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From Dubai to Colorado
Need a break from your glitzy stay in futuristic Dubai? Did you enjoy its beaches, the luxury shopping and the hot nightlife but fancy some snow? Combine your holiday in the beautiful emirate with a ski trip to Colorado, the number one ski destination in the USA.
How to get there
After your glamorous shopping spree at the Dubai malls, take a flight with Emirates to the United States. Enjoy Emirates world class service and opt for a complimentary transfer with an exclusive chauffeur if you are an Emirates Business Class customer.
You can opt for New York and enjoy a stop-over in a top-class hotel such as the Park Hyatt and visit some of the world’s best restaurants. You can also fly to Colorado via Dallas, a trip of two hours.
Start your extravaganza ski retreat when checking into the luxury cabins in Colorado. The exclusive Colorado villas and vacation rentals are the number one solution for a comfortable winter holiday.
Here are the reasons why you should pack your bags and fly off to Colorado
Skiing and Snowboarding
There is no substitute for a Colorado winter vacation, it is the best ski and snowboard destination in the USA. Colorado has 21 ski and snowboard resorts and many of them are America’s best and largest. Blue bird sun-soaked skies and tons of fresh, dry powder reign supreme. There is a slope in Colorado for everyone: from leisurely gliding down the hills to intense expert-only terrain for adventurous skiers and boarders.
The Colorado resorts open earlier and stay open later in the season than any other winter resort in the United States. Colorado has the highest altitude lift-served terrain in the country guaranteeing massive amounts of the famous incredibly dry fluffy Colorado snow.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
Looking for a slower snow experience? Discover the snow-laden trees and silent white meadows with a pair of cross-country skis. Cross country skiing is a great way to get on the snow quickly and to experience Colorado’s forested winter wonderland. There are more than 20 Nordic centers in Colorado, 41 Colorado State Parks and 11 national parks.
Don’t forget to visit one of the winter sports events whilst staying at your luxury cabins in Colorado. The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are held in Vail Mountain in March 2018 and will guarantee a festive atmosphere throughout the season at the many après-ski spots. The exciting X Games in Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen cannot be missed either. In 2018, X Games Aspen will take place on January 25-28. This premiere competition features the world’s top snowmobile, ski and snowboard athletes and an interactive festival village experience. Race your friends to the NASTAR finish line on Aspen Mountain. The National Standard Race is the largest public recreational grassroots ski racing program in the world.
Winter activities in Colorado beyond the ski slopes
Need more winter fun besides skiing and snowboarding? Sledding and tubing on the Colorado hills is great fun too. If you are more adventurous than you can consider a dog sledding experience in one of the Colorado snowy mountain towns. Snowmobiling or ice climbing is also very popular. Several waterfalls-turned-ice walls make great winter climbing. The Colorado mountain town of Ouray is considered by many the ice-climbing capital of the world. Watch the impressive descend of the ice climbers at Ouray Ice Park during the world-famous Ice Festival in January.
For romance in the snow you can visit the ice skating rinks in Colorado. Old-fashioned romantic fun is guaranteed! Cuddle up under a warm blanket afterwards and enjoy an exclusive horse-drawn sleigh ride in the crispy Colorado winter air.
You may think that Colorado is just about ice and snow but there is actually much more that you can do there in winter. Whether you spend a week or longer, it is guaranteed that you will not get bored.
Alternative activities in Colorado winter
Add some culture and true authenticity to your stay at the luxury cabins in Colorado and visit the traditional former mining town of Breckenridge.
Not only is Breckenridge known for its ski resort and year-round alpine activities, but also for its Gold Rush history. Travel back in time at the famous Main Street of the Victorian Breckenridge National Historic District with its colorful buildings, shops, galleries and restaurants.
Telluride is another former Victorian mining town located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The town’s historic district houses the beautiful Sheridan Opera House and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896.
Celebrate winter wonderland with friends during the many winter festivals and carnivals in Colorado. Start with the December Vail Snowdays with free concerts, apres parties and a musical street fair in Vail village. The Steamboat springs’ Winter Carnival is another large yearly festival and will be held in 2018 on February 7-11.
Hot air balloons
The ultimate experience for the most gorgeous mountain views in Colorado is a ride with a hot air balloon. A true adventure and unique way to discover the landscape even in the winter.
Art and Culture
Go Arty and cosmopolitan in Aspen. Glamorous Aspen is the Colorado winter travel destination for the rich and famous. They know this beautiful mountain town for its extensive art scene, cultural events and sophisticated nightlife.
The Aspen Art Museum showcases contemporary exhibits from artists from all over the world. Another place of interest is the Aspen Red Brick Center for the Arts. Have a yoga class as well and find ultimate relaxation. Aspen is the perfect place to unwind, the energy of the place is intoxicating.
Returning to your luxury cabin or ski lodge after a day out, enjoy some wine in your private bar, sip around the fireplace or linger outside on the deck and have a barbecue. Slide into your hot tub or cuddle up next to the outdoor fireplace and admire panoramic mountain views. Whether you’re into adventure on the slopes or more interested in art and apres ski, Colorado offers endless activities. A snowy setting and luxury accommodation makes Colorado the perfect winter break destination.