From the best ski instructors to the coolest bars, our annual guide to everything above 8,000 feet. Plus: Hot high-country bargains.
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Vail Down comforters, heated marble floors, double-wide, deep soaking tubs, and a fireplace in every suite are just the beginning. At the Sonnenalp, you can also grab a guide for a customized alpine, cross-country, or moonlight snowshoe tour, then snack on European pastries, indulge in fondue, or sample the best mudslides in Vail Valley at one of the resort's two restaurants. And don't miss the spa's Finnish saunas and Turkish steam rooms. Ski slopes? What ski slopes? 20 Vail Road, Vail, 1-866-284-4411, www.sonnenalp.com.