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Celebrate 150 Years of Winter Tourism in St. Moritz With Badrutt’s Palace Hotel's 7-Day Ski Package

Oct 21, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s hard to believe that back in September 1864 Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his English summer guests that resulted into a 150-year-long history of inviting tourists from all over the world to the Swiss Alps. History has it that when Badrutt challenged his guests to visit St. Moritz in the winter, he offered to pay their travel costs had they not found glorious sunny weather. If they enjoyed their time, he would invite them to stay for as long as they wished.

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Park City's Washington School House Makes Going Back to School Cool Again

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

This fall, I went back to school (sort of).  As September's crisp breezes brought the first fall of snow to Park City, Utah, I hunkered down in one of the town's newest boutique hotels, the Washington School House.

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Vacations That Keep You Moving: 5 Resorts for Active Travelers

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Ardent sporting enthusiasts demand vacations that match their passions. Skiers, golfers, hikers, scuba divers and other athletic travelers won't settle for a day by the pool whiling the hours away sipping mai tais. Their vacations mean action. So below are five resorts that offer activities for the active traveler.

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Ritz Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe, Unveils Inaugural Summer Season of Activities

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Summer fun is just heating up at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe, which has announced a full season of activities.... Read More

America's Coziest Firesides

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s sleeting, it’s freezing, it’s snowing...and we’re all tired of it. We want a cozy seat near a warm, crackling fire—preferably one with hot toddy service and some delicious desserts. Just in time for the Big Chill and Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s a gallery of America’s coziest hotel and restaurant firesides—from the iconic Bowery Hotel in Manhattan to the snowy Rocky Mountain peaks.... Read More

Guide to a Luxury Ski Vacation in Vail: Where to Stay, Eat & Shop

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

Vail, the largest ski resort in the U.S., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special events, concerts, ski races and other exciting activities. There has never been a better time to visit Vail one of the most iconic, top-rated ski destinations in the world. A haven for skiers of all levels, Vail offers something for everyone, including non-skiers who simply want to enjoy the alpine experience, luxurious accommodations, great restaurants, spas and boutiques.

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There's Snow in Stowe! Vermont's Powdery Mountains Welcome Ski Lovers

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

This may come as a surprise to you, but January of 2013 is turning out to have some fairly unpredictable weather. But as low temperatures drive LA to near-panic and a bone-chilling, drizzly haze overtakes New York, the luxury ski resorts of the Northeast are happily open for business. Always an early-season go-to for East Coast snow bunnies, Stowe Mountain Resort opened in mid-November for 2012-2013, saw heavy snows in December, and currently has 300 acres open for skiing.... Read More

Spend Passover at Pesach on the Mountain Whistler Ski Resort

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Pesach on the Mountain, a luxury Kosher vacation program, is now encouraging would-be vacationers to explore its newly launched Pesach resort options. The company has made available a selection of cozy and intimate suites at Whistler, Canada's Nita Lake Lodge for Passover vacationers. Only a limited number of spots now remain in the Kosher family vacation, and event planners are encouraging interested vacationers to call as soon as possible to ensure that they can reserve a room that meets their needs.... Read More

Valle Nevado Resort Unveils First Ski Gondola in Chile

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Valle Nevado Ski Resort in Chile has consistently remained one of the top getaways for international skiing and snowboarding. Valle Nevado offers access to the largest skiable terrain in South America, providing more than 7,000 acres of terrain for novice, intermediate, and advanced skiers. The resort is excited to announce their expansion plans, which will provide visitors with access to the first ski gondola in the country.... Read More

Bentley and Zai Make a Scene in Gstaad, Switzerland

Jan 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Storied British sports luxury marque Bentley celebrated its partnership with ultra high-end ski maker Zai over a weekend in Gstaad, Switzerland, showcasing the commitment to craftsmanship, ultimate performance and uncompromising attention to detail that characterizes the two brands.... Read More

The Whiteface Lodge | A Timeless Mountain Resort

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Picture yourself driving through acres of mountain foliage draped in brilliant white snow as you pass by beautifully lit homes warmed by fireplaces within. In this setting sits the luxurious Whiteface Lodge, named one of Travel+Leisure's Top 500 Best Hotels in the World. Ranked first in Lake Placid, the Northeast, and New York State, T+L also named the lodge one of America's Best Mountain Resorts. At The Whiteface Lodge, a Lake Placid Resort, crisp, pine-scented mornings awaken the senses during the autumn months in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York.... Read More

Ski Resorts Offering Many Luxury Services This Winter

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

An early-season dusting recently rolled through some of America’s higher elevations, and seeing a touch of white on the mountain landscapes has plenty of people yearning for the chairlifts to start spinning so they can get some turns in. Skiing has long been the favorite winter time getaway for the country’s distinguished families, but there’s a handful of hassles that can ruin a day on the slopes. Lugging armloads of equipment to a crowded ski area only to deal with lodge food is enough to turn the experience sour, but luckily there is a banquet of bespoke services at your disposal this winter.... Read More

Sheraton Steamboat Springs | Luxury Lodging for Ski or Bike Vacations

Aug 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Steamboat Springs is one of Colorado’s hideaways. Four hours from Denver, or a quick flight into the Steamboat airport, the mountain town is a breeding ground for Olympians, out-of-the-limelight getaway for celebrities, and perfect summer or winter vacation spot for families and business travelers alike. At the foot of the slopes is the recently-renovated Sheraton Steamboat, offering a wide variety of leisure and business services year round.

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Sensational Summer Camps

Jul 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

When we were young, summer camp was the best part of vacation. Playing, having new experiences, making friends, being away from home...it was the most exciting part of summer (though more like school than we realized at the time).... Read More

Martis Camp at Lake Tahoe: Perfect Year-Round Retreat

Jun 28, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Lake Tahoe, a destination with gorgeous weather and compelling views year-round. There is an array of vacation rentals for everyone's taste and budget, with hundreds of lodging options that include full service resorts, cabins and luxury vacation rentals. I had the pleasure of staying at the Martis Camp and, hands down, the property was above and beyond what I expected.... Read More

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