I highly recommend acclimatizing your family for a day before skiing. High altitude, dry air and time change are all factors that can increase fatigue. Drinking lots of water and using a humidifier at night will certainly help. Plus, portable oxygen tanks (the size of a water bottle) can be purchased at local pharmacies and mountaineering stores.
The downvalley towns of Basalt, Willits/El Jebel, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs offer plenty of shopping opportunities for stocking your food pantries and bathroom vanity. Don’t fret, whatever you may have forgotten you can easily acquire in the Roaring Fork Valley. There is even a Four Mountain Sports Outlet Store in El Jebel and an exceptional thrift sporting store in Carbondale, Ragged Mountain Sports. So, if you manage to remember all your children’s ski clothing but forget your own parka, don’t fret!
Bottom Line: Keep it Simple & Don’t Fret. Life is Good. Enjoy your family ski vacation!