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Executive Edge Art of Travel

Who can deny the invigoration of fresh mountain air as you glide down powdery slopes with glistening snow flying in your wake? Welcome to the bi-annual The Art of Skiing for the 2016/2017 ski season - snow, glorious snow! Hit the slopes in exotic new ski destinations or classic favorites. Choose from a ski tour in Aspen (complete with free skis! VIDEO ), a ski safari in the Italian Dolomites, the first luxury ski resort in India, the training ground for the US Olympic team in Chile, a stunning ski lodge in New Zealand, Japanese tranquility in Hokkaido, California sunny skiing over Lake Tahoe or a family condo in Colorado’s Breckenridge. Don’t you hear the mountains calling your name?

Ski Buzz, Edge Director Yvonne Verstandig and sibling Danny Burger’s private annual ski tour adventure for mature ski bums, is on again for 2017!

This year Ski Buzz will combine the Italian Dolomites with Lech, Austria. Only a few spots left - so hurry!

 

Crystal Peak Lodge, Breckenridge Matakauri lodge

THE KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORT & SPA

Gulmarg, India

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is Gulmarg India’s first luxury ski resort and one of Asia’s finest ski destinations. With a stunning location at an elevation of 2,700 metres in the Pir Panjal range of the majestic Himalayas, all 80 rooms, 4 luxury cottages and the Presidential Cottage boast breathtaking panoramic views of the snowcapped Affarwat peaks. The resort is an easy walk from the Gulmarg Gondola, the highest ski lift in the world. During India’s ski season January through mid-March, this famous lift takes over 600 visitors and skiers per day to Kongdoori Mountain on the shoulder of Mount Affarwat, the highest ski point in the Himalayas at 4,200 metres.

6 night India Ski Paradise - USD 2780 per person (based upon twin share) includes daily breakfast, transfers, local ski guide, ski gear, lift charges and stays at The Imperial New Delhi, The Khyber Himlayan Resort & Spa Gulmarg and The Lalit Grand Palace in Srinagar

MATAKAURI LODGE

Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a winter wonderland with internationally-renowned slopes for skiing, snow-shoeing or ice-climbing. A mere 7 minutes drive from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge has a gobsmacking alpine view of velvety Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains. Start the day with your own ski concierge to custom fit your ski and snowboard gear on-site and head out to the closest ski fields within 30 minutes - Coronet Peak (great for families, moderate level) and The Remarkables (wide open bowls for novice to experts). For the farther afield ski areas of Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Park, drive approximately 2 hours or charter a helicopter for a day’s guided heli-skiing of the Southern Alps. After a strenuous day on the slopes, relax with Matakauri’s signature Snowflake Massage at their secluded spa on the edge of a pine forest with uninterrupted views of Cecil Peak. Don’t forget - Queenstown shares the same ski season as Australia!

Stay 4, Pay 3 includes pre-dinner drinks, canapés & dinner nightly (valid May 1 - September 30, 2016)

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade*, NZ 100 spa voucher and 4pm late check out*

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Club Med Hokkaido

HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE

Lake Tahoe, California

Nestled in the Sierra Mountains the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is a AAA Four Diamond property perched on Tahoe’s stunning lakeside. (cover photo) This mountain retreat is in close proximity to all of Lake Tahoe’s ski areas - only a 5 to 30 minute drive away. Enjoy complimentary door to slope shuttle services to Diamond Peak, Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Lake Tahoe has two distinctive areas: the north side, where cowboy-chic cabins, shops and cafes overlook the quiet shoreline; and South Tahoe, which glitters with casinos and clubs for your après ski activities.

VIDEO - Wintertime at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Stay 3 nights & receive 4th night free (valid September 2016 - mid-June 2017)

Virtuoso amenities - breakfast for 2 daily, USD 100 food & beverage or Still Water spa credit, upgrade at check in*, early check-in late check-out*

CLUB MED HOKKAIDO

Hokkaido, Japan

Discover Club Med Hokkaido all-inclusive family ski resort made for the 1972 Olympics in Japan complete with Japanese culture, serene forests and mountains covered with soft powder. From the minute you breathe in the crisp mountain air, you’ll feel the peace and tranquility the Japanese have held dear for centuries. Ideal for families with facilities for children from 3 years and perfect for first-time skiers, this ski-in ski-out resort has a range of slopes from beginner to pro. Unwind in the outdoor Canadian hot tub or the traditional Japanese ‘Ofuro’ or sample delectable cuisine including sushi and the Japanese hot pot ‘nabe.’

7 night all-inclusive land packages from AUD 1,955 per adult & AUD 1,175 per child (if book by June 22) - valid for travel Dec 2016 - April 2017.

Club Med Sun & Ski Specials

Linda's Club Med Sahoro Blog

Dana’s Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France Blog

Amy’s Club Med Valmorel & Peisey-Vallandry, France Blog

Portillo, Chile

PORTILLO, CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Only 2 hours drive from Santiago, Portillo, Chile is "the spirit of the Andes.” Training ground for the US and Norway Olympic teams, Portillo is often compared to Jackson Hole, though it is above the tree line and more compact with incredible terrain for all levels. Extraordinary off-piste skiing is reachable with or without hiking, and the Roca Jack is one of the world's great runs. The powder is Colorado quality with 34 ski runs and 14 lifts. Part of the appeal of Portillo is there is only this one hotel, and it's legendary, which means you have a world-class ski area that you’re sharing with a mere 450 others. No lift lines. Superb service. Most importantly, it's a very relaxed place where you can spend high quality time as a family during the Australian winter season.

Receive a 20% discount on this combination ski week in Portillo with an all-inclusive Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa stay in the Atacama Desert amongst rivers, green canyons, lakes, geysers, salt flats with flamingos, sand dunes and natural hot springs. Like Portillo, Tierra Atacama offers outdoor adventure and sports mixed with indoor comforts including an authentic desert Uma Spa.

Ski & Sun Adventure - (valid July 2 - October 1, 2016)

Dolomites, Italy

DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS

Dolomites, Italy

Discover the fairy tale world of the Italian Dolomites in winter, skiing its beautiful valleys with expert local guides. Dolomite Mountains is an Italian-based adventure travel company specializing in tours in this bellisimo mountain range. On these 7 or 12 night downhill safari tours, ski past 16th century castles in Val Gardena and the Marmolada Glacier whilst enjoying the 12 ski areas of the Dolomiti Superski, a ‘carousel’ of 12 inter-connected resorts featuring 1,200 kilometers of prepared pistes - all on one ski pass! Explore the hidden gorge of Sottoguda, the classic day-long Sella Ronda route and witness one of Europe’s best sunsets at a rifugio set high atop the breathtaking Dolomites where you’ll experience warm hospitality, the best in the Alps! Ski a different area each day, explore the culture and cuisine of the region, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

7 night Dolomites Ski Safari

12 night Dolomites Ski Safari

Crystal Peak Lodge

CRYSTAL PEAK LODGE

Breckenridge, Colorado

Nestled at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort's Peak 7, Crystal Peak Lodge offers views of the majestic Colorado Rockies and convenient ski-in/ski-out access that is literally steps to the BreckConnect Gondola and Independence Superchair. Crystal Peak Lodge is ideal for families with its affordable apartments showcasing old mountain style Western motif with one to four bedroom condominium suites which include full kitchens and living rooms with fireplaces.

On the Epic Local Pass enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.

Receive 25% off - if book by July 31, 2016 (discount applied)

7 nights one bedroom (based upon 2 adults sharing) including Epic Local Ski Pass for 2 adults - AUD 5,459

7 nights two bedroom (based upon 2 adults & 2 kids under 12 years) including Epic Local Ski Pass - AUD 7,560
(both packages valid between January 3 - 31, 2017 with blackout date of January 14)

Michelle’s Colorado Skiing Blog


*Subject to availability, upon arrival

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