Coming off a record-setting winter travel season, Colorado is preparing to offer visitors in search of some of America’s best powder, some options for an excellent winter vacation. In destinations across the state, travelers can expect new and worthy experiences. Following is a sampling of what’s new this winter in Colorado.
Colorado’s New Winter Packages & Programs:
Beaver Creek’s White Glove Winter Vacation. This Beaver Creek vacation package includes first class airfare to Vail Eagle Airport, a private helicopter ride to the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, a chauffeured car to the Trappers Cabin, a private chef, ski instructor, four Epic Passes, a new wardrobe from Helly Hansen, and first tracks every day of the stay.
Hotel Telluride Offers Master of the Mountain Package. The Hotel Telluride is offering a “Master of the Mountain” package that includes two pairs of customized Pete Wagner skis, 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 a 90-minute custom spa treatment.
Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program Turns 5 this Winter. Keystone is lighting the birthday candles as its industry-leading Kids Ski Free program turns 5. Celebrate the milestone all season long with free family-friendly Kidtopia events and parties.
Click-In with Chris Davenport at The Little Nell. The Little Nell is excited to welcome pro skier Chris Davenport back for the 2nd annual Click-In with Chris Ski Camp in March 2017. Click-In with Chris includes deluxe accommodations, gourmet meals and exhilarating adventures.
Gourmet Snowshoe Adventures at The Osprey in Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek invites guests to enjoy three new snowshoe adventures: Winter Wine Excursions, Fondue + Shoe and Women’s Walk + Wine — each of which combine outdoor activity and scenery with après-snowshoe cuisine.
St. Regis Resort Aspen to Offer Uphill/Downhill Package. The St. Regis Resort in Aspen is offering a new Uphill/Downhill Package in partnership with Aspen Expeditions Worldwide. The package includes a three-night stay at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a day of uphill and downhill skiing, daily fitness and yoga classes and an Altitude Recovery Massage at Remède Spa.
New Experience at Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Illusions of the Passed: The Stanley Hotel added a new “Illusions of the Passed” theatrical séance. Led by the in-house illusionist Aidan Sinclair, who was featured on America’s Got Talent, uses real artifacts to simulate speakings with the dead. The iconic hotel has also partnered with REI Adventures to offer a special Outdoor School series. The REI Basecamp at the Stanley Hotel features programs such as campfire cooking classes and survival courses.
New Colorado Lodging & Accommodations Offerings:
Baldpate Inn Homestead Restored in Estes Park. In 2016, the historic Baldpate Inn, home to the world’s largest key museum, restored its homestead cabin for guests to reserve. The homestead offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, great room, solarium and library.
Basecamp Boulder Opens. Boulder’s newest hotel was built for adventure and features a climbing wall and fire pit complete with make-your-own-s’mores kits, alongside all the comforts of a quality hotel.
Colorado Trail House Opens for First Winter in Leadville. At this 12-bedroom inn, guests enjoy the charm of a Victorian house built by a Leadville mining magnate and its prime location as base camp for skiing, snowmobiling or snow biking.
Halcyon Hotel to Open in Cherry Creek. The Halcyon is a seven-story independent luxury property featuring 155 rooms as well as a roof-top pool along with restaurant and retail space consistent with the neighborhood’s unique character.
Hotel Boulderado Completes Renovation in Boulder. Hotel Boulderado, a favorite destination for travelers since 1909, has completed phase one of a renovation project that included 114 guest rooms and the outdoor plaza
Hotel Indigo to Debut in Denver. This 180-room hotel will be part of the 21,000-square-foot Union Tower West mixed-use development near the recently renovated Denver Union Station. It is expected to open in late 2016.
New Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant to Open in Downtown Denver. Opening late 2016/early 2017, the new Kimpton will be located adjacent to Denver’s iconic Union Station. The new 200-room hotel will feature 8,300-square-feet of meeting space, including an outdoor patio and rooftop patio, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center and two local-inspired, chef-driven restaurants and bars.