In search of a great all-season destination? Somewhere you can ski in the winter and return for fly fishing and an outdoor concert when it’s warmer? The Viceroy Snowmass is about a four-hour drive or a short flight from Denver, but it feels worlds away from the stress of daily life. Open all year, the slopeside pool never dips below 90F when it’s cold, but if you’re still chilly, a quick shot at NEST, the sushi/vodka bar, will certainly warm you up. Or try a black-lava body scrub at the spa.
The rooms are just as enticing, with views of the slopes, gas fireplaces, and soaking tubs. Small, well-equipped kitchens have espresso machines and granite countertops. But why cook when Eight K will deliver elk from the kitchen downstairs.
With a ski in/ski out resort that offers a ski valet and rentals, you never really need to leave the Viceroy once you arrive. The first run of the day is yours. But with local transportation provided, why not check out the newest Italian restaurant in the village or the shops in nearby Aspen. There are four mountains in the immediate area, so there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. And you’ll still have the soaking tub waiting at the end of the day.