Ski Destinations in Colorado
January 30, 2019
Valentine’s Day is almost here, which couples all over Denver are planning romantic evenings and getaways for their special someone. From your home at The Palmer, there are numerous ski resorts filled with luxurious amenities and situated in romantic locations. Whether you’re skiing fanatics or first timers trying something new, there are plenty of excellent options to choose from.
Scenic, beautiful, and altogether Victorian, Breckenridge is a top pick for romantic vacations in snowy weather. The lodges in the area boast an impressive level of luxury, only matched by the elegance of their design. Best of all, each lodge is cozily nestled in-between the mountains.
Given the expansive natural surroundings, couples can enjoy hiking and mountain biking in addition to skiing as they explore the mountainside. While you can choose any lodge here and find yourself wrapped in the comforts of luxury, Crystal Peak takes the cake. This location is a ski in/ski out property located directly at the bottom of a trail.
Even better, Crystal Peak offers easy access to Peak 8. This park features:
- A zipline tour
- Two climbing walls
- Challenge course
- Super slide
- 4x4 tours
- Mini golf
- Mountain biking
- Chairlift rides
- Gemstone panning
- A maze
- Ropes course
- Bungee trampoline
- And a bounce house
Top that impressive list off with on-site amenities ranging from a hot tub to a fitness center, and it’s easy to see why Crystal Peaks is a premier vacation destination. Whether you’re traveling alone or with the family, Breckenridge offers plenty of romantic opportunities.
Aspen is the only place in the United States where the sun shines 300 days out of the year. In addition to its sunny weather, the area offers breathtaking mountain views in any direction. The location itself is as romantic as they come, but there’s more in store than just natural beauty here.
Aspen’s Buttermilk Ski Resort offers skiing adventures for beginners and experts alike. The resort is home to both the Aspen Ski Company’s Ski School and the ESPN’s X Games. Combined, that means ample trails and courses to explore.
Head to the ResortQuest Inn at the Aspen Hotel and you can wake up each morning to seasonal, complimentary breakfasts. The resort also features plenty of amenities, including a heated outdoor pool and sauna. If, for some reason, you don’t feel like hitting the slopes one day, then you can always take advantage of the resort’s health club.
Vail is for the adventurous couple. With over 5,000 acres of fresh snow, this winter playground is an excellent place for an active yet romantic getaway. The entire town takes design cues from the Swiss Alps, featuring quaint European stylings and cobblestone streets. Touches like heated walkways bring the comforts of old-school Europe into the modern age.
The Austria Hotel is renowned for its warmth and coziness. European-style architecture combines with resort-style amenities to create a wonderfully romantic getaway. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or relaxing in the hot tub, this is one love shack you might want to add to your vacation list.
Steamboat Springs earned the title of “Ski Town U.S.A” decades ago thanks to its premier slopes and accommodations. You can choose to stay in the economically-friendly duplexes, but couples looking for a special getaway should check out the romantic chalets. Regardless of which option you choose, you’re never farther away than 400 yards from the slopes.
The Steamboat Grand is considered the ultimate romantic hideaway here. With queen-sized platform beds, the Grand Spa offering massages and body treatments, and plenty of amenities, what’s not to love?
Just north of Aspen next to the Arapaho National Forest rests Snowmass Village. This location is a combination of romantic indulgence and adventurous getaway. Just like Crystal Peak, the resort features the coveted ski in/ski out feature.
Each option for your stay is a wonderfully romantic condominium that offers the finer touches of luxury living from fireplaces to private balconies. Nestled along the Aspen tree line, you and your sweetheart have the mountains excellent slopes just outside your door.
If that isn’t enough, then take advantage of Snowmass Village’s exceptional set of amenities. An on-site fitness center, heated pool, and hot tub are just the tip of the iceberg. Altogether, Snowmass offers a romantic getaway you won’t soon forget.
A complete shift in suburban apartment design, The Palmer deftly maintains the tensions between luxury and rustic. Artistically designed with tech in mind, this new aesthetic statement offers old stylistic comforts in the mountainous oasis of Denver. Offering the best of both mountain and modern, The Palmer stands as a distinctly local idea begging you to live the truest version of you.
Boasting 9.5 acres of beautifully landscaped greens, the community within The Palmer is packed full of amenities designed to cater to every need. Stay active in the 24-hour fitness and yoga center, relax in the resort-style pool complete with spa and sundeck, or mingle in your choice of the community clubhouse or barbecue and firepit area. Features like package lockers, secure private garages, and an onsite dog park (with ample washing stations) make living easy. When you’re ready to get away for a minute, John Derry Park is right next door. Of course, you could always virtually escape in the onsite golf simulator, too.
Inside your home, quartz counter tops combine with high-quality stainless-steel appliances to create an envious appeal. Sleek wooden cabinetry, kitchen back splash, and modern lighting keep designs modern. Meanwhile, wood plank-style flooring leads to over sized windows for breathtaking views and ample amounts of natural lighting. Every element of your home is designed to envelope you in comfort while enhancing your sense of luxury living.
The surrounding area offers the fine dining, premier shopping, and natural delights that make Denver such a livable city. Find a simple commute with a couple minute walk to the RTD Light Rail Station, head over to Park Meadows Mall’s shops and restaurants, or practice your swing at the Inverness Golf Course and Conference Center. Everything you need is moments from your front door.
Sitting within the nexus of cool and comfortable, these apartment homes offer a redefined sense of luxury living within the city of Denver. Welcome to the neighborhood. Welcome to The Palmer.