Colorado Resorts Upgrade Lodges, On-Mountain Eateries
New lifts and trails often get the headlines during the off-season, but much of this summer’s work in Colorado centers around lodges, base facilities and restaurants.
Here’s what’s new for skiers and riders who venture up to the Colorado hills this winter:
Keystone. The hallways of Keystone Lodge and Spa got new carpet, woodwork and room doors, and the guest rooms on all six floors will have new pillows, sheets and bed spreads.
Arapahoe Basin. The ticket office is now a “guest services center,” and the season pass office is larger. The resort has put in a call center to handle all ski school reservations and general inquiries, plus an expanded outdoor stage.
Aspen Highlands. Mid-mountain Cloud Nine restaurant received a remodel this summer, including upgrades in the kitchen.
Ski Cooper. The Irish pub Katie O’Rourke’s has doubled in size, with another 450-square feet of seating space.
Copper. New to the Summit County resort will be Starbucks Coffee and Mahi Fish Tacos, and Belgian Bean has moved.
Crested Butte. Skiers and riders can now eat in the Ten Peaks area with a new restaurant, featuring 2,400-square-foot deck and a 700-square-foot bar area. And, the WoodStone Grille got a facelift and new menu.
Monarch. There’s a new yurt at the base for ‘cat skiing operations, and southern Colorado resort has expanded its large-group area in the base lodge.
Sunlight. The base restaurant got remodeled, the kitchen has upgraded equipment, and resort’s retail shop is larger.
Steamboat. Eatery Gondola Joe’s expanded, and the Four Points Lodge got some improvements. The Rendezvous Lodge has a new exterior design and some interior upgrades.
Photo: Top -- Colorado resort eateries get plenty of upgrades (Colorado Ski Country USA/Facebook); Left: Dining at Aspen can make your ski day (Colorado Ski Country USA/Facebook)