Today I’m launching my very own #traveltuesday compilation, where every Tuesday I’ll offer up a new destination, piece of travel advice or the latest deals to you, my readers, and I’ll start with my beautiful current-home-town of Vail, Colorado, and the reason I am starting here is because ski season is upon us, even arriving early this year!
While Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Resorts are not open just yet, their sister resorts Keystone and Breckenridge located just on the eastern side of the Vail Pass (elevation 10,662′) will be opening their lifts tomorrow, after receiving nearly 5′ through yesterday afternoon.
With ski lifts running just 45 minutes away, Vail is still the perfect place for a quiet retreat with views of snow-capped peaks, while still being able to capitalize on some of the off-season deals that abound in the valley.
Grouse Mountain Grill continues to offer an Autumnal Chef’s Tasting Menu, with three courses for $39, among other restaurant deals to be had, and hotels & ground transportation companies, such as B-line Xpress Limo Service, are still offering their off-peak rates for travelers looking for luxury on a budget.
In just a few weeks we’ll be celebrating the official “Opening of Winter” at Beaver Creek, with the Birds of Prey downhill and slalom ski races, Beers of Prey Colorado beer-tasting and live music, which leads us into further live music mid-December as Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats take the stage at Vail’s Snow Days.
Winter is a magical, action packed time around the Rocky Mountains, and I’m proud to be a part of a community that remains so vibrant, even covered in feet of snow.
Come send it with us this winter and see what the mountain life is all about!