An authentic yet refined mountain retreat located less than five minutes from Park City’s Main Street, and an easy 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Montage Deer Valley offers unrivaled ski-in / ski-out access to more than 100 trails, a 35,000-square-foot alpine spa and four dining options including a pub with its own bowling alley.
If you’re lucky enough have good local knowledge in Tahoe, he’ll know just the place for a couple days of backcountry fun for you and 15 of your closest ski buddies. That would be funky/rustic Lost Trail Lodge, a four-mile skin up the Cold Creek drainage just outside Truckee, Calif.
If your local knowledge—in this case, Tecnica Blizzard super rep Clem Smith—happens to have a killer carbonara recipe, handed down from the international product development director’s dear Italian nona, that’d be even better. (The secret: lots of nutmeg.)