This is the first of a series of sponsored posts. Keystone Resorts provided complimentary activities for our family to enjoy during our stay.
My boys have begged for years to take a “cold vacation.” They want to go where it snows. Harley wants to snowboard, and Harrison wants to ski, snowboard, and play pond hockey. Reading about and seeing all the photos from my sister and cousin’s travels inspired me to venture outside my comfort zone; to see the world beyond the house of the mouse (aka Disney); to try new things.
My sister, Julie- the self-proclaimed slacker mom, went to Keystone, Colorado last year. My niece and nephew had a blast! The photos were beautiful. There were no major catastrophes. She said they had everything you could want or need in a small area, and plenty of resident experts to help newbies. Snow – check; skiing – check; snowboarding – check; pond hockey – check. Looks like this could work. We decided to give it a go.
I reached out to https://www.keystoneresort.com/ for information about ski vacations. They were super helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable. Once we had our dates narrowed down, they provided recommendations of places to stay, along with information about ski lessons, snow tubing, and other activities. I was grateful for the suggestions!
I knew skiing, like other sports, requires specific equipment. Pants/ski bibs, jackets, boots, hats, helmets, goggles, gloves, multiple layers with moisture wicking, and special socks that are thin and stay dry. I had no idea how much it would be to outfit a family of 4. We were going to need a small loan! Thank goodness for friends with children about the same size who are willing to loan out their gear. With the exception of a few odds and ends, I think we have everything for everyone covered.
We’ve mapped out our route, so we have a general idea of where we are going. We plan to drive from Houston to Amarillo. Take in some local Amarillo sights such as the Cadillac Ranch, and the Big Tex. The next morning we’ll head to Keystone. Google shows the drive to be sixteen hours without stops. Hopefully breaking it into two days will help. I’ll be sharing our adventures, along with what I learned on three different blogs – all from a different point of view and for a different purpose. You can follow along with me at https://adventuresbymom.com/ , https://theeducationaltourist.com/, and https://pixiedustqueen.com/.
Our adventure begins now! http://keystone-adventure-road-trip