Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is one of the top ski vacation destinations in the world. Our list includes luxury resorts as well as several affordable options. Get away for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding this winter at one of these great resorts. Ski resorts like Aspen, Snowmass, Vail and Beaver Creak are especially popular during the holiday season. It's a good idea to book your flight and room well ahead of time. If your travel plans are flexible, a mid-week ski trip is the best way to find great deals and shorter lines. Look for packages that include free lift tickets, massages and other perks. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
2.The Peaks Resort & Spa
3.The Pines Lodge
4.The Osprey at Beaver Creek
5.The Lodge at Vail
6.The Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass
7.Hotel Madeline Telluride
8.Sky Hotel Aspen
9.Hotel Jerome in Aspen
10 Great Colorado Ski Vacations
- The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Photo: The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
- The Peaks Resort & Spa, Photo: The Peaks Resort
- The Pines Lodge, Photo: The Pines Lodge
- The Osprey at Beaver Creek
- The Lodge at Vail
- The Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass
- Hotel Madeline Telluride
- Sky Hotel Aspen
- Hotel Jerome in Aspen
- Cover Photo: Shutterstock
Colorado Ski Vacation Tips
Vail ski resort offers more than 5,000 skiable acres for all ability levels and remains open until April. There is a ski and snowboarding school offering group lessons and private instruction. Private lessons are offered for groups of up to six people and include quick access to the slopes via exclusive lift lines, video analysis, and the latest demo equipment at on-mountain demo-centers. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, guests can enjoy a collection of other vacation activities in the area, such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, carriage rides, and ice skating. If you are planning to visit in the summer, there are numerous outdoor activities to choose from, including golf, fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and more.
A ski vacation in Aspen does not limit you to just one mountain. You can choose from four different ski areas including: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. The ski season runs from December to early April. In summer, the town becomes a mountain recreation destination offering biking, hiking & camping, horseback riding, tennis and golf. If you are looking for a romantic dinner than try the Wednesday sunset dinner at the Sundeck Restaurant at the top of the mountain. Enjoy music, dinner, drinks and spectacular sunsets all at 11,212 feet. The sunset dinners are offered on Wednesdays from July 6 - August 31.
The Airport is just three miles from downtown. The resort is a half-hour flight from Denver International Airport. The town is 220 miles from Denver which takes approximately three and a a half hours to drive. Getting around town is easy since most shops and hotels are within walking distance of each other and taxis, limos, and hotel courtesy vans provide service to and from the airport and around town. During the ski season, buy your lift tickets online to save time and money. At higher altitude you get a much higher exposure to UV rays than you would at see level so make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen. Also its cooler at the top of the mountain so be sure to bring a light jacket with you.
Beaver Creek's 100+ trails and lifts of diverse mountain terrain offer something for skiers of all skill levels. In the summer, the town turns onto a mountain vacation adventure destination with hiking, rafting, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, mountain biking and golf. Ski From December to April. Hike and mountain bike in July and August. Fly into Eagle County Airport or Denver International Airport. Eagle County Airport is a 25 minute drive, and Denver International Airport is approximately 2 hours away by car. Be sure to give yourself some time to adjust to the altitude before you engage in any really strenuous activity.
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More Ideas: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, located at the foot of the Vail Mountains in Colorado, was designed with comfortable, home away from home rooms and suites, a restaurant, spa, fitness center, and entertainment options for guests to enjoy while not out on the mountain. There are also two swimming pools and a variety of outdoor activities including mountain biking and snow skiing.
There are a variety of spacious and beautifully furnished room, suite, and condo options at the Vail Marriott. The hotel is seven floors total, with 325 rooms and 20 suites. Each room is designed to look and feel like home away from home and come with lighted makeup mirrors and plush robes in the bathroom, and mini fridges and flat screen televisions offering cable and pay per view premium channels in the main bedroom space. All rooms offer either wired or wireless internet access for an additional fee, but there is free internet access in the lobby as well as all public areas.
Options for bed combinations include two queen, king, two double bed, lodge rooms with slightly larger rooms and two queen beds, mountain view lodge rooms with slightly larger rooms, two queens, balconies, and Vail mountain views, studio kings with fireplaces, mountain view studio kings, deluxe kings, junior timberline rooms with king bed, sofa beds, and a fireplace, and bi-level lofts with a king bed, two sofa beds, and Vail mountain views.
The condos all have cozy fireplaces, private balconies, and full kitchens furnished with everything guests will need to prepare fresh, home cooked meals while staying at the Vail Marriott.
Hotel guests can choose one, two, and three-bedroom condos with king beds, fireplaces, and balconies. There are also four-bedroom residences that include whirlpool tubs, and three bedrooms penthouse suites with Vail mountain views on the top floor of the Marriott.
All rooms and suites are smoke free.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort Spa
The Vail Marriott contains the Golden Leaf spa, a tranquil destination that offers hotel guests a variety of options including massages, nail services (manicures and pedicures), waxing, body wraps and facials. Couple’s massages are also welcome. Services can be purchases ala carte or as part of a day package. Appointments are required.
The Vail Marriott offers three different dining options for hungry hotel guests.
For breakfast, the hotel offers the First Chair American restaurant. With both a full breakfast buffet as well as ala carte breakfast items, this casual dress code restaurant was designed to provide hotel guests with a warm breakfast before they head out to hit the slopes.
Also located in the hotel is the Avalanche Pub. Hotel guests can sit at the bar and enjoy a featured cocktail, a local craft beer, or a glass of wine. Happy hour specials are offered “après ski” as well.
Dining is offered for lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. Menus rotate on a seasonal basis. Enjoy a soup or salad or enjoy a shareable with friends or family. They also offer burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts. The dress code is casual.
There is also the Gore Range Pizza place, which offers both dine in and room service gourmet pizzas made to order with local, fresh ingredients. This restaurant also has a casual dress code.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort Entertainment
Live entertainment is offered inside the Avalanche Pub on Friday and Saturday nights. Local bands, singer/songwriters, and even comedy acts will perform free of charge for dine in guests. There is also a caricature artist that regularly stops into the bar to draw portraits for a small fee.
The hotel also features a game room.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort Fitness
There is a 24-hour fitness center located in the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, which is open seven days a week. The fitness center has a full range of cardiovascular equipment (including stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, treadmills, and stair climbers) and free weights. The center also has sweeping mountain views, flat screen televisions, and changing rooms for hotel guests. There are no fitness classes offered.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort Swimming
There is both an indoor and an outdoor pool on the hotel premises. Only the indoor pool is heated, but towels are provided for both pools. There is also a whirlpool in the hotel.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort Outdoor Activities
The outdoor activities located close to the Vail Marriott are a biking trail (mountain bikes are available for rent), a jogging and fitness trail, a hiking trail, and snow skiing.
715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 970-476-4444
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More Ideas: The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
Situated within Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa features breathtaking sights, access to world-class skiing, and a spa that rivals any of the competition.
Rooms & Suites
There are plenty of diverse options for guest rooms and suites at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. All of the rooms boast elegant décor, modern amenities, and luxurious bedding. Rooms also contain a fireplace, a bathtub, and a kitchenette. Visitors have these options for rooms:
Traditional Room – Offering 400 square feet of space, Traditional Rooms can accommodate up to four guests. They include two queen-sized beds. Some Traditional Rooms offer views of the mountains.
Studio Suite – The Studio Suite accommodates four visitors and has 450 square feet. Studio Suites include one king-sized bed and a sofa bed that can sleep two. Rooms with views of the valley include a balcony, but mountain-view rooms are also available.
Guests who are looking for more space or coming with a group of people can book the resort’s multi-room suites.
One Bedroom Residential Suite – The One Bedroom Residential Suite offers visitors a private bedroom, a kitchen, a balcony, and a large living space. These suites include a king-sized bed and a sofa bed that sleeps two.
Two Bedroom Residential Suite – The Two Bedroom Residential Suite includes two bedrooms with a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, and a sofa bed. These suites also offer a full kitchen and two bathrooms.
Three Bedroom Residential Suite – Three Bedroom Residential Suites are perfect for large groups. They can accommodate up to twelve guests. These suites include one king-sized bed, four queen-sized beds, a sofa bed, and a rollaway bed. These suites include three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Guests can also enjoy views of the mountains from their balcony.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa also offers pet friendly lodging.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa features delicious and varied dining choices for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Maya is a Mexican restaurant that provides a fresh take on traditional recipes. Guests can enjoy tacos and tequila in the dining room, at the bar, or on the restaurant’s patio. Located within the restaurant, Tequileria Maya provides a wide selection of tequila, served up solo or mixed into an artisan cocktail. Maya is open for breakfast and dinner.
The Lift offers casual American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including milkshakes, sandwiches, and soups.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa also offers in-room dining and a continental breakfast.
Guests who are seeking rest and relaxation can head to the Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Salon and Spa services offered include signature massages, facials, nail services, body treatments, hair styling, and waxing services. Visitors can mix and match services to create several spa packages.
The Athletic Club offers a range of fitness classes, including yoga and Pilates, and is found within the spa. Guests can also relax in the outdoor saline pool and one of the three hot tubs.
Family Services & Kids’ Club
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for families with children.
Most rooms have space for cribs, which can be requested with a reservation. For families with children between the ages of five and twelve, the hotel also offers a kids’ club. The kids’ club includes supervision, educational opportunities, and crafts.
Weddings, Reunions & Conference Facilities
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa’s property is picturesque and elegant facilities are perfect for gatherings of up to 350 people.
Guests who wish to plan a special event at the hotel will have many diverse spaces to choose from depending on their needs and formality of event. Whether looking for a boardroom, ballroom, or outdoor venue, the hotel offers close to 50,000 square feet of event space for visitors to use both indoor and outdoor.
Available facilities include two ballrooms, an outdoor terrace, and the Rapids Boardroom.
Each facility is equipped with various kinds of technological and audio-visual equipment. The Westin Riverfront Resort also provides catering from the chefs who work in the hotel’s restaurants.
Couples wedding-day dreams are brought to life at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The hotel offers the best venues for dream weddings of any size and style. Some of the most popular spaces include the wedding lawn, which offers 4,000 square feet of space and an Organic Garden that is perfect for intimate weddings with less than 50 guests. The resort supplies cleaning services, rentable décor, catering services, and wedding services by an on-site wedding planner. Guests can also book spa services, rehearsal dinners, and bridal shower venues at the resort.
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, CO 81620, Phone: 970-790-6000
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