"Alpine" Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Vail

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apres ski The Fireside Lounge and Bar is an incredibly spacious and relaxing environment for apres ski, with its soft and comfortable lounge chairs looking through floor-to-ceiling windows at the awesome mountain peaks. Here, guests can sip on specialty mountain cocktails, signature martinis or micro-brewed beers as they transition from an active day on the slopes into the evening. The lounge serves sushi “with a twist” featuring classics, as well as some unique dishes made from seared elk and buffalo. Recommend the creative rolls and other items on the bar menu, because they’re both unique to the area and excellent, both in presentation and taste.

The Flame Restaurant, meanwhile, offers a casual, yet chic setting for fantastic food at a great value, something that’s not often seen in upscale resort venues. The restaurant serves regional, seasonal and slow cooked mountain fare sourcing the best ingredients from Colorado’s finest farms and ranches. Many dishes are prepared table-side, adding drama and activity to the dining experience. The restaurant carries an extensive wine list, both by the bottle and the glass preserved by a unique preservation system.

Among the resort’s amenities is a stunning outdoor pool with two whirlpools on a sunken, sheltered, outdoor terrace, fully heated year-round with attendants at the ready with plush, comfortable robes and steamy mugs of cocoa. A first class, fully equipped fitness facility is available to stretch out and prepare for the day’s activities or engage in a full workout according to one’s own schedule. Also available is a library, game room, teen center and in-room spa services.

But of all the resort’s many first class amenities, nothing compares to the spa at Four Season Vail. Its men’s and women’s spa facilities provide over 13,000 sq. ft. of the ultimate in mind, body and spirit relaxation. The spa design is a soothing and relaxing zen, Rockies-style, that immediately quiets the mind and sets you on your way to relaxation and escape. A full menu and wide variety of treatments designed to relax and soothe tired or tight muscles provide the ultimate spa experience.

Special facilities include private couple’s suites and a spacious, beautifully appointed relaxation garden with a large, warm fireplace surrounded by the snow-covered village and views of the mountains. The spa provides a thoroughly trained, knowledgeable and fully prepared staff that can provide luxurious treatments designed to address the effects of the Colorado climate. Both yoga and Pilates classes are available, either on a private or couple’s basis. Private personal training is also available upon request.

There is simply no comparison to Vail. Snowcapped peaks, legendary slopes, unparalleled back bowl, open terrain, snow riding and sparkling, sun-drenched days in the bluest of skies make Vail regularly the top-rated ski destination in the world.

The rate for a standard king (garden view) guestroom ranges from $375 to $865 during ski season depending on the date.