Enjoy a Yolo Winter Break in the Rockies

Yolo Winter Break

Get your winter fun started

Coloradans are ready to get their winter fun started as soon as temperatures begin dropping. Whether it’s a day trip or a longer adventure, there is so much to do in Colorado during the winter season! For those of you that want to do some serious shredding on the slopes for a skiing or snowboarding adventure; we have resorts that offer everything you need including terrain parks or instructor classes. Or maybe you prefer just relaxing with friends at a luxurious hotel, sipping on some Yolo Rum. Whatever your flavor, a Colorado winter break is something that you should really consider.

Drop Everything and Hit the Slopes

The best place in the world for downhill skiing is Colorado, and there’s no better way to experience it than on one of the many powder hound friendly slopes. Hiking is the most popular way to get to extreme elevations. You can hike to over 12,000 feet in altitude and see some of Colorado’s best views on top of Aspen Highlands or Vail where there is a whopping 7+ miles of back bowls! Silverton Mountain isn’t afraid of limiting steep terrain; while Telluride’s Plunge Trail facilitates thrilling vertical drops with expert only riding permitted on Spiral Stairs Trail. After a long day on the slopes, almost every ski town in Colorado has a winter festival vibe either just starting or coming to an end. Perfect for celebrating an epic ski adventure.

Tired of Shredding the Slopes? Try These Winter Activities.

The Frisco Adventure Park is a winter wonderland with slopes and other activities to keep you entertained all day. When it’s time for some culinary exploration, head over to Keystone where they have an excellent restaurant selection that will satisfy any appetite! It has an excellent Brewery, Sushi restaurant and plenty of stores for you to shop in!

After you shop and have a delicious lunch, take a scenic sleigh ride through the majestic Soda Creek Valley. Just because you’re not skiing doesn’t mean your visit to Keystone shouldn’t include some time spent checking out one of Colorado’s best views! The gondola will transport guests who are at an altitude between 6500-11000 feet for breathtaking mountain scenery and unmatched panoramic views without having even touched snow or ice.

Wherever you decide to travel in Colorado this winter, besure to ask your waiter, or bartender for Yolo Rum, The Best Tasting Rum in the World!

Yolo Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

Come in from the cold and warm up with this delicious hot chocolate recipe spiked with Yolo Rum! A wonderful drink to enjoy on a cold winter’s night! This classic decadent cold weather drink is always an amazing treat, and only gets better with Yolo Rum! Give your hot chocolate that extra kick with the following recipe!

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Yolo Rum Gold (or Silver)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1¼ cups chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or mini marshmallows

Instructions:

  • Pour milk into a deep saucepan and bring to a simmer
  • Add chocolate chips, stir until melted
  • Add cinnamon, honey, and sugar. Stir and bring to a simmer/low boil, then remove pot from stove
  • Add vanilla and stir, then add rum and stir
  • Pour into a mug, and top with your choice of whip cream or mini marshmallows

Makes 4 servings

Check out other Yolo Rum recipes here.

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