Our Ski Resorts for WiFi series continues into The Centennial State, also known as Colorado. Much like our previously featured article, Top Utah Ski Resorts for WiFi, here are the top five Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado:
5. Breckenridge Grand Vacations
Coming in at #5 for Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado, Breckenridge is home to winter events like the Dew Tour, Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships, dog sledding, sleigh rides, along with your typical skiing and snowboarding options for the winter outdoor enthusiasts.
Formed in 1989 after operating Gold Point Condominiums, Grand Timber Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Peak 7 and the newest resort, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, Breckenridge Grand Vacations has been recognized as “one of the most successful independent developers in the industry”.
Aside from the luxurious experience and fresh powder that await on the mountain, Breckenridge Grand Vacations donated a $1 million dollar endowment to the Summit Foundation. In fact, here’s a list of the 50+ organizations that the resort has donated to. Quite the extensive list including $200,000 in 2013 and an additional $500,000 donated for the “rehabilitation of the historic schoolhouse building on Harris Street.”
Mesa, Colorado is home to the #4 Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado, Powderhorn. As a WiFi friendly resort, who is also adding a cell phone station for guests due to demand, Powderhorn is well known for – well – powder. It is also well known for its excellent selection of trails, including uphill trails, throughout the mountain. Popular runs include Bill’s Run, Red Eye, Lower Greenhorn, Wonderbump, Lower Dude and Tenderfoot.
According to the website, Powderhorn “averages over 250 inches of light, dry Colorado power each winter and also boasts the best tree-skiing in the Rocky Mountains”. I believe in ski and snowboarder talk that is called “snow heaven on earth”. The resort also features options for a tubing hill. Not to mention one of the best birthday party options you could imagine. Rent the whole tubing hill for up to 50 guests, for $400. That’s a steal if you ask us.
3. Monarch Mountain
Coming in at spot #3 on the Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado, Three hours to the southwest (or 55 minutes in a quick flight) of Denver lies Monarch Mountain. This is not a place for those who can’t handle elevation. Nearly 2 miles high, at 11,960 feet at its high point and 10,790 feet at its base, you are guaranteed to be “in the clouds” and possibly reach that “cloud nine”. With 63 total runs, the skiing and snowboarding options are more than entertaining. This type of resort is best spent multiple days on the mountain to hit all the opportunities available for your skiing and snowboarding pleasures.
The benefits of Monarch Mountain are its small and simple hotels to more fancy and luxurious lodging. For example, you can stay at the Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast, “an idyllic ranch setting..on a stunning mountain estate” about 20 miles from the ski area or you can find something a little more fancy like the Surf Chateau. Others might venture to bring a large group and stay at the Ski Town Condos. Whatever you need, the areas around the Monarch Mountain resort will take care of you.
Similar to each of the other resorts, WiFi is complimentary and reliable. For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.
2. Franz Klammer Lodge at Fairmont Heritage Place
One of the hidden gems in the Centennial state, Fairmont Heritage Place is tucked in the southwest San Juan Mountains area of the state located in Telluride, Colorado. A 6 ½ hour drive from Denver, Telluride is known just as much for its snowmobiling as it’s access to ski resorts. It provides a complimentary high-speed wireless internet option as well to make sure that if you need internet access to complete a little bit of work, you can.
Fairmont strives to create an experience that is personal. According to the Fairmont.com website, its 24-hour concierge, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, ski and golf valet as well are just a few simple things they do to cater to its customers. In fact, if you need grocery shopping done before you arrive to the resort, they will do that for you for a small fee. A feat in itself that is worth its spot as #2 for Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado.
Staying over a long weekend continuing into Monday? Complimentary Monday night cocktail reception is provided for guests.
Similar scenic locations: Island Park, Idaho.
1. Aspen Snowmass
To quote Dumb and Dumber’s Lloyd Christmas, played by Jim Carrey, “I’m talking about a place called Aspen”. With over 21 different lodging options with WiFi, Aspen Snowmass, operated by the Aspen Skiing Company, takes the #1 spot for Ski Resorts for WiFi in Colorado. As WiFi is definitely the focus for Internetservicepartners.com, Aspen is home to some of the best snow on earth and why not. Its 7,890 feet in elevation provide constant snowfalls and breathtaking views similar to places like Park City (Utah), Jackson Hole (Wyoming) and Sun Valley (Idaho).
With an average snowfall each year of around 136.9 inches, you are bound to experience the joy of slicing through fresh powder multiple times during the winter season. Each of the properties operated by Aspen Snowmass provides a very unique experience catered towards the preference of the user. There are places in downtown Aspen like the Aspen Square Condominiums, or more of a lodge type feel at the Aspen Mountain Lodge. The key to the experience is finding which hotel, lodge or condo is best for you. If WiFi is your concern, places like the Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen Alps or the Frias Properties would be your best bet.