Great Ski Accommodations: Monarch Mountain and Holiday Inn Express, Salida

The perfect accommodations for your Colorado Group Ski Trip put you right where you want to be near the ski resort that meets your needs. If you’re taking a group with some less experienced skiers, then look long and hard at the Holiday Inn Express in Salida near Colorado’s Monarch Mountain.

Monarch for A Great Group Ski Trip

First off, Monarch is very attractive for a group ski trip. Because the mountain offers a variety of terrain, skiers of all levels will have a great time at Monarch. [Read more…]

Great Ski Accommodations: The Vintage Hotel, Winter Park

Great Group Ski Accommodations in Winter ParkWhen you’re looking for perfect accommodations for your Colorado Group Ski Trip, look long and hard at The Vintage Hotel in Winter Park.

Ski-in, Ski-out Convenience Without the Price

The Vintage Hotel is located a short distance from the base at Winter Park. But, instead of walking to the lifts, you get to hitch a ride on the cabriolet. The cabriolet is an open air gondola that takes your from the hotel area over to the lift area of the base. [Read more…]

Great Ski Accommodations: Elevation Hotel

Picture this: An amazing day on the slopes with your group, carving up powder at one of your favorite Colorado ski resorts, Crested Butte. You make the last run, head in to your beautiful group accommodations to shower up, and emerge to find a group dinner waiting for you in the hotel’s meeting space. After a great meal,the group is already gathered together enjoying fellowship and ready for the evening’s devotional.

You didn’t have to round anyone up or figure out what to do for dinner. It was already done. How great is that?

This is the experience your youth group can have at Crested Butte’s Elevation Hotel.

Elevation Hotel, Crested Butte

The ski-in/ski-out property is located at the base of Mt. Crested Butte, where you’ll find the ski lifts and shops just steps away. While you’ll get the cozy ski lodge vibe at Elevation, you’ll also appreciate the more modern, urban feel combined with it.


At the Elevation, you’ll find an indoor pool and hot tub, two outdoor hot tubs, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full service spa, a salon, a restaurant and a lot more. In fact, you really don’t need to leave the hotel to feel like you’ve had an amazing vacation!

Meals at Elevation

At Elevation, each of the rooms has a kitchenette (including a convection oven/microwave, under counter refrigerator, and toaster) so your group can make breakfast in their rooms and have plenty of time to catch the first run of the day.

And to make life easier for the group leader, Elevation will serve catered group meals in the hotel meeting space. This is a great way to make sure everyone gets fed and still makes it to the evening’s activities on time.

Specials at Elevation Hotel for Christmas Break

Are you ready to get your ski trip on the books and get the best deal out there? Now is the time to book for Christmas break. Ski Daddy has a deal for groups of 20 or more with Elevation Hotel that’s going to be pretty hard to beat. Your group can check in on December 27 and enjoy  four nights lodging, three days skiing, including lift tickets and equipment rentals. The rentals are at the base area and include free overnight storage, so no schlepping skis all over resort!

At $403 for adults and $385 for students this is a smoking deal.*

Are you ready to book your trip? We can help you with that. Just get in touch and we’ll take care of the rest.

*Rates based on four skiers per room. Meals must be arranged separately.

The Craziest Ski Runs You Don’t Want to Miss, But Really Should


If you are used to some nice blue cruisers, or even some solid groomed black terrain, the idea of dropping off the side of the cliff with the fleeting hope that you’ll land upright seems like the kind of thing reserved for those crazy back country types. But did you know that there are plenty of the craziest ski runs in bounds at some of your favorite ski resorts?

There are.

I’ve been waiting for ski season to wrap up so as not to tempt you to go try something crazy after you read this. Because at Ski Daddy we love you and want you to stay in one piece. So read this now and forget about it by next ski season and keep to the more reasonable terrain.

First off, check out the Rambo at Crested Butte, the steepest manmade run in North America. This slope, while a short 300 meters, is nothing to take lightly. The 55 degree incline can make that 300 meter descent the longest 3 seconds of your life if you don’t watch out.

Al’s Run in Taos is equally disturbing but in an entirely different way. It goes on for an exhausting 1800 mogul-filled meters.  And since falling multiple and times climbing uphill to retrieve your gear isn’t humiliating enough, Taos was kind enough to place the No. 1 chairlift along its course.

Check out Travel and Leisure Magazine’s entertaining slide show on the World’s Scariest Ski Slopes, and dream the dream, man.

What’s the scariest slope you’ve ever tried?

The World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool

Glenwood Hot Springs
Photo Credit: Scott Catron

The first image that comes to mind when you think of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains usually involves flying down the mountain in total control while crowds of impressed onlookers cheer for you. Or maybe something a little less grandiose, but it probably involves skiing or snowboarding in some way. Swimming is usually not the thing that comes to mind. But Glenwood Springs, Colorado, home of Sunlight resort, offers some of the best swimming you can find.

The Glenwood Hot Springs offer the world’s largest hot springs fed swimming pool. Replenished daily with millions of gallons of fresh spring water given freely from the mountains, this pool offers recreation, relaxation and restoration to its visitors.

Flowing from the Yampah spring at 122 degrees and chock full of 15 minerals, these waters have been a haven for skiers, mountain travelers and Ute Native Americans for centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the waters’ reputation grew and the spring became a haven for tourists as well.

On your visit, you can enjoy the restorative waters of the pool, take advantage of the massive waterslides and visit the Spa of the Rockies. Ski Daddy would love to help you book a ski trip or summer mountain retreat to Sunlight where you can take advantage of the amazing pool at Glenwood Hot Springs.