Any day on the mountain is a good day in our eyes, but the same can be said for a night near the mountain as well. That’s why we suggest at least one overnight ski getaway every winter, because even a local can benefit from a little slopeside R&R. Nothing beats waking up steps from the chairlift, skiing all day, and then relaxing at the resort at night. The variety of ski resorts in Colorado means there are a plethora of ski/stay/play options for visitors, ranging from thrifty to downright lavish. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites:
Arapahoe Basin has a variety of lodging partners that offer discounts when you mention A-Basin, like their Key To the Rockies promotion, which can get you up to 45% off your stay. More information here: http://arapahoebasin.com/Abasin/tickets/hot-deals/lodging.aspx
Want to take a trip but feel like you’re being unfaithful to your season pass? Deals like the “Ski Free in Aspen” package at The Little Nell in Aspen help ease those concerns. The package includes two complimentary ski passes to the four Aspen mountains for each day you stay at The Little Nell. Restrictions apply, so head here for more information: https://www.thelittlenell.com/offers.
If you’re looking to treat yourself and ski with the best in the world, The Little Nell is hosting the second annual Click-In with Chris Davenport camp this March. This is no kid’s ski camp, Click-In with Chris Davenport is a multi-day ski & snowboard camp that provides access to exclusive adventures like The Nell’s Powder Cat to ski the backside of Aspen Mountain, First Tracks on fresh corduroy, a Nastar race and more. Oh, and did we mention it also includes deluxe accommodations, lift tickets and gourmet meals?
Uphill access and backcountry more your style? St. Regis Resort in Aspen offers a cool Uphill/Downhill package starting in January 2017. The package includes a three-night stay at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a day of uphill skinning and downhill backcountry skiing with Aspen Expeditions, daily fitness and yoga classes in the Resort’s fitness center and the newest spa treatment for winter 2017, the Altitude Recovery Massage at Remède Spa.
Copper’s One. Two. Free! option is a great way to get up to 33% off lodging stays of 3 nights or more. That basically means stay two nights and the third night is free! Copper also offers a variety of discounts on lift tickets, lessons, rentals, tubing and more when you stay there, so make sure to check out all of their lodging deals here: http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/winter_vacation_packages
Flying into Crested Butte? They’re currently offering great deals on airfare. Visitors can save up to $300 per airline ticket when traveling to Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) via Gunnison/Crested Butte airport. Savings based upon originating city and travel dates; restrictions apply. More information at http://www.skicb.com/information/save-big-airfare
Deal hunters can combine airfare offers with CBMR’s Book Early Save Big Promotion to get 25% off lodging when booking 4 nights or more by October 15th, or 20% off is booked by November 15th.
Want a quick getaway that doesn’t require hours on the road? Check out the Eldora Ski Escape Program, where local hotels pair lodging with discounted lift tickets at Eldora. There are many lodging options for this deal, so check one out to see what works for you.
You shouldn’t really need an excuse to visit Steamboat, but if you’re looking for one, the SVIP Package works pretty well. If you book by October 14th, you can save up to 25% on lifts and lodging plus get complimentary VIP experiences (which including night skiing, early lift access, snowcat rides and more).
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Skiing, hot springs, and a great place to stay; sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? Sunlight’s Ski, Swim, and Stay is the ski vacation families can afford. Enjoy a full-day of skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort, followed by a long rejuvenating soak in Glenwood Hot Springs, the largest natural hot springs in the World, capped with a great night’s rest in one of eight premiere local hotels. Packages start at just $99 and children 12 and under ski FREE. Plus enjoy a free shuttle to and from Sunlight!
Hotel Telluride is offering a crazy “Master of the Mountain” package that invites guests to become the master of Telluride’s rugged terrain with two pairs of customized Pete Wagner skis, one of the most advanced cobblers of skis in the world. Also included in the package is a three-night stay in The Hotel Telluride’s Ajax Suite, one-day Telluride Ski Mountain pass with private guide, one-day private heli-skiing tour and champagne upon return to the hotel and a 90-minute custom spa treatment.
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Resort has a ton of different lodging options, including the opportunity to save 35% when you stay 3 or more nights. See all of Winter Park’s ski and stay deals here: https://www.winterparkresort.com/plan-your-trip/deals-and-packages
Live near Wolf Creek Ski Area and seeking a little staycation? Wolf Creek is offering $44 lift tickets on Local Days for adults (Ages 13 to 64), $27 for Seniors (65+), and just $24 for Children (12 & under). Bring in that Local Day lift ticket to receive 15% off rates at Mountain Landing in Pagosa Springs, CO. Locals Days at Wolf Creek are November 9, 16, 28, 30; December 7; January 8, 25; February 5,12, 22; March 1, 26, 29; April 2.
Don’t see your ski area of choice on here? That doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be found. And remember, ski areas without onsite lodging should not be overlooked for a weekend (or weeklong) getaway because local towns are often loaded with charm that can’t always be found slopeside. Check out each ski area’s lodging site for more information on where to stay in the area: