I am trying to plan a trip to Colorado. Our son is graduating college in the spring and thinks Colorado would be a great choice for him to start his career. I am planning a week long trip sometime between the middle of December to the middle of January. I would like to spend a day or two in Denver then spend the rest of the trip at a ski lodge. Husband and son would be skiing and have never skied before so will need lessons, preferably private lessons. No skiing for me due to a back injury so I need someplace I can wonder around while they guys are skiing. I was thinking Beaver Creek or Vail would be a good choice but not but would like your suggestions or ideas. Thank you for your help.