Powder Alchemy: Four Seasons Jackson Hole – Teton Village, WY

Let’s talk bragging rights; low key dropping that you learned to ski in Jackson Hole, is akin to saying you learned to drive on the Autobahn. This mountain simply attracts the sport’s veteran instructors to the top-tier Ski School at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Sure, Big Sky is encrusted with castles on pristine terrain, which all read a bit basic when compared to Jackson Hole blacks.

What is sexier than a confident, stylish resort in the pristine wilderness, far from the maddening news day? High in the adventure haven of the majestic Tetons, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole commands the base of this world-class mountain, offering unrivaled, enviable ski-in/ski-out access to this legendary destination. You’ll abandon civilian cares once you lose yourself in this resort’s impeccable embrace. Suite 705 offers one of the most expansive views of the gondolas snaking up the ski resort’s dramatic peaks and stylish people watching, all while enveloping you with impeccable attention to detail, renowned service, and dramatic vistas. Many guests revel in riding Jackson Hole’s famous tram – to the peak of Rendezvous mountain. And yes, it’s frigid at the very top, but as long as you pack your Royal Robbins technical layers and Hestra gloves, you’ll be fine.

In winter the hotel’s “Base Camp” is a posh white-glove ski valet, where your Scarpa boots are heated overnight, skis are always tuned and waiting for you, staff eagerly helps with buckling up if you happen to overindulge with the beloved breakfast hit, the Cowboy Croissant. The hotel is set into the mountain in such a way that when you sass up to valet and click out of your skis, you can stroll directly onto après delights. The newest sensation to hit Jackson Hole? Four Season’s igloo-shaped Fahrenheit 47, named for the ideal temperature Champagne should be chilled to serve. The venue transforms the pool deck into a winter wonderland of chic luxury, serving Moët & Chandon Impérial and Rosé Impérial by the glass or bottle, and bespoke Moët cocktails alongside elevated après bites such as osetra caviar, Maine lobster salad canapes and Kumamoto oyster shooters.

Four Seasons’ spa is a gem of artful alpine abandon. After a day on the slopes, the Turquoise Sage Body Ritual is life-changing, starting with an exfoliating fossilized salt scrub to stimulate circulation. ​After a swiss shower, hydrating arnica and chamomile kick in with powerful healing potency while the therapist kneads your every care into oblivion. The only way to cap off your stay and undo the strain of full send mode on Rossignol skis.

Jackson Hole has long served as a winter playground for the rich and famous, including virtually any celebrity with a private jet. If they’re not checking into the Four Seasons penthouse, they own Architectural Digest-worthy estates, like Kanye West, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Pippa Middleton, Tiger Woods, and Matthew McConaughey. You never know who will pop up at Fahrenheit 47!


About The Author

Si Si Penaloza's first brush with unbridled luxury came when she was 18 months old, when she toddled from the lobby of Hôtel Ritz Paris into the adjacent Bar Hemingway – only to be busted 15 minutes later. After cutting her teeth as a curator, arts editor and cultural critic, she fell down the rabbit hole of luxury travel. A natural born flâneur, she thrives as a professional lounger – jetting to the world’s top destinations to review hotels and spas for top international outlets. Amid bouts of horizontal hedonism, she’s not immune to the lure of stunt journalism – interviewing Brad Pitt, George Clooney and the cast of Ocean's Thirteen in Cannes, reporting from Prince Harry’s Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Caribbean or racing the Top Gear team through the vineyards of Stellenbosch. She’s also been known to trek the Himalayas in seersucker pajamas, track baby kiwi birds at Cape Kidnappers, observe octopus at 80 feet below in Curaçao and frolic with frisky penguins on Cape Town's Boulder Beach. For editorial consideration please contact editor@jetsetmag(dot)com.

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