Perfect for outdoor addicts and posh indoor leisure-lovers, Four Seasons Vail is an outpost of fun in the wild all year round. Sure, there's quite an impressive spa here, but guests don't necessarily need to go there to become refreshed … the alpine air takes care of that. Of course, just because you don't need something, doesn’t mean you shouldn't want it - dearly.
After a day cutting perfect turns down the hill, or bushwhacking a path up it, the pool and two whirlpools are the experts' choice for loosening up muscles and inhibitions. Actually, the poolside bar handles the latter.
Inside the eight-storey lodge-like hotel, 121 modern-yet-rustic rooms include 24 suites, most with hill or pool views, heartwarming fireplaces, and elegant, freestanding tubs.
If you simply require an après-ski nibble, look no further than the intimate Fireside Lounge. Then again, you may have some burnt calories to replenish. In that case, Flame is the place to be for favorites like Butternut Squash Ravioli, Coq Au Vin, Lamb Stew, and Braised Shortribs. After, choose to rest early for another big day out, or head out to see what all the fuss is about with Vail's nightlife.