My home base is KMKC (Kansas City), and I am planning on flying into KCOS (Colorado Springs) next week. I got my PPL last November and have just been flying locally (<150 NM) getting used to my airplane (185 total hours). As I am flight planning for next week, it looks like KCOS is pretty windy and gusty. KC is pretty flat and wind is usually manageable. I don't plan on flying in the mountains at all, but does anybody have any advice or a similar experience? Just want to make sure I am not biting off more than I can chew, since this is outside of my comfort zone.