September 22 will mark the first official day of fall. It’s the time of year when school gets underway, football season returns, temperatures start to drop and the air gets crisper, but the most quintessential mark of fall will always be fall foliage. And while our mountain resorts are most well known for summer and winter activities, locals know that the most magical time of year is when the aspens turn and the peaks get their first dustings of snow.
 
If they’re in on the locals’ secret, there are plenty of ways for travelers to enjoy their favorite mountain destinations (or even a beach getaway) with events, activities and lodging specials across Vail Resorts Hospitality properties.
 
Grand Teton Lodging Company: Witness the fall colors in one of the most awe-inspiring places on earth before Oct. 6
 
  • Capture the moment at Grand Teton Lodging Company (GTLC) to show everyone back home what they missed with the Jenny Lake Lodge Fall Photo Workshop. Taking place Sept. 26-28, the workshop includes accommodations along with photography and film guidance from industry professionals.
  • Adventure seekers can get out and see the colors while river rafting on the Snake River, hiking, horseback riding and a boat tour on Jackson Lake with Jackson Lake Lodge’s Grand Adventure Package.
  • Guests can help preserve Grand Teton National Park for generations of falls to come with the Give and Getaway Package. They save 20 percent on lodging when they volunteer for the annual Park Clean Up day on Sept. 8.
  • GTLC closes for the season on Oct. 6.
 
Breckenridge: Take in the colors as a backdrop to the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains
 
  • Delicious German cuisine and ample amounts of beer will be the highlight at the 19th Annual Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, taking place Sept. 13-15. Main Street will come alive with Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony and more! Lodging can be booked here for the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, where guests will receive one liter stein and two drink tickets per adult with a reservation.
 
Keystone: A mountain of possibilities for every type of fall getaway

  • With lodging rates starting at $99 a night September is the perfect time to see all that Keystone has to offer. Guests can enjoy:
  • Paddle boating or stand-up paddle boarding on the Resort’s five-acre lake amongst the swimming geese and ducks before they fly south for the winter.
  • Golf against the backdrop of changing colors at Keystone Ranch Course and The River Course on 26 championship holes. Travelers will keep their wallets on par too with the Play Free Golf Package, which includes a round of golf and starts at just $130 per person.
  • Bikers can hit the trails and ride across 100 miles of mountain biking singletrack on Keystone Mountain offering spectacular views of the fall foliage across the Ten Mile Mountain Range.
  • For a more relaxing affair, visitors can enjoy two special spa packages after a long day of biking, golfing or boating. The Fall Bliss Package includes a customized facial and massage, and the Perfect Day Package includes a customized facial, massage and a sweet feet pedicure.
  • For travelers looking for a culinary adventure there’s the 25th annual Taste of Keystone foodie extravaganza taking place Labor Day weekend, or the 30th annual Wine in the Pines Oct. 18-19.
 
Fall Rocks in Vail and Beaver Creek
 
  • With rates starting at $99 a night with the Fall Rocks Package (insert link) and an events for everyone to enjoy, Vail and Beaver Creek are the perfect place to experience the changing of the season and fall foliage.
    • For foodies: Gourmet on Gore, which takes place Labor Day weekend, is an open-air food and wine tasting showcasing the Vail Valley’s premier culinary talent.
    • For craft brew connoisseurs: Oktoberfest, the world’s greatest celebration of beer music and autumn comes to Vail Sept. 6-8 and 13-15.
    • For motorheads: Sept. 6-8 will see the Vail Automotive Classic, the most comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show in Western Colorado.
    • For sportsmen: The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament takes place Sept. 10-15.

Canyons: If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer

  • At Canyons, mountain enthusiasts can extend their summer vacation a bit with the Savor the Summer package at the Grand Summit, Silverado Lodge, Sundial Lodge or Vintage on the Strand. The longer the stay, the  the greater the savings, anywhere from 10 to 30 percent off depending on the length of the trip. Travelers can experience all that Canyons has to offer during the summer, from hiking, biking and zip tour to paddle boating and spectacular outdoor dining.
 
Half Moon Jamaica: For a different type of fall break

  •  For snowbirds looking to escape before the temperatures drop, the Fall Break Promotion at iconic Half Moon allows guests to experience paradise found for up to 40 percent off. Travel Aug. 19 through Dec. 11 and leave all your worries stateside with an inclusive vacation that takes care of everything from meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to round-trip airport transfer and accommodations.

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