Have Sweetheart, Will Travel
A look at romantic winter escapes
How does winter nirvana for two sound? After a two-year, $50-million renovation, Utah’s famed Snowpine Lodge in Alta is back, more romantic than ever, and fresh off an epic season with 626” of total snowfall. In honor of the 2020 season, the Lodge has partnered with Alta Ski Area to host a four-night, three-day Alta Performance Ski Camp, February 23-27, including ski instruction from the experts at the adjacent Alf Engen Ski School. The stay includes lodging at Snowpine Lodge, two-day Alta lift passes, one-day AltaSnowbird lift pass, three-day demo ski rentals, and more. Warm up quickly after the slopes thanks to ski-in/ski-out access to one of 68 cozy accommodations. Just don’t miss the fun outside the room, including Alta’s sexy new spa with indoor grotto, oxygen bar, and steam room, as well as game room, scenic slope-side heated pool and hot tubs, fitness center, fire pits, heated ski lockers, lively bar, and gourmet restaurant featuring seasonal cuisine. Rates for the three-day Performance Ski Camp begin at $4,259 including tax and service charges.
And you thought Arizona couldn’t get any hotter. The ultimate bachelorette getaway awaits at the W Scottsdale. Grab your girl gang and celebrate the bride-to-be at W Scottsdale (pictured above). This high-style escape starts with a VIP limo ride from the airport to the hotel. Once you arrive, check into the hotel’s new Penthouse Suites where you will be greeted by an Instagram-able moment featuring a life-size donut wall! But the party doesn’t stop there. During your stay, you’ll also get to experience W Scottsdale’s Spa After Dark, where you and your squad can rent the hotel’s new AWAY Spa with live beats by a local DJ, plus bottomless bubbly and 25% off all services. After that, the group will embark on a velvet-rope nightlife tour with complimentary access to some of the hottest bars in town, located right outside the door of W Scottsdale. End the trip by detoxing with a private group burlesque class session led by award-winning studio Fit 6-7-8. Rates for the Ultimate three-day Bachelorette Package from $4,260.
The team at The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana loves having a hand in life-changing moments, whether it’s riding a horse for the first time or saying “I do” surrounded by falling aspen leaves. So retreat to wild and wonderful Montana for powder-filled days and fireside nights. Embrace lofty luxuries like all-inclusive skiing with the Ranch’s Ski Concierge, two guided activities daily, Relais & Châteaux pairing menus, and celebration events (think: a romantic sleigh ride through the pristine winter landscape). Sip artisan hot cocoa or toddies in the Lodge or book a couple’s treatment in the Granite Spa. Whether you snuggle up in a cozy cabin, a hybrid glamping tent, or a Granite Lodge suite, one long weekend at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch will forge lifelong memories. Stay four nights, receive a complimentary fifth night between February 1 and March 31.