By Aphrodite Syrengelas
When looking for a perfect winter destination, Colorado is always at the top of the list. Aspen Snowmass, Avon and Vail offer some of the best accommodations and activities for even the most seasoned winter traveler. The majestic mountains and lush hillsides are plentiful. Whatever winter experience you are looking for can be found in these amazing destinations.
Located in the breathtaking Colorado Rocky Mountains, Aspen Snowmass combines outdoor splendor with sophisticated living. Aspen Snowmass is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This Retro themed weekend long event will include food and scavenger hunts at the Elk Camp Restaurant. Aspen is known for hosting different outdoor events such as the X Games. They even have an App 2.0 for an update on local ski conditions. There is a new and exciting Alpine Coaster which winds through over a mile of forest on an elevated track. The Alpine Coaster can travel up to 28 mph and is located next to the Elk Camp Restaurant. It is open during the day and at night on special holidays or Ullr festivities. What a fun way to view your surroundings! Aspen Snowmass offers world class skiing, snowboarding and many other exciting winter activities.
Little Nell is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel with the only ski in/ski out access on Aspen Mountain. Choose from 2 to 4 bedroom condos with full kitchens and living areas sophistically decorated with a modern flair. Little Nell’s signature restaurant Element 47 has earned Five-Star recognition and the Ajax Tavern has a mountainside patio that can be enjoyed year round. When not enjoying the majestic outdoors, Little Nell offers luxurious amenities to unwind and relax indoors.
Vail is located in the beautiful White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain. The Vail Ski Resort has been ranked number one in North America for its world class snowboarding, telemarking and downhill skiing. It is a regular host of international ski races and snowboarding competitions. The men’s FIS Alpine World Cup and the Burton US Open are two popular events that are held in Vail. The largest mountain concert, Vail Snow Daze is a popular attraction as are Billy Yoga Weekend and Vail Holidaze. Holidaze sets the tone for the holidays with magical lights and sounds.
The Sebastian Vail is a perfect place to stay while enjoying all of the amazing outdoor activities in Vail. Its convenient Base Camp, a slope side ski valet and a pedestrian walkway outside of your door that leads to Vail Mountain and Gondola One, make accessing the outdoors incredibly easy. Enjoy modern luxury in your one to four bedroom villa or take advantage of the relaxing amenities that the Sebastian Vail has to offer.
In the middle of Vail Valley is the beautiful town of Avon, located eight miles from Vail. Winter activities of all kinds can be found here. Two world-renowned resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, are conveniently located for skiing and snowboarding. Other winter activities like ice skating and pond hockey are also enjoyed by visitors. The Sheraton Mountain Vista offers one to two bedroom accommodations with a rustic lodge flair. Nestled in the spectacular alpine scenery and conveniently located near outdoor activities, Sheraton Mountain Vista is a great choice for your stay.
Each of these destinations offer a long list of amazing experiences! Whatever your mood or activity level is, there is something for everyone to enjoy while visiting these winter wonderlands.