Ski season is approaching and we’ve found deals at North American resorts for any type of mountain getaway—from guys’ getaways to backcountry heli-skiing.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the 190-room Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Colorado offers guests a chateau-style resort with ski-in, ski-out access. The resort provides access to 146 runs on 1,805 acres with lift tickets interchangeable at nearby Vail Ski Resort.
The resort is offering the Perfect Mountain Gentlemen Winter package this season, for a guys’ getaway trip complete with scotch and skis.
The package includes welcome amenities such as top-shelf scotch from a Colorado distillery and high-quality cigars; snow cat tour for two with K2 powder skis, beacons and backcountry gear; lunch at a yurt in Vail Valley; $150 food and beverage credit; one deep-tissue massage pp at Allegria Spa; and two passes to the Aqua Sanitas roman-style bath.
Rates for a 3-night dbl start at $939 pp and the package is available from Dec. 1 through March 31, 2013. For more information, call (970) 949-1234 or visit park.hyatt.com.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
For clients interested in learning how to ski, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is offering the Green with Envy package for beginners. Most of Jackson Hole’s beginner terrain is located right at the base of the Four Seasons Resort, making it an ideal spot to learn how to ski.
The 3-day package provides guests with ski rentals, lift tickets, a private lesson with a Jackson Hole Mountain ski school professional, a boot fitting and meeting with the resort’s ski concierge, a welcome amenity package, and a Peak Performance massage at the spa.
“With no drive market, and our proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole affords and mountain experience like none other,” says Cory Carlson, director of sales and marketing at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. “It’s like having the destination to yourself”
Rates start at $1,374 per night. For more information, call (307) 732-5000 or visit fourseasons.com/jacksonhole.
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
For more advanced skiers looking for adventure, Four Seasons Resort Whistler in Canada provides guests with access to Whistler Blackcomb, the site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Since Whistler is known for heli-skiing, the resort is offering a Ski the Dream Experience to give guests prime opportunity to take advantage of the backcountry terrain. Guests will receive helicopter transport from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler; 4-night accommodations for two; two days with an instructor who will highlight the best spots on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains; a day of heli-skiing that includes 432,000 acres, 475 runs and 173 glaciers; a demo of Prior skis or snowboard and factory tour; a high-performance pair of custom skis or snowboard that will be made and shipped home to the guest; and two 50-minute Apres Ski massages at the spa.
The package is being offered Dec. 1 through April 5, 2013. For more information, visit fourseasons.com/whistler.
While some packages focus on the skier, Moonlight Basin in Montana has deals that will suit the whole family. Moonlight Basin offers more than 5,500 acres of ski terrain and is known for some of the best downhill skiing. It also features luxury accommodations from cabins to mountain homes.
“Moonlight Basin offers epic terrain, prime conditions and virtually no lift lines,” says Karen Lum, director of guest and member services at Moonlight Basin. “The resort is renowned for its exceptional guest service and private resort feel which makes it a truly special ski experience.
For guests interested in skiing, Moonlight Basin is offering a Ski Free, Stay Free deal. Guests staying in any lodging type will receive their fourth night and third day of skiing free in January and February.
Guests interested in holiday lodging can also save 25 percent off their entire stay when checking in between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.
Rates start at $285 per night for a 2-bedroom cabin or townhome. For more information, visit moonlightbasin.com.