April 23, 2018
Back in January I went on a vacation with my husbands family to Colorado. It was so fun to be with the entire family and get out of town for a few days! We got to stay at the cutest barn at a ranch in Silverthorne and spent the majority of our time skiing!
Side note: If you’re wanting to visit Colorado and take advantage of skiing at any of the northern Colorado ski resorts (like Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone or A-basin), I would definitely consider staying in Silverthorne. It’s more affordable than staying in the actual resort town(s), and it’s not a far drive to most of the ski resorts.
We ended up skiing at Keystone, which was only about 20 minutes away from our cabin and it was a total blast! It’s a very tall mountain with a lot of different run options, and at the base of the mountain there are a ton of little shops and restaurants for those who don’t want to ski or need a break during the day. I often found myself stopping for a vodka-cranberry and snacks!
On our first ski day the weather was super sunny and it was actually a little warm on the mountain. Then a storm rolled in and we got 10 inches of fresh powder for day 2! This trip was big for me because I finally got the hang of skiing! The hubby’s family is really big into snow sports, so I just picked up skiing for the first time 3 years ago. I’ve only been 4 times and every time it’s really challenging. On all of my previous trips I had a really hard time navigating the mountain and it kind of felt like an uphill battle all day long just trying not to fall. But lucky me, this trip something clicked and really got the hang of skiing! *insert cheers and confetti here* I finally went down blue runs with ease and actually really enjoyed myself!
After skiing like a champ, we spent our final day in Denver before heading back to the airport. I had never explored Denver so it was a fun few hours! We ate lunch at Avanti where I enjoyed a delicious bahn mi and a skyline view on the outdoor deck. Then we hung out at the 16th street mall where we stopped for coffee at ink! – which was ridiculously good and I highly recommend the white almond espresso!
Colorado is one of my favorite states and I cannot wait to go back soon!