Before snow, intrepid skiers had to contend with the sticky wipeouts and peppermint polar bears of Candyland's Powdered Sugar Mountain. Give condensed water vapor its due with today's Groupon: for $190, you get a two-night stay in a suite at Eagle Lodge & Suites, located in Eagle. This deal includes a $30 ski and snowboard rental voucher at Avon Venture Sports, located in nearby Avon (a $470 value).
Tucked within the tree-dappled slopes of the Rocky Mountains and located about an hour from four world-class ski-resorts, Eagle Lodge & Suites offers placid accommodations for powder-surfers. Each hospitable suite squeezes out stressors with rejuvenating beds and welcoming living areas. Ramblers can stock up on ski fuel or construct pancake snowboards with the lodge's complimentary hot breakfast buffet, or stretch-out muscles for an upcoming arm-wrestling tournament against local antelope with a morning pass through the on-site Eagle Athletic Club, which supplies lodgers with weight, cardio, and resistance equipment, a sauna, and a 50-foot lap pool. Though not included with the Groupon, excursionists looking to explore the surrounding hills can hop a spot on the lodge's shuttle system, which runs snow-seekers to the lifts at Vail and Beaver Creek without the risks of bird strike associated with traditional slingshot travel ($65 per person, one-way).
Before bounding into slopeside excursions, Groupon holders can also meet equipment needs with a $30 rental voucher from Avon Venture Sports. With a full range of skis and snowboards from companies including K2, Rossignol, and Dynastar, Avon caters to all experience levels, outfitting snowboard amateurs and Nordic folk heroes alike.
Nine TripAdvisors give Eagle Lodge & Suites an average of 3.5 owl eyes:
- We found the room to be quite large and exceptionally clean (a must for us) and the whole staff were very accomodating [sic]. It was a great touch to be greeted with freshly baked lemon cookies when we registered. – Lucille55
- On top of that, the staff was courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Honestly, can't imagine why you'd want to stay anywhere else. – lewzealand