• Claudine Montano
  • 01/27/24

It looks cold outside with snow at our doorstep. The skies look grey, and it is constantly inviting us for a nap instead of going outside and being active. 

The Penthouse Queen has always been active, and spending time outside on her free time is essential. Today's blog post we are talking about a few resorts where you can enjoy being active without giving up the element of luxury!

How can skiing provide a secure attachment to luxury? Check it out: 

Popular ski destinations like Aspen, Vail, Whistler, and St. Moritz, are known for their excellent amenities and breathtaking views. However, these well-known spots are crowded due to their popularity. Our team has taken the time to research equally stunning ski slopes in less mainstream locations, from Alaska to Austria, providing exclusive and extravagant ski experiences away from the typical tourist destinations. The emphasis is on the allure of these less-traveled locations, offering a luxurious and selective experience for those seeking something beyond the usual.

Sheldon Chalet, an exclusive backcountry ski experience in Denali National Park. Unlike typical ski offerings for beginners or casual fans, this backcountry option caters to passionate powder hounds who enjoy exploring uncharted territories. The package includes a private gear fitting, experienced guides, and an extraordinary mountain experience. The three-night stay, priced at $97,000, encompasses additional perks such as a personal concierge, a chef for gourmet meals with premium wine pairings, and a helicopter ride to and from the luxurious chalet.

Travel agency Black Tomato offers a sophisticated ski experience at Austria's Gaislachkogl Mountain, inspired by James Bond. The journey begins in London with a two-night stay at the Corinthia London, followed by a stay in Solden at Das Central. The experience includes a morning ritual with Bollinger and breakfast while watching the sunrise from ice Q, the setting for Hoffler Klinik in the 2015 film "Spectre." Participants enjoy first tracks down the mountain, and an original Land Rover from "Spectre" is displayed piste-side. The package, introduced last year for $12,400 per person, covers some meals but excludes international airfare.

This extraordinary skiing experience covers approximately 300,000 acres of pristine powder in the Monashees, Pinnacles, and Valhallas Mountains in British Columbia. Led by heli-ski operator Kingfisher, the adventure offers a personalized touch with a guest-to-guide ratio of 3:2 and accommodations at Eleven Revelstoke Lodge. The lodge, available for exclusive buyout at $10,000 a night for one to three guests, ensures a luxurious stay. The heli-skiing package includes all necessary gear, with guests jumping out of helicopters onto untouched snow. An Experience Team collaborates with guests beforehand to tailor the trip, and a chef takes care of breakfast, lunch, and après-ski cuisine.

Heli-ski enthusiasts can anticipate a new experience in Iceland this year, featuring late-night sea-to-summit runs in the Fljót Valley on the Troll Peninsula. Organized through Deplar Farm, where a single room starts at $4,000 and a buyout for up to 12 guests costs $55,000, the Icelandic adventure includes more than just heli-skiing. Guests can explore a winter wonderland with activities like snowshoeing, fat-biking, ice fishing, snow sledding, and snowmobiling. Specialized gear is provided, and the après-ski scene includes a traditional sauna, cold plunge pool, geothermal indoor/outdoor pool, and Isopod flotation tanks. Guests staying four or more nights receive a bonus Viking Dinner, an Icelandic-themed culinary experience with beer served in bone pints as part of the package.

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With more than a decade of experience, Claudine Montano possesses a strong business acumen of Toronto’s constantly evolving real estate market. Claudine Montano is a Broker of Record with RE/MAX Hallmark Montano Group Realty affiliated with RE/MAX Hallmark.

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