The Rockies are a sprawling collection of at least 100 separate mountain ranges. They stretch all the way from Canada to New Mexico. Varied terrain, long ski seasons and welcoming hotels and lodges are just some of the reasons skiers return to North American year after year. If you haven’t experienced one yet, here are some of the main benefits of skiing North America.
Because North America’s mountain ranges are so vast, you’ll often find yourself on deserted piste. Enjoy taking in the remarkable pine-speckled mountains at your own pace. Lift systems are efficient and fast moving, so you won’t waste time in queues either. You’ll find runs for all abilities in the Rockies, with ski resorts covering a range of gentle greens and nursery slopes to double black diamond and the occasional triple black diamond. Children ski for free at Banff in the Canadian Rockies, home to the infamous almost vertical triple black ‘Delirium Dive’.
You can be sure of a warm welcome in North America. Let the expert ski valets help you in and out of warmed ski boots at The Sebastian Vail in Vail, Colorado, one of the continent’s biggest ski resorts. The sophisticated hotel is designed around you, with social spaces like The Library, which is perfect for relaxing after a long day on the slopes. You’ll feel completely at home in your room, equipped with everything you could need, from slippers and newspapers to fresh fruit and coffee. The inviting, airy rooms at Hotel Zermatt Resort in Utah are similarly well supplied. You can also unwind in the opulent wellness centre or go for a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. There’s even a giant polar bear at the hotel entrance to welcome you inside!
Another draw to North America is the fantastic tuition and children’s clubs on offer. At the traditional American West-inspired Hotel Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek, Colorado, for example, kids will love the action-packed Ritz Kids Club. There’s a special ski nanny service that takes them to and from the slopes. Beaver Creek itself is known for its ‘Ivy League’ standard tuition, which helps students to develop confidence. Whether they’re getting to grips with the basics of learning how to stop, or refining their technique so that they can tackle even greater challenges. Alternatively, experience some world-renowned powder at The Lodge, Jackson Hole. At Jackson Hole’s Mountain Ski School, lessons are available with Olympic gold and silver medalist Tommy Moe.
In North America the best deals are offered early. Book as soon as possible to make the most of savings. Choose from great benefits including up to 60% off accommodation, free lift passes and free skiing for kids.
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