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SLOAN Christmas 2018

The Christmas 2018 edition features exclusive interviews with Tom Daley, Louise Redknapp, Rowan Cheshire and Rosemary Shrager; Colorado Ski Trips to Steamboat Springs & Winter Park; Luxury Hotels of Ireland & Wales; Luxury Cars from Lexus and David Brown Automotive; The Active Affluent; Pampered Pooch; all-new SLOAN! BABY; Christmas Gift Guides; Festive Fragrances; Winter Tipples, Techtastic Treats; SLOAN! Book Club; Ask The Expert featuring a host of leading specialists in their field; fabulous Prize Giveaways; The 62nd BFI London Film Festival and lots more.

Winter Park Resort Ride

Winter Park Resort Ride the Ski Train from Denver to Winter Park Ski Resort for a family friendly ski trip in Colorado with great amenities Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by the convenient location, you’ll feel remotely tucked away in this high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to pure mountain adventure representing the quintessential Colorado experience – untouched and open.. Winter Park is a world-class ski destination surrounded by Arapaho National Forest, Indian Peaks Wilderness and home to Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Winter Park Resort offers an unforgettable experience for any kind of adventurer, whether you’re just taking in the views or looking to really get your adrenaline pumping. THE CRAWFORD HOTEL The Crawford Hotel is an independent, luxury hotel located inside the revitalized Denver Union Station. Opened on July 12, 2014, The Crawford gives a nod to its rich history while embracing a modern lodging style. Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality and named for urban preservationist and Union Station partner Dana Crawford, the hotel fills the upper floors of the north and south wings of the landmark train station. Find out more at DENVER UNION STATION & THE SKI TRAIN Denver Union Station is the centerpiece of the $500 million redevelopment of downtown Denver’s transportation hub, with RTD rail lines and buses connecting downtown to its surrounding communities, and direct rail access to/from Denver International Airport. The Winter Park Express is the only service of its kind in North America, taking riders from Denver and dropping them off within feet of the nearest chairlift in just 90 minutes time. 24 SLOAN! | E-mail us at

ZEPHYR MOUNTAIN LODGE We stayed in a 2-bedroom condo at Zephyr Mountain Lodge - Winter Park Resort’s, ski-in/ski-out Base Village Lodging, just 110 feet from the Zephyr Express Lift. The condo was decorated in a traditional Americana style and felt quaint and homely. This was relaxed living at its best and what it lacked in luxury, it made up for in coziness. SKI SCHOOL & PRIVATE LESSONS We grabbed rental equipment at the Mountain Adventure Center before heading out to meet Larry, one of the best ski instructors we’ve had. He made the learning process fun as well as educational with plenty of tips and positive reinforcement along the way so that we left the slopes on the first day at Winter Park feeling much happier to hit the green runs on our own the next day. Top tip from the lesson was “if in doubt, wedge it out!”. WINTER PARK GREEN RUNS What we enjoyed most about skiing in Winter Park was the greater choice of green runs compared to Steamboat which meant we could really practice our moves in a variety of beginner friendly conditions without feeling bored of the same route again and again. VERTICAL BISTRO Located conveniently in the Village at Winter Park Resort, Vertical offers a relaxed atmosphere with locally sourced cuisine including delectable appetizers and sharing plates in addition to satisfying mains with a good choice of cocktails, wines and craft beers. TABERNASH TAVERN Head out just minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort to enjoy dinner at Tabernash Tavern which serves New American dishes in an Old West-style interior. It’s a favourite with locals and tourists alike and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal there which included Antelope Burger from Broken Arrow Ranch in South Texas. COCA-COLA® TUBE PARK The newest tube park in Colorado, Coca-Cola® Tube Park features four individual lanes, exciting banked curves, a covered conveyor lift ride back to the top and the comfortable Hill House warming lodge serving gourmet hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, snacks, and select bar offerings. Tubing is a fun activity for all the family and offers something a little different to do while visiting Winter Park Resort. NEW IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2018 The new Village Plaza will be ready early November and features a brand new stage, chairlift chairs from the historic Timberline Lift and a crackling fire creating the perfect hub for quality time with family and friends. Opening mid-December, a new 10-person gondola takes just 5 minutes to whisk you up the hill where you’ll have easy access to the slopes of Mary Jane and dining at Sunspot. Other new improvements for 2018 include better snowmaking capacity with 40,000 feet of new pipe and new snowmaking guns allowing more snow coverage earlier and more runs open for early season skiing. Also glading is bringing new lines to improve the gladed skiing experience at Eagle Wind and the Adventure Concierge is a new resource for planning activities and getting insider tips from booking a snowshoe tour to finding the perfect ski run and the best après stops to enjoy. For more information about Winter Park ski resort, go to Follow us on social media @sloanloves 25