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The ultimate girls’ spring break getaway

Spring break is a great time to get away with your best girls. Who doesn’t love laughing, relaxing, and reconnecting with friends in a gorgeous mountain setting?  We compiled a list of the best ways to spring break in Vail Valley or Summit County: 

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 spring snow—or head to a slope side patio for a sun-soaked après.  

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. Perfect for spring break. 

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  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 spring getaway 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.