Guest post by Jennifer Close, Two Kids and a Map
When we moved from Pensacola, Florida to Denver, Colorado at the end of November, skiing wasn’t even on my family activity radar. My husband was excited about being closer to the mountain because he is an intermediate snowboarder but I had no interest in skiing. I had tried skiing once before on a trip to Wisp, Maryland and it wasn’t pretty. The adventure ended in a snow mobile ride down the mountain with a member of ski patrol. Not only do I have the bad memory of that one day of skiing, I am also not really a fan of cold weather or snow. Or, so I thought.
Our recent visit to Copper Mountain has completely changed my mind. As a Southern gal, I was very nervous and anxious about our ski trip. I am used to tank tops, flip flops and trips to the beach but I was determined to make the best of it.
You can find nonstop flights from Atlanta to Denver for under $200 right now, which helps to make the mountains of Colorado accessible for that big winter family vacation. If you are thinking about traveling to Copper Mountain, there are a number of things to consider before your trip.