Recent excavation of an ancient Columbian mammoth fossil has put Snowmass, Colorado in the spotlight. Not to be outshone by its prehistoric media magnet, Viceroy Snowmass Luxury Mountain Resort is receiving its own acclaim as a luxury destination. As one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Viceroy Snowmass is leaving the mammoth to ancient history when it comes to new buzz for this mountain destination.
Belonging to the Viceroy family, sister properties populate some of the world’s best destinations including Miami, Maldives, Santa Monica, St. Lucia and Abu Dhabi. With each property, a unique and sense-of-place décor accompanies the luxury resorts.
A tree trunk seemingly growing from the floor of the lobby and pillar fireplace in the entrance of Viceroy Snowmass proves that the mountain resort is no exception to this golden rule, affording Colorado visitors a chic, luxury-designed property at the Snowmass location.
Home to 173 rooms, the spacious accommodations have a hidden secret of their own–the Gold LEED certified resort is doing its part to be environmentally conscious. Both energy-efficient and eco-friendly, Viceroy Snowmass makes responsibility look sexy from faux chinchilla throws on the beds to the electric “luge” that transports guests to and from mountainside shopping, lifts, and restaurants.
“Slopeside” is often a term that is thrown around the industry, with short walks or shuttles delivering guests to popular ski destinations.
However, “on-the-slope” would be a more accurate description of Viceroy Snowmass as Ski Concierges assist guests with pre-warmed boots and complimentary tuned-up gear at the above-lift slope entrance that allows for a great start to a beautiful day of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Snowmass. You simply cannot be closer to the slopes and lifts of a ski resort.
Eight K Restaurant is straight out of a foodie’s fantasy with beautiful fireplaces and seating areas, aspen-tree accents, and culinary mastery that is perfectly at home at this impeccable restaurant. Chef de Cuisine Will Nolan works his magic in the display kitchen with seasonal menus, locally sourced ingredients, and an ambiance that even Europeans have to admit is pretty spectacular.
Offerings from the breakfast menu include a scrumptious feast of Soufflé Pancakes served with lemon curd and blackberries, or Huevos Rancheros with local corn tortillas and tomatillo sauce which contrast with the sultry dinner items such as the Grilled Rocky Mountain Trout with warm orzo salad and Grilled Milagro Ranch Burger with wild mushrooms. Whether dining at Eight K for the daily breakfast, lunch or dinner, or popping in for a delicate dessert and glass of port, Chef Nolan will have something special for you.
Craving some slope side sushi? Nest Poolside Café is perfect for snow bunnies and après sushi lovers alike with indoor and outdoor dining options overlooking the slopes. With over 100 types of vodka to choose from, the lunch, dinner and après experiences will be the talk of your vacation.
The saline-based pool and hot tubs also offer a full menu within the chic cabanas and relaxing lounge chairs with cool mountain breezes over the area. The lavish location affords wedding parties a beautiful ceremony and reception site with over 7,200 square feet of manicured lawn space during the summer months. From private parties to blow out celebrations, Viceroy Snowmass is a perfect destination for celebrants of all kinds.
A 6,000 square foot spa rounds out the beautiful property, with a saline-based plunge pool and rain showers in the changing rooms and centrally co-ed relaxation chamber complete with water features and undulating ceiling treatments. 6 treatment rooms in all, the unique spa is a dream for private parties or VIP reception.
From the stunning and spacious accommodations complete with fireplace, balcony, Italian cabinetry and oversized bathrooms to the eco-friendly and sustainable practices of the resort, Viceroy Snowmass is a wonderful mountain stay. With a keen eye for luxury, the service, chic décor and unparalleled location will make Snowmass a repeat destination for guests lucky enough to experience the stunning Viceroy property.
If You Go
Viceroy Snowmass is located on the slopes of Snowmass Ski Resort. Flights into Aspen or Eagle are available on select carriers and Denver International Airport is located just over three hours from Snowmass.
130 Woods Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Chad Chisholm (www.creationize.com) is a Denver-based travel writer and photographer, his work is featured in AAA EnCompass, JustLuxe, Denver Life Magazine, Colorado Expression, Denver Post and various other outlets.
Photos courtesy of Viceroy Hotels and Resorts