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.
We managed to squeeze in some skiing between property
Aspen / Snowmass has had around 300 cm of snow since Oct 1, conditions
are amazing and there's a huge amount of terrain for all ability levels.
Highlands bowl opened during our visit and is an unbelievably experience
for advanced / expert skiers.
We even found some fun black runs off the Tiehack lift at Buttermilk,
traditionally a more gentle ski area for beginners, so ideal for families
with some beginners & some more advanced skiers.
And for apres ski...
sleigh ride to Pine Creek Cookhouse
From the historic ghost town of Ashcroft just outside Aspen
we took a magical moonlit sleigh ride to the Pine Creek Cookhouse for
dinner. Alternatively guests can choose to Snowshoe or cross-country ski to
lunch or dinner.
We also partook in apres ski at the famous Ajax Tavern at
the base of the gondola in the Little Nell Hotel Aspen - oysters,
crab legs, fondue & champagne, not a bad start to the evening!
For late night entertainment we headed to "Belly
Up" - THE place for live music with over 300 concerts each year.