ASPEN, Colo. -- The Sky Hotel, which opened here this summer, is gearing up for its first ski season with several commissionable packages.

The Powder Your Face plan features lift tickets for two valid at four ski resorts in the Aspen area, daily breakfast, evening wine hour, airport transfers and use of the on-site ski shop to leave skis and boots overnight.

The package is priced from $375 to $495 per room, per night, depending on arrival date. Commission is 10%.

The Alpine Rejuvenation package features all of the above -- except the lift tickets -- and includes access to a local spa and a $30 gift certificate to the spa. The package costs from $245 to $425.

For guests with children, the hotel offers a Rugrat Upgrade for $25 per night, which includes an activity package of games and puzzles, a guidebook of activities and a snack and drink each afternoon.

The same rate applies for a Pet Upgrade, which includes a guidebook on traveling with dogs, a pet bowl and a dog biscuit.

The 90-room property is operated by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels, the first Kimpton-managed hotel in the Rockies, and is owned by Northridge Capital, a Washington-based firm.

The lobby contains eight-foot leather chairs and a large table where guests congregate for an "altitude adjustment" wine hour each evening.

Adjacent to the lobby is 39 Degrees, a restaurant and lounge with a large, stone fireplace and a combination of rough-hewn timber and modern furniture. The chef is Jeremy Fox, formerly of Rubicon and Charles Nob Hill in San Francisco.

On a heated terrace outside the restaurant is a heated, outdoor pool; a whirlpool tub; and two fire pits surrounded by seating areas where guests can watch skiers and snowboarders make their way down Aspen Mountain.

The hotel is a short walk from the Silver Queen gondola in the middle of the Aspen ski area.

Guest rooms sport pine furniture and black-and-white photos of mountain sports on the walls. The rooms include coffeemakers; cordless, two-line phones with data ports; and unusual items in the honor bars, including bottled oxygen.

The hotel also has 3,300 square feet of meetings space that can accommodate up to 150 people.

There is a fitness room on site, and privileges for guests are available for the Aspen Club Spa.

Room rates range from $129 to $429, depending on season. There are six suites that are available from $175 to $675, also depending on season.

For more information, call (970) 925-6760 or visit

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