The great state of Colorado is a skier’s dream with epic conditions, varied terrain, and a long list of ski resort options for all abilities and interests. Selecting the right ski resort for a winter family vacation takes a bit of legwork to ensure it will meet the needs of every person in the family (see How to Find the Best Family-Friendly Ski Resort for my list of critical things to consider).
I visited Keystone, Colorado this month and although it’s still pre-season, I can see why so many families …
Before my 2010 ski season came to an abrupt end on Valentine’s Day (no fun sledding accident), my plan was to scout a few new ski venues by following my own advice from my how to find family-friendly ski resorts post. The good news is that I made it to Steamboat, Colorado before my luck changed.
It’s been ski week so far on CB with the best family ski resorts in Europe post and family-friendly recipes for ski weekends by Amanda Haas yesterday.
On the front range of the majestic Rocky Mountains you’ll find beautiful Denver, the capital of Colorado. Sitting at 5280 feet above sea level, the Mile High City has 300 sunny days a year. Denver has over 200 outdoor parks so there is no shortage of outdoor activities.
Every season is a good season to visit this great city. No matter when you visit, you’ll find plenty to do with your family.
When you live outside Colorado, planning a ski trip to go there is intimidating. There are simply too many options. Moreover, deciphering where to go with kids is a challenge. Skiing is so popular with families that every resort ’says’ they have great facilities and programs for kids.
I decided to get the real scoop from a local. Kara Williams lives in Carbondale, CO with her husband and kids (7 and 9). She is the co-publisher of The Vacation Gals and is an amazing resource and travel writer.