Post # 1
For our first trip as newlyweds, we booked flights to Denver for a ski vacation! However, we’re southern raised and the only snow we’ve seen is the “snow” that comes to Atlanta. I saw there is different resorts that are driving distances, so we will rent a car.
What resorts are good for beginners? What kind of clothing will we need? Any tips / advice? I would SO greatly appreciate it – we’re pretty lost in the planning process!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Warm clothes! Definitely get a snow suit, and warm socks, its best to go to an outdoor shop for this, like dicks, eastern mountain sports, paragon, or something you have by you. Denver is amazing and the skiing in Colorado is unmatched! You’ll stick to green runs in the beginning, and it’s not a bad idea to take a lesson if it’s your first time. Enjoy!
Post # 4
The two resorts near Denver where I have spent the most time skiing are Winter Park and Copper Mountain. Winter Park has lots of great runs for beginners but is not as close to the other areas if you are hoping to ski at more than one resort during your trip. However, that also means you don’t have to spend as much time on Interstate 70 in ski traffic.
I agree with the PP that taking a lesson is a good idea if this is your first time on the slopes.
You’ll have a great time!
Post # 5
@hermitcrab: Thank you! I will look into the clothing 🙂
@wyogirlie: I researched Winter Park and that seems like an area that will suit us! I booked our accomodations today – thank you!!