From skiing to snowshoeing, sleigh rides to roaring fires - Mountain towns come alive in the middle of winter. Add in fabulous spas, charming towns and 5-star service and you've got the recipe for a perfect Ski Trip.
We are going to explore three of my favorite #luxelistapproved hotels perfect for that winter trip! Although they are located across different states, they are all equally as fabulous.
First up is my personal favorite, the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah. With beautiful scenery, tasty restaurants, a quaint little downtown and impressive slopes - it has everything you could possibly want in a winter getaway. Park City is about an hour drive from Salt Lake City Airport making it easy to reach. The Waldorf Astoria lays at the base of the Park City Resort whose mountain is home to over 7,300 acres and has more than 300 trails for both skiers and snowboarders. The Waldorf has it's own Frostwood Gondola that provides all of its guests with easy access to the mountain. For avid skiers, the Waldorf also provides a complimentary shuttle to nearby Deer Valley.
While in Park City I highly recommend checking out the Utah Olympic Park ((home of the 2002 Winter Olympics)) where you can enjoy a bobsled ride, tube the ski jump hills or go through the Winter Games Museum. Another favorite in Park City, is a horse drawn sleigh ride - no winter trip to me is complete without a sleigh ride while sipping hot cocoa! After a busy ((and cold)) day, the Waldorf provides the perfect comfort with outdoor fire pits, including a s'mores station, the most comfy beds I've ever slept on ((best pillows too)), a jetted tub to relax those sore muscles and in-room fireplaces while you enjoy the view from the windows. All in all, the Waldorf Astoria Park City is one of my favorite #luxelistapproved resorts for a winter getaway!
Photos Courtesy of The Waldorf Astoria, Park City
For all of my Colorado friends, this next #luxelistapproved hotel is for you. Situated in the heart of Vail Village is The Sebastian Vail Colorado. During Ski season you can enjoy the Sebastian's Base Camp, their private mountain club at the foot of Vail Mountain. Ski valets are stationed there to help you step into warm ski boots and then onto the lift. You can return any time throughout the day to take a break with hot chocolate and cookies while they tune up your gear, or to shed a layer as the sun warms up. My favorite is their mountain view pool whose hot tubs you can access anytime, no matter the season! It's the perfect way to unwind after a day on the slopes. In addition to the amazing service and amenities you'll find at The Sebastian, they have residential suites available which are great for larger groups or families. The Sebastian Vail is a #luxelistapproved destination wonderful for those looking for a winter getaway to Colorado.
Photos Courtesy of The Sebastian Vail
Our final #luxelistapproved destination is a place that should be on everyone's bucket list. From the stellar service to the unbelievable views, the Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is one of the most incredible Mountain Resorts in the United States. Embracing the spirit of the west, Amangani is decorated in wood, leather and stone providing unparalleled views of the Rockies. Amangani translates to "peaceful home" and that is exactly what you will find while you are here. All of the suites and homes offer balconies or patios with mountain views as well as gas-lit fireplaces. With more than 2,000 acres of slopes and more than 400 inches of annual snowfall, winter sports at Jackson Hole offer endless variety including everything from skiing to snowmobiling. The Amangani has everything in a resort that we look for ((and lots more)) as one of our #luxelistapproved hotels.
Photos Courtesy of Amangani
Any season that brings with it an excuse to travel - is a favorite season of mine! If you are looking to plan your next Ski trip feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we would love to help!
Until Next Time,