Virtuoso Traveler - February/March 2018 - 48
Stay cozy on and off the slopes.
LESS IS MORE
wool specialist that has reengineered
A superlight, warm, and packable
merino ﬁbers to be waterproof, wind-
midlayer, Patagonia's new feath-
proof, and durable, resulting in its
erweight Micro Puff Hoody uses
Core Construction line of single-layer
PlumaFill insulation and has won
jackets that outperform synthetic
over the entire outdoor industry,
shells. From $399, voormi.com.
including Outside Magazine, which
gave it a 2018 Gear of the Year
award. $299, patagonia.com.
After a day on the slopes, slip out of
your ski soles and into a pair of cozy-
Go for the gold: Bobsledding in Utah Olympic Park.
Cold ﬁngers have long been the
chic Vera Suede shearling boots
from Cougar. $240, cougarshoes.com.
bane of skiers and snowboarders,
but Chaval changed all that - the
for pricing and availability of experiences
and packages. Virtuoso travelers receive
breakfast daily and a $100 resort credit.
Your base layer is the most impor-
of-the-art heated gloves, such as
tant clothing decision of the day,
the new SuperNova, which will keep
and Norway's Helly Hansen - which
hands toasty even in subzero tem-
invented wicking underwear - now
peratures. $440, chavalusa.com.
seamlessly marries a Lifa wicking
Waldorf Astoria Park City | Utah
With its own gondola at the base of
Park City, the 175-room Waldorf Astoria
Park City provides access to the nation's
largest ski resort. (Bonus: More worldclass skiing at Deer Valley is just minutes
away.) But for those who want to up their
game - and who've wondered what it's
like to actually be in the Games - the hotel's Taste of the Winter Games packages
take advantage of its proximity to facilities
from the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics,
letting you ski or bobsled at the source.
Even better: Your guides are former
Olympians. Freestyle skier (and Park
City native) Nate Roberts, winner of ten
World Cups, who competed in the 2010
Vancouver Games, shows you around the
mountain where he grew up skiing and
shares stories and tips. If you'd prefer
to bobsled, teammates Valerie Fleming
or Shauna Rohbock, who won the silver
in Torino, whisk you on a private ride
through the 15 turns of the nearly milelong course at Utah Olympic Park, hitting
speeds up to 80 mph.
STAY: Doubles from $699 (from $299 in
summer); contact your Virtuoso advisor
for pricing and availability of experiences and packages. Virtuoso travelers
receive $60 toward breakfast daily and
a $100 spa credit.
48 V I R T U O S O T R A V E L E R
company makes nothing but state-
layer to 100 percent merino wool in
WOOL FOR ANY WEATHER
Colorado's Voormi is a science-driven
its comfy, insulating HH Lifa Merino
line. From $40, hellyhansen.com.