Sweet new glades, an innovative lodge, and a friendlier resort-wide vibe highlight a promising makeover at this Colorado classic.
OK, so maybe the second dessert was overkill. Heck, maybe the first was too. I’m slowly plodding my way, skis over my shoulders, up the ridge to Snowmass’s newest terrain, Burnt Mountain, where 230 acres of powder-filled glades await. Elk Camp Lodge, the scene of my overindulgence, slips into the backdrop behind me, yet each boot stomp reverberates in my gut. Oh, raspberry crumble, huge, gooey cookie, and teeny-tiny bite of fudge brownie, you seemed like a good idea at the time...
Located in the Salomon Center in Ogden, iFLY indoor skydiving is an indoor vertical wind tunnel so you—and your kids who are too young to actually jump out of an airplane—can experience what free fall feels like. Dorky goggles included. iflyutah.com; 801-528-5348
This scenic tour through the Ten Mile Range is 30 minutes out to a yurt, where you can enjoy live music around a fireplace. Pet the horses and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows along the way. Perfect for a romantic retreat, and it’s fun for kids too. $50 adult, $40 child; CopperColorado.com.
West Lake is open for ice skating from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Rent skates for $10 a session at the nearby Chubs sandwich shop. For more information, visit the activities desk in the Mountain Adventure Center, or visit CopperColorado.com.
Try an adventurous snowshoe tour in the surrounding wilderness.
The hospitable resort ambassadors lead daily snowshoe tours from the base of Union Creek. Complimentary Redfeather snowshoes and poles are provided. The morning tour, which leaves at 10 am, is slightly more advanced, while the 1pm session is geared towards beginners. No experience necessary; call 970-968-2318 ext. 45FUN for info.