Colorado has numerous luxury resorts and ranches, but only a few cater specifically to homestyle traditions for families. With a ton of things to experience like high-end yurt rentals, private fire pits, exclusive marketplaces, yoga classes, on-site axe throwing, and more for visitors—Denverites aren’t wasting any time booking weekends away. One property in particular that’s not holding back is Grand Hyatt Vail, situated adjacent to Chair 20 at the legendary Vail Mountain.
Grand Hyatt Vail is known for its convenient access to 5,300-plus skiable acres, including the legendary Back Bowls as Vail’s premier ski-in-ski-out resort, but now there’s even more to show off. Lucky for visitors, the resort has just announced its spectacular winter programming lineup— featuring a ton of new activities as well as many returning favorites that are primped and ready for you this season.
“Vail is one of the most sought-after ski towns in the world,” states Dan Johnson, general manager of Grand Hyatt Vail. “Our lineup of new winter activities and expanded amenities was specially created to enhance our incredible foundation of resort offerings for our guests. From Top Golf Suites and kid-friendly gaming options in the Market Café to our pop-up Yoshimi restaurant and Moët Rose Yurt—we have something for everyone within our magnificent ski-in, ski-out location. On behalf of our entire team, we are eager to showcase these new additions to our guests this winter.”
There is something for everyone…
What To Expect This Winter
From families and groups to solo-travelers and couples, Grand Hyatt Vail is the perfect Vail basecamp with its newly expanded high-end offerings ideal for an array of tastes and travelers this winter.
Where to Stay
Topgolf Swing Suites
Guests will be treated to comfort food and beverages while enjoying virtual golf or other interactive games such as soccer, zombie dodgeball, and hockey. Each Topgolf Swing Suite accommodates parties up to twelve people, with inviting lounge seating and service—great for families and for a night out with friends.
Where to Dine
Yoshimi Pop-up Restaurant
This December, guests are also invited to enjoy Executive Chef Pierson Shield’s collaboration with internationally acclaimed Yoshimi culinary team within a stylish resort setting. This highly anticipated exclusive sushi pop-up will feature Sapporo on tap, Suntory Highball whiskey draft, and premium sake flights. Delicious highlights include signature Maki rolls and specialty handmade Nigiri.
Where to Chill
Expanded Market Café
The Market Café will expand this December with space to accommodate 50 additional seats brimming with new fast casual offerings ideal for winter adventurers seeking convenient meal options. Highlights of the café additions will be new pizza with locally sourced ingredients featuring a classic pepperoni pie, as well as charred broccolini and mushroom white pie. The expansion will include three new 75-inch flat screen televisions for sports viewing and Xbox PlayStation gaming systems.
Where to Relax
Wellness & Fitness Studio
Take advantage of a new modern 1,045 square foot wellness studio and participate in fitness classes designed to meet the needs of a range of skill levels from introductory to expert. Highlights include sunrise yoga, restorative yoga ideal for pre-and-post skiing, and barre classes; along with access to the resort’s chamber compression boots from Theragun, which provide decompression of weary limbs after a long day on the mountain. Note: Class reservations are recommended and can be made through the concierge.
Where to Unwind
Moët Imperial Yurt
The private yurt rental is available from 3 to 6 p.m. daily for $400 including two private fire pits, a champagne sabering, S’mores kit, and a house-made charcuterie spread. The Moët Imperial Yurt can accommodate up to ten guests.
Where to Play
Improved Grand Ski Club
Grand Hyatt Vail also launches its exclusive Grand Ski Club. Perks include valet parking in the covered garage, ski storage, on-site Chair 20 access, savings on accommodations, dining, spa, etc. Grand Ski Club offers two membership levels, including individual memberships for $6,000 per person and family memberships for $9,000 per family, based on a family of four. Note: Individuals are responsible for ski pass purchases. Find out about Grand Hyatt Vail Special Offers, such as the prestigious Grand Ski Package, online when you book your stay.
Ice fishing offers guests a unique opportunity to fish during winter. Vail Valley Angler’s experienced guides will showcase the best fishing coupled with a fire or warmth of a portable fishing hut.
Dog sled through trails that are snowmobile free and offer views of the surrounding scenery. Led by the professionals at Mountain Mushers, these tours are private and cater to all thrill seekers.
Snowmobiles & Snow Cat Tours
Top of the Rockies tours include endless miles of open meadows and spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of four surrounding mountain ranges including the Continental Divide. Guests will reach elevations of 12,500 feet on the largest commercial snowmobile trail system in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. Want an alternative? The snow cat tour is perfect for those who don’t want to ride a snowmobile but want to experience the same scenic views and culture of the surrounding area. Note: All guided snowmobiling tours are in partnership with Nova Guides and offer a professional guide, new model Ski-Doo snowmobile, snowsuit, boots, and helmet.