Activities

The 2016 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

You won’t want to miss one of the biggest snowboarding championships in Colorado, happening in Vail.

As snowboarding events in Vail go, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are much anticipated. It’s a time for the world’s best to come together and compete at Golden Peak for the main title in Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Burton US Open Snowboarding ChampionshipsBurton US Open
February 29 – March 5 2016
Vail Mountain

The event originally took place some 34 years ago and is, to date, the longest-running snowboarding competition on the globe. The event draws the top riders from around the world, all competing for the US Open title. Come and witness Olympic-level snowboarding and slopestyle competitions during the day, and by night, visitors can enjoy free live concerts from some top acts.

If you’re coming to town for the event, book your stay with us. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera promises unsurpassed views over Vail Valley and some never-to-be-forgotten experiences.The Vail Gondola Club can be taken advantage of by guests of the lodge for $40 per pair and offers the perfect retreat to warm your feet. The lodge provides a ski valet, equipment storage and beverage services complete with lavish lounge and private decks that overlook Vail Village. Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary ski shuttle service
  • Private locker and guest privileges
  • Luxurious lounge and hearth room
  • Private access facility
  • Boot drying
  • Equipment storage
  • Ski butler
  • Snowboard and ski rental as well as tune services
  • Free Wi-Fi access and member laptop

Whether you are looking for somewhere to unwind after watching the day’s events or somewhere the whole family can hang out together and enjoy winter activities, we offer a myriad of things to do so you can truly embrace the charm and convenience of our lodge.

We look forward to welcoming you during the Burton US Open.


Can You Complete the Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek?

Put your skills to the test at this downhill challenge at Beaver Creek.

The 2016 Talons Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for skiers and riders from all over to test their skill at conquering the park's unique terrain. The event gets the name "Talons" from the collection of runs themselves – Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, and Larkspur Bowl. This is the ultimate playground of Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools.

Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek2016 Talons Challenge
Saturday, February 20th
Beaver Creek, Colorado 

The 13th Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek is the one day this year when the public gets to try their hand at tackling the famous 14-run challenge. The course is sure to keep all athletes on their toes with black diamond and double black diamond runs that drop over 26,000 vertical feet. There are 14 runs in all and anyone who completes them all will be put on the Talons Wall of Fame. Anyone who plans to take on the mountain should bring their A-game because the mountain yields to no one.

The lifts open at 8:30am and participants can take on the mountain at their own pace. After each run, a participant must have it punched off on their credential by a staff member and then get back on the lift for the next run. They'll probably want to be on the slopes all day, but after 12pm athletes may enjoy complimentary food and drink, commemorative gifts, and more fun at the Talons Après Party from 12-4pm.

Ski Beaver Creek During the Day, Stay with Us Overnight

Downhill skiing in Beaver Creek draws thousands of visitors and adventure seekers to the area every year. When you take advantage of everything the mountains have to offer, we invite you to join us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. When you stay at our lodge, you’ll receive access to the Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, which offers a wide array of amenities and a luxurious reprieve should you need a break from the challenge.

We wish you the best of luck!


This Cordillera Winter Special Can't Be Beat!

Cordillera Winter Special

Experience all that The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera has to offer at a great value this winter.

Winter is one of the best times to visit the Vail Valley. With fresh powder covering the mountains and trees, the slopes open for skiing and snowboarding, and other endless activities to participate in this time of year, you’ll want to treat yourself to a winter getaway in the Vail Valley. If you’re looking to experience it all at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of our Cordillera Winter Special!

Winter Getaway in Vail Valley

With the Cordillera Winter Special, you’ll experience the best of both worlds, where value and location are concerned. You’ll be close to the slopes and also enjoy discounts on your accommodations, dining, and more.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera’s 20/20/20 Winter Special:

  • 20% discount on room accommodations
  • $20 daily credit for food and beverages
  • 20% off spa services
  • 2 night stay minimum
  • Travel dates must occur between Nov. 26th, 2015 and April 17th, 2016
  • Rates based on eligibility
  • Package eligible for new reservations only

During your time at our lodge, you’ll be able to enjoy meals at our AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, The Mirador, along with our deluxe accommodations, and more. After challenging yourself on the slopes, head to The Spa at Cordillera, one of the “Top 10” Spas in North America and use your spa services discount on a rejuvenating massage.

The staff at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is always ready to welcome you with a smile and make sure your stay with us feels like your home away from home. Contact us today to learn more about the winter special and what our hotel has to offer.


Test Your Skills on the Slopes at GoPro Race Day and Championship Series!

All ages and skill levels are welcome to compete in this skiing and snowboarding race in Beaver Creek.

Ski season is in full-swing here in Colorado, and if you’re an avid and adventurous skier or snowboarder that’s up for a challenge, an event is coming up that you won’t want to miss. Suit up and compete against fellow athletes in the GoPro Race Day & Championship Series!

Every year, this amateur race series is run by the Beaver Creek Race Department on Bear Trap. On select Mondays in January and February, all ages and skill levels can test their skills in Giant Slalom and Slalom for a chance to win over $60,000 worth of giveaways and raffle items. In addition, the Championship Series will start and end with a bang – two parties on Powder 8.

GoPro Race Day & Championship Series2016 GoPro Race Day & Championship Series
Beaver Creek, Colorado

January 11th: Giant Slalom & Opening Party
January 18th: Giant Slalom
January 25th: Giant Slalom
February 1st: Slalom
February 8th: Giant Slalom
February 15th: Giant Slalom
February 22nd: Giant Slalom Finals & Closing Party

Plan on trying your hand at competing on the slopes? Join us for a stay at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Our gorgeous mountain lodge offers complimentary access to our guests to our Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, located at the base of Strawberry Park Ski Lift. After challenging yourself on the powder, head back to the lodge and reward yourself with a rejuvenating massage at The Spa at Cordillera.


A Warm and Happy New Year from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Our Vail Valley lodge wishes you all the best in the new year.

In just one day, we’ll be ending 2015 and starting a new year. Can you believe it? We’re so grateful for all of the guests that have joined us in the past year and celebrated so many special occasions with us. From our family to yours, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

The Lodge & Spa at CordilleraNew Year’s Eve is an exciting time to be in the Vail Valley, with events taking place for the holiday in Vail and Beaver Creek! Vail’s New Year’s Eve Celebration features the Torchlight Parade at Golden Peak with skiers forming a ski train and illuminating the peak with glow sticks, followed by a fireworks display. Beaver Creek’s Winterfest is in full swing until January 2nd, with activities on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, such as the New Year’s Eve Ski Down, Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade, New Year’s Eve Family Bash, and more.

In 2016, we hope you’ll make a resolution to visit The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Join us this winter for some quality time on the slopes before ski season ends, or visit in the spring and summer and hit the green for a round of golf on our famous courses. Whichever season you choose to visit, your experience at our lodge will be one that’s relaxing, indulgent, and refreshing.

Happy New Year!


'Tis the Season for Vail Holidaze!

Vail Holidaze

The holiday season in Vail will be in full swing this December!

If you enjoy freshly fallen snow, the excitement of the holidays, and all the festivities that come with this time of year, you'll love Vail Holidaze. This special event in Vail, Colorado, takes place in December. From seasoned locals to wide-eyed visitors from around the world, everybody wants to join in the fun and festivities of this beautiful seasonal event. Kids and adults alike get to feel the true holiday spirit in the festive Vail tradition.

Exciting events for Vail Holidaze are taking place from December 18th - 20th and on the 31st. One of the most popular events is the Vail Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Alpine Bank on December 20th, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Slifer Plaza in Vail Village. The ceremony is followed immediately by a favorite of young and old: the annual Vail Lantern Walk. Other Vail Holidaze activities include holiday cookie decorating, Vail Noel Nights, and arts and crafts events. More activities, times, dates, and locations during Vail Holidaze are available on the official website. 

If you're lucky enough to be in Vail for New Year's Eve, you're in for another annual Vail holiday treat. New Years Eve in Vail is always a party. From the Torchlight Parade to the fireworks, you're sure to find fun for the entire family. 

When you need a great place to stay while in Vail for the holidays, choose The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera for luxurious amenities and a festive atmosphere. You'll enjoy excellent food and comfortable rooms as you take advantage of all that Vail has to offer this holiday season. Visit our website to start planning your Vail holiday getaway.

 


Holiday Delights Abound at the Beaver Creek WinterFest!

Beaver Creek Winterfest

Join the community and celebrate during the fantastic 2015 WinterFest this December!

Snow might be approaching the Colorado region, but that's good news for this year's winter extravaganza. Don't miss out on the Beaver Creek WinterFest, hosted between December 19th, 2015, and January 2nd, 2016! Each day, you'll experience different winter activities geared toward both the young and old. Activities start in the afternoon on the weekdays and in the morning during the weekends.

Past WinterFest performances have included talented magicians and jugglers at the Vilar Performing Arts Center and the surrounding area. To celebrate the holiday season in Beaver Creek, amazing sculptures will be created out of ordinary ice blocks. Figure skating shows, holiday caroling, and sing-alongs are also part of the fun as the year winds down, and you won’t want to miss the big fireworks show on New Year's Eve. More details will be available as the event draws closer.

Take a little break from the fun and enjoy a meal at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera’s restaurant, The Mirador. Afterward, take advantage of the skier shuttle at our hotel to reach the Cordillera Mountain Club at Beaver Creek. You won't miss a beat at the Winterfest, and the entire family will have incredible memories of their time on the slopes or at the ice rink. Visit our hotel website today for more information, and make your holiday season one to remember at this year’s Beaver Creek WinterFest.


See the Vail Valley on The Cordillera Nordic Experience!

These winter activities in the Vail Valley make for the perfect day trip.

As the snow begins to fall in Colorado, hitting the slopes isn’t the only thing you should do during the winter season. Bundle up, strap on a pair of snowshoes or Nordic skis,  and see the snow-covered mountains and trees. Whether you’re looking to plan the perfect romantic date or family trip, The Cordillera Nordic Experience will not disappoint. 

Cordillera Nordic ExperienceOnce fresh powder coats the grounds of Cordillera and the National Forest, thousands of acres are yours to explore. Take an adventure along the ski tracks and snowshoe trails and see the mountains in a whole new light. You can even take a trek across the golf courses during the winter months. Equipment rentals are available, along with assistance from expert ski instructors. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers visitors stunning views of the Rockies and a wide array of fun winter activities. Nearly all of our guest rooms and suites are equipped with fireplaces, so you’ll be able to warm up and get comfy when you’re finished exploring the great outdoors. After spending the day on The Cordillera Nordic Experience, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Visit our award-winning restaurant, The Mirador for a fine dining experience.


Rock the Mountains at Vail Snow Daze!

Vail Snow Daze

Come watch top performers heat things up in beautiful Colorado during ski season in Vail.

Are you looking for things to do this winter in Vail? With ski season in Vail in full-swing, you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the mountains. Enjoy conquering the slopes or going on horse drawn sleigh rides, which are perfect for family outings. Do you want to create romantic moments with your loved one? Ice skating hand in hand or camping under the stars may be a nice start. If you’re visiting in mid-December, you’ll definitely want to end the day rocking out at Vail Snow Daze.

From December 11th - 13th, 2015, you’ll enjoy free evening winter concerts in Vail, along with après parties. This spectacular event has included past performers such as Wilco, Rusted Root, and Barenaked Ladies, while the current lineup is to be announced. There’s never a dull moment during the Vail Snow Daze concert series. During the day, if you feel like taking a break from your winter outdoor activities, you can also stop by the sponsor expo village. 

After a long day of skiing, riding snowmobiles, and jamming to your favorite tunes at Vail Snow Daze, you will likely be more than ready to sip on a tasty warm drink or curl up in front of a crackling fire. Our friendly staff at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera invite you to stay with us during the winter season. Visit our website to learn more about our accommodations, our friendly staff and our activities.

 


We Salute Our Heroes with a Military Hotel Discount in Edwards, Colorado!

Military Hotel Discount in Edwards Colorado

Take advantage of our Salute to the Heroes Rate this fall!

When you sacrifice so much for our country, we're happy to provide some thanks in return. We welcome all of our country's heroes with a military hotel discount in Edwards, Colorado. As you enter our Belgium chateau-style property, you'll feel every worry melting away. You deserve to relax on your vacation after our staff checks you into a luxurious room with a view of the surrounding landscape.

Veterans Day in Colorado can't get any better than right here at our resort. Unwind and take in some of the amazing activities we have to offer during this beautiful time of the year. Head down to the river and enjoy an entire day of fly-fishing. Our region is also known for its grand golf courses, so you may want to hit the green. Go horseback riding and take off into nature to gaze at the towering mountains above. When you return, you'll have a huge appetite to satisfy at our wonderful restaurant, The Mirador.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is pleased to offer 50% off our best available rates (black out dates, along with terms and conditions apply). Our Cordillera military rate applies to both active and retired personnel; simply bring your applicable identification card. In addition to members of the armed forces, our Salute to the Heroes Rate is available to law enforcement, first responders, and teachers. Make your reservations with us soon and enjoy a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.