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BY RICH SILVER SKIING IN THE LAP OF LUXURY: THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH ON BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN SLOPESIDE

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‘lazy river’ hot tub. Start the day with the Mountain Spa Morning Package, combin- ing a morning snowshoe tour, yoga and massage or try the Spa’s “Hot Toddy For The Body.” Après ski, unwind at the new Bachelor Lounge, an exclusive adults-only escape featuring handcrafted cocktails, fine imported cigars and music nightly. Try

T he Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colorado is out to spoil you. The renowned resort completed a multi-million dollar renovation last year, and has added some fabulous new amenities. The Great Room is fantastic, the central meeting spot for hotel guests and visitors. Dining is first rate: the open kitchen at Buffalos invites diners into the culinary action led by Executive Chef Fabien Buraud. The fare is casual with an emphasis on local organic ingredients, as well as his signature Buffalo and Bison specialties. And then there’s Spago, THE place to be seen. Love the buzz of Wolfgang Puck’s sensational American cuisine. There’s no morning hassle when you ski at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Ski valets are at your service: boots are warmed for your morning arrival and skis await you on the snow. When you return, hot cider and hot chocolate take the chill away. If you have forgotten any- thing, the famed alpine retailer Gorsuch is now open adjacent to the lobby. For the ultimate convenience, in-room private custom ski and boot service is also available for Club Level Guests. An iPad-toting boot fitter will arrive at

their flavored Vaportinis or have a hookah experience in the contemporary indoor lounge or heated outdoor smoking area around the fire. Debuting this season are the two magnificent Penthouse Suites, ideal for families seeking exclusive residential accommodations. Both three-bedroom penthouses boast ex- pansive living areas, impressive views and access to all Ritz Carlton Club Level services, with continuous bev- erage and food service, as well as on- call airport and local transportation. The Ritz-Carlton “Chef at Your Service” culinary team is also avail- able to prepare meals right in your penthouse kitchen. With its groomed-to-perfec- tion ski trails in the winter and magnificent Colorado summers,

your door with a rolling equipment cart ready to outfit your family. Decompress at the 21,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center featuring 19 treatment rooms, an integrated wellness program, Pilates and yoga studios, and a rock lined grotto and

the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain is the perfect spot for friends and families to reconnect year round.

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