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Dozer 10-11-2011 07:42 PM

Where would you take kids for first trip to colorado
 
Wondering where would be a good place to take the kids for first trip to Colorado, Kids are 10 & 12 beginner level on snowboards.

I am familar with Keystone & Copper Mt

Looking to do the trip on Thanksgiving weekend would there be much open also

Any help is appreciated

Argo 10-11-2011 11:29 PM

Wolf creek is where we all learned

BurtonAvenger 10-12-2011 12:01 AM

Neither of those places that weekend sucks ass for traffic I'd go to one of the smaller resorts or ones off the beaten path.

killclimbz 10-12-2011 05:19 AM

That is a tough one. If Copper has Union Creek open, it would be fine. Traffic does suck that weekend but it's far from being the worst travel wise. The thing is you probably won't know that.

Burton's advice is probably right on. If Loveland has the valley open it would be a good spot to go too.

The biggest problem is if the snowfall has started in earnest for the season. I hate to say it, but often times when we get these early snows, the faucet shuts off for weeks. Sometimes it doesn't really get going until the first week of December or (shudder) later. Hopefully November brings plenty snow, but Thanksgiving is still pretty early and you often have early season conditions. Little more than the white ribbon of death, which is not great for kids.

Dozer 10-12-2011 01:23 PM

Thanks for the replies, a co-worker suggested grandby ranch what other small areas would you suggest

ELCO5280 10-12-2011 02:13 PM

Ski Cooper is the best and cheapest place to learn I think.

+ if your kids need a break and you want some more extreme runs hit the Cat on Chicago Ridge.

ELCO5280 10-12-2011 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Argo (Post 423646)
Wolf creek is where we all learned

I 2nd WC as well, but no overnight places have to head back to Pagosa Springs.

Dozer 11-27-2011 12:01 AM

we ended up at winter park, traffic not to bad on wed and thurs. thanks for the replies and help

deke191 12-05-2011 11:24 AM

Breckenridge is a great place to learn to snowboard, if you want to read a good review of breck or other mountains I found a great site. Check out Rip The World - Mountain Reviews, Weather and Conditions

Krug 12-05-2011 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ELCO5280 (Post 423842)
Ski Cooper is the best and cheapest place to learn I think.

+ if your kids need a break and you want some more extreme runs hit the Cat on Chicago Ridge.

I agree...Ski Cooper....I took my kids ages 7, 5, and 3 there this past April...got the 2 youngest lessons and everyone had a ball. Also, nothing like just rolling right up to the lodge and parking without forking out at least 20 bucks for parking...the cheap lessons and lift tickets are nice also. Some slower lifts, but who cares, your riding with your kids having fun.

Fun drive as well:)


Andy


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