More than just ski resorts…whether you want to unplug or amp up on adrenaline, wine and dine or cook dinner by campfire, Vail Resorts Hospitality offers unique summer adventures in Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Utah, Wyoming and Jamaica.

Grand Teton National Park: Along the Road Less Traveled
Yellowstone is the fourth most visited national park and is known for its spectacular wildlife viewing and preserved natural wonders around the world. So why don’t more people visit its scenic neighbor to the south? Their loss is our off-the-beaten-path treasure – on the way to Yellowstone or as a destination of its own.

Grand Teton National Park is home to more than 310,000 acres and 200 miles of trails less than 30 minutes from Yellowstone and 35 miles north of Jackson, Wyo. Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) operates Jenny Lake Lodge, Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village and Flagg Ranch Company at Headwaters Lodge & Cabins, as well as the park’s dining and activities. From honeymoons to multi-generational road-trips, GTLC has lodging options for every traveler and specializes in Sustainable Stays, Teton Wellness and Grand Adventure. There is nothing like river rafting, hiking, boating or horseback riding below the awe-inspiring, statuesque Tetons.

And, while the spectacular sights encourage guests to unplug and connect with their natural surroundings during their stay, new this year they can also connect to up to 850GB of free Wi-Fi across GTLC properties.

For more information visit www.gtlc.com

On-Mountain Private Retreats Not Just for Winter
Perched roughly 10,000 feet atop Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains are two of the Vail Valley’s best kept secrets – private retreats that can be booked complete with cabin keepers, chefs and outdoor adventure guides. Known for their ultimate ski-in, ski-out access during the winter, Game Creek Chalet and Trappers Cabin provide equally spectacular access to mountain adventure and wildlife viewing in the summer. Whether you want to relax in quiet solitude, or hike, bike, fish or horseback ride in nature, Game Creek Chalet and Trappers Cabin both include overnight accommodations for up to 10 people and are perfect for couples and groups.
 
For more information visit www.trapperscabincolorado.com and http://arrabelle.rockresorts.com/residences/game-creek-chalet.asp.

Half Moon Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Half Moon, A RockResort, located in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica, is celebrating its 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee in 2014. Recognized as an expansive luxury hotel with authentic Jamaican hospitality, this 400-acre resort has been a favorite destination to legendary royals and celebrities alike. In celebration its anniversary, Half Moon is launching year-long promotions and packages ideal for families, couples and groups.
 
  • DIAMOND JUBILEE |Half Moon opened its doors on February 27, 1954. To commemorate its Diamond Jubilee, travellers will receive a rate of $60 per room on the 27th of any month through 2014. Offer is applicable to all hotel rooms and suites. A minimum of five-nights must be booked.
  • DIAMOND GIVEAWAY | Half Moon is giving away five one-carat diamonds valued at $12,000 to guests throughout the year. A day on Half Moon’s two-mile private beach, followed by a signature Jamaican treatment at the award-winning Fern Tree Spa is made all the more luxurious with a brilliant, new diamond!
  • OPEN ME |Special Open Me envelopes will be placed throughout the property once a week throughout the year. Guests are invited to embark on their own treasure hunt for the chance to find Open Me envelopes and win various gifts such as complimentary all-inclusive stays, private dinners at Half Moon’s six fine dining restaurants, on-property activities at the Dolphin Lagoon, equestrian center and award-wining golf course, and off-property excursions.
For more information, visit www.halfmoon.com.

Keystone and Breckenridge Serve Up Iconic Weddings
Mountain weddings at Breckenridge and Keystone are even sweeter this year with these limited time offers:
  • Breckenridge | When couples book their wedding at a participating venue, the site fee is complimentary depending on dates and availability.
  • Keystone | Couples who book their wedding at Keystone Ranch can take advantage of a waived site fee and reduced food & beverage minimums for June and July weddings.
For more information, visit www.iconicweddings.com.

Canyons: Three New Properties, and Culinary Delights Galore
Alongside Canyons’ inaugural season in the family, Vail Resorts welcomed four new hospitality properties into the portfolio – Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge and condos at Vintage on the Strand. In addition to these properties came an unrivaled collection of distinctive mountain cuisine.
 
Canyons’ dining scene is irresistible and with two dozen restaurants there’s something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. The award-winning Farm celebrates fresh, prepared from scratch, sustainably-raised fare and boasts an extensive wine list. For more casual dining with southwestern flair, Red Tail Grill offers amazing views of the mountain and its large outdoor patio makes it a great choice for dining al fresco. Umbrella Bar keeps it lively in the heart of the resort village with 360 degree views, including the perfect view of the village music stage. Other dining options include Murdock’s Café, Cloud Dine, Lookout Cabin and more. 

RockResorts Expands to Tahoe: Constellation Residences at Northstar
Following the strategy to grow its lodging portfolio with owned and managed properties located at the base of its mountain resorts, Vail Resorts subsidiary RockResorts and developer JMA Ventures, LLC signed a management agreement for Constellation Residences at Northstar, a spectacular collection of ski-in, ski-out boutique residences located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, to be managed by RockResorts.
 
Constellation will complement the RockResorts portfolio of Colorado and Jamaica resorts with its offering of vacation rental and full-ownership opportunities.
 
For more information visit http://rockresorts.com

Outdoor Summer Playgrounds for Every Adventurer

Epic Discovery
As of July 2013, Vail Resorts has announced multiple proposals to the U.S. Forest Service for a comprehensive summer activities plan at Vail Mountain, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Heavenly Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts’ summer activity effort, named Epic Discovery, a Summer Mountain Adventure, will encourage “learn through play” by featuring extensive environmental educational elements interspersed between numerous new fun activities located in already developed areas of the mountain. Vail Resorts will work with The Nature Conservancy to bring scientific content to the eco-discovery experiences and will be contributing one percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue toward forest restoration projects.
 
Epic Discovery is designed to connect kids and families with our national forests in an active, fun and engaging way. The proposal includes a number of new activities, including zip lines, ropes courses, mountain excursions and Forest Flyers™ with extensive environmental and interpretive programming, offering guests a unique opportunity to try new outdoor activities, challenge themselves physically, discover an appreciation for nature and create lasting family memories.

Summer Camp
Summer at Keystone is a family adventure.
  • For the kids | Keystone Science School’s Day Camp features a different theme each week that speaks to the minds and imaginations of young campers while enjoying hands-on activities, outdoor adventures and more.
  • For the parents | While kids are at  camp, take advantage of special lodging offers and choose from activities like golf, biking, hiking, spa treatments, yoga and more to get in on the fun, too.
Tennis
  • Whether mastering the perfect serve or honing your volley game, the renowned tennis program at Half Moon, Jamaica features thirteen lighted tennis courts and professionals to accommodate players of all skill levels. With pros certified by the International Tennis Federation and U.S. Professional Tennis Registry, Half Moon’s world-class facilities draw tennis enthusiasts from around the world, including heavy hitters Venus and Serena Williams.
  • The Keystone Tennis Center recently underwent renovations to resurface two indoor and four outdoor courts. Located on Highway 6 across from the Keystone Lodge and Spa, the new tennis club is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Golf
From alpine courses to seaside links, Vail Resorts Hospitality and RockResorts offer world-class, champion golf in Colorado, Wyoming and Jamaica.
  • Red Sky Golf Club |With courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman, Red Sky Ranch offers unparalleled golfing in the Rockies near Vail and Beaver Creek. The two championship golf courses are separated by a ridge that not only serves as a natural divide for two very different courses; it’s also a migration corridor for deer and elk.
  • Beaver Creek Golf Club | Designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this course is perfect for playing 18 stunning holes and then retiring to a nearby resort Village for an exploration of all the sights, sounds, tastes and smells the area has to offer.
  • Keystone Ranch | One of two golf courses located in Keystone, Colo., Keystone Ranch, also designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., winds through pines and emerges in sage meadows. The diversity of the course is purposeful. The front nine is inspired by traditional Scottish links-style courses, and the back nine offers stunning mountain views and ventures off the beaten path, so to speak.
  • The River Course | Lake views, Snake River scenery and mountain vistas all on one course! This Keystone golf course is a great fit for golfers of any level. As enjoyable as every green on this course is, the 18th hole really stands out with a breathtaking view of Lake Dillon.
  • Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | The Robert Trent-Jones II-designed golf course is consistently rated as Wyoming's best by Golf Digest Magazine.  In addition, the LEED Certified Clubhouse is among the most distinctive and environmentally forward recreational centers in the Tetons. 
  • Half Moon | Great undulating greens, demanding holes, challenging drives and breathtaking vistas are all part of Half Moon's award-winning, Par 72 golf course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1964. Guests of Half Moon can also play at the neighboring coastal courses - White Witch and Cinnamon Hill.
Outdoor Yoga
  • Half Moon, Jamaica offers an assortment of yoga classes for various skill levels in several disciplines including Prana Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda and Aqua. Classes are held at various times and locations throughout the day, including the serene outdoor yoga pavilion and beach-side cottage.
  • During the summer, The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort offers free yoga on the lawn by the gondola to guests. If the breathtaking mountain vistas don’t take your breath away, the Ujjayi will.
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Email: lcarlson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-404-6472
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