I wish there was an app to connect moms at ski resorts who still want to ski, but they can no longer keep up with their families. I went on 2 ski trips out to Colorado this past winter, stayed in some great hotels, ate at some amazing restaurants and occupied myself in ways other than skiing.
Over MLK weekend, we went out to Beaver Creek and stayed at a recent Bonvoy addition, the Beaver Creek Lodge, for free of course. Although the resort wasn’t truly ski in/ski out, it was pretty close, with a location right in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. We enjoyed the high temps (high 30s and sunny) with my family skiing and me snowshoeing for the first time in the beautiful McCoy Park.
We had fun eating during our stay as well. We had one meal at the Dusty Boot where we had bar and grill staples like burgers, fries, salads and wings. The place was lively and packed and I can see why it is so popular a place after a day on the mountain. Another night we feasted on Mexican at the Coyote Cafe while we watched a very intense playoff football game on the gigantic screen. Fun night!
A month later, we headed back to Colorado for our FREE stay ($26,000 value) at the St. Regis. My family hit all 3 mountains during our stay, Ajax, Highlands and Snowmass taking the local bus when necessary. While they were enjoying the slopes, I was hitting the town. I shopped a bit, ate some good lunches at Meat & Cheese and Ajax Tavern and enjoyed my luxurious hotel.
I tried to hit many restaurants for dinner that we had missed the prior summer when we were in Aspen. We had dinner at Aquolina (food was good but so $$), Kenichi, which was one of our favorite meals, Jimmy’s also very solid and finally White House Tavern (we couldn’t get in this summer). White House Tavern was absolutely amazing despite our early dining time (6pm) and their small menu.
Next year we are thinking of Taos for our annual ski trip. Maybe by then, someone will have started the app #momski.