Hidden Gems To Find Adventure
Beyond the highly touted attractions and famous scenes you see in the movies, local favorites and hidden gems are peppered throughout the mountains, waiting to be discovered. These are the spots you might not otherwise discover, the places with culture. And character. And a reputation all their own. Discover them and give your vacation the special touch it deserves. An exclusive mountain experience is out there…seize it.
Start your journey at Miners Camp at Park City. With a full view of the massive mountain from the base of the Quicksilver Gondola, it’s an iconic place to enjoy your mouthwatering meal while watching fellow skiers breezing down the powdery slopes.
Spending time in the mountains often leads to new discoveries, and reaching the top of them can lead to even more. One of which is the unbelievable view that’s readily accessible from Breck’s world-renowned Peak 6. It’s the perfect place for panoramas, selfies and group photos. Oh, and if the views don’t capture you, the skiing on this peak will. High-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing is excellent here. This resort was named one of the best winter trips of 2016 by Outside Magazine, so don’t miss out.
A similar surprise is nestled amongst the trees at Vail—Coyote’s Escape—an easy-to-follow twisting ski path through the powder. With countless opportunities for family photo ops and built with softer turns, it’s a safe and fun area for kids to build confidence, find adventure, and experience the mountains.
Many world-class resorts highlight their uniqueness through boutique shops infused with character and local eateries brimming with culture. This is a wonderful way for village visitors to discover diamonds in the rough.
For a rustic and romantic dining experience, it doesn’t get much more memorable than SaddleRidge at Beaver Creek. Colorado is rich with regional heritage, and letting your palate guide you is one of the best ways to savor your vacation.
Another equally authentic mountain dining experience can be found at Booyah’s in Heavenly. Looking for the best burger on the mountain? Their best-seller is the Whiskey BBQ Bacon Bacon Cheese Burger. Yes, two bacons! And instead of French fries, try a side of fried pickle spears. This swap-out is a favorite of the locals.
This winter, go beyond the routine and discover the unique, authentic, and beautifully exclusive. Hidden gems are waiting to be uncovered at every turn of your getaway. Make this vacation one you won’t soon stop talking about.