I LOVED going to the Fun Park in Breckenridge. Everything from the coaster to the alpine slide to the maze and rock climbing wall was top notch! I stayed at the Double-Tree Inn. Located in town and they were kind enough to shuttle me and my friends around which made it super easy to get to and from town after we had over shopped that day!
Chance here! A true Hillbilly at heart, but after living 15 years on the beach had thought that I had converted to a Beach Bum. However, I just went on a truly eye opening experience that I would recommend to any skier or non-skier like myself. It was my first time to Colorado, and I had the privilege of visiting several areas, such as Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and my favorite Vail (just amazing).
I didn’t realize how busy it would be in the summer with so many visitors and so many activities for every age level, ALL having just an amazing time together . This trip may have changed my mind from heading south this winter to heading back to the mountains of Colorado to see it covered in snow. We shall see? You have to see it at least once in your lifetime!
Colorado is awesome. I had the opportunity to visit Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek this week. It was one of the most enjoyable trips I have ever been on. I’m just going to post a bunch of pics showing how awesome the trip was.
My name is Chuck Nelson and I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Keystone Resort in Colorado. Although it wasn’t my first trip to CO it was my first experience at this particular resort. I met a group of Vail resorts team leaders and had the opportunity to site tour allot of awesome properties with them.
Of course my personal favorite is where I stayed because I got to experience it first-hand. Vail resorts put me and two of my other co-workers in the Dakota Lodge at River Run Village. The unit was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable, with Flat screens throughout the condo I felt like I was at home. Although it was summer, I could see how great it would be to be there in winter with the Gondola right next to the River Run base area.
The drive from Denver Intl airport to Keystone resort is just about 2 hours depending on weather and traffic. But totally worth every minute. There is 3,148 acres of ski-able terrain, with 20 lifts to service you. Keystone is a more advanced mountain with 57% of its terrain being most difficult. I highly recommend it for people that get a high off of being challenged. The resort has allot to offer from ice skating, tubing, cat tours, snow-shoeing, and of course skiing or riding.
Three things you must know
1) Dining options are very close by so if you don’t feel like cooking in your condo there are other great options.
DER FONDU CHESSEL, KEYSTONE RANCH, SKI TIP LODGE, AND OTHERS CLOSE BY.
2) If you are looking for a great Location among other ski resorts this is it!
Breckenridge is about a 30 minute drive
Vail is about 45 minute drive
Beaver creek is about 60 minute drive
3) This resort is constantly being entertained with live music and concerts so the after skiing fun doesn’t stop!
As much as we love the Colorado Rockies in the summer, we love them even more in the winter! Whether you want to head up the famous resort of Aspen, the quintessential town of Breckenridge, the newly renovated Copper Mountain, or the unique destination of Crested Butte, we promise that you will receive the best that the Colorado Rockies have to offer. Between these four resorts there are countless slopes, chutes, bowls, and terrain parks just waiting for you to shred on. Enjoy incredible cuisine at over 9000 feet, shop for souvenirs on the most charming main streets, and most importantly, ski or snowboard your hearts out with some of the best skiing in the Western United States. So what are you waiting for? Buckle the skis to the roof of your car and head up!
- Four amazing mountains, each perfectly designed for different (or all) skill levels: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Aspen.
- Holding the ESPN Winter X Games this January 22-25.
- Offers non-stop flight service from 8 major cities.
- Offers 16 non-stop flights into two airports: Eagle County and Denver International.
- Breckenridge Ski Resort offers runs that are 85% intermediate and advanced.
- Hosts of the 2015 International Snow Sculpture Championships (January 27).
- Recently underwent multimillion dollar renovations.
- Offers non-stop flight service from 10 major cities in the US.
- Boasts Colorado’s first high-speed 6-passenger chairlift.
- A great ski resort for beginner-intermediate skiers and snowboarders with 86% of the runs ranked beginner/intermediate.
- Will add more non-stop flight options for this winter season.
- Home to several local festivals and events such as Move the Butte, the Songwriters Festival, and The Alley Loop.
When it comes to vacations, whether you want beach or ski, most travelers tend to stay in the United States or wander down to Mexico for some R&R. However, not many people think about Canada as the place for vacations. Well, I’m here to tell you to banish those thoughts and put Canada on your bucket list because the resort towns of Whistler and Banff are out of this world–or this country at least–and they are not just for skiing and snowboarding, but also offer a wide array of activities for the summer months too! So pack your bags and get ready to experience the wonderful country that is Canada, eh!
Just two short hours from the bustling city of Vancouver (just a short drive from Washington) lay the beautiful resort town of Whistler-Blackcomb. Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler still highly celebrates their “Olympic heritage” and draws in visitors annually from all over the world. Whether you want to ski in the winter or hike in the summer, the two massive mountains have plenty of trails, chutes, and bowls to offer. With four championship golf courses, over 200 shops, 90 plus restaurants and bars, and the best opportunities for outdoor activities, Whistler is a destination not to pass up this year.
The tiny, yet quintessential town of Banff is unique because it was the firs municipality in Canada incorporated inside a National Park. Not only is Banff home to some of the best skiing and hiking in Canada, but it is also known for its immaculate beauty and perfectly turquoise blue lake. Banff is only 90 minute away from the larger city of Calgary, and has glaciers, big animals, alpine meadows, emerald lakes, and of course, unforgettable scenery. Filled with small, local eateries and charming shops, Banff has something for every taste and personality. You will come for Winter and love it so much that you will want to stay for the summer.
The VacationRoost Team
It seems like summer just began, and already it is drawing to a close, and much quicker than we would like! However, with the end of summer comes the end of autumn which can be even better. Autumn means cool, crisp air, daylight savings time, and of course spectacular fall colors. Fall festivals are also extremely popular in almost any mountain town. There is Oktoberfest at Snowbird, UT, Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, and so many more! The best part about these festivals is that they come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Whether you are interested in music, sports, food, wine, culture, or just the great outdoors, there is sure to be a fall festival that celebrates autumn just like you do!
Park City, UT
Steamboat Springs, CO
Crested Butte, CO
Vail/Beaver Creek, CO
Click here to learn more about all the happenings this fall!
The VacationRoost Team