Purgatory Resort – Eric Berry
No matter how much my friends and I love spending time on the slopes, it can be challenging to get the gang back together. We’re all eager to leave the city behind and spend as much time as we can in the mountains, but as we’re getting older, everyone is developing their own responsibilities and routines.
Some of us are starting families, and we have spouses and children and pets to consider in our weekend plans. Others are buying houses and adding lawn care, home improvements and routine maintenance to our list of responsibilities. Some of us are pursuing promotions with long hours at work, while others are going back to grad school, starting businesses or chasing side hustles. We’ve all got a lot going on, and it’s hard to make weekend ski trips with friends a priority.
But time and again, we find a way to get everyone together and hit the road on Friday afternoon for another great weekend skiing in Colorado. How do we do it?
Here’s my advice for wrangling your friends into a great weekend in Colorado.
There are plenty of tips out there for how to plan a great Colorado ski weekend with your friends, but the truth is that there’s no wrong way to do it. The most important thing is that you do it! After all, these will be the memories you look back on when you’re old and gray (and hopefully still shredding).
Kathryn Robinson is a native Floridian who transplanted to Colorado for graduate school and never looked back. She learned to ski for the first time in her early twenties and now she counts down the days until winter. When she’s not on the slopes, she’s working full-time in Denver, hiking, kayaking, or playing with her dog Riley.