Wyo. -- The latest entry in the luxury ski market is the new Four
Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, which opened earlier this year to much
which offers the kind of over-the-top services and amenities
specific to the Four Seasons brand, is not only a first for the
company but a new direction for the mountain, as well.
One of the
effects of our resort being here in Jackson Hole is that we provide
a better business climate for other top-end service providers in
the valley, said General Manager Paul Cherrett of the mountains
transformation from ski-centric to destination resort.
And while the
local economy stands to benefit from the new property, travel
agents can benefit, as well, particularly when selling high-end,
commissionable packages that include such components as
accommodations, equipment rentals, lift tickets and
property, including 18 suites and 24 master suites, boasts an
upscale mountain decor, panoramic views and all the latest in
high-tech gadgets as well as the all-important ski-in/ski-out
access to the slopes.
minimize the hassle that goes with skiing -- from renting and
storing equipment to lugging it around -- the hotel offers a ski
concierge service, designed to fine-tune the process.
consolidates the cumbersome chore of getting ready for a day on the
slopes by offering an in-house ski rental shop, lift tickets,
equipment tuning and storage and ski valet service.
custom boot fittings -- in their guest rooms if they dont want to
venture to the 2,000-square-foot concierge space on the resorts
ground floor -- using top-of-the-line Atomic and Solomon equipment.
They can register with the ski concierge for ski school or ski
The ski concierge
facility is located within steps of the Teewinot chairlift and
Bridger gondola. Guests for whom lugging equipment is too
troublesome can take advantage of the ski valet service to carry
their equipment for them.
for dining, the property offers the only slope-view restaurants in
Teton Village, including heated, outdoor terraces and outdoor
fireplaces. The Peak Bar offers bistro-style, casual fare as well
as a bustling apres ski scene.
Grill is devoted to fine dining, although the atmosphere retains a
relaxed Wild West feel, while the Lobby Lounge boasts live music
and a roaring fireplace.
Guests can opt
for apres ski pampering at the Spa, a 12,000-square-foot facility
with 16 treatment rooms, an outdoor heated pool and three outdoor
hot tubs situated slopeside among aspen trees, waterfalls and
touches, such as warm, peppermint-scented face cloths, heated
towels and robes, slippers, complimentary hot chocolate and smores,
are also on hand.
The hotel decor
features more than 2,000 works of original art, from the 1700s to
And while all
this luxury doesnt come cheap, packages are available, including a
variety of value-added components.
A Ski Spree
package combines ski-in/ski-out accommodations, daily lift ticket
and daily equipment rental from the in-house ski shop. Valid from
Jan. 2, the package starts at $554 per night, rising to $620 from
version of the package is priced from $275 a night from Dec. 4 to
16. A three-night minimum stay is required for all Ski Spree
activities and excursions also can be arranged through the resort,
such as snow coach tours to Yellowstone National Park, dog
sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Adventurous types can even
try tandem paragliding over the peaks of the Tetons, ice climbing
and backcountry ski touring.
prefer a gentler pace can enjoy snow tubing down groomed trails,
ice skating and sleigh rides through the National Elk
information, call (307) 732-5000 or visit www.fourseasons.com.
reporter Felicity Long, send e-mail to [email protected].