Hey all -
I'm taking a trip to Colorado second week of February with my 9 year old son. We're planning on three days of skiing. We've never skied outside of NH/VT (ie. we have never skied powder). He's more or less an advanced skier and is obsessed with the trees. I'm upper intermediate, but definitely want to challenge myself and be the best I can be (whatever level that realistically ends up being).
The thing is we need to do this super cheap since we're poor and stuff. :) My friend's home mountain is Monarch, which I've only heard good things about. My friend can get us vouchers for Monarch for all three days of skiing. Our home mountain this year will be Cannon which has double the vertical. But I'm assuming that even if we just skied Monarch all three days, this nearly once in a lifetime trip would still be worth. Is that right?
I do want to head to another area for one of those days since it is our first and last (for the foreseeable future) trip to Colorado. But I'm not sure I can justify spending $200 at Copper for lift tix and rentals. I know this is a little convoluted, but if anyone has any thoughts I'd really appreciate.
Bottom line is - 3 guilt-free days of skiing Monarch. Or 2 days skiing Monarch, with a third somewhere spending money that I don't have (but maybe if I don't spend it I'll always regret it?).
And if you think that we definitely need to use one of the days for something other than Monarch, where should we go?
Thanks for your help! I hope it's ok to be asking these questions. If not, please let me know! (based on other threads I've read, I know you won't hesitate hahaha)
Mod note: thread title changed at OP's request