Skiing is a Colorado pastime that cannot be replaced - well, maybe just for a weekend.. The Stanley Hotel has launched an effort with Kent Mountain Adventure Center to offer families and couples an adventurous alternative to the standard winter weekend-getaway. Whether sledding & snowshoeing is more your speed or if climbing frozen waterfalls is what you're longing for, their Winter Adventure Packages fit the bill if you're looking for something outside the norm.

"We're taking winter back," says Harry Kent, owner of Kent Mountain Adventure Center. "Why spend your day fighting crowds and traffic when you can have a world-class adventure playing in Rocky Mountain National Park? Where we go and what we do is unique every time and there are no life lines.. guaranteed!"

As of January 9th, the Stanley Hotel is offering ultimate play-and-stay winter packages. The packages combine exploration with luxury in order to meet everyone's needs and desires. With an array of custom add-ons like romantic gestures, whiskey tastings or gourmet dinners, you can build the getaway of your dreams!

Family Winter Adventure Package (Approximately $158 per person)

For both the experienced and inexperienced family, spend the day in Rocky Mountain National Park. An experienced guide shuttles you from the Stanley Hotel and into the park for a safe, fun-packed and photo-friendly experience that takes into consideration all of your family's needs. Some options include snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or backcountry sledding! It includes:

  • Accommodations at the Stanley Hotel, Lodge at the Stanley Bed & Breakfast, Aspire Residences or Overlook Condos

  • A half day of guided snowshoe, cross country skiing, or sledding trip inside the park

  • Transportation to and from Rocky Mountain National Park

  • All rental equipment required for your activity

  • Entrance fees into the park

Couples Winter Adventure Getaway (Approximately $172 per person)

What's more romantic than getting out and playing in the snow together? Spend the day out with your favorite person on a private guided snowshoe, cross-country skiing or sledding tour through Rocky Mountain national Park. Afterwards, talk about your day over sparkling wine & chocolate truffles or a personalized whiskey tasting at the Whiskey Bar. It includes:

  • King Bed accommodations in the Stanley Hotel, Lodge Bed and Breakfast or Aspire Residences

  • Sparkling wine & truffle welcome or a whiskey tasting for 2 upon your return

  • A private half-day guided snowshoe, cross county skiing or sledding trip in the park

  • Transportation to and from the park

  • Entrance fees in the park

  • Equipment rentals required for your activity

Winter Adrenaline Package (Approximately $228 per person)

This is the ultimate adventurer's option - not for the faint of heart! But if you'd like to step past the boundaries of the norm and push your limits, this is the package for you. Included is a full-day of privately guided back country skiing, ice climbing or avalanche safety training within Rocky Mountain national Park. It includes:

  • Accommodations at the Stanley Hotel, Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Aspire Residences or Overlook Condos

  • A full-day of back country skiing, ice climbing or an avalanche safety course in the park

  • Transportation to and from the park

  • A sack lunch is provided

  • Entrance fees into the park

  • Basic gear provided (A/T ski and boot rental is not included)

Optional add-ons and customizations to the packages include making your adventure a full day, a culinary journey, sparkling wine & truffles, cookies & milk, fruit & cheese, a roll away bed, $50 dinner credit a Cascades or an Eldora lift ticket.