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.

 

 

Keystone and A-Basin

Keystone

Ski Colorado: Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) and Keystone

Ski Colorado for stellar skiing and awesome mountain towns!

Arapahoe Basin or A-Basin for short is not a typical Colorado Ski Resort, it is more of a local ski area with not too many frills but lots of killer runs!

Keystone has almost 50% runs rated black or double black diamond for pure diehards.

Are your skis packed yet?

 

Here are my travel tips and suggestions for your next adventure ski vacation to Colorado:

Where to Go:

Keystone or Dillon, Colorado

When to Go:

Ski Season

Recommendation: Spring Skiing, take advantage of the A-Basin Beach scene.

How long should you stay:

4-7 days is ideal

 

Where to stay:

VRBO condos in Keystone

Ski Tip Lodge for more upscale lodging

Arapahoe Inn for budget lodging

Recommendation: River Run Village for night life and an easy walk to the Keystone Gondola

Lone Eagle or the Timbers for ski in ski out at Keystone

Ski Runs to Hit:

Keystone – Snowcat service in Independence Bowl (fee) or catch a $5 snowcat to The Outlook

A-Basin – Montezuma Bowl

A51 Terrain Park at Keystone

Night skiing at Keystone

Elk Run at Keystone for great tree skiing

Flying Dutchman is a blue run but it is a fun ungroomed mogul run at Keystone

LaDonte’s Cabin is a perfect rest spot at Keystone

A-Basin – If you hit the right day and there is enough snow – Hike the East-Wall Traverse to the Land of the Giants

And if you are really lucky, you can hike the Upper East Wall and hit some of the extreme runs at A-Basin

The majority of A-Basin is above the tree-line so the whole upper half is one enormous bowl.

A-Basin is not for beginners!

Note: A-Basin is one of the first to open and one of the last to close for the season.

A-Basin typically gets around 350 inches of snow per year.

Apres Ski Activities:

Enjoy cheap whiskey and $2 PBRs at The Goat in Keystone

Drink at The Sixth Alley at The Basin

Note: Order the bacon Bloody Mary!

The Dam Brewery in Dillon

Grab a burger and beer at Moosejaw, a local hang.

Try Snowbiking at Adventure Point at Keystone Mountain

Take a Snowmobile Tour in River Run Village

Snowshoeing at Keystone Nordic Center

Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional Ski Colorado information. I am here to help plan your next adventure travel destination.