Families looking to save up to 40 percent on their next ski or snowboard vacation needn’t look any further than Sunday River’s Children’s Festival Week, Jan. 8-13.

During this annual week-long event, parents who book two or more nights earn free lift tickets, lodging and lessons for their kids between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Guests who choose to stay at either Grand Resort Hotel will also score free breakfast. That's a lot of FREE stuff.

Packages begin at $115 for adults, per person, per night.
Availabile Jan. 8-13.
Includes: Kids ski, stay, rent and learn to ski/ride for FREE
- Lodging
- Lift Ticket
- Ski Lessons(Perfect Turn clinics for ages 19+)
- Breakfast for guests at Hotels


Kids ski, stay and learn for free during Children's Festival Week. Photo: David McLain/Courtesy of Sunday River.

During the day, Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School offers classes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. that focus on fun in the snow and perfecting turns. To keep classes interesting lessons revolve around themes like a Mexican Fiesta Day, Super Hero Day and Western Round Up Day. Giddy up.

The fun continues well after class ends with evening events including fireworks, a snow tubing and ice skating extravaganza, pizza and movie nights, as well as several Black Diamond Entertainment Shows featuring magicians, clowns and fire dancers. 

Plus, all week long, parents and kids can take advantage of daily activities including skiing and snowboarding; winter zipline tours, twin zips, spa specials, and family entertainment at either Grand Resort Hotel. It's a full family vacation for the price of a couples getaway. So round up the kids' gear, pack the car to the gills and head for the hill.

Children's Festival Week packages may only be booked by phone: 800-543-2754.

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