hope we get a chance to go to Aspen!

  69. Facebook comment: What a wonderful contest! Will share the news but hoping that I still win 😉

  70. My family of five would love to ski Aspen and Snowmass! Skiing is definitely our favorite winter activity, followed closely by snowtubing, sledding and ice skating. My 3 boys love the snow!!

  71. Would love to win a trip to ski Aspen! Our kids have never skiied! Would be a great place for them to learn!

  72. My favorite winter activity is snowboarding, by far.

  73. Commented on the ski boots post as well.

  74. Skiing!

  75. Skiing!! We are a skiing family living in a ski town, but would LOVE a ski vacation!!

  76. Thanks to @takingthekids, I’m hoping to win a trip to Aspen! (Just tweeted this!)

  77. My FB post: About to share, too — although doesn’t that change my odds of winning? Would love to bring my ski town kids on a real ski vacation!!

  78. We take our twins skiing every winter and love the family time.

  79. I would love the opportunity to take our kids skiing in Colorado!

  80. Snowboarders for the first time 4 years ago after living in Georgia for my entire life and never seeing snow! I quickly realized I and my children are snowboard fanatics! Can’t wait to go again!

  81. As an adult I’ve moved to the south and miss skiing! My daughter has never been and I’m dying to take her on her first ski trip.

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