As the weather gets cooler, luxury resorts and hotels across the country are here to get your adrenaline pumping with incredible outdoor adventures fit for the whole family! From a backcountry snowmobiling excursion, snowbiking and dog sledding at Shore Lodge in Idaho to a heli adventure program at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection in Park City, there is no better way to experience pristine, natural settings and all the wonder of the great outdoors this season.
Shore Lodge| McCall, Idaho
Located 2.5 hours outside of Boise on the edge of the second largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States, McCall, Idaho was named a Best Secret Ski Towns of North America by National Geographic Adventure, and offers a remote destination bringing distinct Idaho winter adventures for the whole family. Offering off-the-beaten-path, understated luxury, McCall is home to Shore Lodge - the ultimate hidden gem for winter adventures! For those looking to get their adrenalin pumping, Shore Lodge offers The Real McCall Snowmobiling Adventure Tour - a guided snowmobiling backcountry tour complete with a prepared lunch (hot toddy’s included), spa treatment at The Cove, and delicious meal at the resort’s award-winning, fine-dining restaurant, The Narrows Steakhouse. Shore Lodge also offers complimentary 10 minute shuttle to Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine has credited with 'the best powder in Idaho' and is only just 35 minutes away from Tamarack Resort offering 2,800 feet of vertical on 1,020 lift-accessed acres for skiers and snowboarders. Additional outdoor adventures for Shore Lodge guests include: Snowbiking (born in Idaho), ice fishing, Elk and Deer Hunting, dog sledding, sightseeing tours by snowcat, ultimate snow tubing at McCall’s Activity Barn, sleigh rides, fat biking, Nordic skiing, ice skating, natural hot springs, vintage shopping at historic downtown, miles of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails at Ponderosa State Park, three amazing breweries, and The McCall Ale Trail. To end their visit on a sweet note, guests can indulge in complimentary smores by the Lodge’s lake-front firepits.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection (Park City, UT)
From Heli-Skiing to Heli-Mountain Biking, Explore All of Utah’s Topography in One Day
Renowned for its heli adventure program, The Lodge at Blue Sky debuts a unique new winter thrill and chance to explore the best of Utah's alpine and high desert topography all in one day. For those who truly want space, solitude, and unrivaled off-the-beaten-path experiences, start the day heli-skiing backcountry slopes in remote, high-alpine wilderness areas. Then, sly one hour to Moab for a summer-in-the-winter playground. Experience some of the most fascinating geological formations and red rock landscape in the West by mountain bike, canyoneering, hiking and Hummer tours. The memorable day includes warm beverages and chef-packed meals for plenty of fuel.
White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection | Kennebunk, ME
Woodland Dog Sledding in Maine (pictured): Experience the joy of gliding over snow-covered trails through Maine's beautiful backcountry as you are pulled by a pack of sled dogs. As part of White Barn Inn, Auberge Resort Collection’s winter programming, guests will meet a furry racing crew, learn the basics of sledding and take a spin through the forest. Try the 2-hour Introductory Journey which includes a packed lunch or embrace the adventure in a Full Day Expedition and enjoy a bonfire picnic at the shore of a frozen lake. For every dog sledding excursion booked, White Barn Inn will donate supplies to Kennebunk's Animal Welfare Society. More details on the experience here.
Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection | Telluride, CO
Heli-Ski to Some of the Highest Skiable Elevations in North America: Board an Airbus Helicopter for the purest powder experience with access to over 200 square miles of pristine and untracked snow. Embark on a scenic flight over snow-capped peaks for the purest powder experience around—as well as some of the highest elevations in North America. Soar down epic runs dropping to 3,000 feet, all surrounded by breathtaking vistas that have to be seen to be believed. More details on the experience here.
Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection (Deer Valley, UT)
Carve the Slopes with an Olympic Champion at Deer Valley
Designed in the spirit of an Austrian ski chalet, the iconic and intimate resort’s mid-mountain location offers direct access to over 100 miles of perfectly groomed ski runs that guests can explore in the company of a world-class snowsport Olympic champion for half and full day excursions. Guests of the resort have access to Deer Valley’s other winter pursuits, or can hit the tracks at Park City Mountain and finish off the day by skiing or snowboarding right into town for a High West whiskey cocktail. Goldener Hirsch’s post-adventure amenities range from après ski yoga and a select menu of wellness bath soaks to cocktails and entertainment at Antler Lounge and farm-fresh, award-winning cuisine at the Goldener Hirsch Restaurant, which skillfully marries Bavarian specialties with regional fare sourced from local Park City pastures.
Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection (Aspen, CO)
Curling and Cocktails in The Garden
This holiday season, we’re opening a curling court in The Winter Garden at Hotel Jerome. Reserve a time with friends to enjoy some friendly competition paired with a festive menu. Enjoy an apres ski or early afternoon session and elevate the experience with Magnum of Luminous Dom Perignon and Petrossian caviar (250 grams) or 6 liter of Dom Perignon and kilo of Petrossian caviar (1000 grams) which includes a reservation of the court for a full day of play.
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Set within the most exclusive resort in Vail Village - Solaris - this exquisite penthouse residence is the pinnacle of Colorado luxury, offering a great room with sliding glass balcony doors for indoor/outdoor mountain living, soaring cathedral ceilings, a stone-clad gas fireplace, and custom bar; an epicurean kitchen finished with Gaggenau, Miele, Fisher Paykel and Wolfe appliances (including a gas range and double ovens); plus a dining table for 10 and hand-crafted cabinetry throughout. Additional features include four guest suites, each with a lavish, attached bathroom, a lofted living area, den with a twin bed, designer furnishings and Savant home automation. Guests will savor unobstructed, panoramic views of Gore Range and Vail Mountain from the sprawling, furnished, wrap-around terrace, the convenience of being located in the heart of Vail Village, and luxe amenities such as preferred reservations at exquisite, on-site Matsuhisa Vail restaurant, a private spa, indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, and personalized assistants.
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