Let us share our passion for skiing with you - powder, corduroy groomers, spring corn, it's all good. And the ski life; comfort and luxury after making great turns, apre cocktails, a spa experience, and gourmet dining with fine wine.
In 1979, Stephen wanted to move to a ski area. He was living in Southern California and loved the beach and skiing. The beach was in his backyard but he had to travel to ski, and he knew if he ever wanted to become a really good skier he had to live at a ski area. Just being an "ok" skier wasn't cutting it. So....along with one of his cousins, they researched a number of options, and for no particular reason, except for the slogan, "Ski The Big One", they chose Jackson Hole. The winter of 79/80 was Stephen's first season living in Jackson Hole, and that choice changed his life forever. A year later, he met Kim, who had recently graduated from Dartmouth, where she had been the captain of the ski racing team. They met in summer, so fly fishing was their first sport to share. Kim's family had founded and owned the R Lazy S Guest Ranch, and she was also an excellent fly fisher. Stephen was playing catch up, but not as bad as in the ski arena. Kim was a world-class skier, and was heading back to her job as a ski coach for the Aspen Ski Team after the summer. Love intervened, and Kim decided to stay in Jackson and head up the Jackson Hole Ski Area racing program with Peter Stiegler. Two years later, Stephen and Kim married, and the rest is history....sharing a life-long passion for skiing, fly fishing, and adventure travel.
Stephen and Kim invite you to be in touch and share that passion. Let's get started planning a your next ski adventure.
Stephen and Kim invite you to be in touch and share that passion. Let's get started planning a your next ski adventure.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Our Home Base TLT Signature Destination - Easy access into Jackson Hole Airport, then a 40 minute drive to the resort.
OK, we admit we're biased, but Jackson Hole is our favorite ski area in the world; maybe that's why we've lived here for 40 years. The mountain is awesome, from hard-core out-of-bounds and in-bounds expert terrain to perfectly groomed runs to relax and cruise. And if you love powder as much as we do, a powder day here is unforgettable. The mountain facilities are world-class, from the famous aerial tram to two gondolas, and a network of high-speed chairs. Luxury hotels, condos, and private homes slopeside in Teton Village, plus fine dining, fun nightlife, shopping, and a range of winter adventures from cross-country courses to snowmobiling and dinner sleigh rides. We offer VIP airport service, 24/7 concierge services, and unmatched local knowledge to customize your vacation experience.
Hotels we recommend: Four Seasons Resort; Teton Mountain Lodge; Amangani; Hotel Terra, Hotel Jackson, The Wort Hotel, The Cloudveil Hotel.
Private homes and condos: Many great options in Teton Village, at Amangani, and throughout the valley. Let us know your style and we'll make recommendations.
Contact Stephen or Kim. Let's talk about the best options for you.
Deer Valley and Park City, Utah - TLT Signature Destination Easy access into Salt Lake City airport, then a one hour drive to the resorts.
Kim grew up living in Park City, and was on the Park City Ski Team, then after marrying Stephen, this was their winter home for a number of years while Kim taught skiing at Deer Valley and coached the Park City Ski Team. This area has developed into one of the U.S. West's best ski complexes, with enticing terrain for expert adrenaline seekers and beginners alike. If you love groomed runs, no one does it better than Deer Valley and you can connect directly to Park City for back bowl powder. Fine dining at the resorts and in old town Park City, along with fun nightlife, shopping, and a variety of winter activities. Easy access from the Salt Lake City International Airport, about an hour drive. We offer VIP airport service, 24/7 concierge services, and unmatched local knowledge to customize your vacation experience.
Hotels we recommend: St. Regis Deer Valley; Montage Deer Valley; Stein Erickson Lodge Deer Valley; Waldorf Astoria Park City; Stein Erickson Residences; Pendry Park City. And To enjoy heli-skiing and resort skiing, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resort.
Private homes and condos: Many luxury options with private chefs and staff. Let us know your style and we'll make recommendations.
Contact Stephen or Kim. Let's talk about the best options for you.
Canada and Alaska
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia - TLT Signature Resort
Highlights - Want to ski until you drop, the largest ski area in North America is the place. 100-plus trails on 8,171 acres. The longest trail runs seven miles and descends more than 5,000 vertical feet. Whistler is renowned as an aggressive mountain with tons of expert terrain options, so expert skiers looking to step it up a notch can conquer chutes, couloirs, steep bowls, huge cliffs and technical glades, yet 55% of this massive resort is rated for intermediates, and 20% for beginners. A super spot to learn to ski! And Terrain Park enthusiasts will be stoked with massive features in three different park zones.
Stay and Eat - Tyrolean-style base villages divided into the main Village, Upper Village and Creekside provide guests with a range of dining, lodging, après-ski bars, shopping and nightlife options to fit every ski vacation preference. We love the Four Seasons, Fairmont Chateau, and Westin hotels. Private homes and condos: Many options, from luxury to economical. Let us know your style and we'll make recommendations.
Getting Here - Arrival at Vancouver International Airport, flights from all over the world. We can greet you with VIP service and private transfer, or arrange for you to take a scenic train trip or rental car to the resort.
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Highlights - This hidden gem resort is blessed with a massive 480 to 720 inches of snow annually, with 3,000 acres of terrain and 5,620 vertical feet, which is 300 feet more than Whistler Blackcomb. We recommend this skiing vacation for advanced intermediates to experts with many steeps, long groomers, moguls, glades and unrivaled backcountry access. Intermediates will find some mellow cruisers but not many options for beginners. Also a great setting for activities like cross-country skiing, ice-skating and snowshoeing.
Stay and Eat - This powder-blessed ski resort is located 3.5 miles from downtown Revelstoke, a quaint railway town with 100 years of skiing history. Excellent dining scene with everything from café/bakeries to sushi. Fun nightlife and live music at a variety of local pubs. . “Revy” as locals call it, also features a new Resort Village at the base of the mountain around the new Nelson Lodge. Sutton Place Hotel is our favorite place to stay for ski-in ski-out.
Getting Here - Remote, yes, but only about two hours from Kelowna and Kamloops airports. Calgary and Vancouver are also airport options. Once you arrive, best to rent a car. We’ll have one waiting for you.
Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta/British Columbia
Highlights - With three resorts to choose from—Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village—a Banff Lake Louise ski vacation is prime for all skiers and riders. Mt. Norquay, just minutes from the town of Banff, is ideal for a family vacation. Lake Louise Ski Area wins for “biggest” Banff skiing with over 4,000 acres of terrain, and a good mix for beginners and experts. We love skiing here with a group of friends. Sunshine Village is nestled in Banff National Park, 15 minutes from town, and gives skiers and riders a chance to not only make turns on the Continental Divide, but also in two Canadian provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. Because of its slightly higher elevation and remote location, Sunshine often gets the most—and fluffiest—snow of all three. Experts looking for extreme terrain can check out two off-piste zones atop the Continental Divide chairlift. A SkiBig3 lift ticket will cover you at all the resorts.
Stay and Eat - Banff National Park is a pristine winter wonderland, and the town always has something going on, with an abundance of shops, great restaurants, bars, and nightlife. And plenty of comfortable places to stay. Our favorite hotels are the Fairmont Banff Springs, and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Private homes and condos: Many options, from luxury to economical. Let us know your style and we'll make recommendations.
Getting Here - Just 90 minutes from Calgary International Airport to Banff and a little over two hours to Lake Louise. We will arrange your private transportation or have a rental car waiting. Excellent all-weather, four-lane Trans-Canada Highway, Hwy 1, to the resorts.
Heli - skiing
Highlights - From unforgettable powder experiences with CMH, to Alyeska, and the special program at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, we have some unforgettable experiences in store for you.
More to come soon....in the meantime, get in touch with any questions, or to let us know the destinations you love most.
France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria
Highlights - This "must ski" destination is the oldest skiing area in the French Alps. Some of the world's best expert skiing can be found on Chamonix’s jagged peaks and glaciers that rise 12,500 feet above the valley floor. We also like that the area has more of an authentic alpine flair than other ski resorts’ glitz and glamour. Yet with five main ski areas, accessed via the area’s mini base villages; 50 lifts transport skiers of all abilities to terrain that fits their skills. Les Houches, Le Tour and sunny La Flegere are where beginners and intermediates will thrive. Les Grands Montets is the most popular area for high-intermediates, advanced and expert skiers, and this is our personal favorite. Strong intermediate and above skiers will want to challenge themselves in the area off of the Aiguille du Midi, reached by a two-stage cable car. This 8,000+-foot descent on and along the glacier of Vallee Blanche features spectacular mountain scenery dominated by Mont Blanc. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy an extensive Nordic trail, ski touring and winter paragliding. The Mt. Blanc ski pass includes Megeve and Les Contamines in France, Courmayeur, Italy, and Verbier, Switzerland.
Stay and Eat - Chamonix’s village is brimming with stores, from designer boutiques to high performance outdoor gear shops. We recommend staying in the town of Chamonix, either in City Centre or Chamonix South. From these central locations in the village you are within walking distance of all the amenities, gourmet dining, cool pubs and burger joints, plus easy access to shopping, nightlife, and the bus line to access the valley. For 5-star luxury digs our top recommendations are Hotel Mont-Blanc Chamonix and The Hameau Albert 1er Hotel with it's Michelin recommended dining. Both hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to all the valley ski areas. If you prefer to spread out in a nice apartment our favorite accommodation choice is Le Cristal de Jade Palace. Recently remodeled throughout, this feels more like a residence club than a hotel.
Private chalets and apartments: Many options, from luxury to economical, spread throughout the valley. Let us know your style and we'll make customized recommendations.
Getting Here - Just a 60 minute private car ride from Geneva International Airport. Great to combine with a stay in Geneva at one of our favorite lakeside hotels, or at other nearby resorts like Megeve and Verbier.
Cortina D' Ampezzo , Italy - The Dolomites
Highlights - Whether you are a hard-core skier/rider, or looking to mix casual runs with gourmet lunches, après delights, shopping and nightlife, this world-famous winter resort rivals any in the Alps. Dolomiti Superski terrain is seemingly endless; a massive interconnected 460-lift system, comprised of 12 resorts and over 750 miles of trails. Experts will find plenty of challenging terrain, but a run down Staunies, especially a south-facing couloir in the Cristallo ski area, earns bragging rights. Intermediates can cruise great snow at the top of Tofana, and carve turns along the ‘hidden valley’ trail from the top of the Pass Falzarego tram. And the main thoroughfares provide the gentle terrain to boost the confidence of beginners. Ski-in, ski-out convenience throughout the area.
Stay and Eat - The fashionable village sits in a sunny amphitheater, ringed by the spectacular Dolomite peaks. Off-mountain life centers on Cortina’s main boulevard, Corso, a car-free, shop-lined street where you can browse the latest winter fashions and local crafts. Cortina has a complete range of winter sports facilities since hosting the Olympic Games in 1956, and annually hosts World Cup events in mid-January. Stay in luxury at our favorite hotel - Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, or other top hotels and a selection of private villas.
Getting Here - Just two hours from Venice Marco Polo Airport by private transportation we will arrange for you. Milan and Innsbruck are other convenient gateways. Great fun to combine with skiing in Austria.
Val Gardena, Italy - The Dolomites
Highlights - At the beginning of 1960s, the world’s largest ski area, Dolomiti Superski, was brought into being. This ski carousel connects almost 450 ski lifts with only one skipass in about 40 villages in three provinces, with a total ski slope area of over 1200 km. The SELLARONDA is the jewel in the crown of the Dolomiti Superski area, a trip of about 300 km around the SELLA GROUP. The Sellaronda is unique and connects the Ladin valleys through a network of ski lifts and ski slopes. If you are looking for a true ski adventure, and covering a lot of terrain from super-challenging to gentle groomers, you'll find it all here.
Stay and Eat - One of our favorite hotels is Ciasa Salares Hotel, with a tradition of fine gourmet dining, and dedicated cheese and chocolate rooms. No better place to enjoy an adventurous skiing experience combined with luxury accommodations and apre ski delights.
Getting Here - Just two hours from Venice Marco Polo Airport by private transportation we will arrange for you. Milan and Innsbruck are other convenient gateways. And as a bonus ski adventure, we love staying at The LeFay Resort and Spa Dolomiti, just a two hour drive from Val Gardena or Venice, and three hours from Milan. With a single ski pass you can enjoy the entire Madonna di Campiglio ski are, the largest in Trentino.
Highlights - This is the birthplace of alpine mountaineering, neatly tucked beneath the shadow of the famed Matterhorn. The legendary village of Zermatt is so much more than just a ski destination; it's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a luxury retreat, and a symbol of boldness and freedom. Cars are not allowed in the village, so you arrive via train from Tasch and get around by electric vehicles, carriage, or just enjoy exploring on foot. We love walking around town apre ski and in the evening. The skiing, exhilarating of course, takes in all the mythic angles of the Matterhorn on slopes that span over into Italy. On-mountain dining is always a treat, from authentic Italian dishes to Alpine-inspired cuisine. Need a day off from skiing? Enjoy your hotel spa, or one of many adventure activities we can arrange.
Stay and Eat - Our favorite hotels include: Mont Cervin Palace, Hotel Monte Rose, Hotel Schweizerhot Zermatt, and Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. How about dining in town? From Michelin-starred choices to a cozy fondue chalet, we'll recommend the best of the best to suit your tastes.
Getting Here: We'll arrange your flight into Geneva International Airport and set you up at one of our favorite lakeside hotels so you can relax before you hit the slopes. When you're ready we'll have a private car take you to meet the train from Tasch to Zermatt.
Tyrolian Alps - Austria
Highlights - Skiing is a way of life and Alpine culture is ingrained in the people. The mountain villages in the Tyrol region are the epicenter of skiing’s roots and from where the modern-day industry was born. We invite you to immerse yourself in the heart of this culture in the Tyrolean Alps, where the hospitality and “Gemütlichkeit” feelings of warmth and coziness are palpable. Visiting Kitzbühel, Innsbruck, and Arlberg provides an unparalleled way to experience the roots of ski culture and ignite your love of skiing. In Kitzbühel, you can ski the most famous racecourse run in the world and site of the annual Hahnenkamm World Cup Race. You can also ski the first resort Alpine run, which was established in 1893. The city of Innsbruck, aptly named "Capital of the Alps", offers the opportunity to explore a city steeped in Alpine and Olympic history, while also providing convenient access to the mountains directly from main street. Arlberg is the ultimate coalescence of skiing and culture. As Austria's largest ski area and the fifth largest in the world, Ski Arlberg features five interlinked villages, including St. Anton, St. Christoph, Lech, Zürs, and Stuben. With one pass you can ski 300 kilometers of groomed slopes and 200 kilometers off-piste, all accessed by more than 85 lifts.
Stay and Eat - Our favorite ski area hotels include: Tennerhof Gourment & Spa de Charme Hotel in Kitzbuhel; Thurnhers Alpenhof in Zuers am Arlberg; Kristiania Lech Alberge; and Post Lech Alberge.
Private chalets and apartments: Many options, from luxury to economical, spread throughout the regions. Let us know your style and we'll make customized recommendations.
For Stop-Overs in Vienna or Salzburg some of our favorite hotels include: Hotel Bristol Luxury Collection, Vienna; Hotel Imperial Luxury Collection, Vienna; Park Hyatt, Vienna; Rosewood, Vienna; Hotel Goldener Hirsch Luxury Collection, Salzburg; Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Salzburg.
Getting here - With the skiing and cultural experiences spread across the country there are a number of options. In all cases we will recommend the best and most convenient travel logistics, and can make all travel arrangements for you.
International flights into Munich and Zurich are most convenient, though Vienna works also. Munich to Kitzbuhel is a 90 minute private transfer. Munich to Lech/Arlberg is 2 hours 45 minutes. Zurich to Lech/Arlberg is 2 hours 15 minutes.
From Innsbruck (good regional flights from Munich and Vienna) the private drive to Arlberg is 70 minutes, and the same to Kitzbuhel.
Verbier, Switzerland - Coming Soon. Ideal location to combine skiing in Zermatt and in Chamonix, France.
South America - Chile and Argentina
Chile - TLT Signature Destination - Ski the Andes Mountains with limitless options
Highlights - Lets start with a dazzling city location in Santiago at the W Hotel, your headquarters for luxury accommodations, fine restaurants, hopping nightlife, and amazing heli-skiing taking off from the roof of the hotel. In 15+ minutes you're laying down untracked lines, one after another.
Ski Valle Nevado - Two hours from Santiago you'll find vast intermediate terrain and all-inclusive resorts to relax with family and friends. Experts can experience the magic of the Andes with professional heli-guides to discover massive glaciers, eternal snow and descents through pristine power.
Portillo Ski Resort - TLT Top Choice Resort - Just three hours drive from Santiago, this is our personal favorite place to ski in Chile. Low humidity combined with a 9,350-foot base altitude is an ideal climate for legendary dry snow. The all-inclusive deluxe resort (like a cruise ship on land atmosphere) features sensational views of Inca Lake, and its moon-like landscape of rock and snow. Killer lines in fresh snow surround the lake with steep plunges that will have your heart pounding. Add in endless heli-skiing options and you have to ask, "what could be better than this?"
Lake & Aysen Districts - Heli-skiing Chile's Northern Patagonia is a one-of-a-kind experience, from high in the Andes to the coastal mountains with panoramic views of the sea, fjords and glaciers. Few places present such a fabulous combination of perfect snow and blood-rushing adventure. Join our professional heli-ski guides as we establish a new frontier in Northern Patagonia skiing, with first descents waiting in every direction, and terrain suitable for everyone from intermediate cruisers to hard charging experts.
Stay and Eat: Our favorite places to stay in Northern Patagonia are Barraco Lodge, Rio Palena Lodge, and &Beyond's Vira Vira Resort. We can set you up with exclusive heli-skiing packages at these locations, and access is convenient through Temuco and Puerto Montt.
Getting Here: International travelers will arrive in Santiago (great to spend some time here), then take connecting flights or private vehicle transfers to the various ski areas. We'll make sure you have the best connections and ground transportation included in your customized itinerary.
Want other options? We can go on and on, but here are a couple more. Corralco Ski Resort, northeast of Temuco offers plentiful blue-bird powder days above the treeline. Termas (Nevados) de Chillan, east of Concepcion, is a haven for intermediate and expert skiers in unique bowls and gullies created by volcanic flows over the years, plus they have some fun tree skiing, which is not common in Chile. And to get out into untouched territory, we have a thrilling cat skiing program here.
Argentina - TLT Signature Destination - The magnificent Andes Mountains and unparalleled Argentine hospitality.
Highlights - Located in Northern Patagonia, Bariloche is a charming lake-side city that serves as the gateway to Argentina's renowned ski area, Cerro Catedral Alto Patagonia, which is named for the Gothic cathedral-looking granite spirals that sit atop the mountain. As the largest lift-accessed ski area in this part of the world, Cerro Catedral meets and exceed every modern ski resort standard. The resort recently underwent a several million dollar facelift, on both chairlifts and infrastructure. The resort is further distinguished as one of the only South American ski resorts with a true base village, providing condo, private villa and hotel ski in, ski out, accommodations along with restaurants, shops and bars to suite any après-ski interests.
If you crave wide-open powder fields and spectacular scenery like we do, you'll be skiing the dramatic Piedra del Condor area, all above timberline, where snow conditions are prime to lay down perfect fresh lines.
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Stay and Eat - In Bariloche we love the NH Hotel Edelweiss. Perfect location to enjoy the city, and good ground transportation to the ski area. Outside the city, the renowned Llao Llao Resort & Spa, is always a favorite, and we really love El Casco Art Hotel and Charming Luxury Lodge and Spa, both on the lake. ,
The Swiss-style Lake Nahuel Huapi setting is spectacular! No other Argentinean ski area can match Bariloche in shopping, nightlife or dining, and Bariloche is the epicenter to ski resorts, including Cerro Bayo, Cerro Chapelco and Perito Moreno.
Getting Here - Easy air connections from Buenos Aires into Bariloche (2 hour flight), then 20 minute drive to city center. We'll arrange it all for you, and our VIP hosts will be at the airport to greet you.
Want other options? Las Lenas, south of Mendoza, is like skiing Jackson Hole, but without a lot less people, and you can combine skiing with world-class food and wine.
Or ski in Ushuaia, at Cerro Castro, the southernmost ski are in the world. Plus customized heli-ski and backcountry skiing programs. We'll arrange it all for you, and our VIP hosts will be at each airport to greet you.