My husband will be staying in Estes Park in March 2014. We would like to go skiing on our trip. What is the closest ski area to Estes Park? Also, we love the outdoors and exploring our surroundings. From fairs, markets, any outdoor excursions and just fun stuff to do. Can you give us any suggestions for our visit? We will be there a week. Is it worth taking the drive to Boulder or Denver to check out the cities or better to stay local and enjoy the outdoors? Please give me some advice so I can plan accordingly.