Best Gear for Keeping Families Warm. There are plenty of places to cut corners and save money on Colorado’s ski slopes but having quality gear is not among them. Our must-haves include these Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Top and Bottoms, Hestra Classic 3-Finger Snow Glove (also available in junior sizes), Minus33 Merino Wool Balaclava, and Obermeyer’s I-Grow Ski Jackets and Pants which provide a simple way to lengthen the sleeves and cuffs of your child’s jackets and pants (our quickly-growing kids could wear them 2-3 seasons!) Columbia has a similar line of expandable winter jackets for kids. Nothing kills a good ski day like having a whining, cold child so be sure to have a bulk supply of hand warmers available (and you can even find rechargeable hand warmers that are like a portable pocket heater).
Let it snow!
Telluride Ski Resort – Colorado Family Ski Vacation
The Telluride Ski & Snowboard School offers multiple options for every member of the family, ranging from nursery services and kids group lessons to private lessons the whole family can enjoy. Book off-hill adventures through the Telluride Adventure Center to enjoy a family snowshoe, fat biking or snow biking trip.
For meals, Telluride has on-mountain dining experiences that kids and adults will be talking about. For NY-style hand-tossed pizzas, yummy subs and salads, you can’t go wrong with Crazy Elk—also the perfect place to grab a quick slice before hitting the slopes again. For the largest breakfast buffet with the most delicious variety, head to Altezza at The Peaks Resort & Spa. Order their giant flapjacks on the side of your buffet and enjoy the glorious panoramic views of the Mt. Wilson Range.
Wander into the historic town of Telluride for shopping and to take part in the historic magic of this mining town—from the immersive Historic Walking Tour, or take the free Gondola to and from Mountain Village for fantastic views. Telluride offers any family the experience of a lifetime.