Keystone Family Skiing Vacation

Keystone

Keystone Family Skiing Vacation

A Keystone family skiing trip is a great way to spend time together as a family and enjoy a winter wonderland. The village is small and easy to get around. You could not pick a more family friendly ski mountain.

Where:

Keystone, Colorado

When:

Spring Skiing is the best but anytime from December – March

How Long:

5-7 days

Where to stay:

River Run Village = Dakota Lodge, Buffalo Lodge or Expedition Station

Note: Be sure to check on VRBO to book directly through the owners, it may be less expensive.

You can even go back to your condo for lunch and skip eating in the chalet.

If you want to try to save some money, stay in East or West Keystone, Silverthorne or Dillon. You can also access other ski resorts if one is not enough for you. Be sure to pack your lunch otherwise you will spend your savings eating at the chalet.

Things to do:

 

Skiing/Snowboarding

Snow Tubing 

Cross Country Skiing

Snowmobiling

Dog Sledding

Ice Skating

Snowcat Tours

Sleigh Rides

 

A few family fun places to eat:

9280 Tap House for a relaxed after ski dinner spot

Bite Me Pizza is a family favorite

Alpenglow Stube for a special family celebration

Der Fondue Chessel right on the mountain, access via gondola

 

 

Have more questions? Need more travel tips and advice, contact me today! I am here to help plan your Keystone family skiing vacation.

 

Aspen Adventures

Aspen Adventures

Looking for your next Ski Destination? Aspen Adventures is it for an amazing ski trip.

Aspen Highlands the best kept secret ski destination for Aspen Adventures

Are you looking for a challenging ski destination in North America? Check out Aspen Highlands with 36% expert runs and a favorite for locals.
What are you waiting for?

Here are my travel suggestions for an Aspen adventures ski vacation in Colorado.

Where to Go:
Aspen, Colorado

When to Go:
Mid-December through Mid-April

How long should you stay:
5-7 days

Recommended places to stay during your Aspen adventures ski vacation:
Skiing with the guys or gals or by yourself, here is a deal for you:
Stay at the St Moritz Lodge where they have dorm style housing and a shared bath. Each room has a small frig and microwave, plus free continental breakfast. You can’t beat this deal for skiing in Colorado.
Here are some other great options:
Mountain Chalet, Aspen Meadows, Independence Square Lodge or Aspen Square Condominium Hotel

Or check VRBO for condo rental directly through the owners

Ski Resorts and Runs to Hit:

Aspen Highlands
Famous for the Highland Bowl where you can only get there by skinning in or snowcat. The B-zones are known for being the most difficult and steepest.
Experts only be sure to check out the P-Chutes and the No Name Bowl.

Aspen Mountain
Known for its black-diamond terrain and skis like a really big mountain even though only over 600 acres.

Snowmass 
Another great option for a day of skiing

Buttermilk

This is the family friendly mountain

 

Aspen Adventures for Apres Ski Activities

Restaurants:

There are so many great restaurants in Aspen to check out, here are just a few —- Pinons, White House Tavern, Chef’s Club and Matsuhisa

 

Looking for more fun on the mountain:

Cross-country skiing
Powder Tours
Snowshoe

Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional travel information for an Aspen Adventure. I am here to help plan your next vacation.

 

 

Utah Travel Information

Utah travel information

Utah Travel Information
For Extreme Snow Sports & Ski Vacations

Are you looking for an adventure vacation and winter travel destination?

Utah has it all and you can find all the Utah travel information you need here.

There are 13 Ski areas in Utah and nearly 1200 ski runs within a 30 mile drive from the Salt Lake City airport.

What are you waiting for?

 

Here are my travel tips and suggestions for ski vacations to Utah.

Where to Go:

Park City, Utah or at any of the ski resorts
When to Go:

Ski Season

Recommend: Spring Skiing for the best snow and weather.
Note: Do not try to go during Sundance Film Festival, it will be overrun with celebrities and you will pay way too much for a place to stay if you can even find one.

How long should you stay:

5-7 days 

 

Recommended places to stay during your ski vacations:

VRBO condos, condos and condos in Park City

Park City Reservation for even more options to choose from for every budget

 

Ski Resorts/Runs to Hit:

PCMR = Park city Mountain Resort
Hike & Ski the Peak
Hit the Crescent and Motherlode lifts for terrific tree skiing
Jupiter Bowl for backcountry-like runs
Hidden Splendor is an amazing run
Note: Gets crowded during peak times, avoid the Silverlode chair midday

Snowbird = Average of 500″ of snow
Great Scott run is in a wide open bowl and one of the steepest runs in North America.
Chip’s Run has it all in just one run.
Tiger Tail run is a must but you will have to check with the patrol on when they will open it.
Note: The road through Little Cottonwood Canyone is known to close during big storms.

Alta = #1 ranking for snow but it is snowboarder free. A two planker resort only.
This is the real ski experience.
Alf’s High Rustler is known for a “perfect fall line”
Eddie’s High Nowhere includes some climbing before the 1,000 foot drop run.
Note: Alaska Mountain Guides is right behind the Alta resort and offers backcountry skiing starting at $85 for a half day.

Deer Valley = Another no snowboarders rule, skiiers only resort.
Signature run is Stein’s Way and it is 4,500 feet long and made for giant-slalom-style turns, named after the Olympian Stein Eriksen.
Take the Empire Lift to Supreme run.
Canyons = Vertical drop of 3,190 feet
Head over to Ninety-Nine 90 for blacks and double blacks, hit the Charlie Brown and Red Pines Chutes runs
Ski LonePine, Yard Sale, After Shock double black runs
Hike the Murdock Bowl off the Super Condor

More local & smaller resorts:

Brighton = Local’s favorite with “killer snow”
Check out Sunshine for incredible views.
There is awesome backcountry access here.

Solitude = No liftlines or crowds but deep snow
Cathedral Bowl off the Summit chair
Challenger is the best for a steep, challenging run.

Snowbasin = 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres & no crowds
Check out the runs off Strawberry Express Gondola
The Grizzly Downhill is a run from the top to the bottom of the resort and for adventurers looking to prove their skills.
This was the men’s downhill run for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Heli-Ski Tours through Wasatch Powderbird Guides for the extreme snow sports enthusiast

 

Utah Travel Information for Apres Ski Activities:

Must Hit Restaurants In Park City:

 

Other Extreme Snow Sports Available:

 

Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional Utah Travel Information. I am here to help plan your adventure vacation.