Chateaux at Deer Valley Residences Available for Nightly Rentals 

Located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort, The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley, part of the Stein Collection, are now available to groups and individuals for nightly accommodations and access to The Chateaux Deer Valley hotel facilities. Typically operating as a private residence club, these luxury three- and four-bedroom residences and four-bedroom penthouses range in size from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet.

Lodge at Blue Sky to Open in May

Auberge Resorts Collection’s newest resort, The Lodge at Blue Sky, is set on 3,500 acres just outside of Park City and plans to welcome its first overnight guests in May. The property is the vision of local developer and rancher Mike Phillips and is the luxury complement to his Blue Sky Ranch, a yearround destination for outdoor adventures.

The lodge’s 46 accommodations range in size from 570 to 2,500 square feet, and the new Auberge Spa offers an open-air soaking pool, treatments, fitness training and mindful pursuits such as yoga.

Sky Lodge is the social heart of the resort and where guests can enjoy meals or relax outside on the patio. The focus of the lodge’s main restaurant will be refined western cuisine using many ingredients that are locally produced or grown on-site. The Refectory, an already established restaurant at High West Distillery at Blue Sky, offers dining, tours, tastings and inventive whiskey-based cocktails. Another option is The Tavern  at Blue Sky, a remote outpost saloon. In summer months, early risers can partake in morning horseback rides up the hillside for a cowboy cauldron-style breakfast made over The Tavern’s open campfire. Blue Sky’s existing meeting and event spaces, in addition to The Tavern, are The Arena, The Remuda and The Terrace.

Alta’s New Lodge Incorporates Local History

Snowpine Lodge in Alta opened for business in January 2019 and utilized the site of the oldest building in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which dates back to the 1870s and the original 1941 Snowpine Lodge. Completely restored from the ground up, the alpine retreat offers modern-day amenities with nods to the historic past. In addition to 77 total accommodations, the lodge features five new indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 3,400-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 400 guests. The outdoor terrace, lawn and deck can be used for additional outdoor space, and Swen’s Restaurant is an ideal spot for meals and admiring the scenic surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows. Additional hotel amenities include a slopeside heated pool with hot tubs, spa facility with multiple treatment rooms, indoor grotto, fitness center, oxygen bar, casual bar, game and movie rooms, and fire pits.

Hearth and Hill Joins Park City Dining Scene

The 192-seat Hearth and Hill restaurant opened in December and delivers an upscale-casual environment.  Proprietor Brooks Kirchheimer, the former manager of Daly’s Pub at Montage Deer Valley and Sundance Resort’s Zoom, has assembled a team of local talent including General Manager Mia Yue and executive chef Jordan Harvey. The menu highlights both local specialties and flavors from around the globe, and the bar serves draft beers and signature make-your-own Old-Fashioned, complete with seasonal liqueurs and housemade ingredients. A spacious patio and 36-seat private dining room, both with a fireplace, are among the various seating options for groups.

There are all sorts of happenings for meeting and event planners to plug groups into in Snowmass Village this summer, taking some of the pressure off building a memorable and effective agenda. 


In the soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings, I write about Mountain Activities 101. That’s not the official title of the article—it’s actually Mild to Wild—but it is a primer about the many amazing activities groups can enjoy in the mountains, from cave tours in Bend, Oregon, to a kayaking, hiking and hot springs excursion near Boulder City, Nevada. 


With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.