- A Girl's Weekend In The Rockies
- Day One: Settle In
- Day Two: Explore
- Day Three: Spa Day
Girlfriend getaways are trendy for a reason.
Who doesn’t love laughing, relaxing, and reconnecting with friends in a gorgeous mountain setting?
Whether your goal is exploring the back bowls with your besties, planning a bachelorette weekend, or relaxing to your heart’s content, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Colorado Rockies.
So, if you want to slip away to Vail Valley or Summit County for three amazing days of stress-free fun and adventure with the girls, here’s how:
[Day 1] Toast to a perfect weekend.
Check into your condo or hotel.
In many places, the concierge can arrange to have drinks and a cheese plate waiting upon your arrival, or they can stock your condo’s refrigerator with all your favorite food to eliminate the stress of meal planning.
Want to go all out and hire a personal chef for the weekend? No problem.
If it’s your first time at the resort (or if it’s been a while), sign up for a free mountain tour at guest services.
A staff member will take you on some guided runs on the mountain and teach you the ins and outs of the resort, plus show you a few insider favorites.
Have lunch on one of the patios on the mountain and finish the afternoon carving some more turns—or head back to the condo and sink into the hot tub with a glass of bubbly.
In the evening, go for a tapas and wine bar to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
The Met in Beaver Creek is both chic and comfortable, perfect for unwinding. Or, try Modis in Breckenridge for some excellent cocktailing.
[Day 2] Explore the mountain and village.
Grab a latte and breakfast in the village, then make your way to the slopes.
Whether you’re staying in Eagle County at Vail or Beaver Creek, or in Summit County at Breckenridge or Keystone, there’s plenty of terrain to satisfy your whole group.
For a fun bonding experience, book a private group lesson.
Instructors will work exclusively with your group, catering to each woman’s ability.
Ask for details at the ski school.
Off the slopes, stroll the village at Beaver Creek or Vail (heated streets!) for some cozy outdoor shopping (be sure to swing into Gorsuch, a local snow and fashion icon), pop into an art gallery (Frisco's Gatherhouse, the Fine Art Gallery with locations in both Vail and Breckenridge, and Breck’s Blue River Fine Art are can’t-miss stops), listen to live music on one of the restaurant patios, or embrace your inner princess on a tour of the famous Ice Castle in Breckenridge.
For a unique and unforgettable dinner experience, bring your gal pals to the top of the world at a mountaintop restaurant.
Allie’s Cabin, situated in a quiet aspen grove on Beaver Creek Mountain, offers Featured Wine Dinners on select nights; or, take an open-air sleigh ride up Beaver Creek to Beano’s Cabin for high-altitude fine dining.
Got a lot of ladies along? For larger groups, Der Fondue Chessel atop Keystone’s North Peak Mountain is a favorite for cozy fondue fests.
For pure elegance, try The 10th at Mid-Vail, with delicious views that match the cuisine.
[Day 3] Totally escape.
Want to leave your ladies’ weekend feeling as relaxed as possible? Today’s the day to book a massage or spa treatments.
The Spa at the Arrabelle at Vail Square offers the top-shelf spa experience; or, in Summit County, try Blue Sage Spa in downtown Breck or Keystone Spa if you’re sticking close to Keystone.
If adventure is your crew’s lifeblood, bypass the spa and squeeze in a few more runs, or trade your downhill trails for some flat groomers and head to the closest Nordic center (find centers at Vail, Keystone, and Breck) for a guided snowshoe or cross-country ski tour.
Follow that with a hearty lunch and wine to celebrate your weekend of leisure, and you and your girls will be ready to face the world once more.