Hello to my CO Jeep brethren.
For my vacation next year, I was thinking I'd like to hit the slopes. As I'd have a week off work, I figured it would be a good idea to drive out in the Jeep so that I could alternate between trail rides and skiing.
I've never actually skied before, but I have snowboarded once on a small manmade hill. I totally sucked at it but I know I don't want to actually ski as that just has never appealed to me.
I don't want to assume that I one ski area is the same as the other and also don't want to assume that anywhere in CO is as good as another for skiing.
I don't need a location packed with people as I prefer less busy, slower paced locations for my vacations.
I'd be coming from AR so I do want to make the travel distance as short as possible.
So, here are my starter questions:
1) What time of year would be best to come out so that I could snowboard and go on trail rides but wouldn't necessarily be dealing w/ a ton of people?
2) In regards to snowboarding, are there any areas that would be best for a beginner, or are they all basically the same?
3) Is there any particular location that would work best for both snowboarding and Jeeping?