Scarp Ridge Lodge
Colorado, The Rockies, United States of America
At a Glance
Luxury private lodge in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Fully staffed with chef and concierge service
Five luxurious suites and an ultra cool kids' bunk room
Indoor saltwater pool, steam room and roof top hot tub
Team of professional guides ready to tailor make adventures and experiences of a life time
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The ski season in the United States is longer than that in Europe. Most resorts open sometime in November, with Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in that month) being a common opening time, and stay open until mid to late April. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming have the highest peaks and due to the semi-arid climate, have abundant snowfall with some great powder. The exceptionally high altitude means December through to February can be extremely cold, with temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -12C, although the skiing conditions remain very good. Warmer temperatures in the Spring mean more variable skiing conditions and softer, forgiving snow.
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Scarp Ridge Lodge is a luxury, private chalet in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Fully staffed, it comes with a concierge service and team of guides to tailor make your stay, ensuring guests have the ultimate winter vacation experience. Sleeps up to 17.
Named after the 12,000 high Scarp Ridge, and formerly a 19th century mason’s lodge and Victorian brothel, it’s now a chic and beautifully styled seven bedroom private lodge offering guests an exceptionally unique vacation. This is the place to stay if you're looking for adventure, luxury and everything delivered with a personal touch.
The 1000 acres of exclusive backcountry ski terrain is only available to guests (maximum 20). The terrain is access via a fleet of luxury snowcats with leather seats, flat screen tvs, satellite radio, heat and snacks meaning there are no more chair lifts or cold toes. Carefully and imaginatively renovated, with exceptional attention to detail, Scarp Ridge Lodge is the ultimate boutique hotel just for you and your family and friends. It is all antique wooden beams, salvaged oak and stone floors and an understated color scheme and very spacious. Furnished with every comfort, it has seven bedrooms, including five kings suites an ultra cool kids' bunk room sleeping up to seven, media room and cosy living areas with roaring log fires. It also boasts an indoor saltwater pool, steam room and an outdoor roof deck with hot tub and a view. The Lodge is even equipped with an oxygen enrichment system which helps keep altitude sickness at bay.
Gourmet lunch and après-ski are served at the spectacular Movie Cabin, an authentic ski cabin nestled at the base of the surrounding 13,000 ft peaks.
Located in downtown Crested Butte, it's an intimate and luxurious retreat with a private chef and team of guides. These world class professionals are equipped to take you on thrilling adventures through the Rockies and the surrounding wilderness. Guests are outfitted with high-tech equipment and taken by snowcat to the company's private ski area. From exploring the 1000 acres of exclusive backcountry ski terrain that is only available to guests, to cat and heli-skiing each adventure is tailor made for your entire family or group.
A stay at Scarp Ridge Lodge includes the private lodge, chef prepared meals, outdoor activities, ski guides, cat skiing, resort lift tickets, ski equipment, house alcohol, airport transfers, private concierge and a custom made itinerary.
Crested Butte, a former silver and gold mining town in Colorado, has some of the United States' best skiing. It is still a hidden gem of a destination, suiting skiers who like steep terrain and as well as those who prefer blues and greens. The back country skiing here and in the surrounding mountains is worth the visit alone.
Dining at Scarp Ridge Lodge is an experience in itself. The Lodge's private chef Ashley Odom creates some amazing flavors and the menu is different every day. She uses seasonal and local produce, incorporating wild Colorado game, and takes into account requests, tastes and dietary requirements. The Lodge has an enviable wine cellar has vintages from all over the world, and a self-service bar full of the finest malts, bourbons and cognacs.
Lunch and après-ski is also served in the Movie Cabin which is an authentic ski cabin nestled at the base of the surrounding 13,000 ft peaks.
With its twelve person hot tub, river stone hammam, Finnish sauna, and heated salt water swimming pool, the Gothic Spa is the perfect rejuvenating retreat after a day of action and adventures on the mountain.
The 15-seat surround sound media room has a large flat-screen television and drop-down projector, the perfect place to relax with a post-dinner movie, or to show footage of your group’s adventures that day.
Access to the 1,000 acres of exclusive backcountry ski terrain is reached via a fleet of luxury snowcats with leather seats, flat screen tvs, satellite radio, heat and snacks, certainly beats windy chair lifts and cold toes!
Eleven’s Colorado Experience is the ultimate Rocky Mountain adventure and comes with a team of world class guides to take you on thrilling adventures in the surrounding wilderness - cat-skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting, fly-fishing and much more.
For beginners private ski lesson can be taken at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (2 miles away).
Location & directions
Colorado, The Rockies, United States of America
Scarp Ridge Lodge is situated in downtown Crested Butte, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
How to get there
It is a 10-hour scheduled flight from the UK, followed by a 1-hour internal flight direct to Gunnison Airport, or a 4-hour car transfer. Gunnison Airport is just 20 minutes away.