2024 Wellness Guide

The Green O


Winter Adventures

Ultimate exclusive explorations and experiences.

By Irene Rawlings

This summer the Resort at Paws Up in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley launches The Green O—glamping for grown-ups. Twelve design-forward, adults-only cabins in a pine forest range from a high-in-the-air Tree Haus to the Green Haus (above), with a meadow-like rooftop terrace. Each comes with a Lexus to explore the 37,000-acre property. From $2,100/night, including meals and most activities; thegreeno.com

The ultimate Swiss Heli-Skiing Safari includes 10 days in the most exclusive ski resorts: St. Moritz, Andermatt, Zermatt, Villars, and Crans-Montana, which may be accompanied by a professional mountain guide and ski legends Marc Garcia and Jean-Jacques Rey. Stay in a mix of five-star hotels and private chalets with personal chefs. From $24,000/person; leotrippi.com

Arctic in Depth

Around the World by Rail

Take a 13-day Arctic in Depth polar adventure aboard the just-launched 114-suite ship Scenic Eclipse—equipped with two Airbus H130 helicopters, a submarine, a water platform, water toys, and snowshoes for walking in the polar regions. The onboard Whiskey Bar is stocked with 110 whiskeys. From $13,563/person, all-inclusive; scenicusa.com

Around the World by Rail—57 days, four continents, 20-plus cities (including Paris, Rome, Venice, Prague, Copenhagen, Moscow, Beijing, and Sydney). Stay in first-class hotels, access skip-the-line museum passes, and enjoy small-group walking tours. From $18,659/person; railbookers.com

This winter Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection in Saratoga, Wyoming, opens 600 acres of private ski slopes on Green Mountain for a maximum 12 skiers or snowboarders per day. Explore the downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling terrain, and end the day at the lively après-ski scene. brushcreekranch.com

Off-Piste Skiing Holidays facilitates access to a nearly unknown ski mountain covered with a year-round blanket of snow and located above the ancient town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan. Visitors enjoy 12 miles of powdery pistes with long stretches of glade skiing, or they can heli-ski the rugged 10,000-foot peaks for hero powder. From $7,500/person for eight days; remotelands.com

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami is preparing to host Super Bowl LIV (February 2, 2020) by elevating its premium experiences. The 72 Club (from $25,000/seat) includes a pre-game performance by an A-lister, a premium food and beverage menu, and post-game access to the Super Bowl Trophy presentation. The perks also apply to the uber-luxe Living Room Boxes ($35,000/seat; $140,000/four-person box). Access to The Nine ($675,000) is the ultimate VIP experience: door-to-door black car service, a private entrance, a dedicated in-seat concierge, and access to a private club. hardrockstadium.com

Eleven Experience adds Cedar Lodge New Zealand to its collection of global hideouts. Go for fly-out fishing in clear streams, heli-hiking in remote valleys, and exclusive tastings in award-winning local wineries from December 1, 2019, to March 25, 2020. $8,995/person for seven nights; elevenexperience.com

Experience meditation in Utah’s dramatic red-rock landscape (Amangiri), mountain-high healing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Amangani), and the purifying power of the ocean in Turks & Caicos (Amanyara) with Buddhist spiritual master and scholar Geshe YongDong during a four-night Journey to Peace transformative retreat. Amangiri January 21–25, 2020; Amangani January 29–February 2, 2020; Amanyara February 18–22, 2020. From $7,825; aman.com