Colorado is home to some of the most frequented ski resorts in the world. It’s common to find skiers coming from all corners of the world looking for adventure. It’s the perfect place to book a family ski trip, but you should be aware of a few important arrangements that must be made before you go. If you’re planning a family ski trip to Colorado, these tips will help you iron out the details.
Choose a Resort
When you’re planning Colorado family ski packages, it’s best to choose a resort that will cater to all skills. Choose resorts that have plenty of novice and beginner courses, and if possible, call ahead and request ski lessons for those less experienced members of the family. It might even be a good idea to purchase lift tickets together, so everyone hits the same slopes. It’s also a good idea to allow your family some free range in choosing their own lifts too. Not everyone will feel at the same level by the end of the trip, so try reserving one or two days at the end for everyone to do what they like.
When you book your lessons, try to find instructors that will work well with children. They often need more hands-on experience than adults do. Beginners will need to learn all about their equipment, and instructors are usually good about breaking down the courses to make them seem less imposing. They will teach your family how to make different kinds of turns, how to maintain balance on the skis themselves, and how to stop. They will also do several small test runs with you to build up your confidence, and teach you how to get on and off a chair lift.
Skiing is fun, but it’s not the only thing to do on family ski trips in Colorado. Every resort has a main lodge where you can stay, which usually has restaurants and other amenities as well. Surrounding towns may offer more opportunities for a getaway. Most resorts will tell you upfront what kinds of night life options are available. Chances are you won’t be taking the kids out for drinking, but you might want to go hiking or shopping.
A group ski trip is the chance for everyone to bond over something fun and active. Just be sure that you have plans for everyone, and prepare to have the time of your life!
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Mike Di Leo writes on behalf of Ski Daddy, a booking service for ski trips to Colorado. Find resorts in Colorado that cater to church and family groups at Ski Daddy.