DENVER (December 14, 2015)— Whether it’s a getaway with the guys, or a girls-only weekend, Colorado is the perfect place for friends to reconnect and create lasting memories. From heart racing adventures to rejuvenating spa retreats, Colorado offers a host of accommodations and packages that are designed for groups looking to enjoy a friendly weekend getaway or extended vacation. For more information visit http://www.colorado.com.
Hit the Slopes
Skies to Skis (Aspen).
For ski aficionados who are looking for a thrill that goes beyond the traditional ski lifts, the Gant Hotel and Nomad Inc. have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind experience that combines epic adventure with upscale accommodations, libations and relaxation. Experience 13,500ft of vertical skiing in the San Juan Mountains during this three-night getaway, available Jan. 2 – Apr. 16, 2017. To commemorate the experience, guests can take home a pint glass, Aspen Brewery growler and keepsake Aspen picture frame.
Women’s Edge Ski & Snowboard School Program (Aspen).
Taught by PSIA-certified pros with an emphasis in women’s ski instruction, Women’s Edge provides an opportunity to train intermediate skiers/riders looking to build confidence and advise advanced riders eager for the challenges of double-black-diamond terrain. Women can look forward to fine-tuning their skills and developing lasting friendships along the way. The program entails a four-day program that takes place Monday-Friday, Jan. 9-Mar. 16, 2017. On the first day, the ladies meet at Snowmass to ski or snowboard, but for the other three days, the group decides which mountains to head to—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Buttermilk.
Breck Guides: The Ultimate Way to Experience Breck (Breckenridge).
Breck guides is a European-style, in-bounds guide experience that helps adventurers explore some of Breckenridge’s best high-alpine terrain, secret powder stashes and more with a private top guide that gets visitors on the mountain earlier by loading the chairlift before the public and getting the day’s trail conditions from Breck’s experts on Ski Patrol. Groups can create their own experience by choosing the skills and terrain for that day; from the basics of avalanche awareness, to the high alpine travel and avalanche rescue, a Breck Guide will train participants to enjoy the mountain safely.
Only in Colorado
Pikes Peak International Raceway (Colorado Springs).
Home to the Richard Petty and Rusty Wallace Driving Experiences, Pikes Peak International Raceway is a regional hub for all things automotive and the place to push the envelope on motorsports expectations. With a myriad of racing options, guests can face off against each other in a car versus car race, race individually and let the leader-board decide the best times or sit passenger and buckle up for a ride with a professional driver at top speeds.
Women’s Only Clinic at Front Range Climbing Company (Colorado Springs).
High adventure ladies can take a women’s only climbing clinic at Garden of the Gods, a National Historic Landmark that boasts a colorful history of climbing that is deeply rooted in the rock walls that soar toward the sky. Whether climbers are beginners to the sport or ready to master advanced techniques, expert guides are there to teach, encourage and provide an atmosphere that’s perfect for creating lasting memories.
Western Angler’s Guided Fly Fishing (Paonia).
Reel in epic catches with Western Angler’s Guided Fly Fishing trip to Paonia’s Bar ZX Ranch. At this 640-acre ranch located at 7,500 feet at the base of the Ragged Mountains fishermen and women can catch Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroat and Brookies. A trip includes transportation to/from the ranch, a full lunch, and all the gear, flies and instruction one would need for a day on the river. At the end of the day, guests enjoy dinner at Grand Junction’s number one rated restaurant, Bin 707 Foodbar and end the day at the Springhill Suites on Main Street.
Unique Group Lodging
A is for Adventure (Boulder).
Centrally located in the heart of Boulder, the St. Julien Hotel brings together luxurious accommodations and stunning views of the Flatiron Mountains. For those seeking to build their own adventure, the hotel brings together a package that includes lodging, food credit, spa credit and a Hydropack backpack filled with an assortment of Boulder snacks and a 2 liter water pouch to fuel travelers on their hiking, snowshoeing, fly fishing, skiing or other expedition.
Gunnison River Farms (Austin).
An organic oasis, Gunnison River farms crafts local fishing experiences with fresh produce that is harvested daily from their bountiful farm gardens and orchards. The farm has three historic cabins on the property where guests can stay as they spend several days exploring the river’s many offerings such as fly fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking and swimming. Evenings consists of appetizers and wine under the outdoor pergola, followed by a three-course dinner.
Alternative Colorado (Ordway).
On Colorado’s Southeastern plains, Ordway is home to Alternative Colorado, an outdoor recreation center where guests can book group stays and take part in an authentic Colorado lifestyle that focuses on open spaces, serenity and nature. Parties choose from a range of accommodations and engage in activities including windsurfing, horse riding, fishing, heritage tours and more. Travelers should make sure to stop by Spirits of the Rockies in Pueblo for local handcrafted moonshine to accompany an evening around the campfire.
Relax and Wine
Refresh Spa (Breckenridge).
Ladies who are looking for a rejuvenating experience should make their way to Refresh Spa and mention the Girlfriends’ Getaway for an extra 10% off for groups of five or more. The group is sure to enjoy some laughs as champagne is served while receiving services such as manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing, facials and body wraps. To top the day off, the group can relax in the indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs, detox in the luxurious steam room and soak up some rays surrounded by the gorgeous mountain views on the deck at the Grand Timber Lodge.
Tour Colorado Wine Country (Palisade).
Rapid Creek Cycles in Palisade, rents out their bicycles to groups looking to take a relaxed cruise through the orchards, vineyards and wineries of Palisade. Following an afternoon on two wheels, ladies can enjoy dinner downtown at the Palisade Cafe 11.0, where their farm to table menu changes with the seasons. Nestled among the vineyards, the Wine Country Inn is the perfect place to rest after a day on the town. By booking the Girls Getaway package groups will receive breakfast, complimentary happy hour, a bottle of private label wine and a spa gift basket.
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet. For more information or a copy of the 2016 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit http://www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800 COLORADO.
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