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Bespoke Winter Ski Collection by Foil Skis

For those ski lovers who also desire a luxury lifestyle, then why not look your best at all times? Foil Skis announced their winter ski collection for the 2015/2016 ski season.

Living a luxury alpine lifestyle is a privilege that few get to truly experience. If you want the ultimate ski performance along with fine Italian craftsmanship, then Foil Skis hopes you enjoy the best of the best.

Achieve perfection on the snow with these stylish skis that were introduced at the King Cole Bar in the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The new ski collection comes from a collaboration with Foil Skis, Ruinart Champagne and St. Regis Deer Valley Resort.

The new ski collection is available in two different styles. The first is the “Classico“, which is an all-mountain ski. The second option is the “Riserva”, which is a slalom ski.

These new Foil Skis come in different finishes. Choose from Blond African Rosewood (Bianco), dark African Rosewood (Moca), Mahogany (Rossastro), in addition to the 8000-year-old Bog Oak (Oro Nero).

The bindings of the luxury skis are custom, high performance and made with brushed aluminum, nickel-plated, platinum-plated, plus luxurious 14k gold-plated.

Foil Skis are proud to be the winner of the 2014/2015 World Ski Test. They won in the “New Entrant” category. The luxury ski brand combines the highest precision craftsmanship along with aesthetical appeal. Foil Skis was founded by Alessandro Marchi. The ski brand started business in Italy, between Trieste and the scenic Austrian Alps.

Each Foil Skis package includes the following – customized high-performance bindings, hand-stitched poles plus a gorgeous travel bag that has been made from the finest full-grain leather.

To add a touch of personalization to your new skis, your initials can be engraved on beautiful medallion located on the back of the skis. You also have the option of including your personal monogram on the travel bag that comes with your luxury skis.

Ski in luxury style with your pair of bespoke skis from Foil Skis. The Life of Luxury can help you arrange the purchase and even plan a special ski vacation anywhere in the world. Just pick your dream ski destination of choice. Stop by again to follow this luxury blog for more new products and gift ideas.

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Unparalleled Luxury: Skiing in St Moritz

Come the winter months, many of us will be jetting off in search of colder climates as we embark on our 2014 ski vacation. If you still haven’t decided where to go, read on to find out more about the fabulous resort of St Moritz in Switzerland.

Ski opportunities

As the playground of the rich and famous, chances are that you have already heard of St Moritz. Over the years, the resort has gained a reputation as an all-round winter sports hotspot, attracting visitors from across the globe.

Split into four main sectors, Corviglia, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Zuoz, the region’s ski area features a huge 350km of piste and has slopes to suit a variety of skiers. Intermediates will delight in the long runs offered in Corviglia and Corvatsch, while experts can challenge themselves with the black runs of Lagalb. The smaller resort of Zuoz, on the other hand, caters to families and beginners.

Accommodation

As the glamorous nature of the resort suggests, St Moritz is home to some of the world’s most spectacular chalets. With properties that feature private gyms, saunas, Jacuzzis and home cinemas, visitors have come to expect luxury as standard in this vibrant resort.

SkiBoutique has an extensive collection of luxury ski chalets in the resort. To add an extra touch of indulgence to this already exuberant location, the company assign you your very own PA to ensure your trip is stress- and hassle-free.

Après ski

Compared to livelier Swiss resorts, St Moritz can been seen as somewhat tame to seasoned partiers. However, this isn’t to say the resort becomes something of a ghost town after 5pm: rather, it offers a distinctly more sophisticated affair.

Foodies will not be disappointed by the range of restaurants the resort offers. You’ll find everything from quaint eateries offering wholesome home-cooked food to swanky restaurants like La Marmite, which serves up truffles and caviar to its exclusive patrons.

In terms of nightlife, there are numerous options available for those looking to party. The elegant King’s Club often plays host to world-renowned DJs. Forget dancing on tables though: with the club’s A-list guest list and jaw-dropping interior, the club attracts a more elegant crowd.

On- or off-piste, St Moritz offers an unparalleled vibrancy that attracts visitors year after year to this popular Switzerland destination. Will you be one of them in 2014?

If you would like to visit Switzerland and book a travel reservation in St Moritz, please contact The Life of Luxury today. We will be able to assist with all your luxury travel plans. Please come back often and read about other interesting travel destinations, by following this luxury blog.




Luxury Getaway – Resorts West “Holiday Memories” Package in Park City, UT

Before you know it, winter will be here and that means great skiing at some the top U.S. ski resorts. Park City, Utah is always named amongst the most popular resort destinations.

Resorts West is the finest luxury accommodation and ski chalet rental company in Park City. This holiday season, they are offering incredible stay & ski getaways.

Teaming up with FAO Schwarz, Resorts West if offering the amazing “Holidays Memories Package.”

Prior to even arriving, the Resorts West concierge service will assist you in choosing the top selling FAO Schwarz toys for the family to enjoy during your stay! The toys will be shipped, wrapped and arranged into a magical display.

Upon your arrival in Park City, your luxury property will be decorated in a winter wonderland with a stunning display of FAO Schwarz toys for your children. It’s their way of spreading holiday cheer from these second the kids enter the home.

The “Holiday Memories” package from The Resorts West will be available from Dec. 4 to Dec. 31, 2013. The luxury Park City package includes seven nights’ accommodation at a private chalet, all Resorts West services, advanced toy purchase, delivery and staging prior to arrival.

In addition, your toy collection will be shipped back to guests’ residence within the United States. International shipping is available at an additional cost.

James Ballstaedt is the President and Co-Founder of Resorts West and was quoted, “We know that for many families, the holidays are often the only time of the year that they can reconnect and spend quality time together.We strive to create unforgettable holiday experiences for our guests and we are excited to share the enchantment created by FAO Schwarz.”

Park City properties range from 2-bedroom slope-side condos to luxurious, 8-bedroom ski-in/ski-out full-service chalets. These properties include daily housekeeping, complimentary shuttle service, in-home spa treatments, luggage shipment and private concierge services.

Your personal concierge is available to the customer throughout their unforgettable stay, as well as for post-vacation assistance.

Resorts West offers a selection of luxury, slope-side mountain homes at each of Park City’s three world-class ski destinations, including Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.

The Resorts West properties all include gourmet kitchens, en-suite baths, ski-in/ski-out access, theaters, game rooms, plus fitness rooms and saunas. In addition, all guests receive hotel-like services such as daily housekeeping and even complimentary car service throughout Park City.

When your luxury vacation comes to an end, don’t worry about how you’re going to get all those FAO Schwarz back home. The Resorts West private concierge will help arrange for complimentary shipment of all toys back to your home.

This exclusive ski vacation package begins at $40,000 plus taxes and fees for a 5-bedroom private home. Customized packages at smaller properties are available upon request.

To experience this unforgettable Part City, Utah family “Holiday Memories” package, please contact The Life of Luxury and one of our travel concierge specialists will assist with all of your reservation needs.




Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Gears Up for the Upcoming Ski Season

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California and is proudly celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is the third most frequented ski resort in the entire United States. The popular ski resort attract skiers and snowboarders from all across California as well as from across the U.S. plus many countries from around the world.

Mammoth is undergoing a variety of enhancements as it prepares for the upcoming 2013/2014 ski season. One example is the popular Mammoth Mountain Inn is undergoing a $700,000 renovation that will enhance the hotel guest experience.

The resort’s enhancements will offer customers more fun on the slopes thanks to the re-opening of June Mountain, new air service routes from the biggest California cities, a Sochi Olympic Games training ground, enhanced experiences for visiting families at the Unbound Playgrounds and Adventure Zones, in addition to new culinary experiences that will make foodies very happy.

Mammoth Mountain is proud to have been named an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. It will be a great chance to see the top U.S. skiers and snowboarders prepare for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games early next year in Russia.

In addition, the 2014 Olympic Snowboarding Team for halfpipe and the new slopestyle Olympic event will be announced at Mammoth during the final Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Jan 18-19, 2014.

June Mountain is Mammoth Mountain’s neighboring resort and is scheduled to re-open in mid-December with full operations. June Mountain hopes ot attract both skiers and snowboarders by offering an experience for all levels of abilities. The resort is idelaly suited for both families and entry-level skiers and snowboarders.

For those who enjoy a fine dining experience, try CAMPO and celebrated chef Mark Estee. The restaurant, located in The Village at Mammoth was just named one of Esquire’s best new restaurants in the United States. In addition, Lakefront Restaurant is a delightful lakeside restaurant and introduced a new chef, seasonal menu, and organic produce.

Families can enjoy both Unbound Playgrounds and Adventure Zones, which provide a comfortable introduction to snow terrain parks for beginners and children.

New this season are the arrival of Big Bird and the Cookie Monster who will reside in The Playground section of the park. The park will offer a Sesame Street West theme this winter, which make sit the perfect place for children to kids to discover the winter sport.

If you are interesting in booking your winter ski trip to Mammoth Mountain, California – please contact one of our travel concierge specialists who can help arrange your stay.




Enjoy North America’s #1 Ski Resort – Whistler Blackcomb from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel

The popular winter ski season will be here before you know it. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the perfect place to stay to fully enjoy North America’s #1 ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada.

This luxurious Canadian hotel is now offering a variety of hotel packages, all designed to make a ski holiday easy and affordable. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Experience fabulous skiing at one of the top ski resorts in the world.

The luxury hotel features chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of fine dining restaurant options, a full-service spa and ski-in/ski-out mountain access to world famous Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. Whistler Blackcomb receives approximately 39 feet of snow each year. The result is a chance to experience some of the best skiing in the world.

Guests at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler will receive a minimum of two nights’ luxury hotel accommodation and two adult Whistler Blackcomb ski lift passes. Enjoy access to over 200 hundred ski runs and 8,100 acres of ski terrain for all skill levels. Rates for the Ultimate Ski Experience Package begin at $440 per night – based on double occupancy. This rate package is valid for hotel stays from November 22, 2012 and April 30, 2013.

For those who would like to enjoy a much longer stay, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is also offering several Season Pass options. The luxury property is Whistler’s leading ski-in/ski-out hotel and offers blocks to stay either 8, 16 or 24 room nights. The more nights you purchase, the savings increase.

Consider the 24 night Season’s Pass starts at only $175 per night. Season’s Passes are available now until November 30th, 2012 for stays between December 1st to April 30th, 2013, subject to availability and blackout dates.

Skiing can get quite expensive for families, but for the 2012/2013 ski season, kids can ski and rent for free in partnership with Whistler Blackcomb when you book a family ski getaway by November 15, 2012. The Family Ski Vacation Package provides lift tickets for two adults and two children with a minimum four night stay at the resort. Prices for this ideal family ski getaway begin at $443 per night for a family of four in a Fairmont room.

To receive additional information on all the winter ski packages at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, please visit www.fairmont.com/whistler or call 1-800 606-8244.

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    Experience Extreme Sports Action in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

    Rocky Mountains - Aspen Colorado skiing
    Aspen Colorado – Matt Inden/Miles – Colorado Tourism Office

    No matter whether you want to participate or just observe from the sidelines, Colorado is the place to be this winter season with non-stop extreme sports action in the mighty Rocky Mountains and the state’s popular ski resorts.

    It’s time to visit Colorado’s world famous mountains and watch professional ski and snowboard athletes compete for coveted titles.  If you’re up for it, then strap on your equipment and get in on the action yourself!

    Enjoy a jam packed season in the Rocky Mountains with extreme sports, including the high-profile ESPN Winter X Games 17 at
    Buttermilk Mountain to the amateur cross-country ski race Alley Loop at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado visitors will find endless event entertainment on the slopes this winter.

    Rocky Mountains - Colorado snow

    Below is a list of some of the major 2012/13 events in Colorado and the majestic Rocky Mountains that you can enjoy as either a spectator or competitor in one of 25 renowned ski areas and resorts.

    Ski and Snowboardcross Cup
    (http://www.tellurideworldcup.com/)
    (Dec. 12 – 15, 2012) Teams from around the world will gather in Telluride on their road to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. This year’s action will begin December 12 with Skiercross, followed by Snowboardcross December 14 and 15, both of which provide fantastic viewing opportunities for spectators. This is the first year the two events have been combined.

    Dew Tour
    (http://www.breckenridge.com/events/dew-tour.aspx)
    (Dec. 13 – 16, 2012) The Dew Tour’s iON Mountain Championship brings the world’s top ski and snowboard athletes, including Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Louie Vito, Kelly Clark and more. Athletes will compete on the mountain in freeski and snowboard superpipe, Big Air, and slopestyle events. Attendees will also find entertainment at concerts and parties in the town of Breckenridge.

    Sprint U.S. Grand Prix
    (http://www.coppercolorado.com/summer/events_and_activities/calendar/341654664)
    (Jan. 7 – 12, 2013) Witness top freeskiers and snowboarders from around the globe as they battle on Copper Mountain in one of the largest competitive winter sports events, the U.S.S.A. Halfpipe Grand Prix.

    Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
    (http://www.gobreck.com/events/international-snow-sculpture-championships)
    (Jan. 22 – 26, 2013) This year, 16 teams from 15 different countries, including teams from India and Singapore, will put their skills to the test, hand-carving 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow into works of art. New this year, amateur photographers can join in a half-day workshop to gain knowledge, tips and techniques for capturing the temporary outdoor art gallery.

    ESPN Winter X Games 17
    (http://www.aspenchamber.org/event-details/index.cfm?action=detail&mID=42&eID=938)
    (Jan. 24 – 27, 2013) More than 200 of the world’s best skiing, snowboarding and snowmobile athletes will converge on Aspen this January for the action-packed and highly anticipated four-day event.
    Shaun White, Gretchen Bleiler, Lindsey Jacobellis and other world-class winter athletes will compete for some of the most coveted medals in action sports. The Winter X Games events are free to the public at Buttermilk Mountain.

    22nd Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships
    (http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/event-calendar.aspx?mode=&selmonth=2013-02-01&selweek=1&type=)
    (Feb. 6 – 10, 2013) As a 4-star qualifier stop on the Subaru Freeskiing Tour, Crested Butte Mountain Resort challenges the best skiers and riders in the world to take the craziest runs down epic mountain terrain. Spectators can watch competitors vie for the Sick Bird award and for points toward the Swatch Freeride World Tour.

    U.S. Telemark National Championships
    (http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2013/02/us-telemark-national-championships.aspx)
    (Feb. 22 – 24, 2013) Watch as the fastest telemark skiers in the U.S. compete for the highest title during this three-day event at Steamboat Resort. Racers telemark ski through GS gates, over jumps
    and stake uphill on this challenging course as they go head to head against the top telemark skiers in the country.

    18th Annual Ouray Ice Festival
    (http://ourayicepark.com/)
    (http://ourayicepark.com/)
    (Jan
    . 10 – 13, 2013) World-class ice climbing competitors will showcase their edge in Ouray’s premier ice climbing festival this January. Guests both young and old can witness and partake in climbing competitions, demonstrations, clinics, guided climbs and additional activities.

    Winter Park SnowDash
    (http://playwinterpark.chambermaster.com/Events/details/winter-park-snowdash-5538)
    (Jan. 26, 2013) The SnowDash is an adventurous 5k race in downtown Winter Park, where extreme racers climb over cargo nets, run uphill in the snow, crawl through powder pits, and dart up steep terrain. Four waves of competitors will complete six to eight obstacles in front of a cheering crowd and loud music.

    27th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Race
    (http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/event-calendar.aspx?mode=vs.detail&eventId=02022013&selmonth=2013-02-01&location=&location2=&type=&eventDate=20130202)
    (Feb. 2, 2013) Crested Butte’s signature race and costume party returns for the 27th year for all ages and Nordic ski abilities. Cross-country skiers will race through alleys, over bridges and past downtown homes. More challenging loops are available on the outskirts of Crested Butte. The event also features a Friday night ski-pub crawl, “Taste of the Alley.”

    Winter Mountain Games Presented by Eddie Bauer
    (http://www.vail.com/events/winter-mountain-games.aspx)
    (Feb. 8 – 10, 2013) Professional and amateur athletes will converge on Vail Mountain and Vail Village for the second annual Winter Mountain Games in celebration of adventure sports. The event will feature competitions in mixed/ice climbing, mountain cyclocross, Big Air, dual slalom biking, Nordic and telemark skiing, ski mountaineering, snowshoe racing and ascension with $60,000 in prize money up for
    grabs.

    Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby
    (http://www.visitleadvilleco.com/Default.asp)
    (Feb 16 – 17, 2013) Anglers compete for the largest fish in this annual Leadville Rod & Gun Club event at Twin Lakes. Prizes are awarded for mackinaw, brown trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon. Prizes range from $50 to $500.

    Kayaks on Snow
    (http://www.skimonarch.com/)
    (April 6, 2013) Join in Monarch Mountain’s signature event as contestants race head to head down a specially designed course that features multiple barriers and finishes in an icy pond. Spectators and participants are encouraged to dress creatively.




    Nachtmann Aspen Smash – Delicious New Cocktail at The Little Nell

    Nachtmann Aspen Smash cocktail - The Little Nell
    The Little Nell

    Aspen offers the most diverse selection of terrain and on-snow experiences in the Rocky High Mountains state of Colorado. There are four world-class mountains within the area. After a fun day of either skiing or snowboarding, you want to relax with a great tasting cocktail.

    The Little Nell in scenic Aspen, Colorado has introduced the Nachtmann Aspen Smash, a new signature cocktail of Aspen’s iconic and only five-star hotel.

    This delicious tasting cocktail is infused solely with hallmark Colorado spirits and crafted by newly-minted Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria exclusively for the legendary Aspen hotel.

    The Little Nell will exclusively offer the “Nachtmann Aspen Smash,” served in a Nachtmann Aspen rocks glass, beginning December 2012, just in time for the start of the Aspen ski season, through the winter months.

    Sabato Sagaria was quoted, “The ingredients of the Nachtmann Aspen Smash are only enhanced by the Nachtmann Aspen tumbler, which perfectly reflects the pristine nature of Aspen’s icy wonderland, a mix of greenery, snow and sunshine.”

    For many, Aspen calls to mind brisk winter days spent skiing, socializing or shopping, or perhaps time spent out in the elements, a welcome escape to nature. Whatever activities you fancy, coming home to a relaxing drink and dinner by the fire is an essential part of the routine.

    And what better way to fit in with the jet-set crowd than ending your night with a “Nachtmann Aspen Smash” at The Little Nell. [cid:image002.jpg@01CDBDB8.CB4DAD30] Inspired by the naturally vibrant city, Nachtmann’s Aspen collection is a series showcasing precision-cut, elegantly faceted crystal glassware, offering the timeless style and easy sophistication of Aspen’s elite for all.

    The Little Nell Hotel - Aspen

    Earlier this year, we reported about The Little Nell’s new Veuve Clicquot Branded POP-Up Champagne Bar

    Below is the drink recipe …. enjoy!

    Nachtmann Aspen Smash
    Glassware: Nachtmann Aspen rocks glass
    Garnish:  Mint bouquet on top, lemon wheel
    Recipe:
    2 oz Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
    ½ oz Leopold Bros. Maraschino Liqueur
    6 sprigs of mint
    2 lime wedges
    1 1/2 oz sweet and sour*
    crushed ice

    Directions:
    Fill Nachtmann Aspen tumbler overflowing with crushed ice.
    In shaker, muddle mint with lime.
    Add whiskey, maraschino and sweet and sour to shaker.
    Strain onto crushed ice.
    Garnish with mint bouquet on top and a lemon wheel on the side of the glass.

    * Sweet and Sour
    1.5 cups hot water
    1.5 cups sugar
    1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
    In a large glass pitcher or jar combine all the ingredients and stir. Let cool.




    Donner Memorial State Park and Scenic Donner Lake – Lake Tahoe

    Donner Lake Tahoe

    Donner Memorial State Park is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Donner Memorial State Park offers the many summer vacationers opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking.

    In the winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on trails and enjoy the season’s beauty.

    Visitors to Donner Memorial State Park are welcome year-round at the Emigrant Trail Museum and at the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800’s.

    Included in the museum are displays and information about one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party, forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of Donner Lake in the winter of 1846-47, resulting in human suffering and loss of life.

    If you are visiting the Lake Tahoe area, be sure to see the following Donner Memorial State Park and Donner Lake visitor attractions:

    Public Boat Ramp –
    While the park has no boat launching ramp, a public ramp operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District is available in the northwest corner of Donner Lake. There is a fee charged for boat launching. For information call (530) 582-7720. The lake is open to both power and sail boats.

    Fishing
    The park has over three miles of frontage on Donner Lake and Donner Creek. Although the fishing is not usually spectacular, the lake has some native kokanee and planted trout. A fishing license is required. (Many fishermen prefer to use the park as a base to visit nearby lakes).

    Hiking Trails
    The park has about 2.5 miles (4 km.) of hiking trails. Park property in Coldstream Canyon to the south contains the alignment of the primary Emigrant Trail, which leads up to U.S. Forest Service and the Pacific Crest trails beyond the park. Maps are for sale at the Emigrant Trail Museum.

    Camping and Day Use –
    Located at Donner Memorial State Park is a campground of 154 sites and a day-use area along the lake with picnic tables, restrooms, a beach, fishing, and a lakeside interpretive trail that has 18 panels which discuss the natural and cultural resources in the area.

    Emigrant Trail Museum –
    The Emigrant Trail Museum, located at Donner Memorial State Park, takes about 1 hour to visit. It depicts the history of the area and the people who came into this part of the Sierra, including local Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the transcontinental railroad. Postcards, posters, maps, and books about the human and natural history of the area are for sale at the museum.

    Pioneer Monument –
    Near the museum is the Pioneer Monument and the Donner Party’s Murphy family cabin site. Also starting at the museum is a self-guiding nature trail which is a one half mile loop. Nature trail guides are available at the museum and campground entrance station. Staff-led hikes, special feature shows, and campfires start in late June. Hikes, ranging from 1 – 2 hours, start at the museum at 10:00 a.m.




    Enjoy Vail Snow Daze 2012 on Vail Mountain, Colorado

    Vail Ski Resort - Colorado
    Vail, Colorado

    December 2012 is a major milestone for world famous Vail Mountain, Colorado. Vail is nearing its 50th anniversary and is proud to be the largest ski resort in the United States. This luxury Colorado ski resort offers skiers and snowboarders greater than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain.

    Vail features seven legendary Back Bowls that cover an amazing seven miles. Vail truly is an extraordinary winter vacation destination and popular with snow lovers from all around the world.

    Vail Snow Daze is the resort’s annual festival that kicks off the winter season. The entertainment lineup was just announced by Vail Mountain, including three headliner concerts: Wilco, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and The Shins.

    Vail was first founded back in 1962, and the ski resort will celebrate its golden anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 winter season plus into the summer of 2013.

    Vail Snow Daze 2012
    Vail Snow Daze 2012

    Vail has scheduled a variety of exciting events, parties, a film documenting the first 50 years, concerts and much more.

    Given the importance of this year’s anniversary, Vail’s big birthday bash – Vail Snow Daze 2012 will offer the biggest lineup of entertainment in the event’s multi-year history.

    Vail Snow Daze 2012 General Admission tickets for individual concerts range from $29.50 to $39.50. A General Admission Festival Pass, which will give holders access to the general admission area at all three concerts, is available for just $99.

    Here’s some key dates for Vail Snow Daze 2012:

    * Vail Snow Daze happens Dec. 10-16, 2012 in Vail, Colo.
    * Thursday, Dec. 13 – The Shins
    * Friday, Dec. 14 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
    * Saturday, Dec. 15 – Wilco
    * Vail Snow Daze will include events to celebrate Vail’s 50th anniversary
    * Tickets for Vail Snow Daze concerts go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 17
    * Lodging package presale tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 11

    To experience great alpine skiing and the beauty of Vail and the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains, please visit www.vail.com/snowdaze to purchase tickets and get full details on Vail Snow Daze.




    Veuve Clicquot Branded POP-Up Champagne Bar at The Little Nell in Aspen

    Veuve Clicquot Branded POP-Up Champagne Bar at The Little Nell in Aspen
    Veuve Clicquot

    The Little Nell Hotel & Residences is unique as it’s the only ski in/ski out hotel lodging in Aspen, Colorado.  Located around 11,000 feet in elevation high in the Rocky Mountains, The Little Nell is taking the “pop-up” trend to a whole new level.

    The luxury hotel is launching “The Oasis” on Aspen Mountain with a Veuve Clicquot branded POP-Up Champagne Bar. For hotel guests who want a champagne break after a long day on the slopes, “The Oasis” is the ideal solution.

    Each year, Veuve Clicquot celebrates winter with Clicquot in the Snow. Guests can now celebrate in style and enjoy flutes of champagne and unmatchable views of Aspen while lounging at this luxury bar on the snow.

    The stylish POP-up bar will be adorned in the Veuve Clicquot champagne house’s iconic yellow color. The Oasis bar will also feature umbrellas, lounge chairs, solar-powered sound system, flags and other eye-catching features making sure the luxury champagne bar stands out in the white snow.

    The Little Nell Hotel - Aspen
    The Little Nell Hotel

    Sabato Sagaria is the Food and Beverage Director at The Little Nell and stated, “Those that find the mobile shrine will be rewarded with magnificent views of the town of Aspen and the surrounding area, made even more beautiful with a glass of snow-chilled champagne.”

    Another twist is the at The Oasis will be mobile and the bar’s location on Aspen Mountain will change daily. To get secret clues on its whereabout, please follow the hotel on Twitter @TheLittleNell or Facebook www.facebook.com/TheLittleNellAspen

    In addition, a new cell phone repeater on top of Aspen Mountain will offer hotel guests with ample service to track the bar’s location from the slopes.

    Guests who stay at The Little Nell over the weekend of February 25-27, will experience an additional Clicquot in the Snow treat, as they will each receive the Fresh for Clicquot in the Snow Beauty Survival Kit.

    Veuve Clicquot and beauty authority Fresh® teamed up to create the limited-edition kit which contains all the beauty essentials necessary to seamlessly transition from the slopes to après-ski.  Complete with six of Fresh®’s most popular products, the kit is available for $60.00 ($106.00 value) at www.Fresh.com and at Fresh® locations nationwide.

    For adventure junkies, don’t forget about The Little Nell hotel’s new Heli Skiing Adventure program.




    Night Skiing at Boreal Mountain Ski Resort

    Boreal Mountain Ski Resort - Night Skiing in Lake Tahoe

    Just because the sun is setting, doesn’t mean skiers and riders need to stop enjoying their day on the slopes. Boreal Mountain Resort is proud to offer improved night lighting this season with runs that are brighter than ever. So you can don your ski jacket and start skiing.

    Open from top to bottom, Boreal welcomes those with busy schedules well into the evening as their night riding starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. With double the number of lights in the lower park and four added lights to Upper Prospector, guests will enjoy access to Boreal’s upper and lower terrain park and halfpipe. Cost for night skiing is $25 for adults and $12 for children ages five through 12.

    “We’ve got a great product in our night operations that most of the other resorts in Lake Tahoe don’t offer,” said Jody Churich, general manager for Boreal. “In fact, so far this year we’ve seen a 100 percent increase in night pass sales and our night ticket sales have exceeded our expectations as well.”

    Racers can still enjoy the eight new lights added to the race course last season. Boreal’s race arena is available for lane training both during the daylight and at night.

    For more information about night operations and current conditions visit rideboreal.com.

    This Lake Tahoe mountain ski resort is very friendly towards beginners and intermediates and has over eight different terrain parks. If you need somewhere to stay, the Boreal Inn is ideal, located just a ¼ of a mile from the resort. It will accommodate 1-4 people in each room and children under four stay for free. Boreal is smaller but it is family-friendly. The staff are awesome and go out of there way to help, always an add perk.

    Boreal Mountain offers the closest, most convenient access off Interstate 80 atop Donner Summit, just 90 minutes from Sacramento, 35 minutes from Reno and only six minutes from Truckee. Boreal Mountain Resort offsets 100 percent of its electricity by purchasing green power.  Source: Snowboard Revolution