I'm trying to plan a surprise trip to CO for by boyfriend and I. I would like to take him snowboarding and stay in the moutains. We are coming from Florida so I know there will be some adjusting to the altitude change. I have snowboarded once before in Cooper Spur, and he is familiar with snow, but has never snowboarded before, so I know lessons are in order.
I have been researching everything from where to stay and eat to lessons but I am still crazy confused. I'm hoping you all can give me some guidance.
I narrowed where I would like to stay to Keystone and I really like the Keystone Lodge and Spa. However, I was hoping to find someplace that had an in room fireplace. Are there resorts that offer in room fireplaces or would I have to find a condo or something? If so any other lodging suggestions? I would like to be within close proximity to everything (shops, restaurants, slopes, ski schools) and keep the price per night around $200. It's just the two of us in the room. A kitchen is not necessary.
Prospective travel dates would be to fly into Denver on 12/15 and drive to keystone that day and fly back to FL on 12\20. I would like to start lessons the next day (take the first day easy and adjust to the changes).
Also, does anyone have suggestions on lessons and rentals? I think at least two days of lessons for the each of us is a good starting point. Where to go? About how much does it cost? Etc.
What else is there to do on the mountain am during this time besides snowboard/ski?
I know I'm asking a lot, but keep in mind I'm from Florida! I have no idea where to start when planing a snow/mountain vacation. If anyone needs help planning a beach getaway, I'm your gal!
Thanks a lot!