I talked to her last night on the cell phone. She's thrilled to death and having a blast! I forgot this poor child has never really seen snow! Maybe a couple of flakes before they hit the ground and melted! Sounds as if she has caught on to skiing really quick, oh to be young again!
I did not mention the avalanche (sp) near Reno to her Mom (my daughter) She would be a nervous wreck!
The trails at Breckinridge and other Colorado slopes are well-marked and groomed. As long as they stay on the runs and avoid the "out of bounds" areas usually well-marked with signs and barriers, they will be just fine.
Skiing in Europe, however, is an entirely different matter. You better know the mountain well or you could find yourself flying off a cliff or into a ravine. Apparently they do not have a Trial Lawyers Association in Europe or the ski resorts' insurance companies would have them erecting fences and signs all over their mountains.