Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world and is the perfect destination for your next Rocky Mountain getaway. From arranging in-residence ski fittings or even a snowcat ride to untouched powder runs, our Experience Curators will provide you with the six-star service and dedication you can only expect from Cuvée. In our Rocky Mountain Skiing Guide we highlight our two favorite world-renowned resorts – Vail Valley and Aspen.
VAIL VALLEY GUIDE
OPENING DAY | NOVEMBER 17, 2017
Vail is known for being one of the largest ski resorts in the world with over 5,200 acres of skiable terrain suitable for every type of skier. Vail receives an average snowfall of 340 inches which ensures you will have days filled with fresh powder and untouched runs. For more experienced skiers or riders, be sure to check out the seven different back bowls that offer challenging terrain, tree runs and moguls. For those just learning how to ski, there are two beginner areas on the mountain as well as world-renowned ski instructors to show you the ropes. Our on site Experience Curators can arrange your day on the mountain by transporting your equipment straight to the base of the lift so you can just show up and hit the slopes!
OPENING DAY | NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Beaver Creek has over 1,800 acres of skiable terrain with arguably the best groomed runs in the entire ski industry. Beaver Creek has some of the best black and double black runs in the country accompanied by backcountry terrain where hiking is a requirement! For experts on the mountain, be sure to take a few runs on the World Cup Downhill race courses to challenge your skills. Beaver Creek offers a variety of introductory terrain and some of the best ski schools in the entire world, perfect for beginners. Our Vail Valley Experience Curators can arrange private lessons for the entire family with the top instructors from around the globe as well as reserving your equipment and returning it after you’re finished on the mountain.
OPENING DAY | NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Aspen mountain, sometimes referred to as Ajax Mountain, sits directly above the city of Aspen and offers incredible terrain for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. This mountain is fairy small, offering only 675 acres of skiable terrain, however it provides some of the most incredible powder stashes in Aspen. There are no beginner runs on this mountain, and the terrain split is 48% intermediate, 26% advanced and 26% expert. Expert skiers and riders can even ski down the same runs that have hosted the World Cup races! Our Experience Curators can pick up your lifts tickets and transport you to the base of the mountain, followed by setting up lunch reservations at the renowned Ajax Tavern.
OPENING DAY | NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Snowmass is constantly coated in fresh powder and offers over twenty lifts and 3,300 acres of terrain to explore. This mountain has some of the best steeps, cliffs, backcountry and terrain parks in all of Colorado and is heaven on earth for advanced skiers and riders. From the expert terrain of Burnt Mountain Glades to the blue groomers over five miles long, Snowmass has something to offer everyone. For beginners, there is an impressive beginner facility to practice your skills until you hit the big peaks. Our Aspen Experience Curators can arrange a morning ride on a snowcat up the mountain where you will have access to untouched runs and endless amounts of powder. Following your day on the slopes, our Curators can arrange a private chef to prepare a gourmet meal to your exact specifications at your residence.
OPENING DAY | DECEMBER 9, 2017
Buttermilk is most well known for being home to the Winter X Games and the Red Bull Double Pipe event, and offers over 450 acres of skiable terrain. Buttermilk boasts uncrowded beginner terrain perfect for families and beginners as well as an innovative learning center for young skiers. Even though Buttermilk is frequently considered the easiest skiing mountain in Aspen, experts can still enjoy the challenging Buttermilk terrain park that has been rated the third best terrain park in the country by Transworld Snowboarding. Our on-site Experience Curators can arrange a ski butler to personally come to your residence to measure you for you skis or snowboard and fit you into the perfect sized boots. They will transport your equipment to the base of the mountain so you can just show up and jump on the chairlift!
OPENING DAY | DECEMBER 9, 2017
Aspen Highlands is best known for its steep, big-mountain skiing with coveted runs and groomers and is adored by the locals. For the best run of your life, hike up to the Highland Bowl and enjoy challenging and exhilarating backcountry terrain on your descent down. Aspen Highlands offers unparalleled views of both Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak and will truly take your breath away! Beginners will find a variety of long groomers and easy terrain to navigate as well as world-class ski instructors and guides. Our Aspen Experience Curators can arrange for a private ski class for the kids while you hit the untracked sections in the bowls. After your day on the mountain, be sure to check out Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro where you can pop a bottle of champagne on the terrace and enjoy classic fondue and apple strudel!
WHERE TO STAY IN COLORADO
ARRABELLE CHALET | VAIL, COLORADO
5 BEDROOM SUITES | 4.5 BATHROOMS
This European-styled residence located in the heart of Vail Square. Just steps from the Gondola, it is arguably the best ski-in/ski-out location in the Village. Guests enjoy full access to The Arrabelle resort’s services, spa and workout facilities, including a rooftop hot tub. Fully-equipped chef’s style kitchen. Custom-made wine cave. 5 Bedroom Suites.
AVANTI CHALET | VAIL, COLORADO
7 BEDROOM SUITES | 8.5 BATHROOMS
This ski-in/ski-out chalet is a one-minute walk from Gondola One and just two minutes from the heart of Vail Village where you will find world-class restaurants, bars, boutiques and aprés-ski hot spots. This mountain escape offers countless activites for a relaxing and carefree getaway, including gorgeous stone fireplaces and an outdoor living area complete with a hot tub. 7 Bedroom Suites.
COLORADO LODGE | BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
4 BEDROOM SUITES | 4.5 BATHROOMS
Enjoy the newly renovated private penthouse perched on the top floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Enjoy full access to the services of the luxury ski-in, ski-out resort. Enjoy sweeping mountain views from its top-floor location, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn log walls, dramatic antler chandelier, original art and antiques, a walk-in stone wine cave and more. 4 Bedroom Suites.
THE WEST WING | BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
4 BEDROOM SUITES | 4 BATHROOMS
Majestic two-story penthouse located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch with unparalleled views of the ski slopes and stunning décor. Enjoy a ski-in/ski-out location with full access to the luxury perks of The Ritz-Carlton, including award-winning restaurants, hot tubs, a spa and fitness center with four-seasons pool, and a whole lot more. 4 Bedroom Suites.
FOUR PEAKS ESTATE | ASPEN, COLORADO
5 BEDROOM SUITES | 6.5 BATHROOMS
Incredible 5 bedroom estate situated in the prestigious, gated residential community of Starwood ideally located between downtown Aspen and Snowmass. The private estate sits on 2.98 acres and features over 13,000 sq. ft. of luxuriously appointed furnishings and decor, and has unobstructed views of all four Aspen mountain peaks.