Major resorts across in the Rocky Mountains are rolling out new hotels and slopeside upgrades this ski season.
The new Limelight Hotel Ketchum is on track for a December opening. When complete, the hotel will have 99 rooms, 14 condos for sale with 12 lock-off units and a new restaurant and lobby lounge. Modeled after Limelight’s existing Aspen hotel, the new property will be close to downtown shops and restaurants and the Sun Valley River Run base area. Guests can also enjoy expanded continental breakfast, après ski deals in the lobby lounge and pet-friendly rooms.
Speaking of après, this season will also see the winter debut of the new LBC Après, located mid-mountain on Snowmass in the Lynn Britt Cabin, serving $6 gin and juice cocktails and après food specials starting at $5. The Cabin also has DJ entertainment, a fire pit and outdoor lounge seating.
In Vail, the ski-in / ski-out Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen as a newly minted member of The Luxury Collection following a $35 million renovation that included a complete redesign of guestrooms and amenities, such as a new fine-dining concept, a lounge with live music overlooking Gore Creek, and a gourmet market and café. Destination Hotels will continue to manage and operate the property.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort is also fresh off the June debut of its own renovations, which included updates to soft seating and carpeting in all 36 hotel rooms. The project also entailed a full revamping of the hotel’s workout facility along with addition of new and expanded cardio equipment, HD TV integration, high impact flooring, a separate core / stretch zone and a new hydrotherapy facial machine at the RockResorts Spa.
In Utah, Park City Mountain Resort is fresh off its 2015 debut as the largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States after a $50 million capital improvement project connected the former Park City and Canyons Resorts. This year, Park City will begin its season on November 18, with Canyons following suit the day before Thanksgiving — both earlier than their traditional opening dates. Snowbird is set to open its newly renovated and expanded Creekside Lodge at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, nearly doubling the size of the existing building and adding new dining and ticketing options.