The public has access to 11 kilometers of the Cordillera Nordic Center at this private area west of Vail. Also, ice skating and sledding are available. Guests can stay for the weekend at the Lodge at Cordillera. Also, Bearcat Stables offers sleigh rides and dinner packages at the Timber Hearth restaurant at Cordillera.
Virtue may be its own reward, but the chance to stay at an exclusive mountain development while on a Colorado ski vacation isn’t bad, either.