The Best Times of Year to Visit The Rocky Mountains

Year-Round Downhill Dreaming

To snow or not to snow— that’s no longer the question. From its mountaintop greenery and flowery meadows to picturesque artist towns, Colorado has emerged as a seasonless destination, with plenty of reasons to head for the hills, no matter the weather.


- SUMMER -

Authentic Colorado Summer Events

Colorado is a perfect summer short hop for a long weekend of culture and countryside. The Vail Dance Festival showcases that artistry at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a spectacular outdoor venue with an equally impressive Rocky Mountain view, while Jas Aspen presents jazz performances and education workshops. Dig a little deeper into today’s issues at the Aspen Ideas Festival, or join us at the Cuvée-sponsored “Into the Woods” Glamour Garden Ball to benefit “Big Green,” a food learning program building school gardens around the country.


Outdoor Adventures

Bring out your inner explorer with our Cuvée-curated hiking experience. After packing up a picnic of seasonal favorites, our destination managers send you off on a personalized trail, whether you’re after a challenge or just a creek side ramble and fresh mountain air. Bike culture has a strong presence in summer’s outdoor activities, known as the state that inventing mountain biking, you can get your own wheels turning with Cuvée-curated biking adventures, available at all three of our resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek & Aspen. Get a birds-eye view from your private plane 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.


Summertime Dining

Each resort also has a summer guests’ cabin for lunch or dinner on the mountain top, a short gondola or ski lift ride away: Beaver Creek-Beano’s Cabin, Vail- Game CreekAspen Sundeck. Or in town, Mountain Standard is a summertime favorite in the Vail Valley, with quality cocktails and great outdoor seating right along the Gore Creek River. The Aspen Core doesn’t sleep on Après in summer either; mountain-front hotspots like Ajax Tavern and Chefs Club are the perfect locations to enjoy the afternoon sun while sampling Aspen’s culinary prowess.


Cuvée-Style Summer Experiences

There are times when true luxury is a simple as staying put with our Cuvée in-villa experiences. Go with the flow in a rejuvenating private yoga session, tailored to your pace. Or sit back and let our Chef Dinner Soirée happen as our private chefs prepare whatever works for the occasion, from a carefree Rocky Mountain Barbecue to a “let’s get dressed up” late night supper, all served up with a local singer-songwriter duo to put the finishing touches on the evening.


- WINTER -

Hit the Slopes

We’re already gearing up for the 2019-2020 ski season at our three resorts, so it’s time to get a jumpstart on your own plans. By first snow, your only remaining decision should be where to après ski: Opening Day Vail- Nov. 15, Beaver Creek- Nov. 27, and Aspen at a forthcoming mid-November date. The Cuvée-curated downhill skiing experience starts with a bespoke ski fitting in your villa. And after we get you perfectly outfitted, right down to helmets, we’ll coordinate and hand deliver your passes so you’ll be totally equipped for whatever the day brings. To get season ready, Epic and Ikon passes are on sale now.


Thrilling Rocky Mountain Events

Summer doesn’t have an exclusive on exciting events. Watch the greatest ski, snowboard and snowmobile athletes get their battle on Aspen X-Games, check out the downhill ski racing in Beaver Creek at the Birds of Prey Festival, including village activities from concerts to craft brewing booths, or pack in a full day of official Après All Day bar and restaurant hopping in Vail at the Burton U.S. Open, the world’s most exciting snowboarding event.


Cuvée-Style Winter Experiences

After a long day of outdoor action, Cuvée in-villa experiences will have you luxuriating in every moment of residential down time.  The hour-long massage nurtures wellness and inspires peaceful mountain mediation, while our private chefs know how to turn out a menu that shows off the best of Colorado’s regional ingredients and finest artisan-made food products.


Colorado Year-Round