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Aspen's spa scene just got a face-lift with the debut of the first Remède Spa, at the St. Regis Resort (315 E. Dean St.; 888/454-9005; www.stregis.com).... Read More

Next time you make small talk on a chairlift, ask your seatmates what they paid for their lift tickets. Then hang on to your ski poles. You may be... Read More

Spike is 11 years old and spends winter weekends training and racing as a member of the Aspen Valley Ski Club's J5 team. He's learning to play electric... Read More

Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane,... Read More

What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's... Read More

happening barsIdle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo.Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo.The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt.Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H.Wobbly Barn, Killington,... Read More

Every autumn, leaf peepers fall all over themselves trying to get to the most vivid patches. Now, enthusiasts willing to hear out a few plugs for motor... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns.“Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a... Read More

Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park 800/241-3333 or 212/308-9100; www.ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $425. The good people at Ritz-Carlton spent four... Read More

Inside: Aspen—For Less Aspen's top three luxury hotels are engaged in the extreme (and extremely amusing) sport of trying to outdo one another. The... Read More

Northstar-at-Tahoe, California; 800/466-6784 or 530/562-1010; www.skinorthstar.com. This compact resort has a special snow-sports learning area and a... Read More

OCCUPATION Actor HOME BASE Los Angeles YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN "My wife, Felicity Huffman, grew up in Woody Creek, near Aspen; her mother and a whole slew... Read More

The Colorado Rockies are home to some of the world's most glamorous ski resorts, iconic places like Aspen and Vail. Perhaps not surprisingly, it's these... Read More

CALIFORNIA Spa at Squaw Creek Picture windows frame the adjacent Sierra Nevadas, but in the darkened corners of the 10 treatment rooms, the goal is to... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

Beach BahamasThese vibrant island-appropriate finds will make a splash.Rattan clutch with leather detailing by Hollywould, $695.Charm necklace with... Read More

No region gets into spring skiing with more uninhibited zeal than Colorado's Summit County. As temperatures soar into the forties, tans deepen, moguls... Read More

Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly... Read More

Colorado's Cinderella ski village, Vail has come of age swiftly since it was staked out in 1962. German hoteliers, French restaurateurs, and celebrity... Read More

8:30 A.M. I awake in my aerie on the top floor of the Four Peaks Inn (407 S. Ridge St.; 970/453-3813; www.fourpeaksinn.com), a cheerful red Victorian... Read More

When the Aspen Ski Company launched its environment division—a kind of green management team, think tank, and consultancy—it was the first of its kind... Read More

United StatesCalistoga RanchDon’t Miss An outdoor yoga class on a lakeside redwood deck. Napa Valley; 707/254-2800; www.calistogaranch.com; doubles from... Read More

So you're not a diva who travels with a makeup artist in your entourage?Well, there's hope for you yet. In major cities, a new class of beauty boutique... Read More

french bliss Hotelier Grace Leo-Andrieu, who transformed Paris's Hotel Montalembert and Le Toiny on St. Barts into stylish enclaves, has once... Read More

Call it good horse sense. More and more ranches, finding their guests stiff and sore after a week in the saddle, are branching out with activities that... Read More

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