Looking for the perfect winter outdoor adventure? Here are three properties offering perfect snow-covered getaways filled with fun on the slopes.
There is no place more perfect in winter than Vail, Colorado. As one of the largest ski destinations in the world, Vail offers travelers everything from winter sports to cozy apres-ski experiences. Nestled in the heart of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail offers a curated alpine experience for winter travelers. As the setting to world-class skiing and snowboarding, visitors of all levels can experience the superior terrain. Travelers who want to step up the thrill level should check out the resort’s partnership with Adventure IO, which offers everything from heliskiing with an Olympian to guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding. After a long day on the slopes, unwind by relaxing at Well & Being Spa or sipping delicious hand-crafted cocktails at the lobby bar, 10th Mountain.
Often referred to as “The Hotel that Made Winter,” Kulm Hotel St. Moritz remains a snow lover’s paradise. With more than 165 years of legendary heritage, the hotel offers luxury accommodations at the center of a winter wonderland in Switzerland. Take advantage of the on-property ski shop and concierge services, allowing travelers to go directly from the lobby to the mountain for a day filled with gliding down the slopes. For alternative activities, take a ride down the St. Moritz-Celerina bob run for 75 seconds of an adrenaline rush or speed headfirst down Cresta Run. After a day on the slopes, enjoy the delights of the winter-only Bob Restaurant, offering views of the Olympic Bob Runs, or indulge in a warm meal at Kulm Country Club.
Breathe in the Swiss mountain air at Grand Hotel Kronenhof. With its proximity to some of winter’s best activities, guests are encouraged to try new experiences like cross-country skiing across silver trails, a unique snowshoe tour under the moon or bundling up for a horse carriage ride into Val Roseg valley. For travelers looking to stay warm inside, check out the hotel’s indoor bowling alley.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
What was your airport experience like the last time you flew? If you’re like most travelers in North America, you might have been pleasantly surprised to find your closest major airport offered a better experience than you remembered.