winter lodge

Winter in the Rocky Mountains is a beautiful time of year to come enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado. There’s a wide variety of activities paired with all of the needed amenities to make for a memorable vacation experience. 

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1. Great Location for Winter Activities Nearby

Lawson Adventure Park & Resort is located just 35 miles west of Denver off of I-70 giving easy access to the main highway that leads to nearby winter adventure. We’re located within 45 miles of most ski areas, including Keystone, Winter Park, and Arapahoe Basin!

We’re also just 20 miles from Loveland Ski Area and offer a Ski & Stay package that gives discounts on lodging paired with Adult Ski Passes to Loveland!

  • Loveland Ski Area: 20 Miles Away
  • Echo Mountain: 25 Miles Away
  • Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin): 32 Miles Away
  • Winter Park: 34 Miles Away
  • Keystone: 37 Miles Away
  • Fraser Tubing Hill: 39 Miles Away
  • Copper Mountain: 45 Miles Away
  • Breckenridge: 49 Miles Away 

2. Stay Here, Play There

Being located right off of I-70 and within 45 miles of Frisco, Breckenridge, and Winter Park means that after a full day (or several) of driving and exploring and having fun you can then come back to a relaxing stay in a fully-furnished cabin nearby. 

Our cabins come fully furnished with a queen bed in the main bedroom, pullout sofa in the living room, heaters, full kitchen, and flat screen TVs. They have everything you need to feel at home away from home while experiencing an amazing time in the Rocky Mountains. 

Besides skiing and snowboarding, other winter adventures nearby include snowtubing at Echo Mountain and Fraser, horse sleigh rides, and snowmobile tours!

In the winter we offer Guided Ice Fishing, Guided Snowshoeing tours, and ATV Tours (depending on weather).

3. Save on the Slopes While Staying Closer to Denver 

This season, plane tickets aren’t the only ones whose price has gone up. Costs affiliated with winter travel in general have increased significantly -particularly with lift tickets. The price of some adult ski tickets have doubled since last year. Pricing for tickets varies from early season to peak season with some ski areas charging up to $200- $300 for a 1 day adult pass. 

One of the less expensive ski options this year is Loveland Ski Area, which is only charging $119 for peak season adult ski passes. Loveland is also one of the ski resorts located closest to Denver and is only 20 miles from our park. 

We recommend those traveling to the mountains this year price compare with everything from ski tickets to equipment rentals and any other activities you might want to do. It’s also hard to predict how busy things will be with traffic and travel so plan ahead and book in advance.

4. Do the Most While Saving the Most

We have numerous promotions that run for the winter season! Our most popular is our Ski & Stay package. Starting November 12th you can get 15% off Lodging in a fully furnished cabin or camping yurt when you book at least 2 weeknights (Sunday – Thursday) paired with the purchase of adult Ski Passes to Loveland. Loveland passes are also some of the least expensive in the area for the winter season.

For those who don’t want to ski or snowboard at Loveland, but have other plans in mind we also have discounts for lodging with multi-night stays: 

  • 10% off Lodging for 2+ Nights
  • 15% off Lodging for 3+ Nights
  • 20% off Lodging for 5+ Nights
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5. Dining Options and Apres Ski 

For those driving up from Denver, the first dedicated towns with great eats are in Evergreen & Idaho Springs. You can grab breakfast on your way up to the slopes or eat before you leave. Driving from Denver in the morning always comes with the risk of being stuck in hours and hours of traffic, so plan accordingly. 

For lunch, some ski resorts have food there (not always the best) or restaurants nearby. 

For dinner, you may want to make a reservation or check on availability to ensure you’re not crowded out depending on time of day and if it’s a weekend. Or make a plan to eat earlier. We’re located near multiple restaurants in Idaho Springs and Georgetown. 

Depending on the potentially worsening weather conditions into the evening and how tired you are from skiing, you may just want to go to your cabin if you’ve reserved one and dine-in. At our mountain resort, guests have a full kitchen in the cabins and often bring in their own food to cook -sometimes from the nearby Safeway.

We also have our Adventure Basecamp Bar available (typically open from 4pm-8pm in the winter) if you want to experience the fun of a shotski!