Plan Your Winter Escape With Viceroy Snowmass

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For those in search of a quick winter getaway, ski resorts across the country are open and most are fully operating. This comes as great news to jet-setting ski buffs, as lifts in France and Italy have yet to open and Switzerland has banned entry to most countries. An even greater incentive to plan a last-minute ski getaway is the fact that there is very little ski lift traffic at resorts and fortunately, the sport provides the ideal conditions for social distancing and health safety, all while enjoying the great outdoors.

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Snowmass Village is the perfect choice for travelers seeking luxury accommodations, exclusivity, multiple dining options, convenience and safety. Enjoyed by couples, small groups and families, Snowmass has something for everyone. As of February 2, 2021, Pitkin County is operating at Orange Level restrictions to ensure the health and safety of locals and visitors. This includes the following guidelines:

Negative COVID-19 Test Result Required: Any persons 10 and above must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Pitkin County and complete a Traveler Affidavit for a stay of greater than one day

Personal Gathering Size: Up to 10 from no more than 2 households (Lodging stays limited to a max of 10 people from no more than two households in any lodging unit)

Restaurants: 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer; on-premise sale and service of alcohol must stop by 10:00 p.m.; dining parties limited to 10 people; patrons in different parties must be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart. 

Bars: Closed

Gyms/Fitness: 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer

Retail: 50% capacity, with increased curbside pick up, and delivery; dedicated senior/at-risk hours encouraged 

Personal Services: 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is fewer

Limited Health Care Settings: 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is fewer

Indoor Events: 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer

Outdoor Events: 25% capacity, or 75 people, whichever is fewer

Outdoor Guides Services: 25% capacity not to exceed 10 people, whichever is less

Child Care: open, standard ratios

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If you are seeking the ultimate experience in a ski-in, ski-out, luxury vacation in a healthy environment, Viceroy Snowmass checks all the boxes. Snowmass’ only luxury property, Viceroy promotes a Promise of Cleanliness Seal that is visible throughout public guest areas in addition to the availability of self-parking, disinfected luggage handles, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, hand sanitization stations and a furniture layout the encourages physical distancing. From the plush Studio Residences to the opulent Residential Suites and Penthouses, each accommodation at Viceroy Snowmass showcases an Alpine chic décor, fireplace, inspiring mountain view, bespoke furnishings and a kitchen that chefs of all culinary levels will enjoy. We were ecstatic to discover that Viceroy provides a ski valet service in addition to an on-site ski and snowboard equipment rental company, Four Mountain Sports, that was located down the hall from our two bedroom residence. Within minutes, we were expertly fitted with skis, boots and helmets by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. 

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Guests who would rather spend more time slope-side than in the kitchen will delight in the contemporary Latin flavors of TORO Kitchen & Lounge.  The vibe is very chic and sexy and Pan-Latin-inspired dishes from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval include the TORO Bison Burger with morita bacon jam, garlic crema and chipotle jack cheese, Chipotle Miso Salmon with a quinoa-stir fry, sweet potato purée, crispy lotus root and adobo ponzu, and Short Rib Al Carbon with black bean sauce, peanut chili sauce, cucumber salsa cruda and corn tortillas. In addition to a raw bar that includes various ceviches and sushi rolls, local dishes such as Colorado Grass Fed Lamb Chops and Whole Colorado Striped Bass round out the eclectic and creative menu. TORO Winter Cocktails are perfect for après ski or a warming nightcap and come in the form of a Smokey Old Fashion with Buffalo Trace bourbon or a Spicy Paloma with jalapeño infused tequila and grapefruit juice.

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If you find yourself feeling a little worn down in between conquering moguls and refueling is necessary, Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar provides authentic Mexican food from Richard Sandoval in a casual and cozy environment located right off the slopes of Snowmass Village. Must-haves are the table-side guacamole and handcrafted margaritas that will compliment your street tacos, fajitas or enchiladas. With lively music, scenic mountain views, and al freso dining, Venga Venga is well-suited for your après ski experience. Just keep in mind that at the present time all dining establishments are operating at limited capacity for enhanced health and safety measures during Covid. 

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Once you’ve decided to hang up your skis for the day or merely want to take a break, enjoy a luxury après-ski experience at Viceroy’s NEST Bar & Grill. Depending on your perspective, NEST offers al fresco, slope-side dining on Assay Hill or poolside where you can indulge in classics including the NEST burger, a lobster roll, lemongrass coconut ribs, cobb salad, healthy shakes and more. NEST is open daily from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 

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With the current ban on international travel, perhaps you are feeling wistful for a truly authentic, Swiss or French Alpine dining experience? Located in Aspen, French Alpine Bistro-Crêperie du Village will visually transport you to a cozy, European ski chalet. The French and Austrian owners have crafted an authentically alpine atmosphere furnished with antiques from the old world, rustic wood paneling, sheepskin throws, dark wooden beams, antique chandeliers, gilded artwork and candles galore that provide an invitingly warm glow. A trip to Aspen is not complete without savoring the world-famous Cheese Fondue of melted Gruyère, Vacherin, Beaufort and Comté cheese with white wine and a touch of Kirschwasser. Add crispy bread, assorted charcuterie, apples, potatoes or veggies and voilà, you have the perfect winter meal. Add freshly shaved black truffles if you really want to feel spoiled. Another popular Alpine favorite is the Swiss Raclette with boiled potatoes, pickled pearl onions, cornichons, and various meats. The extensive menu also includes a Colorado dry aged Wagyu Burger, Saffron Sea Scallops, Boeuf Bourguignon, Truffle Gnocchi, Colorado Rack of Lamb, Steak a la Plancha and a variety of crêpes both savory and sweet. For starters, or perhaps a light lunch try the warming Soupe à l’Oignon with a Terrine de Foie Gras or Steak Tartare. French Alpine Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

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The decision to book your winter holiday to Snowmass should be simple, especially with enticing packages from Viceroy Snowmass like their Complimentary Winter Nights package in which you receive an extra night with a booking of four or more nights from now until April 17, 2021 (excluding February 12-14).  Before you know it, you’ll be shushing down a pristine run and breathing in fresh, mountain air instead of longing wistfully for winters past.