With four ski areas on one lift ticket and plenty of off-mountain ways to have fun, Aspen Snowmass is the ultimate winter playground. The wealth of options also means a game plan is essential. That parent who’s stumbling across the parking lot, laden down with ski gear and trailed by a crying child or two? Don’t let that be you. Have a few savvy tricks up your parka sleeve and nobody will want your weeklong vacation or family ski day to end. Read on for advice on the runs and restaurants at each mountain to seek out, what to do after the lifts stop spinning for the day, child-friendly restaurants around town, and activities—on snow and off—that provide an alternative to skiing.