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Work and Play at Colorado’s Best Ski Resorts

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It is a fact that exercise is beneficial for the brain, sharpening your thinking, enhancing memory, and combating stress. When you find yourself spending too much time behind a desk this winter, take a break and get a workout. You may use office space solutions that provide amenities for getting the muscles moving; however, nothing beats the great outdoors. Why not head up a mountain to do some skiing? Invite customers or others within your coworking space. It’s a great way to network and gain new perspectives out in the fresh air.

Colorado’s Top Ski Destinations

Shift Workspaces provides a handy location, as Denver is considered the gateway to some of the best ski resorts in the country. Skiing now encompasses several new winter sports, including heli and snowcat skiing, and there are over thirty areas to choose from, large and small. Here are four of the top-tier resorts that offer a wide-ranging experience.

Vail

The ridge of mountains in Vail is truly magnificent to behold and experience. A global Icon among skiing enthusiasts, Vail is the largest luxury ski area in the state. A free bus system connects three areas of Golden Peak, Vail Village, and Lionshead, and each offers a world-class skiing experience with beginner to advanced terrain. 

Vail Village has a charming European flair and is pedestrian-only, with amenities that include heated sidewalks, luxurious accommodations, and limitless options for dining, nightlife, and shopping. The Golden Peak and Lionshead offer luxury accommodation in a quieter location. 

Aspen

This renowned gold star ski location has now grown to include four majestic mountain resorts of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands, each offering their own unique ski experience. Appealing to the rich and famous since the first resort opened in 1946, Aspen allows one ticket for all four locations, spread over nine miles. 

Explore the lively town’s restaurants, shops, and nightclubs, with other fun activities geared to younger family members. Luxurious accommodations range on the pricier side.

Telluride

This town has a genuine western feel with impressive terrain and breathtaking views, reminiscent of what you see in Hollywood movies. One of the top-rated Colorado ski resorts, all skiers from advanced to beginner will find the terrain challenging and exciting.

Families will appreciate the additional amenities like ice skating, kids camp, and the wild west feel of the former mining site, with plenty of shops and restaurants. The historic atmosphere, top-notch amenities, and magnificent scenery surrounding Telluride can’t be beat.

Breckenridge

This historic ski town boasts a vibrant nightlife, perfect for cutting it loose with friends, coworkers, and clients. There are close to two hundred trails that range across five peaks. Why not hit the top on the continent’s highest chair lift! There are numerous award-winning parks, bowls, and groomers in addition to excellent beginner and intermediate runs.

Other activities include dog sledding or snowmobiling. Visit shops, art galleries, cozy bars, and restaurants. Lodgings range from comfort to luxury accommodation, meeting all budget levels. 

The state of Colorado boasts some of the best skiing resorts in the US. There are several others worth investigating, depending on what you are looking for regarding the level of luxury and challenge in terrain. Many have been rated on several points, including the level of expertise, price, distance from the airport, etc.

Combining a business trip with some powder runs can rejuvenate your mind while destressing your body. Gathering with coworkers at your Shift Workspaces location will provide relaxed and fun downtime and some great networking opportunities.

About the Author

Grant Barnhill

Grant has been thoughtfully managing, developing and investing in central Denver real estate for nearly 30 years. He is the Founder of Shift Workspaces, a shared workspace community committed to social stewardship, sustainability and an integrated view of commerce. Inspired by extensive foreign travel, each of his projects has honored the local flavor of Denver while weaving in elements of international art, architecture and culture.