Finding hidden gems in snow country
Family snowboarding time, Homewood Mountain Resort

Finding hidden gems in snow country

There are other hidden gems like Ski Cooper elsewhere in Colorado and around the country for snow-loving families, suited especially for those with young kids and families just learning. Here are five good bets:

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At Ski Cooper – a half hour and a world away from Vail and Breck
Hazel, 8, adds rock to a cairn originally begun by the 10th Mountain Division during World War II training

At Ski Cooper – a half hour and a world away from Vail and Breck

It feels as if I have the entire mountain with its fresh snow all to myself—and it’s Saturday. Welcome to Ski Cooper, just outside of Leadville with 39 trails and four lifts spanning 400 lift-served acres and no artificial snow

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In Leadville CO — the highest town in the USA!
Delicious pan-cooked rainbow trout served by candlelight at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

In Leadville CO — the highest town in the USA!

Just an after dinner stroll. In 10,000-plus feet altitude. In the snow. What could be more fun after a delicious dinner in a Yurt cookhouse?

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