Whether you’re the type that can’t wait for that first snowflake to fall from the sky on a brisk winter day or you’re the one in your group of friends that yearns for summer and hot sand beneath your feet, a cozy winter getaway is sure to delight if you go about it the right way. Ski lodges aren’t just for skiing these days and if you’re not looking to hit the slopes there’s plenty to keep you occupied during a winter getaway that doesn’t require your interaction with the harsh winter elements. Here are a few places we like to take our winter retreats.
Montage Deer Valley
To say the least, Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah raises the bar for ski resorts and lodges. Not only offering some of the most exciting slopes and trails for your skiers of all skill levels, Montage also decided it would be a great idea to provide visitors with snowmobile trails, a skating ring and snowshoeing treks. If winter sports are your passion, Montage is a must visit destination this season. Inside, Montage continues to delight with a world class spa offering copper soaking tubs, saunas and more to help you unwind after a day full of winter adventures and escape the cold if you’re just looking for a spa retreat in the mountains.
Stowe Mountain Resort
On the east coast, specifically Stowe, Vermont is another luxurious mountain resort offering much more than a few good slopes to ski. In addition to the 116 trails Stowe has a gondola skyride with fantastic views, an adrenaline rushing zipline, and offers you the opportunity to enjoy a dogsledding excursion. While adventure seekers are sure to enjoy the thrilling trails and zipline, Stowe Resort also boasts of an incredible spa to get you rejuvenated whether you’re exhausted from the trails or just in need of some pampering
Crystal Mountain Resort
Though Washington State may not come to mind when ski resorts are the topic of conversation, Crystal Mountain in Enumclaw proves why it should as Washington’s biggest and most popular resort. Like Montage and Stowe, Crystal Mountain doesn’t just provide visitors with exhilarating trails to descend. For people who love hiking and the snow Crystal offers a guided snowshoe tour around the mountain also. And, Crystal Mountain’s gondola ride is considered one of the best scenic views anywhere for those of you who would like to relax and recover on your vacation.
These mountain resorts are a surefire family vacation or a romantic getaway for two this winter if you’re tired of the beach. Given the fact that these mountain resorts are in fairly remote areas a private charter jet from ECS would be an ideal mode of travel to arrive in style and at your convenience.