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March 2013 :: Embracing The Full Bloom Of Spring Fashion

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[ PA R K CIT Y – THE GR E ATEST SNOW ON E A RTH ] >> 1. WHERE TO STAY Waldorf Astoria Heli-Skiing at Canyons Resort. Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby >> 2. WHERE TO PLAY The resort offers terrain for all ability levels. Beginners will want to stick close to the High Meadows Chair where they can access the mountain's most gentle terrain as well as two-novice learning areas. Adrenaline junkies, however, will want to take the Ninety-nine 90 chair to the summit for steep chutes, moguls and plenty of tree skiing. Still not enough? Book a heli-ski tour that departs from a landing pad outside Canyons' mid-mountain restaurant. And although snowboarders are welcome anywhere on the mountain (not the case in Deer Valley) Canyons has three terrain parks for riders and skiers to test their mettle. There's even a miniterrain park for children under six. >> 4. WHERE TO SHOP If you're looking for serious retail therapy, catch the shuttle bus to Main Street in downtown Park City. It's less than five miles from the resort and filled with curio shops, clothing boutiques and upscale art galleries. We popped into Cake, a women's clothing shop featuring brands such as Velvet, James Perse and G-Star Raw. And, of course, we couldn't resist snagging a few souvenir t-shirts which were available in abundance at Mountain Apparel. Want to be treated like royalty? Book a room at the Waldorf Astoria and take advantage of their ski valet service. An attendant will help you into your ski or board boots, whisk you to the hotel's private gondola in a golf cart (it's only a few hundred yards, but as long as they're offering!) and then hand you your skis right before you step into the lift line. At the end of the day, they'll retrieve your skis at the mountain base, drive you back to the lodge, and remove your boots. To soothe well-worked muscles, you can book a massage at the renowned Golden Door Spa which has an on-site outpost. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations from a basic hotel room to suites containing up to four bedrooms. All suites feature kitchens with granite countertops, full-size refrigerators, and Viking stoves. >> 3. WHERE TO EAT It's foodie heaven at Canyons. My favorite spot was a restaurant called The Farm where the seasonal menu features locally sourced ingredients. I started with an onion and oxtail soup with aged gruyere cheese. For an entrée, I chose wild rice, winter squash, spicy greens and farm cheese. Delicious. Wished we'd saved room for dessert. But after overenjoying the Nutella Fondue at Slope (the Waldorf' restaurant) the evening prior, it seemed a bit too indulgent. The Farm >> 5. WHAT NOT TO MISS Want to sharpen your ski and board skills? Consider signing up for Canyons' Ultimate Mountain Experience. This customizable winter sports program pairs world-class athletes with average Joes like you and me. The roster of talent includes former Olympic alpine skier Kaylin Richardson and Erik Schlopy as well as Olympic snowboarder Graham Watanabe. Guests will glean tips and tricks to up their game while these sports superstars provide an insider's guide to the mountain's best terrain. march 2013 | luxury las vegas 55

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