August 3, 2007
JACKSON HOLE, WY — (News Release) - The ski experts at Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa have all the pesky details handled, so skiers can turn their attention to more important matters: the steep chutes, vast bowls, and enchanted forests and glades of some of Jackson Hole's finest backcountry. With its new five-night "No Hassle Heli-Skiing package, Jackson's quintessential luxury lodge has arranged every aspect of the perfect getaway to the Hole's untracked wonders, including two days heli-skiing with High Mountain Heli in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and two days skiing Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's benchmark 4,139 feet of vertical — as well as all the lodge's trademark comforts.
Available January 3 — March 30, 2008, "No Hassle Heli-Skiing includes five nights' accommodations at the acclaimed Rusty Parrot Lodge, as well as the two days with High Mountain Heli and two days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Additional perks include full chef-prepared breakfast daily, lunch at the Heli-deli while heli-skiing, a gourmet meal at the Four Diamond-rated Wild Sage Restaurant, and one hour-and-a-half Arnica Sports Massage per person. Price for the package is $2,850 per person, double occupancy for a first-floor king or double king room, plus tax and resort fee. Suite or king fireplace Jacuzzi rooms and additional heli-skiing days are available.
High Mountain Heli-Skiing's Bell 407 helicopter provides access to 305,000 acres south of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, including all of the Snake River and Palisades mountain ranges, and portions of the Hoback, Teton, and Gros Ventre ranges. A day of heli-skiing consists of six runs, approximately 12,000 -15,000 vertical feet, transportation to the heli-pad, and Heli-Deli lunch. Rental powder skis (new Rossignol Bandit B4s) are recommended and available in High Mountain's shop, and skiers fly in groups of six — one guide and five guests.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa was built in 1990 by owner Ron Harrison, who envisioned a different type of lodge near the shopping, art galleries, and restaurants of Jackson's Town Square. The Lodge was rated number 16 in the mainland U.S. by the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler reader survey, number one hotel in the Continental U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure readers in 2005, and has been featured in media including NBC's "The Today Show, USA Today, and The New York Times. The Rusty Parrot and its Wild Sage restaurant continue to be Jackson's only lodge and restaurant combination to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. For additional information and reservations, contact the Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa at 800.458.2004 or visit www.rustyparrot.com.