The leaves have fallen and the chill of winter has taken its grip. For the millions of people in the world who take part in snow based sports each year, this means for a majority of them it’s time to go skiing and snowboarding. Once you pack your warm clothes and polish up your skis, it is time to pick your snow filled destination. Before heading to the first slope you see, give a second thought to the best Luxury Ski Deals. Luxury ski resorts give a full vacation experience in addition to the ski slopes.
Ski In – Ski Out
Luxury ski resorts have what is known as ski in – ski out privileges. Where from the resort you can ski up to the lift rather than having to walk or take the resort bus to the lift. This is an essential convenience for when the majority of your days will be on the slopes. Ski lifts often have long lines, choosing a luxury ski resort with ski in-ski out privileges means not having to wait in the lines.
Most luxury ski resorts give a full vacation experience in addition to the ski slopes. Fine dining restaurants can give a nice break between trips up and down the mountain. Many celebrity chefs have restaurants within ski resorts. Araxi, in Whistler B.C Canada, was recently touted as Canada’s best restaurant by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. The St. Regis Aspen resort has Chefs Club by Food & Wine magazine. Every year they choose the best and brightest upcoming chefs to curate an epicurean dream menu.
After a long day on the slopes imagine relaxing with an hour long massage or a nice stay in a sauna. Luxury ski resorts will have either full service spa services or call in services. A full service spa will be equipped with relaxing treatments like facials, massage, body wraps, hydrotherapy, salon services and waxing. Call-in services are available at resorts that do not have a full service salon. They are usually basic treatments like massage, makeup application, pedicures and manicures.
Services and Amenities
While most of your time spent at a luxury ski resort will be on the slopes, the in room amenities should factor into your stay. Resorts often have overly plush beds with a high thread count sheets to give a peaceful, relaxing rest. They also offer large wall mounted LCD flat screen TVs, with in-room movies. The bathrooms are stocked with plush towels and comfy bathrobes. Some have in-room Jacuzzi tubs.
By staying at a luxury resort you will most likely be able to enjoy some of the best groomed slopes, without waiting to get on the lift to increase your skiing experience. Ski resorts also offer a ski concierge who will organize and help plan all your skiing, dining and entertainment options offering you a complete stay.