While we were in Colorado, we had some summer fun. The kids, being raised in the hot south, have no experience in the snow. Visiting the ski resort offered the kids an opportunity to #1 see where people do the winter sports and #2 have some SUMMER FUN! 🙂
We had planned to do this day trip with Grandma and Grandpa for some extra help with the “big stuff” (a.k.a. the chair lift!)
I was a little hesitant about putting the children on a chair lift. Maybe is was my own personal lack of experience on chair lifts and snow, having also been raised in the hot south. Or maybe it was the stories that Shawn (raised in Colorado), told me about how every year the news covers stories of people plummeting to their death from chair lifts. I don’t know. But either way, it made me nervous!
It made me more comfortable when on my first ride up with Jacob, his little body tensed up and he said “whoa, we up high!”
But all kids, and adults, did great on the chair lift. Logan nick-named them the “flying chairs.”
After the chair lift rides, we took the short ride down on the Alpine Slide. I have no idea how long the slide was, but it was sure fast! Hannah and Julia got to go all by themselves on the little car-thingy. Thankfully, there was room for Jacob and Logan to ride with Mom and Dad! (Kids under age 5 were required to ride with an adult.) Although, by the end of our time there they were both pros and wanted to go by themselves.
Some other fun we had was a jumpy trampoline, a gondola ride, and a rock climbing wall. But of course, the alpine slide, which we rode probably 7 times, was everyone’s favorite!