Adventures Best There’s more to a snow holiday than skiing and

SKI 6 RESORTS IN A DAY IN UTAH What’s better than skiing one resort in a day? Six! The Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour links up to six resorts in the Wasatch Mountains, outside Salt Lake City, on a one- day tour. Experience Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Alta and Snowbird, using only resort lifts and your own legs to transfer from one to the next. The tour is open to advanced skiers (sorry, snowboarders) over the age of 15 and in good physical condition. Expect to ski around 40 kilometres and descend close to 5000 vertical metres in a day, with some hiking, uphill traversing and side-stepping required on varying terrain and snow conditions. Group sizes are limited to eight skiers (minimum two), plus guides, on open tours or as many as 12 for group bookings. Tours operate seven days a week. SUNSET SILHOUETTE SKIING/RIDING Skiing after dark can add an extra dimension and at the Rocky Mountains resort of Winter Park, in Colorado, night skiing comes with a difference - you light them up yourself. Winter Park’s Sunset Night Ski and Ride experience takes place after the lifts have closed, when guests are given the chance to enjoy uncrowded runs for two hours using head torches to light the way. ALPINO VINO AFTER DARK At 3650 metres, Telluride’s Alpino Vino ranks as North America’s highest on-mountain restaurant. By day, the stunning views across the Wilson Range from its outdoor terrace are as spectacular as any mountaintop restaurant on Earth. But the wow factor doesn’t stop there. By night, diners arriving by custom-built snow coaches can settle into a superb four- course Northern Italian meal accompanied by world-class wines while a wood-burning fire warms you to your core.

Winter Park Resort

snowboarding, when the chairs stop turning check in for adventure. BY MARK DAFFEY

L IKE MOST VISITORS TO THE SNOW, you could ski or snowboard down groomed pistes all day, jostling with the crowds in lift queues and dodging beginners. Or you could up the ante by choosing any one of these memorable experiences. HELI FONDUE IN CANADA If you had to name one comfort dish that pairs perfectly with a trip to the snow, what would it be? Fondue, right? What if you could jump in a helicopter for a 12-minute scenic flight to a remote European-style mountain hut so you could share the traditional Swiss cheese melt at a table, in front of a crackling fire, with friends? Resuming this January, RK Heliski has joined hands with the Summit Hut restaurant on Panorama Mountain Resort, British Columbia, to offer an unforgettable dining experience at 2500 metres. Bring family and friends or make it a romantic occasion. Prices for the helicopter component start from CAD1200 + GST for up to 10 people, with fondue priced from CAD60 per person. Panorama Mountain Resort

Alpino Vino at Telluride

Alpine coaster at Park City Mountain via Park City Chamber_ Bureau

Interconnect Ski Tour, Ski Utah/Chris Pearson

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