Aspen's Limelight Lodge Introduces 'Inside Tracks' Ski Program
If the extent of your ski experience has been nursing a glass of brandy by the fire in the lodge, it may be time for some schoolin'. But that doesn't have to mean paying through the nose for ski lessons. The Limelight Lodge in Aspen prides itself on providing affordable luxury, and this winter it's introducing a ski/ride service that falls somewhere between private lessons and throwing yourself at the mercy of the mountain.
The Inside Tracks program--which kicks off on January 3 and runs until April 1--gives guests complimentary guided tours around Aspen/Snowmass's four mountains. While there is no instruction element of the tour, three pros will be on hand to offer tips and assistance as necessary. (We hope that includes picking us up when we tumble head over skis.)
Inside Tracks will be offered two days a week--Mondays and Fridays--and is only available to overnight guests of the Lodge. Best of all, if you were to pay for a similar guided tour, it would cost you $600 a day.
Space is limited, so the hotel recommends calling to book in advance or speaking with the front desk when you check-in.
The Limelight Lodge was renovated in 2008, and has suites with full kitchens, an underground parking garage, a heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs.
We found rooms starting at $325 a night for January 3, the day the Inside Tracks program begins its run.