CNN Travel Breaks Down How to do Vail this Season

When CNN Travel wrote an article on how to best experience Vail this ski season they included three world class hotels at their top recommended hotels. Besides offering amazing Vail ski experiences these hotels all shared one other thing in common. What do Hotel Talisa, The Lion and The Sebastian all share, they all three have their on private Avon Venture Sports ski shop for the clientele’s Vail ski rental needs!

vail ski rental valetVenture Sports has worked hard by offering the highest quality equipment and focusing on superior customer service to be the best ski shop in Vail, and as part of this the luxury resorts have taken notice and asked Venture to offer their guests that same level of legendary service.

Details including the ability to swap your skis out every day really make a difference. When you rent skis from Venture you are in fact getting a quiver of skis for your trip. When it snows 10 inches one night you will be glad to grab a pair of 110 under foot powder skis with tip and toe camber to making skiing the deep easier and more fun. When the sun is shining and the corduroy is groomed to perfection you can trade in those powder skis for a pair of GS skis and lay down turns at speeds you have never thought you could. Inbetween get a set of all mountain skis that can handle the bumps and still float in those hidden stashes you find!

Putting on a warm pair of ski boots could be the most luxurious thing you do on your ski vacation, the second most luxurious thing you experience may be having your own personal valet carry your skis to and from the slopes to the shop for you. These are the kind of details that make you feel extra special on your dream ski vacation.

So you know these hotels have the best ski shop in Vail right inside their doors, so which one is right for you, here is some local info on these great resorts.

lion hotel ski rental shopThe Sebastian
Relax in the mountain-view pool with steaming hot tubs any time of day or any time of year at The Sebastian, a Timbers Resort located in Vail, Colorado. The Sebastian captures the magic of this wonderful place with thoughtful decor, luxurious amenities and venues for all occasions. One of our favorites the is the Frost Bar; warm, social and hip this is the après ski place you have always dreamed of coming too. It is an adventure of micro-brews and sleek cocktails to get your night started., with an unbelievable selection of spirits from around the world and one of the best atmospheres in the West. Ready to be pampered, try a massage at the Bloom Spa and your ski legs will be ready to charge the next day! During ski season, enjoy the convenience of Venture Base Camp, our private mountain club at the foot of Vail Mountain where ski valets help you step into warm ski boots and onto the lift. Return for hot chocolate and cookies while we tune up your gear, or shed a layer as the sun warms the slopes.

The Lion Vail Ski HotelThe Lion
Vail Valley’s hottest new luxury property, the Lion, is now offering a variety of mountain sophisticated residences ranging from 1- to 5-bedrooms, all with distinctive finishes, a high attention to detail and spacious balconies, many with exceptional mountain views.

Developed and owned by Mexico’s Grupo Pegaso, amenities at The Lion include a huge outdoor salt-water hot tub, an indoor infinity current lap pool and salt-water hot tub, a fitness center with steam room and an entertainment room. Located less than 350 yards from Vail’s Eagle Bahn Gondola, the Lion’s convenient location to Vail mountain and ski valet service with storage which gets guests on and off the mountain seamlessly.

Hotel Talisa
Get ready to embark on the ultimate altitude adjustment as one of the first to experience the newly-debuted Hotel Talisa’s hotel talisa vail hotelinaugural winter season. With a wonderful array of complimentary festive experiences and events celebrating the holidays don’t miss your chance to experience the luxuriously renovated accommodations, masterful culinary offerings in the new restaurant within the Vail dining scene during this most festive time of year.

Experience alpine bliss with invigorating treatments at the indoor/outdoor spa. As Vail’s premiere skiing experience the Hotel Talisa’s on-property chairlift provides you access to Vail’s only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with on-site rentals provided by Venture Sports Vail Ski shop, a world-class ski concierge.

Now that you know where to stay if you are looking for other things to do on your holiday retreat see what else CNN Travel has to say about our wonderful ski town.