THERE ARE SKI TRIPS, and then there are ski vacations. The ones that leave you bruised and sore and in need of a shower, vs. the ones that leave you energized, recharged, and ready to take on the world, on or off the mountain.
That second kind — the vacation kind — is where The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa comes in. Located in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with incredible access not only to two of the finest ski mountains in the world, but also the famed Colorado backcountry, this is a winter getaway at its finest. Stay at The Westin, and your ski vacation turns into a full-on wellness weekend — though you can throw in some dog sledding and fly fishing, too, if the whim strikes.
Here are seven ways to spoil yourself — after you’re done crushing that champagne pow, of course.
By hitting 2+ ski resorts in one go
We’ll get to the five-star kind of relaxation in a bit. Right now, let’s take care of the necessities — i.e., the low-down on the ski scene. Right next door to The Westin Riverfront is Beaver Creek Mountain, and roughly 10 miles away is Vail Mountain. Copper Mountain and Summit County are within an hour’s reach, too.
It really couldn’t be easier to get from your room to the lifts. The Riverfront Express Gondola — two steps from The Westin’s back door — will glide you directly to Beaver Creek Landing. If you’re heading to Vail, all you have to do is hop in the hotel’s complimentary shuttle (there’s also one that runs to Beaver Creek, if you don’t want to ride the gondola).