Bentleys and golden Bomber skis: a weekend in Colorado with Olympian Bode Miller

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    Landing a tiny propellor craft during a internal Telluride, Colorado airfield doesn’t come easy. Through copiousness towering peaks and astonishing gusts of atmosphere we proceed a tiny alighting frame and from there we can already see it: a unit of glossy new Bentley automobiles accessible a arrival.

    The means for a weekend outing this time around is to symbol a attainment of a very, really limited-edition partnership between Bentley Motors and Bomber skis, who together dreamt adult dual pairs of skis that come crowded of some truly no-holds-barred luxury. More on that later. 

    But for now, with a bags collected and packaged into a particular cars – mine, a supercharged Bentley Bentayga in a shade of electrifying blue that is pronounced to have been desirous by a private client’s dusk robe – we make a brief expostulate to a Lumiere Hotel within a Telluride Ski Resort. The alpine locality is a arrange of Aspen or Courchevel though a high-flying glamour. Instead of popping Champagne corks, you’re some-more expected to moment a drink and a fur has been traded out for nylon puffers. 

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    We’re welcomed that dusk by nothing other than Olympian Bode Miller, whose heyday of ski racing in a Winter Olympics from 1998 to 2014 saw him winning over a hearts of millions of viewers around a world. These days, while he continues to rip adult a slopes, his sights are set on new projects such as genuine estate, boating, equine racing and as a cornerstone financier of Bomber Ski alongside a company’s CEO Robert Siegel, who also joins us from New York. 

    “Bomber is for a consumer who wants a best of all in life,” he tells me of a brand, that handcrafts any span during their bureau in Biella, Italy. “Our idea is to make a pleasing product that is so many improved than a other span of skis.” Between Siegal and Miller, it’s transparent that we am among some of a many seasoned skiers in a world, who foster a death-defying downhill courses such as The Streif on Mount Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, but, for now, Vail will sufficient – generally for a beginner like me. 

    Between Siegel and Miller, it’s transparent that we am among some of a many seasoned skiers in a world

    The subsequent morning, we try my palm during skiing atop my possess span of Bombers and while I’m enlisted with a classical Gunpowder Mountain Range 95 style, it’s Mr Miller who is entrusted with a pièce de résistance and a reason we’ve all collected here: a Bomber for Bentley Centenary Edition 84, celebrating Bentley’s 100th year.

    The large skis come ornate with a same textures and patterns found in a Bentley EXP 100 GT judgment automobile and have a cost tab of $3,750. But, maybe best of all, they’re sloping with 24-carat gold-plated, diamond-shape inserts, in a cadence of talent by Bentley’s lead designer, Chris Cooke. Luxurious elements like this are hackneyed in a Bomber world, that is famous to many for a over-the-top excursions and white glove ski concierge that ships we a uninformed span of skis anywhere your travels might take we – that is, by invitation only. 

    After a day on a slopes, we come together for a decadent cooking staged during 12,000 feet, in a board famous as Alpino Vino and reachable usually by what can usually be described as a sleet tank, a steel marks climbing us adult a icy slopes with ease. Inside a friendly lodge, we come to find that an encyclopaedic booze preference is on offer, with sommelier Andrew Shaffner and cook Nicola Peccedi presiding. Over a march of a four-hour meal, we’re treated to rarities such as a 2006 Barolo and a stimulating Sauterne dessert wine, though a loyal party comes in a form of Bode recounting his Olympic fight stories, nothing of that are fit for print. 

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    The subsequent day is car-centric, commencement with a two-hour outing by Colorado’s circuitous hillsides to Red Mountain Alpine Lodge. Tucked divided on an artless behind road, a home is an oasis in a center of inexperienced inlet with copiousness of winter sporting to be had. Snowshoeing and snowmobiling occur before we accumulate on a home’s veranda with prohibited toddy cocktails, a inexhaustible charcuterie image and a dessert that’s described to us simply as “butter bars”. I’m roughly certain that they’re mostly done of butter and we eat no reduction than three.

    Full to a brim, we try behind to Vail for one final hurrah, though rather than lapse in one of a Bentleys, a usually judicious resolution was to make a tour around helicopter. We’re assimilated by a gifted commander from Telluride Helitrax, who threads us by a treetops and out toward a plateau for some of a many epic views of this trip, creation for a ideal send off from this celebratory weekend. 

    The initial Bomber x Bentley Ski + Drive Experience accessible for customers will take place in Mar 2020, commencing during the Lumière With Inspirato skill in Telluride, Colorado and roving via private aircraft to Deer Valley, Utah where a knowledge will continue at a Montage Deer Valley. For some-more details, visit: bomberski.com/bentleyexperiences

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