When you choose the A Lodge in Lyons as your backcountry skiing accommodations you not only get the best access to both the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park but you get a suite equipped with everything you need to get out early and relax when you get home. With fully equipped kitchens you can fuel up in the comfort of your hotel room, making the foods you need to feel good for a big day in the mountains and all on your schedule.
When you return you have plenty of space to relax and stretch those legs for the next day’s adventure and afterward, you can simply walk into town for dinner at one of our great restaurants.
Read on below to learn more about great ski lines in RMNP and the IPW!
If you have never had the opportunity to ski in RMNP you are in for a treat, this is a winter wonderland like nothing else in the United States. Ski tours here combine several things, a great workout, incredible scenery and incredible skiing.
“The Park” has something for everyone, for all fitness and skill levels. The Banana Bowls offer great intermediate terrain on an almost 1,000 foot face with and easterly facing line that offers generally safer skiing. Looking for something more in the “extreme” category? Dragontail Couloir offers a steep, tight and committing line that will make you think you have teleported to Chamonix on Mount Blanc. This is the kind of ski line that you will never forget. Everywhere in RMNP feels wild and remote, especially in the winter, and with stunning rock faces and alpine ridges in every direction above as you navigate through majestic pine forests this is a backcountry skiers paradise.
Backcountry Skiing Accommodations
Running along the northern end of the Continental Divide in Colorado the Indian Peaks Wilderness are a peak baggers dream. There are tours of all types here as well but the real glory is summiting one of the 13,000 feet peaks in the range. Ticking off a ski line on North Arapaho or Apache peak requires all the tools of modern ski mountaineering. You will need to combine orienteering, avalanche safety, fitness and skiing ability to pull of one of these king lines.
Our location in Lyons lets you shoot up Highway 7 straight into Allenspark to access the Indian Peaks and also directly into RMNP via Highway 36. We may be the most strategically placed option for your backcountry skiing accommodations when you want access to the best tours in the Front Range of Colorado.
Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Lyons has to offer. Whether you’re climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures and the right amenities to come home to after an exciting day off the beaten path. This is why our philosophy centers around the three A’s: Access, Adventure, Amenities.