Though specializing in AT&T, AT&T Authorized Retailer embellishes portable talking devices of all makes and models. Keep phones full of juice abroad with a travel charger or resuscitate them en route by rerouting a vehicle's power to their hearts with a car charger ($25+). A screen protector can shield displays from scratches ($10+), and one of JC&C's cases can help to keep it safe during spontaneous games of phone golf ($30+). JC&C's professionals also carry Bluetooth devices ($39.99+), data cables, and memory cards.
On Carson Valley?s Cutter Ridge Ranch, the steeds of Fitzpatrick Performance Horses spend their days roaming more than 100 acres of lush pastures and their nights dreaming of never-ending saltlicks in a heated 50-stall barn. Bridget Fitzpatrick, the owner and head trainer of her eponymous business, guides the horses with a steady hand that has produced nationally recognized amateur and youth riders. Her skills seem to have rubbed off on the facility?s hooved residents as well; among her many accolades, she can take credit for training several prize-winning arabian horses.
Fitzpatrick continues to introduce new students to equestrianism in lessons that impart the principles of styles such as Hunter and Western. Though the echoes of galloping hooves carry across the outdoor arena during warmer months, horses tend to retreat to an indoor arena and switch their shoes out for semicircular slippers when the weather gets colder.
Sequestered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1862 David Walley's Restaurant & Hot Springs centers around its seven natural, hot mineral springs and pools. During winter months, guests lounge in the bubbling pools and take in panoramic views of snowcapped peaks. David Walley’s is also home to its eponymous restaurant, with menu of casual fine-dining dishes that complement a wine list noted for earning Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence in 2012. Entrees include seared long island duck breast laced with a mushroom madera and served on garlic-whipped potatoes, wild boar rack with a calvados demi, and honey bourbon grilled chicken skewers with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Meanwhile, around the resort, world-class skiing routes host dozens of snowboarders and skiers, with hundreds of miles of snowmobiling, hiking and mountain bike trails. In summer, hot-air ballooning, wakeboarding, and water skiing are favorite pastimes while guides lead horseback sojourns through the many nearby trails. The Record-Courier's readers also voted the resort 2014's Best Place to Have a Wedding and Best Place to Take a Date, thanks to its lush, scenic surroundings.
At Rosebud Beauty Products, head honcho Penny Cannon enthusiastically answers inquiries over the phone about the age-defying night cream she began using in place of pricier counterparts. Packed with seven anti-aging skincare therapies and ingredients such as vitamins and antioxidants, Penny’s night cream aims to tighten façades, diminish wrinkles and lines, and imbue faces with a youthful glow previously only attained in playoff games of hopscotch. Penny and her team at Rosebud also support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donating portions of their proceeds each year to breast-cancer research.
While onboard, zone out to Sirius radio, treat mitts to a warm scented towel, or surf the Internet with complimentary WiFi. Blue Groundways also offers onboard bistro service (with fresh, non-frozen fare), pillows and blankets on hand, a climate-controlled cabin, and Starbucks brews. If you're of the legal age, a complimentary alcoholic beverage will find its way to your hand; if you aren't, then enjoy an equally complimentary soda. You can also lounge back in spacious seating and pass the time with Blockbuster movies.
Powered by positive buzz percolating on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Ski magazine, and sporty blogs, Ski Butlers's staff of deliverymen and service techs takes the hassle out of outdoor recreation with delivery and pick-up service of ski and snowboard rentals. Starting early in the morning, drivers head to hotels, lodges, and igloos around ski slopes to outfit sportsmen of all ages with high-quality skis, snowboards, and supplies from brands such as Rossignol, Atomic, Elan, Fischer, and Völkl. Butlers carry an assortment of boots and poles to ensure that riders secure a well-fitting rental. After fittings, which can take as long as an hour, butlers slip renters the digits to their help line. In the event of an equipment issue, butlers meet skiers on the mountain to resolve the problem with the minimum possible delay and hassle. The company has grown to service 30 of North America's top ski destinations, including Whistler, Salt Lake City, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, and Thomas Jefferson's cowlicks on Mount Rushmore.