When you think of skiing in the States the lure of wide, empty slopes, endless backcountry terrain and great promises of fresh snow are sometimes overridden by the dread of ‘getting there’. It’s easy to picture a series of long haul flights, long transfers and tired passengers. NOT ANYMORE! Earlier this year, Delta Airlines announced a brand new direct flight from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City, Utah and it changes everything. What used to be something to dread is now something of dreams. Pack your family off for a holiday of a lifetime and get there with a long nap and a film or two. With a swift transfer of only 45 minutes to either Park City or Deer Valley you will arrive for an evening of unwinding, fine dining and getting ready for hitting the slopes the following day.
Park City offers an amazing array of accommodation, a host of restaurants and boutiques, an excellent scene in the evenings for live music and entertainment and of course, the resort hosts the annual ‘Sundance Film Festival’ every January. For a chalet with the option of a butler, chef and driver, check out White Pine Retreat North for ultimate and spacious luxury. Sleeping from 12 to 18 this chalet feels like it’s a home from home, with stunning views of the mountains from floor to ceiling windows, a cinema room for when a slice of downtime is required, state of the art kitchen and an outdoor hot tub to relax and rejuvenate in. It’s also worth mentioning that this chalet has ski in/ski out access for the ultimate skiing holiday experience!
For delicious food in Park City look no further than Flying Sumo for incredible sushi or Zoom (owned by Robert Redford) for American cuisine done well, then move on to Tupelo for drinks offering a great atmosphere and a fantastic bar menu. For excellent instruction for either children or adults wanting to challenge themselves book with Park City Ski and Snowboard School for high quality teaching and a wide knowledge of the area and the sport itself.
For another exclusive resort only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City airport, Deer Valley stands as one of the destinations in Utah. With its renowned ban of snowboarders on the slopes, Deer valley sells itself as the resort for ultimate skiing extravagance. With over 2,000 acres of pistes, as well as exciting off-piste skiing, you'll be able to enjoy the perfectly groomed slopes, with powder as light as a feather, and enjoy unforgettable views over the Wasatch mountain range.
For sumptuous living Stein Eriksen Lodge boasts large beautifully designed rooms, some with private hot tubs or open fires in the spacious living rooms. And with Utah’s only Forbes Five Star Spa, there are plenty of opportunities to be pampered and feel fully relaxed. Deer Valley prides itself on being the best and their ski school is highly regarded for offering a fantastic range of lessons for all ages and abilities. Saunter out of your hotel or chalet to taste the food of Mariposa, named by Zagat as the best restaurant in the state of Utah, or for cocktails and the American après head to Royal Street Café.
To make the most of this brand new opportunity and to start your next adventure in Utah's immense skiing terrain please give our North America team a call on 01993 899 422 or enquire here.