Colorado Powder Tour
10 nights | 8 days riding
January 17, 2017 to January 27, 2017
$3299 PER PERSON
Resorts: Steamboat Springs & Winter Park
Join us in North-West Colorado for our tour through two of the best powder resorts in North America; Steamboat Springs and Winter Park Resort. We’re headed here in January, which is prime time to score the legendary light and dry Champagne Powder®. This tour is hosted and guided by our very own local Steamboat Springs snowboard guide Scott Anfang. Steamboat and Winter Park are Scott’s home resorts, so you’ll be getting off the beaten path and living like a local while on tour with Scotty. We begin this tour in Steamboat Springs with 6 days of riding. Steamboat is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, with 1118m of vertical of mainly intermediate to advanced terrain. Explore perfectly spaced trees off-piste, take a hike and ride some of the incredible backcountry on offer, or tackle chutes and gullies that live up to their double-black ratings. The resort also has a world class terrain park and an 18 foot Superpipe. After riding check out the on-mountain après, or head downtown and enjoy the ‘Boat’s Wild West ski-town vibe. Not to be missed is a dip in the local sulphur hot springs to soothe those leg muscles after an epic powder day! After 7 nights in Steamboat we transfer over to Winter Park for 3 nights. This resort is split into 7 different territories, each one with varying terrain. Follow your guide Scott and he’ll show you his favourite areas on the mountain including; Parsenn Bowl, accessed by North America’s highest six-passenger chairlift. This area is an intermediate-friendly, high-alpine experience, with terrain varying from challenging to chill, starting with a wide-open bowl and ending in glades more than 1,600 vertical feet below. Vazquez Ridge is home to intermediate and advanced terrain and is the very definition of off the beaten path and has some of the most persistent powder stashes on the mountain. The Terrain Park features an 18-foot superpipe and more than 80 other innovative, progressive features for novice to expert park riders. Then there’s our favourite place to ride on a powder day, The Cirque. 399 acres of the most extreme, double-black diamond terrain. This is un-groomed, backcountry riding within a patrolled area accessed by the ‘Cirque Sled’ which allows you to lap this area with minimal hiking. Off the hill there are plenty of great restaurants and bars with an authentic and relaxed North American ski town vibe. This tour runs in the peak of the winter storm cycle to maximise the chances of some epic powder days this place is so famous for!
+ 7 nights twin share accomodation – Steamboat Grand Hotel
+ 3 nights twin share accomodation – Winter Park
+ 6 day lift pass, Steamboat Springs
+ 2 day lift pass, Winter Park Resort
+ Return airport transfers from Denver International Airport
+ Inter-resort transfer from Steamboat to Winter Park
+ Daily resort guiding sessions at Steamboat
+ Daily resort guiding sessions at Winter Park
+ Hosting throughout the tour
+ Nightly tours to local restaurants & bars
Join us in North-West Colorado for our tour through some of the best powder resorts in North America. Steamboat Springs and Winter Park both boast average snow totals of over 8 metres of the lightest and driest ‘Champagne Powder®’ per season. We begin this tour in Steamboat Springs with 6 days of riding. Spanning across 4 peaks, Steamboat is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, hosting over 1200 hectares and 1118m vertical of mainly intermediate to advanced terrain. Explore perfectly spaced trees off-piste, take a hike and ride some of the incredible backcountry on offer, or tackle chutes and gullies that live up to their double-black ratings. The resort also boasts well-crafted terrain parks and boarder-cross track, and an impressive 18 foot Superpipe. The resort itself offers great après ski after a day on the slopes, or head downtown and enjoy the ‘Boat’s relaxed ski-town vibe, with countless popular restaurants and bars rich in Western Colorado heritage. Not to be missed is a dip in the local sulphur hot springs to soothe those leg muscles after an epic powder day! After 7 nights in Steamboat we transfer over to Winter Park for 3 nights. This resort is split into 7 areas, all varying in terrain. Ride epic tree runs in the ‘Mary Jane’ area, drop into steep chutes and alpine bowls in ‘The Cirque’ or cruise down blue-run alpine bowl into graded trees in the ‘Parsenn Bowl’. There really is something for everything on this mountain.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
Upon your arrival in Denver International Airport your guide will meet you before we transfer out to Steamboat Springs. Check into the hotel before exploring this great ski town for some great food and drinks.
Day 2 to 7 Steamboat Ride Days
We have 6 days in which to explore the enormous resort with local guide Scotty. There’s nearly 3000 acres of rideable terrain so you’re sure to be kept busy finding new spots and powder stashes across the resort. Each night we will set out to explore town and dine at some amazing restaurants. There are also fantastic bars for Apres and kick on drinks.
Day 8 – Transfer Day
This day is a good opportunity to rest the legs as we make the short transfer over to Winter Park Resort. There are hot springs in town so be sure to soak the bones after a big 6 days of riding.
Day 9 to 10 – Winter Park Resort Ride Days
Winter Park is home to great tree skiing like Steamboat but also offers some epic alpine terrain with bowls, chutes and cliffs for the keen riders. Our guide will again be showing you his favourite spots around the mountain so make use of his knowledge of the area. Being in Winter Park gives us an opportunity to again check out some new dining spots and this resort is great as it is a ski in, ski out on mountain village.
Day 11 – Departure Day
After an amazing 8 days of riding we will pack up and transfer you back to Denver airport with plenty of memories that will keep you coming back to this amazing part of the world.
This tour is suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. Experience riding powder is not necessary.
$500 deposit per person required to secure booking with balance payable 60 days prior to departure. All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and subject to availability at time of booking.