Colorado Ski Vacations Feature Stunning Scenery Plus Pampering

By: MIKE SELVON

Colorado ski vacations are long-time favorite getaways because of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rocky Mountains, and because of the excellent snowfall received during the winter season. When it comes to enjoying a ski adventure, Colorado ski resorts are experienced at delivering memorable wintertime holidays for their guests.

There are vast arrays of skiing resorts located in the mountainous terrains of Colorado in which people choose to spend their vacations. However, there are a few locations that stand out among the mountain ski resorts.

These include the Aspen Snowmass Resort, the Beaver Creek Resort and the Breckenridge Resort. Each of the resorts can deliver exciting and fulfilling winter getaway vacations and each provides unique features and charm.

Out of all the destinations one can choose for Colorado ski vacations, perhaps the most well-known is the Aspen Snowmass resort, set in Aspen, Colorado and encompassing nearby Snowmass Mountain and the newly developed Snowmass Village. Aspen is considered to be a haven for world-class skiers and also a mecca for those who enjoy wealth and fame.

In Aspen Snowmass, the winter season begins in the later part of November and continues through mid-April. They usually receive about 300 inches of snowfall on average each year. Snowmass Mountain has over 90 different trails, 23 lifts and covers more than 3,000 acres including steeps, half pipes, cruisers, terrain parks and even a vertical drop of over 4,400 feet.

Aspen Snowmass is also very well-known for various family activities that are available which help to make ski vacations very family friendly. In addition, Aspen Snowmass has repeatedly been named as one of the best ski resorts not only in the United States, but in all of North America.

Some of the family activities that are popular are ice-skating, campfire story time, an Olympic size pool at the town's sports center, a youth center and an ice arena for hockey. There is also world renowned dining, a hopping night scene and incredible shopping opportunities at every turn.

The Beaver Creek Resort is located in the stunning Rocky Mountains in the town of Vail Valley, Colorado. There, you will find a variety of groomed runs and heart-stopping bump runs that help to make it a favorite destination for both advanced skiers and beginners alike.

In all, there are three unique villages and two small towns that are all encompassed within the resort. Those who choose to take their Colorado ski vacations here will never have a lack of activities to enjoy. If you are accustomed to pampering and luxury, then you will also appreciate the heated walkways throughout this top ski resort and the unparalleled world-class dining choices you will have.

Beaver Creek Resort also boasts four outstanding spas that provide even more pampering with a menu of services. When you are thoroughly relaxed after your session at the spa, you can enjoy a shopper's paradise of unique shops and galleries that will tempt you. Other activities that you can enjoy are hot air ballooning, various Nordic sports, ice skating and even sleigh riding.

A ski vacation at the Breckenridge Resort can start very early in the season. The season here normally starts in early November and runs through until late April. There are a total of 29 lifts scattered around this top ski resort which covers 2,358 acres of terrain. Having over 140 trails will suite virtually any skill level.

Breckenridge Colorado ski vacations also provide numerous opportunities to indulge in fine dining as there are almost 80 restaurants to choose from. There are also over 180 shops and boutiques to explore, 16 galleries and museums and 6 spas to luxuriate in, giving you many options to keep you busy when you are not on the slopes.

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