With winter weather here to stay around Colorado, it’s time to break out the skis and snow jackets and explore some of the great mountain towns this state has to offer.
As many of these towns lie within a few hour’s drive from the Mile High City, they make for the perfect getaway for those looking to disconnect over a long weekend, enjoy world-class slopes and take in the beauty of the surrounding white-capped trees and foliage.
After residents get their skis and snowboards tuned-up and ready to go at the onsite Sports Workshop at Lakehouse, they can check out our guide below to where they should hit the road to experience some of the best mountain getaways around Colorado:
Fort Collins (Distance From Lakehouse: 1 hour, 11 minutes)
Located just a short drive north of Denver, Fort Collins is a vibrant town full of local eateries, pubs, boutiques and tons of outdoor activities. Known as the Colorado’s Craft Beer Capital, it’s the perfect place for those looking to try a new brew from more than 20 different breweries and cideries after a long day of hitting the slopes. For more information on where to eat, play and stay, visit https://www.visitftcollins.com/.
Vail (Distance From Lakehouse: 1 hour, 39 minutes)
Officially opening for the 2019 ski season on November15, winter activities in Vail are unlike any other slope experience in the state. With more than 370 inches of snow each year and 5,317 skiable acres complete with pristine conditions, a variety of terrain and back bowls, Vail offers stunning views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges. The picturesque alpine-inspired Vail Village features heated, cobblestone streets lined with casual-to-fine dining, high-end shops and award-winning hotels and resorts. For more information on where to eat, play and stay, visit https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/about-vail.aspx.
Aspen (Distance From Lakehouse: 3 hours, 10 minutes)
A unique destination nestled within the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is a unique getaway destination celebrated by Colorado locals and travelers alike. Consistently recognized as the country’s #1 après ski scene, those looking for more of an upscale adventure will revel as world-class restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, luxury shopping and a thriving arts and culture scene line the streets of the small mountain town. For a full list of where to eat, play and stay, visit https://www.vogue.com/article/aspen-winter-where-to-stay-ski-eat
Crested Butte (4 hours, 8 minutes)
Known as Colorado’s last great ski town, Crested Butte is a great year-round mountain destination that offers gorgeous scenery and a rich history, all without the big crowds. Nestled within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range, Crested Butte offers more than 1,500 skiable acres with terrain suitable for all abilities and is the perfect place to see a range of wildlife from elk and bears to mountain lions, bighorn sheep and the occasional moose. For more information on where to eat, play and stay, visit https://www.visitcrestedbutte.com/.
To see more mountain towns accessible from Lakehouse, visit https://www.colorado.com/vacation-home/rocky-mountain-getaways
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