Where to go: When you imagine Park City, you usually think of a colorful ski town. However, when you imagine the Wasatch Mountains, unevenly thirty minutes away from the city’s main indentation, it’s a completely different picture: dust-filled peaks, unobstructed views, and a rare kind of rustic luxury that is Lodge at Blue Sky. Spread over 3,500 hectares, this private ranch, run by the Auberge Resorts Hotel, is suitable for adventures in the warmer months, as well as for returning to the fireplace with a hot plush in hand. Trek-out-out-your-door rooms, a sleek infinity pool, and the kind of naturally built-in social remoteness that makes you feel like you’re worlds away from anything – and anyone, really (Earth Suites: just wow).
What to do: If spring skiing isn’t your thing, there’s always the option of getting into a heli ride for a fly-fishing expedition, followed by a fondue lunch in a secluded yurt. Or you might prefer to saddle for a day around the darkened shaded trails. And no one ever regretted cuddling at the Edge Spa this afternoon. If you accidentally venture out of the property, stop at Five5eeds Cafe in town for lattes and bowls with Australian-style grain that won’t slow you down on the trails (view of the canyon at Lake Blanche half-day trails are valid if you feel ambitious). Definitely not to be missed High West Distilleryis a Thursday night club, where the vibes are as strong as whiskey with a limited series. And as always, our robust city guides They are here to help you, well, guide you.