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The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Vail

21st December 2018 // By Kristen Shirley

Where to Stay

Five-Bedroom Penthouse
The Ritz-Carlton Residences

This two-story, five-bedroom residence has double-height ceilings in the living room; its sliding doors lead you onto a terrace with unparalleled mountain views, thanks to its prime location in Lionshead Village. Inside, the lower level houses three bedrooms and the main living areas, while upstairs has a pool table, games area, two bedrooms and bunk beds in the loft. Enjoy a private après on your terrace as you watch the day’s last skiers wind their way down the slopes. The modern, high-tech kitchen is perfect for a fun evening cooking at home, but if you want to send the concierge to pick up pizzas from Blue Moose Pizza instead, we won’t judge. The ski shuttle will take you to the slopes each morning, and friendly staff will load and unload your skis.

From $5,600 per night. Contact Derek Schmidt, property manager, dschmidt3@vailresorts.com, +1 970 754 3623, ritzcarlton.com

Arrabelle Chalet
The Arrabelle Resort

Just steps from Eagle Bahn Gondola, the Arrabelle Resort is one of Vail’s only true ski-in, ski-out hotels. While you’ll find Bavarian influences throughout the village, there isn’t a better example than the Arabelle Chalet. Its sumptuous decor is far from traditional Rocky Mountain–chic, and includes crystal chandeliers, a marble chef’s kitchen and dramatic furniture. There are two master suites, each with a stone fireplace, so it’s perfect for a group trip. The wraparound terrace has a grill, as well as stunning views of the ice-skating rink, village and the mountain. Its location in the heart of Lionshead Square invites you to stroll around after a day on the slopes, soaking in the atmosphere and the buzz of excited skiers as they finish the day’s final run.

From $10,000 per night. Contact Blair Wilson, client experience director, blair@cuvee.com, +1 720 708 2204, cuvee.com

Six-Bedroom Designer Residence
Four Seasons Resort and Residences

This contemporary penthouse spans an incredible 7,743 sq ft. Each of the six bedrooms is decorated in an ultra-modern version of mountain-lodge chic, with a
palette of greys and natural materials. The centerpiece is the expansive kitchen, dining and living room, which opens onto a beautiful terrace with an infinity-edge hot
tub overlooking the mountain and Vail Village. While the property is not ski-in, ski-out, it has a ski concierge near Gondola One who will store your gear in high-tech lockers with air-drying features, and help you into warmed boots each morning. After a day on the slopes, head to the popular Remedy Bar for the bison flatbread pizza and the decadent Haute Chocolate.

From $18,000 per night in winter. Contact Cristina Athey, travel industry sales manager, cristina.athey@fourseasons.com, +1 970 477 8823, fourseasons.com