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Top Canadian Ski Resorts

January 22, 2015


As we are entering the winter season, it is time to begin planning your late winter and early spring vacations, and Canada should be at the very top of your list. Canada is home to some of the top ski resorts in North America, including Banff, Whistler, Kicking Horse, and Panorama. Whistler Blackcomb highlights the best of Canada by boasting its Olympic heritage and world-class facilities while Banff focuses more on the small-town atmosphere and natural beauty of its national parks. Kicking Horse offers guests 3 different mountain ranges to choose from: the Canadian Rockies, Selkirk, and Purcell, and Panorama Mountain Village is rich with history from its earlier days when it opened in 1962 as a local “ski hill”. Canada has so much to offer and is the perfect way to experience an “out-of-this-country” vacation.

Canada Travel Guide

Whistler Travel Guide

Banff Travel Guide

Kicking Horse Travel Guide

Panorama Travel Guide

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Best Après Ski in Taos, New Mexico

January 8, 2015


Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico is an incredibly unique and diverse resort, combing classic European design and architecture with the local Native American and Spanish cultures. In congruence with hosting the top-rated ski school in North America, Taos is also home to several favorite après ski restaurants and bars. The Martini Tree Bar located upstairs from Tenderfoot Katie’s Cafeteria and is known as the HOT SPOT for après ski. The walls are adorned with Taos history and guests will enjoy great cocktails while socializing with new friends. The Bavarian Restaurant is a local and tourist favorite, as it is set in true German fashion and can be accessed straight from the ski slopes. Heat lamps on the sunny deck allow skiers to enjoy their après ski with a view, or from inside by the Bavarian tile stove. Hotel St. Bernard is the perfect spot for après ski as it is located right on the ski slopes, giving guests easy access to a warm meal anytime during the day. The Stray Dog Cantina is a wonderful place to rest your legs after a long ski day and taste its award-winning chili. No matter your personality or tastes, Taos has the perfect après ski spot that will keep you coming back year after year.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Vail Resorts 3-in-1 Power Package

January 3, 2015

Combine lodging, transportation, and lift tickets this winter with our EPIC Power Package at these Vail Resorts: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Canyons, Keystone, and Vail. Get the best deal and biggest bang for your buck when you book with VacationRoost. Whether you are searching for slopeside lodging, ski in/ski out, or just close proximity to the resorts, our Power Package has the lodging for you!

iStock_000000214657_MediumBeaver Creek Colorado Village at DuskVail Colorado with Gore Range Mountains at Dusk

Click here to book your perfect vacation now!

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Experience Aspen, CO this Winter

December 19, 2014


Aspen is perhaps Colorado’s most famous ski resort village. It is known to attract high rollers and jetsetters from all over the world. Around town, you’re likely to spot ritzy alpine chalets, a private jet parking lot, and maybe even a pair of celebrities undercover in their ski helmets and goggles.

For those who are not in the market for luxury real estate, it’s easy to indulge in Aspen’s picture-perfect winter atmosphere and world-class Aspen/Snowmass ski resort. Set in Colorado’s wild Elk mountain range, natural beauty abounds. In fact, the nearby twin peaks known as the Maroon Bells are the most photographed mountain landscape in Colorado, making them an easily recognizable icon.

Aspen Colorado Town and Ski Slopes at Dusk

Click here to check out our Aspen, CO Winter Travel Guide.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Season’s Greeting Sale

December 15, 2014


Forget clothes, jewelry, and toys this year and instead give the gift of travel! Save up to 50% on your dream vacation this winter season at some of our favorite resorts such as Aspen, Beaver Creek, Lake Tahoe, and even Puerto Vallarta! Spend your winter vacation shredding down the slopes, or sun bathing out on the beach…and now you can save while you do it!

Click here to learn more about our Season’s Greeting Sale.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Halloween At the Park City Peaks

November 4, 2014


It was a Halloween weekend getaway to remember. As I pulled into Park City the air was crisp and the sun was shining. I walked into the lobby of Park City Peaks Hotel, and was immediately greeted with warm smiles, and the ever embracing feeling of the good ol’ mountain atmosphere.  It had been a while since breakfast so I quickly checked into the room, and headed to sports bar on the third floor to bask in some much needed cuisine.  As I walked in the bar tender gave an energized “Happy Halloween! Here’s our menu, any fun plans for this evening?” We chatted lightly about the evening to come, and I placed my order. I was famished, and she was on the ball, the food came out quickly, and was better than I had anticipated. Not that I had high expectations for a Quesadilla, but maybe I should have. My mouth was swarming in sea of blended cheeses, Crisp grilled peppers, and a toasty shell. With my belly full, and spirits high I jetted back to the room to get ready for evening. Quick shower and cocktail later I was off to take the shuttle to main. When I walked out of my room the gentleman from across the hall was heading out as well. I gave him a smile, and wished him a happy Halloween. That’s when I had to double take. It was none other than Key Lewis, the very comedian whom I had come out to park city to see perform! Ecstatic couldn’t even touch the way I felt. I was in humored bliss. We exchanged stories on the shuttle about the weather, and his family, and ended up catching up for drinks after the show. The man was just as funny in person as he was on stage. Over all it was a great evening that wouldn’t have been as wonderful if it wasn’t for the peaks.

Safe Travels,

Paia – Maui, HI

October 14, 2014

Paia, is a small surf town located on the Eastside of Maui. It is one of my favorite places on the island mostly because it is a small town filled with local shops, amazing eateries and beaches. While most people will stay and spend most of their time on the Westside of the island, Paia, will make a fantastic day trip.

Start your day off by packing a lunch and taking the beautiful drive to the eastside. Head straight to Ho’okipa Beach Park and enjoy the views of turtles and seals while you relax on the sandy beach soaking up the warm sun and cooling off in the water. Paia is known for its windsurfing but don’t let that deter you. The warm wind keeps you at a perfect temperature while you watch windsurfers catch massive air off Paia’s famous waves.

Head into town and find parking for all the local shops littered along Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue. Immerse yourself in the culture and local vibe of the town as you find local handmade trinkets at Paia Mercantile and gelato at Ono Gelato Company.

Finish your day off with a fabulous dinner at Mama’s Fish House. The views, the vibe and the food will not only knock your socks off but will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.



Safe Travels,

Sarah Rowlett



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