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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
High above the town of Jackson in Wyoming, Amangani (peaceful home) clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, some 2,135 metres (7,000 feet) above sea level. The 40-suite retreat is a year-round destination acting as a premier ski resort from December through March, and an ideal basefor exploring the magnificent natural surroundings in the warmer months.
Amangani embraces the spirit of the American West, featuring floor- to-ceiling columns of Oklahoma sandstone, ceilings and walls in Pacificredwood, and chairs of rattan and woven cowhide.
2. THE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY
Lake Tahoe, CA
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features five restaurants, all with outdoor seating, bars, and eateriesalong with a variety of boutiques and galleries. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season.
3. THE ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT
The St. Regis Aspen Resort has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as a leading destination resort, ushering a new standard of luxury design in Aspen. Offering unsurpassed service, deluxe accommodations and the supreme beauty of the Aspen Mountain backdrop, the quintessential mountain retreat is centrally located in downtown Aspen at the base of Colorado’s legendary Aspen Mountain, within walking distance of the many area attractions and recreational pursuits not limited to skiing, snowshoeing,hiking, biking, fishing, and more. Resort amenities include Trecento Quindici Decano, Shadow MountainLounge, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, award-winning Remède Spa, complimentary Lexus courtesyvehicles, an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, world class resort concierge services, 25,000 square feet ofmeeting space and the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
4. FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES WHISTLER
Whistler, British Colombia
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts having been named Whistler’s only Forbes Five Star Resort and Canada’s only AAA 5-Diamond Resort. In addition to world-class skiing, this award winning Four Seasons Mountain Resort offers the ultimate year-round getaway in an enviable location, as well
as fine dining, luxurious spa retreats and après ski offerings. With the Resorts’ signatureamenities and renowned, personalized service, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is in a class of its own among mountain destinations.
SIDECUT Steakhouse is steak with an edge. Named for the curvature on the side of a ski or snowboard, SIDECUT offers a modern take on traditional mountain cuisine. Situated in the Four Seasons Resort at the celebrated alpine location of Whistler, the restaurant’s sleek woodinterior offers an inviting setting where diners can cozy up to the open fireplace or dine onour sun soaked patio. At SIDECUT, steak is more than a meal, it’s an experience.
5. THE RITZ-CARLTON
North Lake Tahoe, CA
This contemporary mountain resort features slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services forgolfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant, features artfully crafted cuisine, while The Backyard Bar & BBQ offers traditional barbeque favorites year-round, and Café Blue serves locally sourced coffee andfreshly-made juices. Located just six miles from both historic downtown Truckee and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the year- round destination resort features 170 guest rooms, 23 private residences, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe with a 17,000 squarefoot spa and fitness center and an inter-mountain gondola that connects the resort to the nearby Village at Northstar.