Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hit the Slopes!

Every winter holiday (even Valentine’s Day) has passed. Now comes the time of the year when we bear the cold, and push through the last of winter with springtime being the only light at the end of the tunnel. Sounds dreary, right? 

Think again! With winter still making its presence known, it’s time to embrace the freezing weather and hit the slopes. Plan an impromptu ski trip, add some glam to it with one of these beautiful, newly renovated ski lodging options, and you’ll get to spring in no time!

Basecamp South Lake Tahoe- Lake Tahoe, California
With rooms starting at $89/night, this affordable option calls the name of outdoor adventurers all year around! The hotel does have a woodsy feel to it (reminiscent of days at camp), but its rooms have an updated outdoors-chic look, and are equipped with modern conveniences such as flat-screen TVs and in-room gear racks. What really makes it stand out though are its rooftop hot tub, fire pits, communal dining area, and five-minute walk to the Heavenly Gondola or Lake Tahoe itself.

Washington School House Hotel- Park City, Utah
Even more nostalgic than a weekend at camp, the Washington School House offers a stay in an 1889 schoolhouse, renovated into a beautiful and luxurious hotel. It includes heated pools, intimate cocktail lounges, and white-washed clean décor offer an unforgettable stay. The location is within walking distance of not only ski slopes, but a plethora of activities from mountain ziplining to snowshoe yoga.

St. Regis Aspen- Aspen, Colorado
The St. Regis Aspen has outdone itself with a $43 million renovation, making it one of the grandest and most luxurious ski resorts in the country. Located in one of the best ski hotspots in the country, the manor style resort is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The resort is piloting a new restaurant concept called Chef’s Club, featuring an open kitchen and chef’s table featuring Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef’s.” Between the dining and the luxury spa, the trip back in will be just as sweet as the time spent on the mountain.


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