The Colorado trip started with a 9+ hour car ride with my 2 brothers, my husband and my 8 year old nephew. If you've never driven across western Kansas, you can safely say you're not missing anything. After miles of tumbleweeds, brown dead grass and the occasional rest stop, we finally reached the mountains. We immediately checked in at the condo and grabbed our lift tickets/rentals at the ski shop before making a little dinner and calling it a night.
The next 3 days filled with beautiful.scenery, great food, and of course, skiing. We skied all day every day, and even hit up the terrain park the last day to see my brothers go off some jumps (I attempted once, only to chicken out at the last minute). It was our first time at Copper mountain (usually Breck or Winter Park are our regular choices), and after going once I can 150% say we'll be back next year (I may have already bought the lift tickets...). The people that worked there were so friendly, it was an easy mountain to navigate and it's close enough to Breck/Frisco in case you want to check out some other fun ski towns.
|First day of skiing and taking a rest break outside one of the mountain lodges.|
|Top O' the mountain on St. Patrick's Day.|
|Giant Hamster ball they stuck my nephew in that my older brother (left) and Nate (right) pushed him around in.|
|Kids in ski gear = I die.|
|S'mores after a long day of skiing!|
I can't wait to go back. For now I'll take the spring weather, but I'll still be counting down the months I can see those beautiful mountains again.