Name of Hotel: The Arrabelle at Vail Square Location: Lionshead area at Vail, Colorado Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Skier Best Time of Year: Winter/Summer Key Features: European village architecture, ice skating rink, spa Drawbacks: Dining options Side Notes: The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a RockResort property. My parents were big … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Arrabelle at Vail
After a 15 year hiatus, I returned to the Deer Valley/Park City ski area and this time with kids in tow! My husband and I used to frequent Park City before we had kids but for one reason or another never made it back with kids. We returned with our two teenagers and extended family for a mid-winter break ski trip. Not much has changed … Continue reading Deer Valley Does You Right!
If you read any of the ski magazines, you are well aware that Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia is perennially awarded the best ski resort in North America but since it’s in Canada most avid US skiers haven’t had the luxury of skiing at Whistler. Since we live in Seattle, it’s an easy 4-5 hour drive (depending on freeway and border traffic). We pop … Continue reading Winter Wonderland in Whistler
Hip2Travel Hotel Review Name of Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (Blackcomb Village) Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Families, Couples Best Time of Year: Winter and Summer Key Features: Service level, ski concierge, spa Drawbacks: This hotel is not ski-in/ski-out Side Notes: We have traveled to Whistler about 2-3 … Continue reading Hip2Travel Review: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, British Columbia
50th birthdays seem to be a good time to plan a trip. Dare I admit that I turned fifty awhile ago. My husband gave me carte’ blanche to plan a trip to celebrate my 50th. Most of our previous trips involved a lot of input on his part but this time he let me plan whatever hit my fancy! So this year, he is turning … Continue reading Vail Ventures