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You’ve got the itch to ski or snowboard, and Valentine’s Day is only one week away. Why not surprise someone you love and combine the two for an unforgettable winter getaway. Charter a private flight to one of the world’s top ski destinations to practice your skills on the slopes, make snow angels, enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner, or just stay inside your luxurious digs with hot beverages and relax.
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If your sweetheart doesn’t enjoy winter sports, you can still hit the slopes while he/she enjoys a day in the spa and other resort amenities!
Here are our top seven recommendations (in no particular order) for excellent winter destinations around the world that offer the finest skiing, winter activities, top-quality lodging and enough entertainment for your idle time.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Located in Wyoming’s Teton Village, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort usually ranks as the the best skiing mountain in North America with the biggest vertical of any ski resort in the country. But, you will find both expert slopes and more chilled out areas for beginners. Charter a private flight to Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), the only commercial airport in the nation located inside a national park. The scenic approach is spectacular. The Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole offers every imaginable amenity. Ski in and ski out since the hotel is located right at the base of the lifts and gondola. They’ll even keep your boots warm at night and put your ski’s at base of the slopes every morning. Or try the Amangani in Jackson which is on a private mountainside that overlooks an elk preserve. Create a little romance with the gas-fired fireplace in your sitting room.
Telluride, Colorado – This town is probably the most charming in the Rocky Mountains, and you’ll feel like you’re in the Alps with the epic terrain and awesome views. There are plenty of chutes and hike-to steeps, some of which you will access via the Gold Hill Chutes Staircase. Charter a private flight to Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), the highest commercial airport in North America at 9,070 feet above sea level. Downtown Telluride is accessed by a free gondola. You’ll find top-notch dining at places like Rev in the Hotel Madeline where you can enjoy watching skaters on the adjacent rink while you dine, or Alpino Vino, perched near the top of Gold Hill. For lodging, it’s still hard to beat the charm and amenities at Fairmont Heritage Place – Franz Klammer Lodge where you’ll have a slope-side valet.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada – It’s just 90 minutes from Vancouver but is one of the most challenging ski resorts in Canada. With good reason, Whistler Blackcomb was chosen for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Enjoy 8,000+ acres of skiing on two mountains that are now connected by their new Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Charter a private flight to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) where you’ll be within a 2-hour ride from Whistler via the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, or charter a helicopter to shorten the trip to 30 minutes. There are many lodging options, but two of the finest are the ski-in, ski-out Four Seasons Resort Whistler, which is lodge-like but luxurious with a ski concierge to give you slope advice and tend to every need, or the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort with it’s ski lift right out back, well-equipped spa, and spacious rooms with fireplaces. Be sure to dine at the Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar and save room for dessert (Sticky Toffee Pudding!).
Gstaad, Switzerland – Still the place to see and be seen, Gstaad is one of the finest, biggest and most beautiful ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. The Super Ski Region offers more lifts, trails and great terrain than you can cover in a week. Charter a private flight to Zurich Airport (LSZH) and take the wonderfully convenient Swiss trains to Gstaad. Then book a room at the historic (c.1913) and uber-luxurious Gstaad Palace with its many restaurants, grand spa and health club facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, nightclub, and a concierge to arrange your heli-skiing adventure. Try Sonnenhof restaurant where you can dine on fantastic food while enjoying spectacular views.
Aspen, Colorado – There are four mountains in the Aspen/ Snowmass resort: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands, and they’re all conveniently connected by a free and frequent shuttle. There are plenty of steeps and white knuckle runs here to challenge even the most experienced skiers and snowboarders. Despite its reputation for being expensive and snooty, for everything that’s overpriced in Aspen, there’s something that’s reasonable. Another plus is that the town is very walkable and you’re never more than 15 minutes from anywhere in town. This is especially convenient for your après-ski activities. Charter a private flight to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), North America’s only slopeside airport. Don’t pass up a stay at the legendary St. Regis Aspen Resort where you’ll be pampered with the most luxurious amenities.
Girdwood, Alaska – If you’re looking for a slightly more unusual destination where lift tickets, food and ski rentals won’t cost a fortune or you love heli-skiing, consider Alaska’s Alyeska Ski Resort, in the Chugach Mountains near Anchorage. It isn’t as big as other resorts in the lower-48, but you won’t waste your day here in lift lines, so it would make an ideal weekend ski destination. Alyeska gets a whopping 650 inches of snowfall on average per season, and much of the terrain here is challenging. It also offers magnificent scenery. Charter a private flight to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and you’ll be just 40 miles from Girdwood. Book a stay at Hotel Alyeska, the well-known ski-in ski-out resort at the base of the tram. The Seven Glaciers restaurant at the peak is classy and has spectacular views.
Alta, Utah – It regularly gets the most snow outside of Alaska, but Alta, one of the oldest ski “areas” in the U.S. (c.1939), is reserved exclusively for skiers. Snowboarders are not allowed. Alta has insanely deep powder, challenging terrain including steeps and tree skiing, and is a fantastic place to ski, even for beginners. Alta is inter-connected with Snowbird via the lifts and slopes. Together the resorts provide 26 lifts and 4,700 acres of terrain, making it one of the largest ski areas in the country. The friendly, welcoming community doesn’t really cater to ski snobs, so expect to find charming chalets and lodges, such as Alta’s Rustler Lodge, which offers slopeside accommodations and all the amenities you could need. Charter a private flight to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) which places you within 45 miles of the resort.
Charter a private flight for Valentine’s weekend and avoid all of the headaches involved with commercial flights. Avoid security lines, baggage restrictions, delays and cancellations, wasted time. Instead, you can book your private jet charter flight, choose from thousands of luxurious executive jets, and be “wheels up” and headed for romance in just a couple of hours. Or ditch the romance and just go skiing!