Tag: New Years
While our member resorts hosted festivals, fireworks, and torchlight parades to ring in the New Year, I was miles from all of it in Colorado’s backcountry somewhere between Aspen and Leadville. For the first time since I’ve lived in Colorado I didn’t celebrate the New Year in the bars in a mountain town, but rather in a hut in the backcountry.
This post comes to Colorado Ski Country from Amber Johnson of Mile High Mamas. You can read more from Amber at www.milehighmamas.com.
You know good ol’ Santa Claus’ HO HO HO? I’m switching it up for SNOW SNOW SNOW, which is all I want for Christmas.
For the first time in a few years, we are staying in Colorado for the holidays and hitting the slopes with our family is at the top of our list.
Three years ago, we skied Loveland on Christmas Eve day. I thought my husband was crazy for even suggesting a quick trip to the mountains the day before the biggest holiday of the year. Did he not understand last-minute shopping and general chaos?
As it turns out, it forced me to finish our Christmas preps early and have some much-needed time to just decompress and play (bonus: it wasn’t crowded!) The kids were delighted to see Santa on the slopes and hang out with the Man in Red before his North Pole preps.
In fact, it was such a great experience that we declared it our tradition for whenever we were in Colorado for the holidays.
We’re upping the fun ante this year and hope to also check-out some firework shows and snowcat parades during our two-week Christmas break.
Here are a few great Christmas happenings this year and these are only the beginning. Many are also offering firework and torchlight parades to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang!