If you’re thinking (or even just dreaming) about dropping a few million on a private residence in Vail steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Lionshead Village, it’s probably safe to say you appreciate the added value of convenience. And when it comes to luxury ski in, ski out abodes, it doesn’t get much more convenient than the Lionshead Collection at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail.
The inclusion of a social membership to the Arrabelle Club—Vail’s newest private alpine club—means hitting the slopes in the morning is simple. Feeling stiff? Head to the fitness center for a warm-up or start the day with an on-site hot stone massage. Then fuel up with a complimentary continental breakfast in the Great Room at the Arrabelle Club (pictured above) while the ski valet service makes sure your carving equipment is waiting for you by the time you stroll over to load the Eagle Bahn. When you’re done making turns, you might hit up one of the Residences’ après social gatherings for a cocktail or wine and cheese pairings—or you could head straight to the outdoor hot tubs for a soak with a view. Once you’re cleaned up, walk to Vail Square for a plethora of dining options (the concierge is happy to make you a reservation), or have the valet bring your car up from the heated garage and go explore Vail Village.