- Enjoy A Weekend In The
- Local distilleries
- Gold Runner alpine
- Snowmobile tours
- Ice fishing
The recipe for a perfect guys' weekend is equal parts adventure and chill.
Add good friends, hearty grub, top-shelf drinks, and a full menu of activities—and, in the mountains, a powder day or two wouldn’t hurt—and you’ve got it made.
Colorado ski vacations deliver all those ingredients and more. Ready to dig in?
Leave the laptop at home, grab the guys, and set off for a weekend to remember in Vail Valley or Summit County.
[Day 1] Get in the spirit.
The best ski condos feature separate bedrooms with central living spaces, big enough for all the guys to gather, have fun, play cards, or just chill out with a beer.
Check into your place, then meet the guys at the bar to unwind.
Better yet, have the concierge stock your fridge with everything you need to kick off the weekend.
If it’s early enough, grab a half-day on the slopes to get your legs loose—and it’s never too early to après.
The award-winning Breckenridge Distillery pours whiskey, vodka, and bitters crafted using the natural minerals of snowmelt water.
Complimentary tours and tastings are offered daily.
Bonus: It’s walking distance to some amazing restaurants for dinner.
Mosey over to the off-the-beaten-path Angel’s Hollow for a true ski-town hole-in-the-wall experience, complete with delicious homemade food and legendary margaritas that will help you kick off the weekend with a bang.
[Day 2] Amp up the adrenaline.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast.
You’ll need it.
The Blue Moose on Main Street in Breckenridge is a local favorite.
If you stay at The Lodge at Vail, you have easy access to Cucina for slopeside chowing—the views will get your appetite going.
This is where you pray for a generous powder blessing from the snow gods, because you’ll want to hit the slopes for most of the day.
Charge hard, break for lunch and a cold one to refuel, and push yourselves to explore the mountain.
If you’re up for a little extra rush, look into Breck’s Gold Runner Alpine Coaster or snowbiking at certain resorts.
Ask the mountain’s guest services staff for details and rates.
For après, meet up on one of the slopeside patios, or head back to the condo for a heated swim or hot tub session.
hopping on Bridge Street in Vail Village is a must (no need to drive, as the free in-town
bus runs until closing time).
Then, get cleaned up and hit the town.
Bar hopping on Bridge Street in Vail Village is a must (no need to drive, as the free in-town bus runs until closing time).
Hit up Vendetta’s for pizza and a bar scene to start you off, then swing into The George under the Mountain Haus near the covered bridge for a boisterous, lounge-y, leather-couch scenario filled with both locals and visitors blowing off steam.
In Summit County, you’ll find games, burgers, beer, and a dozen flat-screen TVs at Downstairs at Eric’s on Main Street; migrate over to Cecilia’s for a martini and cigar and stick around for the late-night dance floor and DJ.
Also check the resort webpage for events, festivals, and free live concerts, which happen throughout the season.
[Day 3] Mix it up.
If your legs are toast but you still want to explore the snow, head out on a snowmobile tour with a guide (or, if you’re experienced, you can rent snowmobiles and do self-guided tours).
In Vail, try Vail Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals.
In Summit County, try White Mountain Snowmobile Tours.
Or, chill out a bit.
Ever tried ice fishing? Several guides will take groups out for a couple of hours or a full day with lunch and gear provided.
Try Fish Dillon or High Country Hard Water to hook yourself a big one, or arrange an outing through your concierge.
If you’re still wiped out after the ice or slopes, book yourself a sports massage before you head home, where the bragging can commence.