Truth be told, my favorite part of skiing is sitting at the bottom of the mountain with a cocktail in my hand. We spent most of our time at the bottom of Bachelor’s Gultch and the Ritz is really the only option. But it’s hard to go wrong – champagne at the bar + best Bloody Mary bar I’ve ever seen + live music + roaring fire inside and out.
|View up the mountain from the Ritz Carlton main lobby|
|Bloody Mary Bar at the base of Bachelors Gulch|
A few other highlights:
- I eat oatmeal at home on a regular basis, but there’s something special about a Ritz Carlton breakfast bar waiting for you before a full day on the slopes.
- Timbers residents enjoy a 25% discount off are the Ritz spa, so no excuse not to treat yourself to an après ski massage to help work out all those muscle strains.
- It’s hard to pull away from the resort, but treat yourself to a night out in Vail Village. Make reservation at Mountain Standard. You must start with the Southern Pimento Cheese with bacon jam. BACON JAM, people. Let’s get this party started, for sure.
- Cap off your trip with a starlit ride up the mountain on a snowcat. It’s cold, but on a beautiful night you can see a zillion stars. A stiff drink and a warm meal awaits you at