Rocky Mountains, CO
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area,
copyright Denver Metro Convention
and Visitors Bureau
Do the words "family-friendly" spell "b-o-r-i-n-g" to you? If so, head for the Colorado Rockies, where you'll find expert ski slopes and "champagne powder" alongside bunny hills, daycare, and free skiing for tots 5 and under.
Just a snowball's throw from downtown Denver, there are several ski areas guaranteed to satisfy hotdoggers and snowplowers alike. Besides some of the best downhill and snowboarding trails in the country, these areas also offer such trendy new sports as snow biking, alpine telemarking, and snow blading (on short, fat skis that let you slice down the mountain).
Ready to have fun? Check out the following Rockies resorts.