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post #31 of 38

Don't the warnings about Xmas scare you.  I am a local and love skiing Xmas week.  It is one of my favorite times of the year and being in the Mtns with snow covered slopes makes it even better.  yes things will be crowded but no more so than spring break.  Just have a little patience, be flexible and stay away from the main lifts and you'll be fine.  Steamboat is my favorite town in CO...there are mountains with more extreme terrain but none with better snow!  Take the kiddo's to the Hot Springs in town (Old Towne Hot Springs) and let e'm rip on the slides..they'll have a blast.  Nothing better than playing in the Springs while the snow pounds down.  At night of course....

post #32 of 38
Thread Starter 

Yes, Got a direct flight from Atlanta to Hayden - with the kids, that was a huge bonus!

Any good ideas for something to do on Christmas day with the kids - age 8, 6, 4 (besides ski)????

post #33 of 38

You're there to ski - then ski. 

 

Maybe a trip to the Smokehouse for BBQ - kids will love throwing peanut shells on the floor.

post #34 of 38

Christmas Day is a great day to ski....crowds will be minimal on that day and that day only during the Xmas break.

post #35 of 38

With kids aged 4-6-8 you've got to do the usual Santa stuff or have some mighty good reasons why Santa arrived in your home town early  this year. It is a great day to ski because of the light crowds but I would not trade a Christmas morning with a four year old for the best powder day of a lifetime.

post #36 of 38
Thread Starter 

Steve, I couldn't agree with you more - we've somehow managed to keep the 8 year believing in Santa and I'm sure this will probably be the last year for that.  So Christmas morning is for Santa, kids, and presents - not giving that up.  Really I'm thinking about Christmas afternoon and evening.  We're thinking about a sleigh ride but haven't had time to look into it yet.  Any thoughts on that???

post #37 of 38

IF you go on a sleigh ride, don't give your wife a candle to hold.  Sorry, just thinking of the Bud Light commercial where the horse farted.

post #38 of 38

For anyone stil out there on this topic now two years later, any updates?  CU Tiger (from one Tiger to another), how was your trip?  We are now planning a ski trip for 2012 and Steamboat was already at the top of the list as it was our last big trip before our four kids were born.  Now that they are old enough to ski, we are looking forward to getting back.  Taking suggestions

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