Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Viceroy Snowmass

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the new Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass. The hotel offers exquisite accommodations, the finest amenities, 5 star dining and exceptional service. Its environmentally responsible design and construction supports the Leed Silver certification. But the most amazing feature of the Viceroy Snowmass is the Ute inspired spa! After a day on the slopes relax and enjoy one of the incredible spa treatments and relaxation rooms. And if heading to the bar after skiing is more your style, you have to try a Mojito, simply divine. Look for your bartender wearing a kilt. This is my new favorite spot in the mountains. getaway to the new Viceroy Snowmass is a must. Please contact Anne@SnowVentures.com
to build your perfect vacation.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Late October Snow in Colorado!

A few pictures of this week's massive snow in Colorado:

Telluride Daily Photo, 10.29.09

thanks to: http://telluridedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/10/whistle-while-you-work.html

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1st Day, 1st Chair....LIfe is GOOD!

Could life be any better?!?!? Catching 1st chair at A-Basin this morning, this being my 1st ski day of the year, and 6" of fresh Colorado POWDER. Oh yeah, and its only October!! Snow totals are starting to add up in Colorado with our 1st real big storm. We have had a few small storms dropping a couple inches, but this storm is going to be measued in FEET!! You better get in while the gettin is good!! Call SnowVentures NOW to help plan the perfect mountain get-a-way!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Anticipated Opening Dates for Utah Ski Resorts

Weather permitting, Utah resorts will be opening on the following dates. Utah has been getting some early snowfall and more appears to be heading in this week.
Some Utah resorts have already begun snowmaking operations.
Alta: Nov. 20, 2009
The Canyons: Nov. 27, 2009
Deer Valley: Dec. 5, 2009
Park City Mountain: Nov. 21, 2009
Snowbird: Nov. 21, 2009
Solitude: Nov. 13, 2009


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Colorado is Open for Skiing & Riding ~ the 2009/2010 ski season has begun!

Here's a few pix from opening day at Loveland--the first resort to open in Colorado this season, and the earliest ever opening day for the state! Bring on the snow!!

All photos courtesy: @lovelandskiarea

Warren Miller - 60 years of ski films....

You always know when ski season is approaching.....the release of the new Warren Miller film. This year he is celebrating his 60th year!! If you've never attended a Warren Miller film, this is the year to start.....some of the most amazing footage of skiing and boarding....extreme locations......it will completely pump you up for ski season. My favorite was seeing the film in 2006 at The Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek...it was in November and the entire place was just electric with the excitement for the upcoming season. This year I will be going with some family and friends to see the new film, Dynasty, in NYC. Check out the link and look for a showing near you.... while there, check out the trailer for the film!! Not to be missed!! http://www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/

If you are in the market for a memorable ski vacation, send me an email at laura@snowventures.com or give me a call at 800-845-7157 ext. 311

Monday, October 5, 2009

More Pictures of Early Snow

Snow at The Canyons Resort, Utah on 10/1/09:

Snowmass on 10/1/09:

Thank you Aspen/Snowmass-Jeremy Swanson for the beauty pic!

The view from Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley CA, 10/5/09:

The view of Teton Village at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 10/5/09:

Keep it coming, Mother Nature...only 31 days til opening day at Keystone!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More early snow pix

The drive to work on Monday, 9.21.09

It looks like ski season in Breckenridge (almost)!

Photo taken September 23rd, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Early snow in Breckenridge

I woke up this morning to the excited sounds of my 4 year old yelling "it's snowing, it's snowing." My husband, my daughter and I jumped out of bed like it was Christmas morning. We had snow on our roof and flakes on our yard. My 8 year old daughter wanted to know if she could stay home from school and go skiing. When I said no, my 4 year old son announced he does not have school on Mondays and so he gets to go skiing. Then I had to let him know that the ski area is not open yet, but soon.

To start my day I went for a walk in the snow. I feel refreshed and now I'm having coffee and looking out the window watching it snow in September. Email me at lilly@snowventures.com to book your ski vacation and lets talk SNOW!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I woke up this morning to a beautiful site. The first dusting of snow on the mountains of Breckenridge. Knowing that ski season is around the corner has us all excited. It's time to book your ski vacation for next season and we have some great specials. Contact me at Lilly@snowventures.com or 1-800-845-7157 ext. 305. Remember, there is no adventure like a snowventure.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting Ready for Ski Season in Breckenridge

Labor Day is but a memory and the leaves are changing....sure signs of winter on it's way, right?

Actually, here is the surest sign we've seen this month...Breckenridge Ski Resort is gearing up the snow fans!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vail Resorts Site Tour

This past weekend we attended a Vail Resorts FAM trip to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek. We were able to revisit and re-acquaint ourselves with the best properties to offer our guests. We were lucky enough to enjoy beautiful weather for a fantastic round of golf at the River Course in Keystone. Our team won! We also dined at several of the best restaurants these resorts have to offer. Vail Resorts hosted us so we could experience a special Rocky Mountain weekend and now we would like to help you plan a memorable vacation to one of these resorts.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wishing for snow!!!

It's August and I am day dreaming about my ski trip to Vail & Breckenridge this past April. Conditions were supreme, weather was perfect and my skiing was, well, let's just say some my best skiing ever! If you're day dreaming right now about snow, why not start planning that ski trip!!! Email me at laura@snowventures.com or give me a call at 800-845-7157 ext. 311....check out these pics from our ski trip!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Golfing @ Red Sky Ranch,Colorado

What a great golf course! Tucked into a small Canyon just west of Beaver Creek, this little gem is a monster of a course with a beautiful layout over the 27 holes. The Tom Fazio 18 has a little bit of everything, elevated tee box's and greens, plenty of water, and nice aspen groves on the back 9. The Greg Norman 18 is much longer and tougher, but nonetheless a beautiful golf experience for strong hitters to challenge. Bring your "A" game to the Red Sky Ranch!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hiking From Aspen to Crested Butte!

Earlier this month some friends and I hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte during the peak wildflower season. Although, we had a few hours of rain, sleet, thunder and lightning the sun eventually came out and the views were spectacular. Its not a difficult hike but it does take about 6 hours. I highly recommend this hike to anyone!

If you find yourself in Crested Butte, you have to try the Secrect Stash restaurant for the BEST pizza. Some friends enjoyed the famous Figilicious but my favorite is the KGB with chicken.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Is that....could it be....SNOW in July in Breckenridge?!

Ok, so it may not be enough to actually call it the "first snowfall" of the season, but my eyes aren't lying...that is SNOW on them thar peaks!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Whistler's Reality TV Connection

Well, I realize by posting this I'm actually confessing a guilty pleasure...that of my love for reality tv's Hell's Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay.
I have a great job in a great industry and have had the chance to experience more than once what is, forks-down, one of the best ski resorts for dining and nightlife--Whistler. (Oh, and they ski there too!)
But I do have to admit a bit of envy for those Hell's Kitchen contestants. Why? Well, because they are competing for a truly incredible prize--a head chef position at Araxi, one of Whistler's best known restaurants.
A sweet prize, for sure...but consider too that Whistler is playing host to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which the Hell's Kitchen winner will have a front row seat for, and now you'll know why I'm green with envy, just like an undercooked brussel sprout. :o)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Golfing at the Keystone River Course

My family and I went golfing today at the Keystone River Course. I love this course! It was a gorgeous sunny day. The views at this course are amazing. I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you love golf like I do you need to email me at lilly@snowventures.com and book lodging and come up and play at the beautiful courses we have here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ski Valle Nevado this summer!

My client just recently returned from a week in Valle Nevado. She had nothing but good things to say! A fantastic trip...snowboarding was awesome, had snow the entire time and the service was excellent from everyone. Her only negative comment was the cost of snacks and water....she suggested picking up these things before heading up to Valle Nevado.....Water alone was US12.00 for a medium sized bottle. Check out the pic of her friend....awesome shot!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July in Breckenridge!

I love living in Breckenridge! One of my favorite holidays is 4th of July and Breckenridge has a great celebration. We had a parade that last for about an hour and a half with everything from the Budweiser Clydesdale horses, soldiers, firemen, policeman and enough candy to fill the bag of a child with more candy than they get on halloween. We have the Firecracker 50 bike race. After the parade it was fun to go down by the river walk and enjoy some food and drinks while the kids played in the bouncy houses, obstacle courses and got their face painted. It took my breath away when sitting by the river and looking at the mountains with snow still on them. I sometimes take for granted of the beautiful place I live.
After all that fun we went to a friends and had a cookout and later watched one of the best firework shows Breckenridge has ever hosted. We have so much fun stuff to do and explore for this summer. Email Lilly@snowventures.com if you would like to come see Breckenridge this summer or if you are already excited about skiing I can help with that as well. I hope to see everyone in Breckenridge.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Families love Keystone Resort ~ Free Activities for the Kids!

If you are looking to head to the mountains for the summer, Keystone is a great place for families. Keystone has free family activities all summer. Tuesday 11a.m.-1p.m. they have free programs such as Denver Zoo, music, jugglers along with face painting and balloon making. Wednesday nights in July are free and include many activities. July 1st I took my son and a friend. They enjoyed camel rides, bouncy house and carnival games all for free. They then got to watch a dance performance of belly dancers following a performance by the Magic Genie. Here's a schedule for the rest of July. If you would like to come stay the night in Keystone send me and email at lilly@snowventures.com

Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

July 7-Wee Notable Music and Dance

July 14-Michael Stanward Music

July 21-Puppet/Bruiser the Dog

July 28-Jim Jackson the Juggler

Aug 4-Land of what if: Kid's Theater

August 11-Denver Zoo Assembly Animals.

Wednesday Nights 4p.m.-7p.m.

July 8-Hoop Dancers and Magic Wizard

July 15-Stomp Like Dance and Mr. Noise

July 22-Polynesian Dancers and The Many Islands Theater

July 29-Break Dancing and The North American Assembly Animals

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a great time at summer solstice in Breckenridge! Watermelon eating, seed spitting, pie eating, tug o war (girls versus boys, chicks win!), miniature golf, and fire engine parade made for lots of fun. Breckenridge in full on Summer rocks!!

Ski Training During The Summer With Mountain Biking

Keeping fit for ski season during the summer is easy with mountain biking. The balance you need to navigate down the mountain is similar to the balance needed to ski. And its a great way to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. I thought I was done with mountain biking after taking a nasty head over handle bars fall last summer while vacationing at
Sun Valley. But now that it is summer again in the mountains I can't wait to get my bike ready for some trail riding.

If you are looking for a great bike shop in Breckenridge, Colorado try Great Adventure Sports and join us in the help to build the Swan Mountain Recpath around Lake Dillon.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aspen Food and Wine Classic - Fun Photos

Fun photos from Fiji Water at the Aspen Classic.

Aspen Food and Wine 2009

Last week I attended the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Aspen has been home to the nation's most prestigious food and wine festival in the country for the past 27 years. Celebrity chefs and over 300 wineries come to Aspen every June to share their passion for incredible food and delicious wine. If you love culinary delights and wine pairings, the Aspen Food & Wine Classic is not to be missed.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Bear In Downtown Breckenridge!

Last Thursday while driving home from the office, I noticed a large crowd in front of the Barney Ford Museum in downtown Breck. People were pointing and taking pictures, so of course I had to stop and see what the commotion was all about. It was a small black bear that wondered into town looking for food. He was chased down Main Street and found refuge in a tree. Living in the mountains, locals are used to seeing bears but not on Main Street!