The Ski’s The Limit! Why The Slopes Of Colorado Are The Greatest
If you take a moment to think about it, skiing is one of the most bizarre pursuits the world has to offer. If you were to explain it to someone who had no idea what it was, they probably would pass. “So, you strap the planks to your feet, and then you slide down a mountain covered in snow?”. And yet, it’s clear that a lot of people don’t pass on it at all. Indeed, it’s among the most popular types of holiday.
On mainland Europe, pretty much every country has a few ski resorts – with the Alps, the Pyrenees and more to experience. In the US, if you’re looking to go skiing, you’re heading to Colorado. And that’s really no bad thing. If you’ve never been there, you’re in for a treat. And if you have been, you already know that’s the case. Whether it’s Aspen or Vail, you have so much to look forward to.
If You’ve Never Skied Before…
Ski novices are afraid of one thing above all others. No, not falling, although that is part of it. They’re scared of looking stupid. And the truth is, you’re going to fall. Everyone is, including professional skiers. Learning how to fall well is part of it. It helps if you have the right equipment – stores like Vista Bahn Ski Rentals will tell you exactly what you need. Being ready is the most important thing.
If You’ve Skied A Little…
Slightly more experienced skiers will have progressed from that perpetual fear of looking stupid. They will be more interested in seeing how quickly they can move to more challenging runs. Around Vail, you’ll find some gentler intermediate runs like Dealer’s Choice and Lost Boy. If you want to step it up, Cloud 9 is considered one of the trickier runs and is adored by Vail regulars for the challenge it provides.
If You’re Tired Of Skiing…
Veterans of the slopes need no advice on where to go when they have skis strapped to their feet. However, one thing that unites non-skiers, intermediates and experts is the joy of coming off the slopes for an evening of apres-ski. And luckily, Vail and Aspen both are littered with excellent choices for all levels of skier, and to suit all pockets. A very pleasant evening can be spent in Bart and Yeti’s, for one.
Then, of course, you’ll be looking to rest your body – whether from the slopes or the beer – and get back to the hotel. Again, whether you’re on a budget or spending freely, there is plenty of choices to be had. The nightlife and the friendly atmosphere will leave an impression that makes you keen to hurry back.
Some people will take a bit of convincing to realize that a ski holiday is what they want. If you’re not used to it, it can seem like getting dressed up in a sleeping bag to have a mountain beat you up. But once you’re on the slopes, and definitely by the time you’re indoors warming up, the attraction cannot be lost on you.