Off the slopes and into the Spa: At The Peaks in Telluride
Winter_Sunset at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride CO

Off the slopes and into the Spa: At The Peaks in Telluride

My daughters and I head up to one of Colorado’s biggest Spas at The Peaks Resort in the Mountain Village, where kids love the indoor-outdoor heated pool complete with water slide and is ranked a top spa by Conde Nast Traveler

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Telluride CO: historic mountain town welcomes modern families
Skiing down the mountain to Telluride

Telluride CO: historic mountain town welcomes modern families

Welcome to Telluride Ski Resort, about an hour from Montrose and 2.5 hours from Durango (both of which have regional airports) in Southwest Colorado with just 2500 year-round residents who happily live in a box canyon 8750 feet above sea level. Yes you feel that altitude.

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Our family trip back to Crested Butte, where memories were made
Mel snowboarding in Crested Butte circa 1997

Our family trip back to Crested Butte, where memories were made

The 6 year old was determined to set herself apart from her older brother and sister on vacation. My youngest daughter declared she was a “big girl” and could decide for herself what fun she would have in the snow that week in Crested Butte CO

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Conquering my mountain meltdown with the help of a ski instructor
Adult ski class like Eileen took at Crested Butte

Conquering my mountain meltdown with the help of a ski instructor

We’re at the top of the mountain in Crested Butte, CO, elevation over 12,000 feet, and I suddenly am too scared to move. To be fair, the wind is blowing hard and the conditions are a bit icy but it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle — or hadn’t handled many times.

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Returning to our favorite ski resort when the kids were young – Crested Butte CO
Reggie Yemma at the top of Crested Butte Mountain

Returning to our favorite ski resort when the kids were young – Crested Butte CO

When my kids were small, we often skied at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Southwest Colorado. This trip we’re back with family and I remember quickly why I love this place and so do the other families I meet.

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