The ideal family ski day is the perfect mix of slopes, sweets, and sleds. Right this way!
9 a.m.: The continental breakfast at Silver Lake Lodge has something for everyone, with cereals, pastries, and a delicious house-made cheddar biscuit with bacon and egg. From there it’s a quick ride up Quincy Express to Flagstaff Mountain’s family-embracing greens and blues.
10 a.m.: Stop for cocoa and fresh-baked cookies at Cushing’s Cabin, atop Flagstaff, to warm little hands and fill growling tummies.
From the rugged slopes to the colorful downtown, this Colorado resort keeps the West wild.
Two crooked lines of little skiers sidestep slowly to the start gate, race jitters evident among some, the quiet confidence of “just another race” exuding from others. The youngest racers go first, toddlers bundled in bright parkas and gumball helmets steering their way through the gates in stuttering snowplows. They’re so cute, no one cares if they miss a gate—or three.