An Outsider’s Guide to the Colorado Ski Resorts

One of the (many) things I love about my husband is that he turned me onto the beauty of Colorado and the many pleasures it affords (I’ve been re-reading Pride and Prejudice, can you tell??). One of the best activities to do there is ski, of course. I’ve been going out with Scott for a number of years now, and I’ve skied several of the resorts, and one of the things I LOVE about ski towns is that each place has it’s own sort of feel to it. So if you’re going out for spring break, here’s what you might expect! If you’ve been, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions! I’m making sweeping generalizations here, so please don’t take this post too seriously! It’s all meant in fun

Keystone: Convenient and slightly grungy around the edges.

Copper Mountain: Also convenient and low-key. And smaller, so everything is nearby. Vail: moneymoneymoneymoneymoney Also, everyone you meet on the lift is a lawyer from South America. Best slopes ever, and a nice variety of terrain.  And it’s HUGE! And expensive. Hugely expensive. The town is great to walk around and shop and people-watch.

Steamboat Springs: Think Sundance meets Aspen. It’s been a couple years , and I can’t remember a lot about the skiing itself, except that I loved it.  What I do remember is that the town itself has a hip Western vibe. Of all the mountains, this is the one I want to get back to the most. Great, unique shops when you’re not on the slopes!

Breckenridge: Also a bustling town, lots of fun shopping, restaurants, etc.

So there it is! We took our kiddos for the first time a few weeks ago and thank goodness they made it through ski school! There’s nothing better than riding the lift  and being in the crisp cold and gazing at the Rockies. Have you been? Where did you go? What was your favorite?




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