My family and I had the time of our lives on our winter ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado back in November. If you are planning a vacation but you don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place.
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We began planning our trip by booking a beautiful VRBO cabin. It was a two story cabin that slept 12 people: 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. We literally could not have found a more beautiful place to enjoy the winter wonderland around us. For the price, we defintiely got a steal. If you follow my Instagram, you witnessed me flood my stories with video inside the cabin. If you loved it, here’s your direct link to book: Winter Wonderland Cabin
Being that our cabin was located in Breckenridge, it only made sense to ski there. What we didn’t know is that we had to book our reservation in advance but had to wait for the the resort to open the date for booking week by week. Long story short, the ski resort days we wanted booked before we were able to reserve. I’m not sure what the protocol is now but COVID really put a damper on some of our plans. The good thing is, we were able to book at the second most popular ski resort located in Vail. We had a rental so we took the 45 minute drive and got to see the beauty of Colorado.
Next we began planning the activities we wanted to experience. We knew skiing was at the top of the list. I mean how can you go to Colorado during the winter and not ski?
“To book ski lessons or not to book lesson that is the question”
We decided to be ‘risk takers’ and boycott the the ski lessons. It’s not something I encourage because of 1) how difficult skiing really is 2) the increased chance of getting hurt 3) the lack of staff assistance available once you get to certain slopes.
Let me just say it made our first experience so hilarious and memorable. I was worried about the kids even though we chose beginner friendly slopes, but our kids should have been worried about us! Denim, Ava, and their cousins, Brynn and Maia were naturals. You would’ve sworn they grew up skiing as easy as it came for them. The adults on the other hand looked liked greasy chickens in a frying pan sliding, flopping, and face planting all over the hill!
We purchased day passes but we absolutely should’ve rented only 1-2 hours. Between the cold and getting killed on the skis, we opted out after about an hour in a half. Check out my Instagram for more BTS of our experience.
Due to Covid, restaurants were closed in addition to iceskating and ziplining. Snowmobiling was the only remaining option, but it completely booked before we could make reservations. Honestly, I wasn’t disappointed about the activity closures because I was able to spend much needed, uninterrupted time with my family. We had our Thanksgiving there and it was a vacation I will never forget!
Don’t forget to pack
Thermals and thermal socks
Long Sleeve Shirts
Regular & Weatherproof Gloves