New Colorado Ski In The Morning, Golf In The Afternoon Package From Antlers At Vail Hotel Makes The Most Of Spring
To get the most out of a Rocky Mountain spring ski vacation, it pays to think like a local. In Vail, Colo., that means doubling up on April mountain fun with a more-is-more approach that starts the day on Vail’s ski slopes and ends it with a round of high-altitude golf. While lounging on a mountain deck soaking up rays is a perfectly acceptable après activity for enjoying warmer April temperatures, the more adventurous like to stash their skis and grab their golf clubs. To celebrate Colorado’s special spring sweet spot when the mountain is still open – and so are Vail’s down-valley golf courses – the Antlers at Vail hotel is offering a new “7 Bowls, 18 Holes” two-night, two-person lodging and play package to encourage guests to enjoy all that the Vail spring has to offer.
The new 7 Bowls, 18 Holes package includes two nights in an Antlers at Vail 1-bedroom condo for two people plus two rounds of golf at either Gypsum Creek or Eagle Ranch golf courses from April 1 – 18, 2015. Weekday package pricing starts at $520 (Sunday – Wednesday); weekend from $650 (Thursday – Saturday). Package price is based on two adults, double occupancy, excluding lodging tax. To accommodate Epic Pass holders, package price does not include lift tickets, which are available for an additional charge. Antlers at Vail never charges a resort fee. And any 7 Bowls, 18 Holes package stay through April 11 is also eligible for the Antlers’ Gift of Vail spring deal.
Rocky Mountain golf is famous for balls that fly 10-percent farther in the high-altitude air. “With spectacular views, courses designed by golfing greats and those extra-long high-altitude drives, Vail already knows how to make every golfer feel like a pro,” says Antlers at Vail GM Rob LeVine. “But we think the Antlers’ brand of personalized service and spacious comfortable suites with full kitchens elevate the experience, if you’ll forgive the pun. And combining a spring golf day with morning ski runs makes it a fabulous only-in-Colorado experience.”
Situated in Brush Creek Valley, Eagle Ranch Golf Club’s course includes an interesting variety of mountain and links-style holes as well as open rolling fairways, undulating fast-playing greens, scenic water, and strategically placed bunkers – all in an Arnold Palmer-designed layout. Built on the site of a historic ranch, the club has incorporated antique ranching implements into the course, also designated as an environmentally-friendly Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Nestled in the Gypsum Valley, Gypsum Creek Golf Course is a Pete Dye designed 18-hole Championship course spread out over a steep, sage-covered mesa. Featuring splendid natural scenery and views of the Red Table Mountains, the course includes a signature sixth hole that’s a daunting par-5.