This snow season is going to be one for the ages, with ski resorts and hotels adapting in major ways to ensure a safe winter on the slopes — the entire mountain experience will be different. In response to these necessary changes and new guest needs, Viceroy Snowmass is debuting several offerings aimed specifically at creating a safe — but still fun! — ski escape. Here’s a look at all that’s new:
Viceroy Snowmass Remote in The Rockies Package: With remote working and learning here to stay for the foreseeable future, Viceroy Snowmass has created an opportunity for families to relocate to the mountains, making being a ski-bum for the season a reality. This package goes beyond what most hotels are offering (a long-term stay rate) and aims to actually make working and learning remotely easier. Those who book this package gain access to a dedicated IT Concierge who will help get guests’ computers online, ensure strong WiFi connection, and provide items to set up a legit work station i.e. a keyboard, mouse, and even a proper office/school chair. Guests will also have access to a boardroom to use as a private office or classroom. Warm milk and cookies and hot chocolate will be delivered to the room daily for "snack time", and don’t forget recess — a few loops on Snowmass Mountain! For the grown-ups in the room, office happy hour takes the form of slopeside après at the hotel’s new Ski-in, Ski-Out Après Bar.
Viceroy Snowmass Quaran-team Package: Catering to those traveling in "pods" and "bubbles" this ski season, the hotel has just rolled out a Quaran-team Package which offers groups of friends or families who book together several private experiences. Pods will have a dedicated private dining room in Toro, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, for use for all of their meals. The private dining room has floor to ceiling windows with stunning panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and features a fireplace. They will also have a private slopeside après experience in a VIP cabana located by the outdoor hot tub and heated pool, complete with their own fire pit. Groups can opt to stay together in one of the hotel's residences, or book separate rooms blocked together.
Grab-N-Go Viceroy “Gold Bag Lunches”: While some traditional on-mountain dining services and lodges will still be open, it will likely be with reduced capacity and often by reservation only. In anticipation of this new scenario, Viceroy Snowmass is offering guests a playful new way to dine: gourmet grab-n-go. Viceroy Snowmass is bringing back the nostalgia of old-school brown bag lunches but with a luxurious spin — skiers can pre-order from a special gold-bag menu that will feature fresh, packaged meals prepared by the hotel’s culinary team. Each meal will easily store in your jacket pocket, perfect for a true on-the-go bite allowing for more time on the snow. Menu items include Golden Corn Empanadas, Bacon Jam Bison Burgers, and Breakfast Burritos.
Ski-in, Ski-Out Apres Bar: Viceroy Snowmass is lucky enough to have a prime slopeside location, and is doubling down on its outdoor space to offer outdoor après options. The hotel is putting up a luxe tent on its outdoor pool deck featuring plush lounge seating and VIP sections for groups to enjoy a private après experience. There will be live music for added entertainment. The hotel is also utilizing its poolside cabanas for exclusive buyouts for families and groups.
Backcountry is back: This year, we expect skiers will gravitate to a resort like Snowmass which is large and very spread out, thus less crowded than its sister mountains in Aspen. That said, many skiers and boarders will choose to forgo a trip to traditional ski resorts all together and opt for destinations with exceptional skiing …with NO ski lifts. Backcountry skiing’s renaissance will blossom, as many longtime locals even report they’re eschewing season passes entirely to ensure they fully earn their turns. In response to this expected interest in untamed terrain, Viceroy Snowmass has partnered with a local guiding company to offer an Uphill Thrills experience, where guests can book an epic skiing excursion to some of Aspen’s most isolated and unique skiable terrain.
Viceroy’s Ultra-Luxe No Contact/No Touch Vacation: Viceroy Snowmass prides itself on having taken the highest level of precautions to keep guests safe. And for the jet-set class who wants to social distance in opulent fashion, the hotel is offering an ultra-luxe No-Contact, No-Touch vacation option. The experience begins with end-to-end private jet transportation and is followed by private luxury car pickup at the airport, which will include an on-the-spot check-in process so guests can avoid the concierge desk altogether. Once on-property, guests have the option to pre-schedule room service from any of the onsite restaurants, including après-snacks and cocktails. In a twist to the typical ski-vacation, guests who book the package will have access to the hotel’s Uphill Thrills offering (above) which includes private backcountry touring in some of Aspen’s most beautiful remote locations, away from the resorts. Lastly, any online shopping done at local Snowmass shops will have the option to be delivered to the room, so guests do not have to venture out into town to pick their items up.
Viceroy Snowmass Presidential Pup Package: January 20th will mark the return of a longstanding tradition in DC — presidential pets! President-elect Joe Biden will move into the White House with his two dogs and cat, following the first pet-less presidential term in 100 years. In celebration of the return of First Pups, Viceroy Snowmass has debuted the Presidential Pup Package. The hotel will roll out the red carpet for our notable doggie guests, providing house-made dog biscuits, plush dog bed, food and water bowls, a patriotic chew toy, bandana, and special custom keepsake. Secret Service can also be arranged to walk your pup while you are on the slopes.