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Chalet USA owners Helen Gienke & Rob Brown stumbled upon Colorado, USA in 2001, whilst on career break from their UK Marketing jobs, skied there all winter & never looked back. We wanted to share this fantastic USA ski holiday experience with other UK skiers, so we set up Chalets USA in 2004. We live in Colorado, know the ski resorts and the accommodation and can give you advice of finding the right skiing holiday for you. www.chalets-usa.co.uk

Monday, June 11, 2018

Types of people you meet on USA ski lifts

Ever met any of these people on Colorado ski lifts? From those that talk your ear off to those that are jittering from the height, there are revealing signs for each one.


They worked for decades to save up enough money to move to the mountains in their old age. They're there at 9:30am most days and definitely get more ski days in than you.


A hard worker like the retiree, but seasonally. They work hard all summer so that when the season changes and the snow starts to fall, they can ski all day. Tell-tale signs of a Ski Bum are those home packed lunches and expensive skis on top of their cheap truck.


They know the mountain like the back of their hand. If you need to know about the snowfall, mountain or the names, difficulty and powder levels of the runs, ask them. They will know, not that they are willing to share their secrets.


They double up on runs by speeding down the slopes and waiting for no man. They ski alone so they don't have to stop and love to shred the mountain so that they get the most out of their lift pass. Usually highly skilled, don't try and keep up!


Texas may be bigger, but Colorado is better, for skiing at least. So these southern ski belles hurry to Colorado on their holidays to take advantage of the snow. They may only ski one week a year, so spend a while skiing the slopes a little precariously. But after residing in the bar, they come back to the slopes a pro.


After a long week of working, they just want to get out of the city, so by waking up in the small hours of the morning, they head to the slopes. Catching the first chair, they get the most out of the ski before making their way back home in mid-afternoon to beat the traffic back to the city. A day of immense pow means no work even on the week days! 


If you were lucky enough to be born in or around a ski area, you'll recognise this as you or one of your friends. No parents or instructors needed, this kid already as all the required muscle movements that mean they'll be in the Winter Olympics by the time they're 15.


It's true that families that ski can find some amazing solace in the mountains of Colorado, but this is not always an easy job for the parents. Carrying everyone's skis, not losing the kids that are actually better skiers than themselves (although they'd never admit it), and wiping the tears of the cold, tired and altitude ski little ones can be tough, but it'll all be worth it when they can ski by themselves.


Everyone has to learn to ski at some point, and when these guys get let loose by their instructors, they ask you all their questions. However, don't mock them, we need them too! Help them out by pointing out the easier runs, the route back to the base and any other tips you may have.


For some, the only way to spend Spring Break is on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. While many students may seek out the beach on their college breaks, the snow is where you should go for others since the Colorado bluebird spring days have great snow and great sun, where could you go wrong? They may have drunk too much the night before and be so cold from lack of knowledge about appropriate ski gear for the altitude, but they're still loving life.

For more information on USA ski holidays:
Chalets USA Website: www.chalets-usa.co.uk
Email: info@chalets-usa.co.uk
UK Telephone: 01223 655642
US Telephone: 1-303-482-1961

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We're back!!

You can't get rid of us that easily, so we're back again for the summer and the season to come!

Keep on following our pages for more news, deals and property updates

Enquire on our website to find out more, or just to ask a question...

Contact Us
Website: www.chalets-usa.co.uk
Email: info@chalets-usa.co.uk
Telephone US: 1-303-482-1961
Telephone UK: 01223 655642 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Final Chalets USA day of the season!

Thank you to everyone that made yet another season so special for us in Colorado, allowing us to visit properties and resorts as well as giving us some exciting projects to work on in the future! 

Keep updated on our social media pages to see when we're back, we won't be long...

Stay in contact: 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Putting the limelight on Limelight hotels

Currently we are offering the Limelight hotel in Aspen, but we're planning to soon add Limelight's development in Snowmass! Here's a sneak peak at the current and future properties...

Limelight Hotel, Aspen


- Close to town, restaurant strip, the exclusive Belly Up bar and the opera house
- Complimentary (half hot) breakfast
- Deluxe king and queen/queen bedding options
- Exclusive hot tubs and pool
- Après – inclusive 3-7:30p in the restaurant area
- Kitchenettes
- Daily housekeeping
- Robes included
- Restaurant opens 3pm, full menu & pizza kitchen
- Communal terrace available for private parties, which can have smores & firepit lit with mountain view
- Complimentary shuttle to Snowmass at 9 & 10am, to book on arrival
- Ski lockers for boots, ski storage for the shuttle all of which is connected to the shop/rentals. You can also pick up lift tickets from here!
- Bus stop just at the end of the block also goes every 7 mins around town and to Snowmass

Coming to the Limelight, Aspen
- 2019 update on soft goods in rooms and common areas

Hotel in the centre of Aspen Colorado

Suites at the Limelight hotel Aspen Snowmass ski holidays USA

Hotel rooms at self catered Limelight USA ski accommodation

Balconies with fire-pits and mountain views at the Limelight Aspen

Limelight Hotel, Snowmass

- Ski in ski out  
- 99 hotel rooms, 30 of which will be connected rooms, all with kitchenettes and open closets
- Breakfast included
- On site restaurants
- 2 new Super Jacuzzis, fitness centre and games room
- Climbing wall, winter ice rink, concert area, food trucks all in the area
- Ski concierge and storage
- Close to the brand new Four Mountains Sports complex for easier rentals
Booking from Feburary 15

Rendering of bathrooms in Limelight Snowmass new hotel

Renderings: Double queen hotel room bedroom Limelight Snowmass

Rendering of patio, hot tub and fire pits at new Snowmass bass area

Common areas at new Limelight Snowmass USA ski holidays

Contact us to enquire, for more information or to book:
Website: www.chalets-usa.co.uk
Telephone: UK 01223 655642 US 1-303-482-1961
Email info@chalets-usa.co.uk

Thursday, March 29, 2018

New Properties News!

We've recently added four new properties to our repertoire all from the luxurious resort Beaver Creek!

Village Walk

  • Luxury ski in ski out homes
  • 4 & 5 bedroom platinum rated ski chalets
  • Range of bedding available
  • Private hot tub in each home
  • Garage parking and complimentary shuttle
  • Access to Allegra Spa for fitness centre, pool and hot tubs 
  • Games/family room

Luxury ski in ski out Beaver Creek USA accommodation 

Ski chalet accommodation for Colorado USA ski holiday

4, 5 bedroom ski homes ski in ski out accommodation Beaver Creek USA 

Oxford Court

  • Ski in, ski out self catered apartments at the centre of Beaver Creek village
  • Available as 2, 3 or 4 bedroom residences
  • Amenities include hot tubs, outdoor heated pool, fitness centre and complimentary shuttle services

Oxford Court, Beaver Creek USA outdoor heated pool slopeside

Ski in ski out residences at the centre of Beaver Creek village

Beaver Creek USA ski in ski out self catered apartments

Village Hall

  • Ski in, ski out apartments at the heart of Beaver Creek village
  • 2 - 5 bedroom self catered apartments 
  • Access to Allegria Spa with gym, hot tubs and outdoor pool
  • Outdoor fire pits for late night marshmallow roasting!

Central Beaver Creek self catered apartments USA ski holidays

Ski in ski out residences Beaver Creek USA

Exterior true ski in ski out Beaver Creek Colorado ski holiday


  • Three buildings: Highlands Lodge, Highlands Slopeside & Highlands Westview which share a range of amenities
  • Ski in, ski out just above the Beaver Creek village
  • 3 bedroom apartments & 3 bedroom apartments plus loft
  • Slopeside pool and hot tubs, as well as indoor hot tubs
  • Ski lockers 
  • Shuttle and lobby 
  • Gym
Colorado self catered apartments Beaver Creek

USA ski holiday accommodation with range of amenities

Ski in ski out Beaver Creek accommodation for USA ski holidays

Enquire with us to find out rates for your dates!

Contact Us

UK: 01223 655642
US: 1-303-482-1961