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Amazing Ski Resorts Worth the Visit this Winter

November-December Issue 2015 By Dawn Wilson With so many ski resorts to choose from, narrowing down the one to visit may pose a bit of a challenge. However, we have come across a few that we think are worth your taking notice of. These resorts offer more than skiing options, they offer the chance to relax and become one with nature, in an environment that is conducive to your total relaxation. When you are looking for a luxury experience, there is a variety of options you’ll have to select from. Take in majestic mountain views and enjoy the great outdoors all while enjoying a ski vacation with your family or co-workers. Whether you are going to ski the slopes or just enjoy the ambiance, there is plenty to do for everyone at the featured resorts and hotels we have selected. Four Seasons Vail Resort Situated just at the foot of Vail Mountain in Vail, Colorado sits the prestigious Four Seasons Vail Resort, a contemporary, European-style 5-star resort. It boasts scenic views of the Alpine Mountains that stretch for miles. The Four Seasons Vail Resort offers a selection of 121 rooms, suites and private homes. Each room equipped with luxurious amenities, including; gas burning fireplaces and furnished terraces. The interiors are of warm hickory wood and limestone. Guests can feast on delicious, hearty cuisine in the resort’s steakhouse restaurant, Flame. Its interiors are warm and inviting. You’ll also find a lovely bar with the perfect lighting along with unobstructed mountain views. With a year around pool and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in, this non-smoking, resort is the ideal location for meetings, family retreats or a respite for singles. Everything you could need or want on a ski vacation is offered to you at Four Seasons Vail Resort. For more information on the Four Seasons Vail Resort, please visit Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa If you are planning a ski vacation in or near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, why not make Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa your home base. It offers a variety of lodging options, which include, rooms, suites and luxury cabins. Located along the Jackson Flat Creek, in Jackson Hole, Rustic Inn’s new Spa Suites come complete with a fully furnished patio, soaking tub and a rustic fireplace. In addition to the many luxury amenities that are provided, you are also afforded the opportunity to be serviced by your own personal butler. With Western contemporary décor and charm, you’re certain to feel the warmth and intimacy offered to you at Rustic Creekside Resort & Spa. It is a small boutique property that enables you to receive personalized attention and service. After a day of skiing, relax at the resort’s award-winning spa or indulge in a fireside dinner with friends and family before turning in for the evening. For more information on Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa, please visit Le Westin Tremblant Le Westin Tremblant is an immaculate modern, contemporary hotel, which sits in the European-style pedestrian village of Mont Tremblant. It offers 122 guest suites surrounded by the Laurentian Mountain of Quebec, Canada. There are 600 acres of skiing and two championship golf courses available to guests of Le Westin Tremblant. Every suite offers its guests a good night’s sleep on the Westin Heavenly Bed and comes complete with either a microwave and mini fridge combo or a fully equipped kitchenette. Rooms also feature cozy gas fireplaces, perfect to retreat back to after an afternoon of skiing. Additional property amenities include a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, a sophisticated restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine and luxurious spa services offered by Amerispa. Mont Tremblant has four distinctly different slopes, in addition to, over 650 acres of trails. There are also three snow parks that are primarily used by free-style skiers. A ski vacation to Canada should include a stay at Le Westin Tremblant. For more information on Le Westin Tremblant, please visit Stowe Mountain Lodge A New England favorite, Stowe Mountain Lodge, is a ski-in, ski-out resort offering easy access to Stowe Mountain Resort. Situated in Stowe, Vermont, Stowe Mountain Lodge is a mountain destination offering picturesque mountain, river, lake and woodland views at every turn. If you have never had an upscale mountain experience before, find out what you’ve been missing with a visit to Stowe, Vermont. Stowe Mountain Lodge offers five-star accommodations and defines luxury in terms of a rustic mountain vacation. All 300 rooms and suites offer something different and unique. You can select from a large suite with terraces, fully equipped gourmet kitchens and fireplaces or a small, intimate studio just for two. Guests can enjoy New England cuisine at the hotel’s fine dining or casual restaurant; whichever is preferred. This prestigious resort also offers an 18-hole championship golf course, a spa and wellness center and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Help is readily available to skiers seeking to improve their experience with help from the resort’s ski professionals. Stowe Mountain Lodge is an upscale New England retreat perfect for skiers and snowboarders. For more information on Stowe Mountain Lodge, please visit Click here to view this post in MSM’s November/December 2015 digital issue