There is nothing better than standing atop a snow-covered mountain on a beautiful sunny day, knowing that you can ski directly into your slope-side villa or lodge. And there are few things more aggravating than digging skis, boots, poles and your Gucci ski goggles out of some inconvenient basement storage locker while your children complain about wearing last season’s Montcler jacket.
For those of us wanting to enjoy the slopes without the hassle of fussing with ski gear, thank goodness for the invention of the ski valet! This highly coveted service is becoming ever more common at five-star resorts that benefit from the rarified access of ski-in/ski-out ability.
With a simple phone call from your residence, the ski valet with not only retrieve your skis and prep them for a day on the slopes, but will also place your boots within warmers and meet you at your doorstep. You simply click in and go. When you are done for the day, some resorts greet you with warm cookies and hot chocolate, while others cater to your specific tastes and preferences.
These top projects offer luxury residences for sale complete with ski valet services and more:
1. The Residences at the St. Regis Resort Deer Valley not only promises a ski valet that meets you slope-side with all your equipment, but also has plans to delivered warmed-up boots, and will meet you when you have finished for the day to collect your equipment. Given the resort’s hot après-ski scene – including an Alpine ski beach, heated stone terrace, swimming pool and hot tubs – be grateful that your gear will be safe and sound while you go from slope-side to pool-side.
2. At the Residences at Viceroy Snowmass, the ski concierge team is as well as well versed in snowboards as skis, and is fully prepared to tackle waxing, repairs, storage and rentals – and that is not all. Forgot your lip sunblock? They have it covered. Latest weather tips? They know where the powder is best and the sun is shining. Need a transfer to meet friends in Aspen? Viceroy’s ski concierge team is there to make your ski day effortless.
3. At the Ritz Carlton Residences Vail, owners are not just afforded a ski valet but a full clubhouse known as Arrabelle. Its offerings are as tempting as the slopes themselves, with luxurious locker rooms, hot tubs, sauna and steam, a rooftop pool, year-round storage in designated lockers, and complimentary continental breakfast for those early risers.