United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Winter (Snow) trip with 2 1/2 yr olds. Any suggestions anywhere in the US?

Jump to last reply

Hi All. So we want to take our going to be 2 1/2 yr olds (they will be that age at the time of the trip) on a snow vacation. Something like a 5 night trip - preferrably between Dec 26, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013 while school is closed. We can extend if lodging is not too expensive.

We thought at first of going to Colorado and hit the resorts but the cons are:
Our twins will be too young for ski lessons and hubby and I are not great skiers either. The lodging at the resorts (vail, breckenridge, etc) are really expensive for that time period. Also, we need loding that's set up more like an apartment than just a room with beds because of the age of our twins. Then we looked at maybe Estes park but it sounds like a very sleepy little town and not much to do for little ones (according to the VRBO owner I spoke to). The other places we looked at was Yosemite - but will driving to the park be difficult with all the snow and although hubby is from England and has experience driving in the stuff, he's been in sunny Houston for a long time. Last we considered New Mexico but we've been there too often and wanted to go somewhere different.
Some facts:
We live in Houston TX so flight times and prices are a consideration. I could get as low as $195 round trip to Denver - which is a huge draw.
We love national parks so would love to consider going to one that snows in winter and is manageable. We got married in Yosemite so really it's ideal but want to know about road conditions.
We would like to have a city aspect to the trip (2 nights at a city close by (San Francisco if we go to Yosemite, Denver if we go to Colorado, then the rest at the snow location.

Any suggestions? We hardly ever get to see snow so we'd like to go somewhere where we know it snows instead of a "maybe it may snow" location. We would just like the boys to be able to play in the snow for a couple of days at least. Sledding, snow shoeing, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! many thanks in advance everyone, for your suggestions. Looking forward to replies!

47 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 East Coast trip including DC, New York and surrounding areas.
  2. 2 San Antonio Hotels
  3. 3 best area to stay in san diego
  4. 4 San Francisco-Coventry Inn??
  5. 5 Trip Report Bears and Traps. Our Grand Alaska Sea & Land Tour
  6. 6 Do I need to buy tickets in advance for Chicago Art Institute?
  7. 7 Santa Barbara Itinerary Help Needed
  8. 8 Scouting trip for possible move to SoCal -- advice on itin, please
  9. 9 Vegas hotels for families
  10. 10 Finally!!! Santa Fe/ Albuquerque Family Christmas Break 2014
  11. 11 Studio-size Apartments, Guest Houses for rent, Ojai and Ventura
  12. 12 Trip Report A weekend in Boston area with Friends (including 2 teenagers)
  13. 13 Lake Tahoe to Yosemite: advice needed
  14. 14 Two airports to choose from?
  15. 15 Palm Desert California recommendations for dining
  16. 16 Beaufort, NC or Wilmington, NC?
  17. 17 Sonoma and Napa Wine Country - How bad is it after the quake?
  18. 18 San Francisco - mid October
  19. 19 A few NYC questions about 9/11 memorial tours and more.
  20. 20 Key West Dry Tortugas
  21. 21 Trip Report Part Three of an 18 Day RV trip - Seward
  22. 22 Pizza Recs in the Bronx Area
  23. 23 Where to go to hear good Hawaiian Music in Kauai?
  24. 24 layover
  25. 25 Which cross-country route, I-40 or I-80?
View next 25 » Back to the top