Evolving and expanding at a meteoric rate, Park City has become one of the most popular alpine destinations in the country. Coupled with this mountain town’s transformation is a new wave of extravagant experiences and exceptional services that are taking the luxury quotient to the next level. Whether you want your own personal ski butler, indulgent spa services, a plane ride to Arches National Park for a chef prepared picnic or to be personally picked up at your resort for a day of heli-skiing or heli-yoga, over-the-top pampering and epic adventures await in Park City.
MONTAGE DEER VALLEY
It’s no surprise that this elegant mountain resort known for its superlative slope-side stays, also offers up the ultimate adventures through their Montage Expeditions. Jump on a private jet and soar over breathtaking landscapes whether you want to hike Arches National Park, photograph the Grand Canyon, spot elk, bison and bears in Yellowstone or mountain bike through the mesa, buttes and spires of Canyonlands, Utah’s high desert. Each trip aboard a Pilatus PC-12 includes a gourmet picnic lunch and a private guide with an extensive knowledge of local geology, history and biology of the areas. Day-long experiences run from $8,000-$16,000.
STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE
A true pioneer, Stein Eriksen both initiated and set the bar for luxury in the ski resort industry with his lavish lodge in Deer Valley. In addition to the gourmet cuisine, leisurely lunches, extensive wine cellar and lavish après scene, Stein’s was the first to offer personalized ski valets to elevate the on-mountain guest experience. Getting on the slopes is almost effortless with the friendly and experienced ski valet team who offer help with boots and transporting equipment, along with supplying guests with sunblock, hand warmers, water, tissues and information about current weather and snow conditions. Guests can tuck into slippers as their boots are warmed or enjoy s’mores or a soak in the nearby hot tub. This signature amenity, a refl ection of the ongoing aff able and stellar service at Stein’s, is one of the main reasons guests continue to stay at this mountainside lodge each year, as many people look forward to returning to see their “favorite” ski valet team members.
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UTOPIAN LUXURY VACATION HOMES
Whether you’re looking for an upscale miner’s cottage in Old Town, a penthouse on Main Street or a sprawling 12-bedroom slopeside estate in the Colony, Utopian has more than 100 posh properties available in Park City. Th ey pride themselves in off ering the same luxury level as a 5-star hotel as their concierge crew is dedicated to providing unmatched services throughout your stay. Within 30 minutes of your arrival your personal ski butler will arrive and style you out with gear and passes. Après—how about a massage therapist and private chef awaiting your return?Interested in snowmobiling or dog sledding? Need a heli-guide or private ski instructor? Want to ski with a former Olympian? Not a problem. Winded from the altitude? How about some oxygen therapy in the comfort of your ski chalet. If you’re celebrating the holidays, your house can be trimmed with trees, garlands and lights or a swanky New Year’s Eve soirée can be arranged with fine wines and spirits. “We try to put the wow factor in every stay,” says Utopian concierge Junior Leonce. Homes averages range from $350 to $16,000 a night.
THE LODGE AT BLUE SKY
Auberge Resort’s new lodge sits on the 3,500 acres of Blue Sky Ranch, an expansive landscape filled with western adventures like horseback riding, fly fishing, axe-throwing and fine whiskey drinking in a yurt. Oh, and did we mention there’s an artisanal distillery on-site producing High West spirits? When it comes to backcountry skiing and snowboarding, Blue Sky has partnered with helicopter operator Powderbird, so guests are picked up onsite and whisked off to carve turns in the pristine, high alpine playground of the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, accessing some 200,000 acres of alpine bowls, steep chutes and glades, all blanketed by Utah’s legendary champagne powder. You can also enjoy heli-mountain biking, heli-flyfishing, heli-yoga and more, depending on the season. For the adventurous souls looking for remote wilderness spots to tie the knot, the ranch also offers non-traditional heli-weddings, where you, your intended and a few close friends can be dropped mountaintop, lakeside, or in a high mountain meadow for the ultimate immersion in nature as you declare your vows and true love. Heli-snow adventures start at $12,000 for 1-3 guests; heli-weddings: $4,000/hour.
WESTGATE PARK CITY RESORT & SPA
This ski village sanctuary at Canyons Village is about attention to detail and offers plenty of pampering. Upon arrival, guests are offered an aromatic hot towel infused with an essential oil blend, along with beverages like lavender lemonade or blood orange and rosemary water. Pre-treatment you can relax in the candlelit grotto and enjoy the whirlpool with its cascading waterfall, a dry cedar sauna or spend time in the eucalyptus steam room with cucumber slices on your eyes. Try their Serenity Signature massage or facial that is customized for each individual and includes luxe enhancements like a hot oil scalp treatment, Shea butter foot hydration, dry glove exfoliation, aromatherapy, hot stones, gemstone eye mask and warm fuzzy socks—yours to keep. After your blissful therapy, chill out in the lounge while snacking on seasonal trail mix or petit fours, or carry on that Zen with a yoga or meditation class.