Cupid takes aim at visitors to Colorado slopes

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DENVER -- For Valentines Day or beyond, agents looking to marry a ski vacation with a romance package have a wealth of specials to choose from in Colorado this season. They include:

Aspen/Snowmass

" The St. Regis Resort Aspen, situated at the base of Aspen Mountain, unveiled a romantic escape with deluxe room accommodations, daily breakfast for two in Olives Aspen or en suite and a bottle of champagne and fresh flowers upon arrival. 

All winter packages include transfers from Aspen Airport, the services of the propertys ski butler, morning coffee service in the Lobby Lounge and in-room high-speed and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.

Packages, which are subject to availability, are priced from $320 per room per night, including service charges and taxes, for a two-night minimum stay.

For more information, call (888) 454-9005 or (970) 920-3300 or visit www.stregis.com.

" The Hotel Teatro debuted a Romance and Roses package with accommodations in a superior guest room, a bottle of chilled champagne upon arrival and a romantic rose-petal turndown service.

The package starts at $205 per room, subject to availability.  Call (888) 727-1200 or (303) 228-1100 or go to www.hotelteatro.com.

Couples can bundle up for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Breckenridge Golf Course, followed by dinner, courtesy of Breckenridge Dinner Sleigh Rides.Breckenridge

" Couples can bundle up for a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride at Breckenridge Golf Course followed by dinner, courtesy of Breckenridge Dinner Sleigh Rides.  Call (970) 547-8383 or visit www.breckenridgesleighrides.com.

" Good Times Adventure dog-sledding tours, complete with use of snowsuits, boots and helmets, ply a six-mile relay tour through the middle fork of the Swan River.  Call (970) 453-7604.

Durango

" Durango Mountain Resort trims prices for the romance-minded with its San Juan Special, including three-day lift tickets and three nights lodging at a variety of mountain properties, priced from $69 per person, per night, double. Call (800) 982-6102. 

Couples on hand Feb. 13 also can take advantage of special games, events and prizes on the mountain.  Visit http://winter.durangomountainresort.com.

Keystone

" Stays at the Ski Tip Inn, a 19th century stagecoach stop turned into a B&B, include breakfast and such free activities as snowshoeing, ice skating, wine tastings and yoga classes. Prices begin at $199, double.

Agents can refer their clients to a variety of romantic outdoor activities at Keystone, such as night skiing, ice skating and gondola rides to the Alpenglow Stube restaurant on the North Peak.  Call (800) 468-5004 or log onto www.keystoneresort.com.

Telluride

" The Hotel Telluride designed a three-night package with accommodations, daily breakfast in bed for two, champagne and chocolate upon arrival and two one-hour massages.  The package is priced from $1,099 plus tax, double.  Call (866) 468-3504 or visit www.thehoteltelluride.com.

" The Lost in Romance Package at the Inn at Lost Creek features three nights accommodations, massage treatments for two, dinner for two from the 9545 Restaurant, flowers, champagne with keepsake flutes and strawberries. Optional add-ons include ski-lift tickets, sleigh rides and snowmobile tours.  Prices begin at $1,141 double.  Call (888) 601-5678 or visit www.innatlostcreek.com.

  

To contact reporter Felicity Long, send e-mail to [email protected].

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