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There’s nothing quite like a girl’s getaway in the mountains. Some time away from everyday life to reconnect over pints of beer, old stories, and new adventures—all with the peaks as a backdrop. Ikon Pass destinations offer limitless experiences and lasting memories, making it super easy to plan a girl’s trip.
With everything from skiing and snowboarding to carriage rides and shopping, mountain resorts provide something for every activity level. Regardless of the selected destination, the range of trails and terrain will keep any group entertained for days. Spend the day together weaving down smooth greens and blues or let the powder hounds loose in the steep bowls and tree runs.
For some off-piste action, tackle snowshoeing at Copper Mountain, which offers free guided tours daily (weather/terrain permitting); or glide around the ice-skating loop at Blue Mountain, offering beautiful views of the Niagara Escarpment.
Many Ikon Pass destinations are located near small towns or cities, giving ladies even more to experience. Spend a day shopping on the brick-lined streets of Aspen, boasting high-end designers and boutique shops; or pick up some Western gear at one of the many themed stores in Steamboat.
Something to Toast
When it comes time to raise a glass together, there’s no shortage of great watering holes to visit. After a day of shredding pow—or exploring the mountain in a more mellow fashion—hit one of the après hot spots for some signature drinks. Join the party and sip some bubbly at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at Aspen Highlands; take in the views at Lunch Rock while enjoying Winter Park’s namesake craft beer, Mary Jane Ale; savor the famous “Bacon Old-Fashioned” cocktail at Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern in Stratton, complete with bacon-infused Maker’s Mark and Vermont Maple Liqueur; or go with an atypical option with the Caribbean-style rum punch at the Summit Café at Loon Mountain.
Comfort and Relaxation
Kick back after fun-filled days on the slopes with some relaxing mountain activities. Soak sore muscles at the Strawberry Hot Springs, the natural mineral hot springs just a short drive from Steamboat Resort; enjoy a therapeutic après massage at The Cliff Spa at Snowbird, featuring a rooftop pool overlooking the glacially carved canyon walls; or transport to another world with a Norwegian steam bath at the Scandinavian Baths at Tremblant.
Ikon Pass destinations offer ample opportunities for women to connect with each other. Whether it’s shared joy after finishing a powder run or shared pain after downing a shotski, the memories from a mountain girls’ trip are endless.
Get even more girls’ trip inspiration from My Ikon: My Girls, a story about four friends who make a trip to the mountains every year.