10 December, 2023, 19:28

Ski Retreats

From powder days in Park City to shredding sessions in Colorado, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has some of the country’s most desirable mountain resorts in its portfolio. And, with fun for all ages, from snow tubing, snowman building and s’mores by the firepit, it’s time to grab the skis, skates or board, and head for the slopes with an unforgettable family getaway this winter. Here are four great ski destinations for the whole family to enjoy:

Tivoli Lodge (Vail, Colorado)

Nestled in the heart of Vail Village, Tivoli Lodge is a winter wonderland for snow sports enthusiasts. With up to 50% off accommodations this winter and direct access to the slopes, the property is the ideal setting for a last-minute snow getaway. After a day on the slopes, families can head back to the lodge for complimentary fresh-baked cookies, hot chocolate, hot cider and tea—an afternoon tradition. And they’ll find a wide array of other winter fun nearby, from snowshoeing to tubing and ice skating. Other perks included are access to winter ski valet and the property’s spa and fitness area.

YOTELPAD Park City (Utah)

Close to the popular slopes of Park City Mountain Resort, in the largest ski area in the U.S., travelers will find YOTELPAD Park City and some great deals this winter. For guests looking for a snow bundle, the Early Bird Ski Rental deal is the perfect fit. This year, the property is partnering with Aloha Ski & Snowboard Rentals to offer a discounted rentals and accommodation package for guests booked for two nights or more. Ski valet and storage services make enjoying Park City Mountain Resort a breeze, and after a day of winter play, the hotel’s hot tub is an ideal spot to warm up and chill out.

Snow King Resort (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

With three world-class ski resorts to choose from in Jackson Hole, Snow King Resort is the epicenter for skiing, snowboarding and all of winter’s fun activities. This year, travelers can take advantage of Snow King’s Powder Package with accommodation, slopes access and shuttle service to and from the mountain. Beyond alpine skiing, thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline fix at King Snow Tube Park while little ones have fun searching for hidden “snowmen” back at the hotel in a scavenger hunt complete with prizes. Sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge, dogsledding and snowshoeing round out an unforgettable family adventure.

Manor Vail Lodge (Vail, Colorado)

Located just steps from the slopes of Vail Village and Golden Peak (which is an often-overlooked jumping point into the Blue-Sky Basin), Manor Vail Lodge is the region’s best condominium hotel. Through this ski season, save 20%-off three or more-night vacations and receive a $100 food & beverage credit. Ensuring an easy ski escape, the lodge includes complimentary ski valet, 20% off ski rentals, and daily provisions like breakfast, hot cocoa and cookies. And two heated outdoor swimming pools and four hot tubs beckon for a relaxing soak after a day in the snow.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Vermont)

What makes Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains—with 914 acres of trails in the resort’s backyard—even more appealing this winter? An Equinox Resort offer of discounted accommodations, complimentary breakfast and easy access to both Bromley and Stratton Mountains, is a good place to start. After a day on the slopes, The Equinox’s Land Rover Driving Experience is a must-try for any travelers still seeking adventure. For the young or the young at heart, the resort sleds, outdoor skating rink and snowman garden await. The offer also includes a s’mores kit to enjoy by the firepit – a sweet ending to an epic day of wintertime activities. The offer is available Nov. 20, 2022 to April 10, 2023.

Forest Suites Resort (Lake Tahoe, California)

From skiing and snowboarding, to snowshoeing and sledding, Lake Tahoe is paradise for lovers of snow getaways. This season, visitors to Forest Suites Resort can enjoy ski season in the Sierra Mountains with 40% off their stay from Jan. 4-April 16, 2023. Located just steps from the Heavenly Village Gondola, with access to 34 miles of wide-open cruisers, the region is perfect for young and novice skiers, with 1,600-foot plunges for thrill seekers. A few steps further brings travelers across state lines to the casinos of Nevada for gaming fun. Families will find plenty to keep busy, from tubing and sledding to Forest Suites Resort’s ice-skating rink and cinema.

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa (California)

A powder lover’s paradise, Snow Valley’s all-inclusive après ski inspired ski & stay package is sure to excite this winter. Whether guests are in the mood to hit the slopes or shop, Lake Arrowhead has plenty of winter activities to enjoy including ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snow play and snow tubing. The Powder Package includes overnight accommodations, and two direct-to-lift passes to Snow Valley Mountain, letting guests skip the ticket line and head straight to the good stuff.

Riverhouse on the Deschutes (Oregon)

Located in the heart of Bend, Riverhouse on the Deschutes offers guests easy access to great skiing, snowboarding and other snow-related activities. The hotel is just 30 minutes from the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S., Mt. Bachelor, which is known for its dry snow and extended ski season. Fuel before a day on the mountain with breakfast for two in CURRENTS restaurant and enjoy a choice of accommodations with the property’s winter bed and breakfast bundle.

Pine Mountain Resort (Michigan)

Iron Mountain’s Pine Mountain Resort, the only ski-in, ski-out resort in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, are offering offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night Ski & Stay value packages this winter, including lodging and lift tickets and easy access to numerous activities including top-rated skiing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Enjoy the number one rated ski resort in Michigan and Wisconsin with full lift day tickets per person in a family or group.