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Things Are Looking Up This Winter: Experience “Elation At Every Elevation” With Four Seasons Mountain Resorts

November 5, 2016 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

This winter, Four Seasons Mountain Resorts are inviting guests to reach new heights with a wealth of activities in four distinct resort locales.  The Mountain Resorts collection includes Vail, the largest single-mountain ski resort in the US with more than 5,000 acres (2,023 hectares) of skiable terrain; Jackson Hole, known for having the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the US, rising 4,139 feet (1,262 metres) from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain; Santa Fe; and Whistler – recently voted the #1 ski resort in North America for the third consecutive year by SKI magazine.  The experience-driven initiative “Elation at Every Elevation” seeks to inspire Four Seasons guests to enjoy the very best of these celebrated alpine destinations both on, and off, the slopes.

Sled dogs pulling a sled through the winter forest in Norway

Sled dogs pulling a sled through the winter forest in Norway

The dedicated Four Seasons Mountain Resorts website serves as a one-stop planning resource for each Resort, featuring comprehensive information, sample winter itineraries, exclusive concierge tips and links to select ski packages. Guests are treated to thoughtfully curated lists of unique, local winter activities at each Resort itemised by elevation, giving guests a sky’s-the-limit outlook on this season’s winter getaway. Vacation planning dreams begin at #FSMountains, where guests gather to share their winter wonderland fantasies with friends, family and beyond.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Tucked away in the Colorado Rockies, Vail is an international hideaway with awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail offers the perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts featuring the most expansive accommodations in the Vail Valley, modern mountain cuisine, Five-Star Spa and easy access to Vail Mountain’s endless year-round epic alpine adventures.

Elevated winter activities include:

  • 10,350 feet (3,155 metres):  For outdoor enthusiasts, embark on a pre-sunrise trip up the mountain with local Paragon Guides, followed by a sunrise ski down, culminating in a hearty breakfast at Flame Restaurant.
  • 8,150 feet (2,484 metres): Warm up at the Resort’s Five Star Spa with the Winter Altitude Adjustment package.

Elevated Concierge tip

  • 10,000 feet (3,048 metres): Visit Adventure Ridge atop Vail Mountain for skiing, biking, tubing and snowshoeing.

Advance Purchase Package

It pays to plan ahead. Make a reservation in one of the Resort’s luxurious guest rooms, suites or residences at least three days in advance and receive 25 percent off the Room Rate at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range and teeming with an inspiring array of wildlife, this alpine mountain resort offers the perfect mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodations. Enjoy ski-in-ski-out access, a ski concierge, the option of three dining outlets including celebrity chef Michael Mina’s The Handle Bar, and an award winning, full service spa.

Elevated winter activities include: 

  • 12,000 feet (3,658 metres):  Enjoy a ride in a Cessna touring plane over the winding Snake River before crossing over the Tetons to soar along the tallest peaks in the range.
  • 7,349 feet (2,240 metres): See the sights on a guided snowmobile tour from Old Faithful to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Elevated Concierge tip

  • 6,329 feet (1,929 metres): At day’s end, the Resort’s chef concierge recommends stopping by The Handle Bar for some homemade s’mores to be enjoyed tableside.

Ski Package

Experience the legendary ski terrain of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the signature comfort of Four SeasonsResort and Residences Jackson Hole. This package provides slope-side Four Seasons accommodations and a daily lift ticket for two. Reservation must be made at least seven days in advance.  The Ski Package includes daily lift ticket for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for up to two guests, starting the day after guest’s arrival (arrival day does not include lift tickets) in luxurious accommodations.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Sante Fe

Located in one of the most romantic and adventurous getaways, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado offers a one-of-kind luxury getaway in the heart of New Mexico. The 65-room jewel-box combines the service excellence of Four Seasons – a spa featuring regionally inspired treatments, a restaurant featuring local influences and ingredients, exclusive access to adventure and nature – with the intimacy of a boutique hotel. The Resort is just a short distance from exhilarating ski slopes and pristine powder at Ski Santa Fe. Skiers of all levels will enjoy an invigorating mix of terrain, from isolated beginner slopes to lots of cruisers, some long bump runs, great glades and tree runs and even a few short shuts and small bowls.

Elevated winter activities include:

  • 11,253 feet (3,430 metres): Glide across pristine trails on a Nordic skiing tour through Valles Caldera National Preserve.
  • 7,116 feet (2,169 metres): Hike to Rio en Medio’s frozen waterfalls.

Elevated Concierge tips

  • 7,199 feet (2,194 metres): For a taste of Southwest history, Concierge Antonio Barrios suggests Canyon Road, an old supply route now home to more than 100 art galleries.

Ski Santa Fe for Free package

Enjoy winter in New Mexico with sun-filled days of skiing at the Santa Fe Ski Basin with this package. Make a reservation at least five days in advance. Stay two nights or more in luxurious accommodations and receive two one-day adult lift tickets at Ski Santa Fe.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

Monumental in scale, Whistler dazzles with its vast acreage, summit glaciers and a towering vertical rise. It also charms with a lively European-style village offering endless adventure, shopping, dining and memories in the making. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts, British Columbia’s only Forbes Five Star Resort and Canada’s only AAA 5-Diamond Resort.

Elevated winter activities include:

  • 8,000 feet (2,438 metres): Practice driving with a glacier golf session, complete with biodegradable golf balls.
  • 4,500 feet (1,372 metres): Soar through the snow-capped mountains in a luxury helicopter to explore the magic of nearby glacial ice caves.

Elevated Concierge tips

  • 2,214 feet (675 feet): Enjoy a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skill at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza. Whistler’s best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks display. Free for all visitors on Sundays during winter.

Ski Whistler package

With access to more than 8,000 acres (3,200 hectares) of skiable terrain, there’s something for everyone at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. Whether cruising the groomers, skiing through the snowy trees or adventuring off-piste, this magical winter wonderland will leave guests with unforgettable memories. Book this package to receive daily lift passes for two adults, access to the Ski Concierge, and much more.

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