The start of the ski season is drawing ever closer, and Travel Agent is counting down with a look at what’s new at four major properties this winter.
Built as a school in 1889, Washington School House (WSH) has completed a major renovation. The effort maintains the property's historical authenticity while re-imagining the interior. The design team crafted 12 suites and rooms within the original structure focused on luxury.
Washington School House is one street away from Main Street in Park City, near Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift and the restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries of the town center. Park City is also home to the Sundance Film Festival. The property is 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and Million Air Jet center; 25 minutes from Heber Airport; 50 minutes from Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude Mountains; and 45 minutes to Sundance Resort.
Slopeside on the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and at the gateway to Grand Teton National Park, the LEED Silver Certified and AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel includes a rooftop Chill Spa, Terra Café which serves breakfast and lunch, Il Villaggio Osteria which serves rustic Italian dining, 4,200 square feet of meeting spaces, an infinity pool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.
This January 2014, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa will host the Elevate Women's Ski Camp, an all-women week-long ski camp that invites guests to improve their level of skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while relaxing and dining in luxury at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa. Fit for all ski levels, the Camp includes four days of instruction, dinners, apres ski meals and Pilates classes to stretch and strengthen worn ski legs. After being placed in a group of similar skill-level skiers, guests will learn 'tech tips' for skiing, tactics and strategies for tackling any kind of condition or terrain, equipment discussions and new techniques all while being videoed on a variety of terrain to serve as a great post-insturctional tool.
The Four Diamond Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, in the heart of Teton Village, offers a 12,000 square foot 3-story Solitude Spa, complete with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an oversized roof top hot tub, a Motion Studio for Yoga and Zumba and a complete fitness center with weights and aerobic machines. Most recently, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa opened their new signature restaurant, Spur Restaurant & Bar with Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys, named Best Chef in Jackson Hole five years in a row.
This winter the property will continue with its 'Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats.' Together with Tracey Delfs of Balance Quest, this retreat has been a staple in wellness offers from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise since 2012. Upcoming this February 2014 guests can enjoy a full weekend of yoga and meditating together with 'Ski & Yoga Retreat,' going for mindful walks in nature, having discussions about how to "live more in the moment," eating great meals and laughing together. This specific retreat is combined with time to take advantage of the various winter adventures Lake Louise has to offer be it ski, cross country ski or snowshoe.