November 2022

Set high in Colorado’s awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains are three must-visit ski destinations for any skier or boarder – Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek. All three are premier ski resorts where first-class, world-beating service is top of the agenda.

At Ski Independence we offer a wide range of accommodation in these impressive Colorado destinations, ranging from self-catered condos to boutique and full-service luxury hotels. Learn more about these three resorts below, together with the all-important Epic Pass that gives you access to the mountain - and gets you skiing!


Skiers in Breckenridge. Make Your Ski Holiday Epic.
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Best-known by British skiers and snowboarders, 'Breck' has been frequented by UK skiers & boarders perhaps longer than anywhere else in Colorado. It continues to offer a heady mix of vast terrain – 2,908 acres over 5 separate peaks, a lively town, and plenty of slopeside lodging. Big investments by Vail Resorts means a brand new high-speed 4-person chairlift ‘Rip’s Ride Lift’ has been installed at the base of Breck’s Peak 8 and is now open for the winter! With a 70% increase in lift capacity this excellent news for beginners in particular.

Breckenridge is a great choice for your USA ski holiday, whether you are travelling as family or with friends. It boasts a first-class ski school offering a range of lessons for children & adults, and being located at 9,600ft the snow record is excellent and makes Breck perfect for an early or late season trip.

Breckenridge Stats

Altitude 9,600–12,998 feet
Annual Snowfall 25 feet
Ski Area 2,908 acres
Airport Denver: 2 hours


Where to stay?

The Double Tree by Hilton: enjoying the best location of any full service hotel in Breckenridge, located just steps from the slopes of Peak 9, the Double Tree offers spacious rooms, stunning views and a wide range of facilities including an indoor pool, hot tubs, gym and restaurant. And not forgetting the delicious hot chocolate-chip cookies that await your return from the slopes each afternoon! > MORE

One Ski Hill Place: elegant condo accommodation in an enviable position at the base of the Peak 8, giving you an incredible on-mountain location. Only steps from the door you can access 4 chairlifts, a lively plaza and a whole mountain of adventure! > MORE



The Arrabelle in Vail's Lionshead. Make Your Ski Holiday Epic
© Shawn O'Connor / Vail Resorts


Living up to its reputation as one of the best ski destinations in the world, Vail delivers on all fronts with amazing skiing, a superb snow record, exceptional luxury lodging and over 300 days of sunshine a year. Vail is also benefitting from million-dollar upgrades this winter with new high-speed chairs for both Sun Down Bowl and Game Creek Bowl – think less waiting time, more skiing!

Vail's reputation as a world-class ski resort is well earned with fantastic off piste opportunities in the back bowls as well as perfect groomed runs down to Vail Village. Après-ski in Vail is just as fun with a wide selection of bars, restaurants & shops.

Vail Stats

Altitude 8,120–11,570 feet
Annual Snowfall 30 feet
Ski Area 5,289 acres
Airport Denver: 2 hrs 30 mins, Eagle Vail: 30 mins


Where to stay?

The Lodge at Vail: a favourite with Ski Independence clients, offering luxury slopeside accommodation in Vail Village with unparalleled service including an on-mountain ski concierge. End the day in style at the RockResorts Spa, take a dip in the outdoor heated pool and dine in one of two excellent restaurants. > MORE


Beaver Creek

Pristine ski slopes at Beaver Creek. Make Your Ski Holiday Epic
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Vail & Breck’s classy cousin, Beaver Creek, is all about exceptional service. Luxury skiing at its very best, its impeccably groomed pistes are matched by the highest possible standards off the mountain, where you’ll find a wide range of first-class places to stay.

Beaver Creek has skiing & snowboarding suitable for all levels but with its wide groomed cruisers is perfect for intermediates. With Kids Adventure Zones dotted all over the easterly slopes and an excellent ski school, Beaver Creek is an ideal family resort.


Beaver Creek Stats

Altitude 8,100–11,440 feet
Annual Snowfall 27 feet
Ski Area 1,832 acres
Airport Denver: 2 hrs 45 mins, Eagle Vail: 30 mins


Where to stay?

Pines Lodge: a luxurious, boutique-style RockResort property offering a choice of hotel rooms, the Pines Lodge has a fabulous ski-in/ski-out position and unbeatable views. Guests have access to the Pines' complimentary 'Dial-a-Ride’ shuttle, which will take you - on demand - to the village centre in the evenings. > MORE

Epic Passes

With all of these Colorado ski resorts in easy reach of each other by car, ski all three on the same Epic Pass for a full taste of ski country USA next winter. Epic Season Passes offer unlimited skiing all season at massive range of resorts in the USA and Canada, as well as access to a range of European and Japanese resorts and Perisher in Australia. There are plenty of other Epic passes available, offering a superb rate on Winter 2022/23 skiing, get in touch with us to find out more.

Book your Epic Pass today and make your Colorado ski holiday Epic - available for a limited time only so don't miss out!