Category: Ski Resorts Others

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa – Ski Free at Targhee!

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, in Teton Valley, Idaho was recently named one of  the “Best Hotel in Idaho” by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 2,000 luxury properties across the United States were evaluated by a team made up of travel industry experts and hotel guests and Teton Springs tops the list. Wondering what makes the hotel #1? Among the many activities at Teton Springs, including a world-class spa and golf course, what truly stands out is the quality of the hotel staff. General Manager Jeff Naylor said it best, that “It speaks volumes about ... Read more

Himalayan Ski Resort: The Gods Must Be Crazy

Himalayan Ski Resort: The Gods Must Be Crazy: A Himalayan Luxury ski resort promises adventure and prosperity for all — But does it have a prayer? By Cynthia Psarakis The Kullu Valley is a ruggedly beautiful pocket of land, all mountains and forests and rivers and lakes, jumbled together in a place once known as Kulantpitha, “the end of the habitable world.” To the devout Hindus who live here it is the Valley of the Gods, for this is where Parvati, Lord Shiva’s consort, accidentally dropped a basket carrying hundreds of lesser deities, allowing them to spill out and populate the area. ... Read more

Perfect Places: Big Sky Montana

Perfect Places: Big Sky Montana Big sky is out of the way — and out of this world By Jay Cowan Montana always impresses me with its most dominant element — space. High, wide, handsome space, dotted sporadically with towns peopled by a few hardy individuals, just another random, small herd of wildlife. Where that space is embraced by giant mountains, there is a sense of possibility that expands like the sky and becomes something approaching endless. When I pull up to Big Sky Resort, I feel like I can do anything.  And that’s fine with the folks there — ... Read more

Big Sky – High Altitude Fine Dining

Photo Credit Tom Nolan Big Sky – High Altitude Fine Dining MOUNTAIN TOP DINNER EXPERIENCE AT BIG SKY RESORT Big Sky, Mont. (March 2, 2015) – Big Sky Resort’s new Everett’s 8,800 restaurant has been awarded the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award and is now providing a luxury dining experience on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the 2014-2015 winter season. Dinner at Everett’s 8,800 will begin with cocktail hour serving hors d ’oeuvres followed by a three course dinner. Guests check in with the maître d’ in the Summit Hotel’s upper lobby and are encouraged wear layers, rather than ski attire ... Read more

Keystone Ski Resort Dining : Above the Ordinary

Keystone Ski Resort Dining: Above the Ordinary Keystone, an unlikely history and a surprisingly gourmet meal BY JAMIE KRAVITZ Just past river run village — Keystone, Colorado’s bustling, skier-packed base area — a series of old wooden signs point you to the Ski Tip Lodge, an unassuming Swiss-style chalet almost completely camouflaged by snow. It’s a refreshing find in a town known less for luxury than for fabricated ski villages, family- friendly “activity zones,” and discounted skiing. And it comes as a shock to find out that the Ski Tip holds the title of Colorado’s first ski lodge — something ... Read more

Montana’s Ale Works Restaurant

Montana’s Ale Works Restaurant Great ski-racing careers propel a great Montana restaurant. BY JAY COWAN In the 1980s, when I first got to know mark Taché and Christin Cooper, they were skiing as strong as anyone in the world. Both were on the U.S. Ski Team, where Coop won three World Championship medals, one Olympic silver medal and five World Cup events in a stellar career that saw her inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Taché raced on the U.S. team for eight years and on the World Pro Tour for five, where he was the top American in ... Read more

Mirror Lake Inn – Yuletide Treasure

Yuletide  Treasure MIRROR LAKE INN LEAPS FROM THE PAGES OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL By LORI KNOWLES Mirror Lake Inn. How would a ski hotel have looked in the heart of the Victorian era? White, one imagines, with evergreen boughs and ruby red bows, gas lanterns lighting the paths, and the soft hue of candles glowing through the windows. Welcome to Mirror Lake Inn. Dateline: Christmas, 21st century. Standing silent on the banks of pretty Mirror Lake, the inn anchors the community of Lake Placid, N.Y. It’s been a refuge since 1883—first as a private family home, next as an inn, and ... Read more

A Poconos Affair at Skytop Lodge

By Roger Sands      Skytop Lodge Poconos. The Pocono Mountains’ love affair with snow is legendary. Long before the first ski trails were cut at Big Boulder Ski Resort in 1946, tourists to the Pocono Mountains were experiencing a virtual smorgasbord of snow-related activities. Today, that tradition continues.      Snow means big business for the Pocono Mountains, and not only for the seven ski areas scattered throughout the region. Stately resorts such as Skytop Lodge depend on snow, as do many of the quaint bed and breakfasts and country inns that are located within a stone’s throw of the ski areas. And when the first flakes ... Read more

CAT SKIING IN CRESTED BUTTE

More than 130 years ago, prospector Dick Irwin struck it rich in a high-alpine gulch, establishing a silver camp that attracted several thousand fortune-seekers.

Alpenglow Stube, Keystone Resort, Colorado

“stube” is a German word for “cozy.”