US: Rocky Mountains - Ski Season News from Top Rocky Mountain Resorts.
Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming have prepared for the coming snow season with activities and amenities that engage and inspire from Fresh Tracks and heli-skiing to hut trips, ziplines. Here’s the scoop.
Forget amusement parks and video games; young travelers are more sophisticated than previous generations, and they're looking for activities and amenities that engage and inspire. And several resorts in the Rockies have embraced the challenge offering more for families. From private guides that take skiers to secret parts of a mountain to Fresh Tracks, heli-skiing, hut trips, and ziplines. The extra benefits are pretty cool.
I am passing on pre season highlights because the sooner you get a plan a snowy getaway the easier it is to make it happen.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa:
Located in the heart of Beaver Creek, at one of Colorado's most celebrated mountain resorts, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is a 190-room resort offering Beaver Creek's only true ski-in, ski-out access. Beaver Creek Resort provides access to 146 runs on 1,805 acres of skiable terrain and lift tickets interchangeable at nearby Vail Ski Resort. Wait for it !
Parents traveling with teens know how hard it is to find anything that grabs their interest, other than their phones and, just maybe, The Food Network which is why Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa and the culinary team from 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill are launching weekly, complimentary, teen-focused cooking classes inspiring teens to trade texting for chopping. Classes will include themes such as basic knife skills, gourmet pizza making, sushi rolling, cold weather "mocktails" and lessons on how to make barista style coffees at home. Destination Hotels & Resorts:
With nearly 40 independent, upscale hotels and resorts, Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country and boasts the largest collection of mountain properties in the U.S. New this season: The collection just launched a bucket-list style travel program, the Destination Dream List, and mountain resorts are introducing exclusive adventure packages. Highlights include:Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, CO.
Backcountry Hut Trip- Ski or snowshoe through the Rockies to a 10th Mountain Division hut. Vail, the birthplace of North American Resort skiing is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, and while the mountain is legendary, the best way to see it is not in a lift line but by exploring the backcountry.Vail Cascade, Vail, CO. Blue Sky, Cloud Nine Vail Ski Package.
There is no bigger rush than laying down first tracks on a mountain. Blue Sky, Cloud Nine gives snow enthusiasts the exclusive opportunity to shred Vail's pristine white powder. This winter, Vail Cascade rolls out the white carpet with presidential accommodations, a First Tracks Vail Mountain experience, VIP lift access, hot stone massages and après ski craft beer flights and dinner.The Hotel Telluride, Telluride, CO. "Heli-of-a-Trip".
Take on six heli runs through more than 22,000 acres of skiable terrain in the pristine San Juan Wilderness then relax a Hotel Telluride's spectacular spa and soak in the beauty of the Colorado landscape.REI Adventures:
A leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs, REI offers more than 140 adventure travel trips to more than 40 countries worldwide. The company offers unique itineraries focused on sustainable, human-powered outdoor adventure; hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing and more. Guests experience iconic destinations while exploring off the "beaten path," getting to know the local people, their culture, the flora and fauna and discovering things they would not be able to duplicate on their own or with another travel company. Zion New Years Adventure:
Our mid-winter Zion & Bryce Canyon hiking and snowshoeing adventure provides a unique opportunity to discover these magical national parks when visitors are few and the landscape is filled with an air of tranquility and renewal.
Estes Park, Colorado:
Nestled against Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a stunning Colorado mountain village. The town is an outdoor-lover's paradise, offering year-round activities for outdoor enthusiasts including world class hiking, horseback riding, flies fishing, wildlife and bird watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and camping. Estes Park is an affordable alternative to higher-priced ski and resort towns and is ideal for families, couples and road-trippers.
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