Sitting pretty on seven acres below Canyons Resort—Utah’s largest ski area with a vast variety of terrain—the Waldorf Astoria (formerly Dakota Mountain Lodge) is one of Park City’s preferred ski sleeps on the strength of elegant suites, a sleek spa, and the brand’s signature service. The stone-and-log lodge opened in 2009, projecting alpine grandeur; interiors meld natural elements with elegant details including a Baccarat crystal chandelier, an Italian marble fireplace, Oriental rugs, and leather furnishings in the two-story living room lobby. The hotel’s private gondola whisks schussers from to the lifts and back. Après-ski, return home for a soak in the one-acre heated outdoor pool complex or a treatment in the sunny 16,000-square-foot spa, one of the best in the Wasatch Mountains. Dinner is served at Powder, an antler-lined eatery serving locavore fare with superb mountain views.
The 174 guest rooms and suites all have gas fireplaces; many also add balconies. Bi-Level Residences range from one- to four-bedroom and add gourmet kitchens outfitted with Viking appliances and outdoor fireplaces on a mountain-view balcony.
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Ice Skate with a Pro in Park City
The Waldorf Astoria Park City can make almost any winter fantasy a reality. Ever dream of mushing your own dog sleigh? The hotel teamed up with Pawsatch, a local dog sledding company, to allow guests to spend the day with a team of Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes. Guests learn sledding commands and will practice driving the sled. At day's end they can practice their new skill during a guided sled tour of the mountains. Need more action? Park City is a training mecca for winter Olympians, and the hotel can arrange private ice skating or speed skating lessons with a member of the U.S. National Speedskating Team.
The trend setter of "grand hotels" worldwide, it doesn't get swankier than at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, situated at Canyons. Their new gondola takes you right from the back door of the hotel direct to the slopes. The courtyard with pool and fire pits is one of the prettiest in town.