15 Nov Hit the slopes, then soak, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Nothing pairs better with a great day of skiing than a rejuvenating soak in a luxurious natural hot springs in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The Slope and Soak 4-Pack gives you four full-day lift tickets for Sunlight Mountain Resort plus four passes to Iron Mountain Hot Springs for just $199. That’s less than $50 per person!
Sunlight Mountain Resort
With nearly 700 skiable acres and a 2,000 vertical foot drop, Sunlight Mountain Resort offers big skiing at an affordable price. About 75% of Sunlight’s terrain is rated as beginner or intermediate, making it the perfect place for beginners. Here you don’t just learn to ski or snowboard, you learn to shine. Sunlight offers some of the most affordable ski lessons in the nation.
But that’s Sunlight’s gentle side. It’s also home to the steepest lift-served run in the state. Named “The Heathen,” this is one of several double-black diamond runs tucked away under the pines and in the shadows of the East Ridge. The Heathen falls out from under your boots at a breathtaking 52 degrees.
In other areas on the mountain, rich Aspen groves makes the tree skiing at Sunlight some of the best in the state. And if you like long, rolling cruisers, then you’ll love the 2.5 mile Ute trail.
All 67 trails lead right back to the lodge where you can stow your brown bag lunch or pick up something hot at the grill. Check out the Sunlight video.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
If you dream of relaxing with a warm soak surrounded by mountain views, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is the place for you! The resort offers 16 mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with a jetted spa. All are located alongside the Colorado River, with Rocky Mountain views that soothe and inspire.
Sixteen smaller, naturally shaped pools are filled with thermal mineral waters that range in temperature from 99 to 108°F and complete a total changeover every two hours. A quiet zone surrounds the soaking pools to allow you to relax, restore and rejuvenate in a peaceful setting. Each pool is different, with varying sizes, temperatures and heights; two pools have smooth stones on the bottom to massage aching feet.
The family pool is filled fresh water that’s heated to approximately 93°F by the geothermal exchange. A smaller, elevated jetted spa rests on the edge of the family pool with a soaking temperature of around 103°F. Parents can enjoy the hotter water while supervising their children below, with the calming sounds of a waterfall in the background as water cascades from the upper to the lower section.
You’ll appreciate the luxurious locker rooms with private-label shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The on-site Sopris Café, located near the family pool, serves snacks, salads, wraps, sandwiches, flat bread pizza, smoothies, specialty coffees, soft drinks, beer, wine and canned mixed drinks. Watch the Iron Mountain Hot Springs video.
Soak and Slope 4-Pack
Must be purchased by March 3, 2017. Blackout dates include Dec. 23 – 31, 2016, and Feb. 18 – 20, 2017. Lift tickets and hot springs passes must be used by Sunlight’s scheduled closing day of April 2, 2017. All four lift tickets must be used the same day. Purchase online.