It seems like just yesterday we bid summer adieu and packed away the swimsuits and sandals, but the best way to soften the burn of fading beach memories is to look forward to a fresh-snow, open-sky, ruddy-cheeked adventure (and blissful spa moments, too). From Colorado
to British Columbia and New Mexico
, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
is gearing up for winter with thoughtfully designed moments, from outdoor snow sports to cozy indoor pampering. Below, four reasons we’re setting our sights on mountain destinations for the coming season.
There are better things to do on a ski vacation than wrangling gear. Enter the ski concierge team at the 131-room Four Seasons Resort Vail
in Colorado. Located at a designated three-story building at the base of Gondola One, this squad of masterful local experts are skiers’ best friends.
Whether travelers ship gear to the resort or opt for on-site rentals, ski concierges orchestrate everything – and make next-day damp ski boots a thing of the past. Hotel guests arrive to find their equipment waxed, custom-fit, and ready to go in Swiss-made Gladek Technik lockers equipped with air-drying technology. Also available: hot cocoa, tea, muffins, and tips on the best runs of the day.
Ski concierges can arrange private or group lessons on a curated selection of some of the 2,530 trails, from bunny slopes to adrenaline-pumping double black diamonds. More advanced athletes can rent backcountry-touring gear and enlist a guide to venture on an off-the-beaten-path excursion around Summit County, including Arapahoe Basin and the Tenmile Range.