I know it sounds crazy, but take your one-year-old skiing!
We have two very young boys, Carver is 2 and Bridger is 3 months old. This was our third winter season skiing with our toddler, and he absolutely LOVES it! There's nothing more fun for a young boy than playing in the snow, going FAST, and drinking lots of hot chocolate; and now he is actually a pretty dang good skier too. ;)
I know it sounds super intimidating to think of bringing along your unpotty-trained one year old up to the ski resort to only freeze their butts off and have melt-downs in the cold...right? I totally get that, and I’m not going to pretend it’ll be all sunshine and rainbows, but it is SO much for doable than you’d think. The key is to TAKE IT SLOW, prepare for the worst, and dress WARM.
My husband and I are both ski and snowboard instructors here in Utah so we've taught our fair-share of kiddos and kiddo-esque adults on the snow. We've seen it all... and have a few tricks up our ski jackets when it comes to the LITTLE guys.
It's okay if your ski day only lasts an hour, and the rest of the time you spend in the lodge eating chili fries. We've had SO MANY days like this, and honestly they are some of my favorites! There's nothing better than hanging out with your family in a beautiful place.