Ski-in to traditional mountain lodge ambience at this family-friendly 4-star hotel. Doorstep access to the express quad chairlift at the foot of Bachelor Gulch enables speedy access to the Beaver Creek ski area, while a daily shuttle service from the hotel to Vail enables you to ski there as well as Beaver Creek. Superbly appointed rooms, suites and residences are sumptuously appointed with marble bathrooms and many offer glorious valley and mountain vistas; upgrade to Club Level for exclusive benefits including evening hors d’oeuvres. Menus celebrate locally sourced ingredients, with four distinct dining experiences to tempt the gourmet palate, from Alpine specialities at WYLD to burgers and bison dips at Buffalos. Grottos with steam rooms, saunas and both hot and cold plunge pools feature in the deluxe spa which hosts Family Grotto Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Winter Ritz Kids Programme can be booked in conjunction with the Ski Nanny to take children to and from ski school allowing parents to maximise their ski time, while a photography concierge is on hand for slope-side photo sessions. Later, soothe those muscles in the heated outdoor pool before evening marshmallows in the fire pit.
One of the best ways to experience the awe-inspiring scenery around The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is to embark on a unique snowshoe tour, exploring scenic trails, snow-capped forests and dramatic mountain routes by foot. Experiences include a snowshoe tour followed by a cosy cabin picnic, an invigorating snowshoe workout and a post-tour oxygen bar session. Families can enjoy the additional benefit of a scavenger hunt through the forest, searching for signs of wildlife.
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