Taking my 5 year old son to go skiing over presidents day weekend. Staying in Denver Fri night the 14th and the driving to Summitt County Saturday morning to go Skiing. Staying at the Doubletree at the base of Peak 9 Sat, Sun, and Mon night before leaving Tuesday the 18th for an afternoon flight out of Denver.
-Is there an unusual amount of traffic leaving Denver around 7am on a Saturday? (not taking weather into account)
I hope to ski 3 days with my son, but would be happy with just 2. I plan on putting him in Ski School.
-Should we stick to the same ski school all the days? I was possibly thinking of skiing Keystone on Saturday, and then Breck on Sunday and Monday (since we are staying at Breck). I have one friend with a season pass at Keystone that I would like to ski with, and another friend with a season pass at Breckenridge. (they are the “cheaper” passes and cant ski other resorts) But I also want him to be comfortable wherever he is so he wants to ski the whole time.
-I know each kid will learn differently, but I was thinking about putting him in the small group school for the first 2 days, in hopes he could ski some greens with me on the 3rd day. Basically spend the extra money the first two days, and then save some on the 3rd day, and we could ski together. Is this a possibility for a 5 year old?
-We are staying at the base of peak 9 at Breck, but there is no ski school that meets at Peak 9. Which area ski school should he go to? And whats the best way to get there- I would prefer to walk, or then drive ourselves. I know we could shuttle it, but it depends on how convenient they are. (since we are only there a few days, I just hate spending time waiting….)
-Are there ever any discounts for Breckenridge lift tickets from local coupon books or anything? All I can really find online are for other resorts
Thanks in advance