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This year we really want to go skiing in Colorado. We have a 9 and 7 year old that have skied in France the last 3 years. Any recommendations of which resort(s) to look at going to for families? We’re leaning towards Breckenridge. Are there any online travel agents where you can book a package ski holiday (flights, transfers, accommodation, lift pass, ski rental, ski lessons) - I’m struggling to find one that does everything!
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I don't know, but that sounds so awesome, can I go with you? LOL

I skied once at Lake Tahoe and it was gorgeous.

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Steamboat

I live here so do not know about package tours but have had friends from the UK ski in Colorado and think they bought a package. Or look at the big resorts operators but doubt they would include flights.

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I don't know, but that sounds so awesome, can I go with you? LOL

I skied once at Lake Tahoe and it was gorgeous.

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😂 since we’re here it’s on our list of must-do’s!
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Steamboat

I live here so do not know about package tours but have had friends from the UK ski in Colorado and think they bought a package. Or look at the big resorts operators but doubt they would include flights.

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https://www.steamboat.com/plan-your-...kaAv9_EALw_wcB
Thank you - I’ll check this out
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Assuming you’re in the US. A very low snow year so far in the west, so you might leave it until the last minute unless you find a screaming package deal. They do exist, but they’re not as common as they are for the Alps.

IMHO, Utah is a better deal for what you seem to be looking for. Not sure if they still exist, but there used to be package deals that covered Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons at very reasonable rates, allowing you to choose which of seven resorts you wanted to be at on a day to day basis.
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Another vote for Steamboat.

We go to Copper quite often and Winter Park is also worth a look.
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Hve you not thought about the Poconos. They have loads of snow this year. We're going early February.
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Just to add, saw you had younger children that have some experience. Eldora could also be worth a look, it's close to Boulder if you're into nice towns full of pretentious hipsters...
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Eldore would not be on my list of places to go if I was flying in.
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Eldore would not be on my list of places to go if I was flying in.
Certainly wouldn’t make it the centerpiece of my trip but for kids and a day trip to Boulder it certainly could be worth a look.
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This year we really want to go skiing in Colorado. We have a 9 and 7 year old that have skied in France the last 3 years. Any recommendations of which resort(s) to look at going to for families? We’re leaning towards Breckenridge. Are there any online travel agents where you can book a package ski holiday (flights, transfers, accommodation, lift pass, ski rental, ski lessons) - I’m struggling to find one that does everything!
Unlike the UK there are (sadly)very few package tour operators in the US.

The only one I can think of which has a (limited choice) of US and overseas ski packages is Apple Vacations. Even Costco Travel doesn’t offer ski vacations.

All-Inclusive Vacations | America’s #1 Tour Operator | Apple Vacations

This UK website is very interesting as it is a broker for all the big UK ski travel operators (including Mark Warner) and I’ve heard that they do amazing discounts on last minute travel....it is quite possible that they could easily put something together for you but in any case they have short videos and piste maps of the major ski destinations in North America, Europe and Japan, with info on the amenities at the ski resorts:

Www.igluski.com

Hope this helps!
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Assuming you’re in the US. A very low snow year so far in the west, so you might leave it until the last minute unless you find a screaming package deal. They do exist, but they’re not as common as they are for the Alps.

IMHO, Utah is a better deal for what you seem to be looking for. Not sure if they still exist, but there used to be package deals that covered Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons at very reasonable rates, allowing you to choose which of seven resorts you wanted to be at on a day to day basis.
Yes we’re in the US in PA. Thanks for the info. Not thought about Utah as hubby really wants to go to Colorado this year. Looking to go in March when the kids are off school.
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Originally Posted by BenK91 View Post
Another vote for Steamboat.

We go to Copper quite often and Winter Park is also worth a look.
Thanks. I did look at Copper as one option especially as it’s not too far from Denver airport. I just need to narrow down a couple of resorts that would suit us all then go from there.
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Originally Posted by RollingStones View Post
Hve you not thought about the Poconos. They have loads of snow this year. We're going early February.
Yes - we’re planning on a few 1-2 day trips there but want to do a week in Colorado (hubby has his heart set on going there once while we’re here!)
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