Winter in Colorado means so much more than skiing, with plenty of other outdoor adventures as well as mountain-inspired wellness rituals to transform mind, body, and spirit.
Below, the best ways to hit the mountains without suiting up in skis.
You can count on Cuvée to provide maximum relaxation. Luxuriate in private downtime with our in-residence restorative massage, followed by champagne or smoothies on the deck, nurtured by the healing properties of fresh Rocky Mountain air under clear blue skies.
Snowshoeing is a great way to connect with nature as you summit a Vail Valley peak for a mountain top view from a whole new perspective. Our guide will show you the way with all the support you need, including a camera to capture the moment. And because our local experience leaders love to talk about what make the Rockies such a fascinating part of American history, you’ll also get a lesson with a sense of place and a chef-prepared lunch when you reach the top.
There’s a meditative quality to cross-country skiing, a wonderful wintertime alternative to downhill—great for mind and body. Also called Nordic skiing, referencing a tradition that began thousands of years ago in northern Scandinavia, we’ll start you off with a private lesson so you can spend a powder day on a groomed track. More experienced skiers can rise to a greater challenge and go ‘off-the-beaten-path’ for more difficult terrain.
Colorado is home to 48 of the highest 100 peaks in North America, and you’ll get a bird’s eye view on a Cuvée Alpine Flight Adventure. Flying up to 11,000 feet over Vail’s peaks and valleys, including the Gore Range, Piney Lake, and Beaver Creek, provides a spectacular view of the ever-changing Western land and sky scape. Supplied with a personal headset, you can communicate with your skilled pilot as he narrates the scenery, turning a passenger trip into an interactive Colorado experience.
Ride the Continental Divide with our expert snowmobilers for some of the best panoramic views on beautiful backcountry trails. Under their expert tutelage, you’ll explore this sport in an authentic way, even first-timers, and then find a chef-prepared lunch reward waiting in a rustic mountain hut, warmed by a fireplace.
Whatever activity takes you to the slopes, here are our choices for the best places to unwind afterwards, as much a part of Rocky Mountain ritual as the snow itself.
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– VAIL –
– BEAVER CREEK –
There’s plenty to do in the resort communities with events that celebrate the Rockies’ unparalleled outdoor life.
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