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Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017
Four Seasons Mountain Collection is setting out to show that warm-weather visits to traditional winter locales can be equally enticing. Each Four Seasons property in the Mountain Collection – Whistler, Vail, Jackson Hole and Santa Fe – has created unique experiences that immerse guests in their destination, from chef-led gastronomy adventures to wildlife safaris.
To launch this season, Four Seasons Mountain Collection is hosting a summer après-ski event in Aspen alongside the Food & Wine Classic to showcase each property and celebrate the newest addition to the Mountain Collection – and the first Four Seasons ski resort in Europe – Four Seasons Hotel Megève.
The bespoke offerings from Four Seasons Mountain Collection include:
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole: Summer is popular for those visiting Grand Teton National Park, and autumn is the perfect time for wildlife safaris, as wildlife tends to forage in the valley before the snow falls.
Fly Fishing Excursion: New this year, the property’s in-house fly fishing guide leads guests on a three-day experience through the “mecca of fly fishing” amid the grandeur of the Tetons. Each day guests will see a different body of water and learn new approaches and techniques – start with a float trip on the famous Snake River for cutthroat trout, then embark on a wade trip in a private section of the Salt River for brown and rainbow trout, and end by floating on the Green River for the chance to fulfil every angler’s dream of catching a trophy fish. For a shorter but equally impressive tour, guests can embark on a private one-day excursion to Cakebread Ranch.
Trail Stewardship: This recently announced summer volunteer opportunity with Grand Teton National Park and Grand Teton National Park Foundation offers visitors a chance to give back to their local surroundings. The Trail Stewardship program is a complimentary experience and includes a half day in Grand Teton National Park, where guests will help to clean up and maintain the trail system. Four Seasons guests will have access to the Mercedes GL Four Seasons house car and enjoy a customised picnic including house-made energy bars, jerky and more.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler: Whistler offers unrivalled outdoor activities, from award-winning golf courses to Olympic sight-seeing, zip lining, hiking and fishing. Off season experiences include:
BeerBQ Series: Beginning Thursday, June 22, the Resort is hosting a Courtyard Thursday BeerBQ series as a tribute to British Columbia’s thriving craft beer scene. Open to the public, the all-you-can-eat evening features beer-infused variations on classic barbecue recipes and a rotating guest list of partnering British Columbia craft breweries. Live music by local artists along the Sea to Sky highway caps off the night.
Glacier Golf: For a surprising summer course, hop out of a helicopter onto an ice cap spanning more than 320 square kilometres for glacier golf. Once the helicopter has landed, a winterised golf cart takes players to their first T-off location. After golfing around the snow covered course with biodegradable golf balls, the snowmobile takes guests to a driving range for a few final swings and a catered lunch by Four Seasons Chef de Cuisine.