Winter Activities

Sonnenalp Adventures & Experiences

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From skiing to snowshoeing there is no end to the adventures you can experience here in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. All activities are by reservation. Custom & private activities are available on the days and times of your choosing, depending on availability.

Please contact Kate Morris, Activities Coordinator for additional information and scheduling.

Kate Morris  email 970-479-5448

THE SONNENALP HOTEL OPERATES UNDER A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FROM THE USDA FOREST SERVICE.

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Walking, Hiking & Snowshoe Tours

Escape the village and experience our beautiful mountain surroundings on a peaceful journey along forest trails and in local open spaces. Our professionally guided winter walks, hikes & snowshoe tours are uplifting, informative, surprisingly relaxing and provide just the right amount of challenge for any skill level. (As an alternative to snowshoes, many of our tours include a microspike option to give you the same added traction on your feet.)

Winter Nature Walks

Engage your senses during a relaxing 1-2 hour stroll along a local trail or open space. Offered anytime from sunrise to sunset, this outing will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Ages 12+: $50.00 / person
Ages 3-11: $25.00 / person
Ages 0-2: Complimentary

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Optional Themes for Winter Nature Walks, Hiking & Snowshoe Tours

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Winter Nature Fix

Be guided through a more mindful visit to nature by connecting with it through all your senses. Experiencing nature in a quieter, more focused way has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, improve mood, blood pressure, mental clarity and creativity.

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Panoramic Winter Nature Walk

Unforgettable and relaxing 2 mile loop, will take you up to hilltops with expansive views of theVail Valley.

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Moon Light & Stargazing Hikes/Snowshoe

Explore the beautiful Colorado night skies as we meander along a packed trail lit by moon or starlight.

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Kid - Friendly Family Winter Nature Experience

Engaging children in the wonderland of nature stimulates an irresistible sense of exploration & discovery, stimulates learning & creativity, and helps burn some of that boundless energy! Polaroid cameras will be provided for children ages 5—11 to capture their memories and discoveries.

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Destination Snowshoe Picnic

Snowshoe to a beautiful overlook or view point to enjoy a peaceful gourmet picnic.

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Scenic Driving & Photo Tour

Sit back, relax and take in the sights. Our scenic tours are a great way to experience and learn more about the Eagle & RoaringFork Valleys. Short walks to viewpoints & overlooks offer wonderful opportunities for roadside photography of lakes, canyons, rivers, mountain vistas and so much more.

Ski & Snowboard

Experience world-class skiing and riding at Vail

  • 5,289 acres of terrain
  • 33 lifts
  • Multiple terrain parks, including a 22 foot half pipe
  • Vail’s famous “Back Bowls”

Sonnenalp Ski Concierge

The Sonnenalp Hotel proudly offers our exclusive Sonnenalp Ski Concierge, boasting a private lounge, secure lockers and personalized service located at Gorsuch Ski Café.

Gorsuch Ski Cafe offers top of the line rentals equipment and helmets, along with the latest technology for tuning, repairs and waxing in a private setting just 50 steps from Gondola One.

KidsClub

Unique in the Vail area, the Sonnenalp Kids Club offers structured activities and adventures for kids under the supervision of our Guest Activities Coordinator.