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Fishing at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Mountain Express Magazine | The Lodge at Blue Sky Featured on History Channel's 'From Scratch'

Oct 30, 2021

"The show’s premise is to illustrate where food comes from with a deep dive of farm to table. Moscow met with Galen Zamarra, executive chef at the Lodge at Blue Sky, and enjoyed a dish of trout roulade, acorn fritters and Four Corners potatoes... While staying at this private mountain retreat, guests can fish for native Utah trout on secluded streams, visit the on-site sustainable farm or get grounded with yoga and meditation."

Creek House, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City

Travel + Leisure | Top 500 List

Mar 2021

Included in the 2021 Top 500 list of best hotels in the world. | As the travel industry confronts unprecedented challenges, resorts, hotels, and safari lodges around the world are rising to meet the moment, acting as beacons of resilience and hospitality for both guests and their local communities. Drawing on results from the past year's World's Best Awards survey, we're bringing back this iconic list to recognize the 500 best properties, as chosen by our discerning readers. We hope it will serve as a trusted resource for your next adventure, wherever-and whenever-it may be.

Pool, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Condé Nast Traveler | 11 Relaxing Babymoon Ideas for Parents-to-Be

Feb 9, 2021

"Get lost in the Utah mountains | Prospective parents have the run of the 3,500-acre ranch at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Wanship, Utah—and all the hiking, biking, and fly-fishing therein. In the summer, adventurers can helicopter to a 10,000-foot-high peak in the Uinta Mountains for a private yoga and meditation session, or stay grounded with spa treatments soundtracked by a burbling creek."

Heli-skiing excursion at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Town & Country | Let's Go Out!

Feb 2021

"Now | Ski season in Park City, Utah, can last through April, making it the perfect location for an extended spring getaway. Skip the socially distant lift lines and book a room at the Lodge at Blue Sky, which features heli-skiing and snowshoeing for the pod. The slopes have both intermediate and advanced runs, as well as a private, heated yurt at the top of the mountain for an après-ski ASAP."

Earth Suite balcony view in winter, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Marie Claire | 5 Magical Ski Destinations for a Safe Winter Getaway

Jan 26, 2021

"Located on 3,500 private acres of ranch property in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the Lodge at Blue Sky offers a tranquil setting removed from the crowds of Park City. Guests are provided private transportation to their very own lift area and have access to Blue Sky's guest-only lodge at the mountain base in town. Ideal for social distancing, Blue Sky’s private dining venues serve up refined mountain cuisine all made with seasonal, responsibly-sourced ingredients."

Snowshoeing at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Departures | 36 Hottest Ski (and Après-Ski) Experiences Across the Country This Year

Jan 4, 2021

"Taking a sleigh ride is about as classic as it gets and The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, has doubled down with their Après Sleigh offering. The guided sleigh ride takes guests on a journey near migrating elk that wander to Blue Sky every fall and winter. It begins and ends at a cozy tent that’s anything but rustic, where a hot cocoa bar, curated books, and western music awaits."


Departures | Ski Your Own Private Mountain With These 8 Over-the-Top Ski Experiences in the US

Dec 4, 2020

"Heli-skiing usually offers completely private terrain, but there’s one drawback: it’s often reserved for advanced skiers. Rarely can non-veteran skiers find a private heli-program that will bring them to exclusive blue square trails rather than double black diamonds. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, offers heli-skiing, leaving straight from the resort, to 200,000 acres of secluded high-altitude terrain."

private mountain yurt at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Conde Nast Traveler | 14 Reasons We Can't Wait to Travel in 2021

Nov 17, 2020

"And if slogging uphill seems like too much work, the Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Utah, has introduced heli-skiing for intermediate levels and above with ski butlers, warming yurts, and guides for those willing to drop big bucks to glide off the grid."

Group heli-skiing at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah

Essentialist | Ski Season: Just In

Oct 26, 2020

"Less Extreme Heliskiing: The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection in Wanship, Utah has introduced a private heli-ski experience at its Mountaintop Yurt. With access to 200,000 skiable acres, guides can find terrain equivalent to a resort’s cruise-y blue runs, alpine bowls or challenging chutes. Added pampering includes a chef prepared breakfast and lunch and an open stocked bar for acres ski."

exterior of resort

Vogue | 5 Places to Travel Locally This Fall

Oct 9, 2020

"Want to really, really get away from it all? Go to The Lodge at Blue Sky. Set upon 3,500 acres (yes, you read that right, its in the thousands) this Utah resort opened quietly last summer and, like so many, had to shut down in March due to COVID-19. However, now Blue Sky is back and better than ever. A place that embraces its vastness, the activities list is almost endless: you can go for hikes (there are so many options that the ranch has its own trail list), e-bikes, horseback rides (Western or English style), shoot sporting clays, axe-throwing, or fly-fishing."

Vogue recommends the Yurt at The Lodge at Blue Sky as the best place to elope

Vogue | Where to Elope if You’re Considering Quietly Tying the Knot

Sept 23, 2020

"Set upon 3,500 acres, The Lodge at Blue Sky in Wanship, Utah, is surrounded by stunning scenery: mountains, sage, Aspen tree groves, and winding rivers. At a high point overlooking them all is the property’s yurt, a rustic-chic space embodying western charm. There are faux fur throws, weathered leather couches, aged barrels, and a deck with a blazing fire pit. When this writer visited the yurt back in July, it had already had been the site of a few intimate weddings, all catered by James Beard Award-Winning Executive Chef, Galen Zamarra."

Winter wedding ceremony at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings | An Adventure-Themed Wedding in the Snowy Hills of Utah

Sept 17, 2020

"The couple knew right away that they wanted their celebration to reflect their love of adventure. 'We wanted a location where we could either snowboard or mountain bike with everyone before and during our wedding weekend, Teissia says. 'We also wanted to be in an area that was beautiful and had a charming downtown so that our less outdoorsy guests and family members could enjoy a more low-key adventure, as well.' The couple landed on in Wanship, Utah, just outside of Park City."

Room at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

Forbes | 26 Workations To Take Right Now

Aug 28, 2020

"If you need space to stretch out, bring your briefcase to this 3,500-acre ranch a half hour outside of Park City. Suites overlook Alexander Canyon, but if you need to focus on finishing that report without any distractions, socially distanced co-working spaces are available elsewhere on the property."

family hiking at the Lodge at Blue Sky

Forbes | Resorts Now Offering Work Related Travel Options

Aug 11, 2020

"The Lodge at Blue Sky is redefining “kids education” with Mountain Classroom, a variety of options for families looking to work in a beautiful, inspiring mountain setting. Kids can do their virtual classroom for a few hours each day in the safety and privacy of their mountain-view suite. After virtual classes, their education will continue in other fun, experiential ways with The Lodge at Blue Sky’s Little Vaquero’s Kids Camp."

hiking couple

Indagare | Summer Road Trip Ideas: The Best U.S. Hotels You Can Drive To

June 19, 2020

"Set on 3,500 acres in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, the Lodge at Blue Sky is a contemporary ranch with a design focus, elevated cuisine and renowned horsemanship and wellness programs. The property is intimate, separated into three different sections."

Chef Galen Zamora plates a dish at Yuta

New York Post | Former Manhattan Chefs Find Bigger, Better Opportunities Outside NYC

Feb 9, 2020

"If you think running a New York City restaurant is challenging work, try cooking a gourmet dinner in a yurt at the top of an 8,000-foot mountain — in the middle of a blizzard. That’s just one of the culinary adventures Galen Zamarra has experienced since moving to Utah as executive chef at Yuta, the signature restaurant of the Lodge at Blue Sky outside Park City."

Woman skiing powder on a mountain

The Wall Street Journal | Why You Should Never Buy Ski Gear Again

Feb 7, 2020

"Elsewhere, Park City’s Lodge at Blue Sky offers a full-service fireside fitting. After getting kitted out with gear, you’ll find it waiting in the hotel’s exclusive Ski Lounge at the base of the mountain, where your boots will be waiting pre-warmed, your skis will be waxed and you can pop back at any time for wine or beer."

Yuta Restaurant interior

Gastronomic Salt Lake City | Valentine’s Day 2020

Feb 4, 2020

"Yuta are offering a special four course dinner with Park City’s Ritual Chocolate’s cacao featured in each dish prepared by Chef Galen Zamarra. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. In addition to Yuta’s dinner, guests may attend a complimentary Ritual Chocolate Workshop at Blue Sky. 2-4pm or 4-6pm. They will discuss the fascinating history and uses of cacao and how their chocolate is lovingly crafted in small batches. Blue Sky’s Edge Spa will be offering Cacao-Infused spa treatments to restore body, mind and spirit with cacao."

Firepit at the Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah

The Telegraph | 12 Unforgettable Family Trips, From Sri Lanka to the Hebrides

Feb, 2020

"USA | A dreamy wilderness retreat in the wilds of Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky, which opened last summer, is ideal for adventure seekers who don't want to skimp in luxury. The lodge offers hiking, biking, fly fishing, horse-riding, skiing and heli-skiing. It also offers thoughtful, educational outdoor experiences for children and its Little Vaqueros Club caters for five to 12 year-olds."

A bride and groom smile as they walk down the aisle at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Real Weddings | Katherine & Paul

“During the days leading up to the wedding, their guests played in a variety of ways: snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, a spin class at Boom Cycle, spa time at the St. Regis, and trap shooting and whiskey tasting at High West. Their hosted 40-person rehearsal dinner was held at Bill White’s Farm. Blue Sky Ranch hosted the wedding day—a natural fit for the Kentucky-native bride and the groom who spent childhood summers on a family ranch in Northern California."

The Lodge at Blue Sky is in the 2020 Wellness issue of Sunset Magazine

Sunset | Open for Wellness

Feb, 2020

"The Lodge at Blue Sky, Wanship, Utah: an Auberge property boasting the High West Whiskey Rubdown: Sip a glass of whiskey during a salt and sage foot soak, followed by an old-style liniment massage and hot-towel compress. Opened June 2019."

A bride and groom touch noses during a wedding at Utah's Lodge at Blue Sky

Utah Valley Bride | Lost & Found

"Caroline and Tim wanted to share their vows with a view — and Blue Sky Ranch was just the ticket. Caroline grew up skiing in Park City and fell in love with the Beehive state. “Being surrounded by grazing horses and untamed mountain terrain was simply magical,” Caroline says Highlights included heartwarming vows, a tender father-daughter dance and sweet family speeches. Another unforgettable moment? When the couple’s dog, Dakota, made her debut — both as a wedding cake topper and a dance floor VIP."

Yoga snowshoe at Lodge at Blue Sky

You & Your Wedding | North America

"Want to get back to nature - but still enjoy some luxe living? Western-inspired outdoor adventures at this 3,500-acre ranch include fly fishing, hiking, clay shooting and horse riding, or in winter, ehli-skiing and snowshoeing. And now, there's a sumptuous hotel where you can unwind after a day full of activity."

The Lodge at Blue Sky was featured in the 2020 Jetsetter Best of the Best Awards

Jet Setter | 2020 Best of the Best Awards

Jan 14, 2020

Best for Communing with Nature | "The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 46-room resort on 3,500 acres outside Park City, is a next-level approach to ranch life. Yes, there’s horseback riding and mountain biking but also fly fishing and heliskiing. Among the restaurants and bars are The Tavern, a remote 1800s cabin turned saloon that cooks breakfasts and dinners over an open campfire, and High West Distillery, which produces its own whiskey."

private mountain yurt at the Lodge at Blue Sky

Harper's Bazaar | The Ultimate Travel Guide 2020

Jan, 2020

"Facing the magnificent Wasatch Mountains, the Lodge at Blue Sky is the perfect setting for horse-riding or fly-fishing in the spring-fed creek. In colder months, guests can warm up with yoga in a hilltop yurt that is heated by a blazing fire."


805 Living | Helicopter as Ski Lift in Utah

Nov, 2019

"The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, a luxury ranch just outside of Park City, Utah, is entering its first winter season with a helicopter skiing and snowboarding experience on 200,000 acres of terrain between the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges. The land is “super-remote to get to, so it’s rare that you’re going to see anyone else, even snowmobiles,” says director of adventure Henry Hudson."

The Arena at the Lodge at Blue Sky during a pink sunset

Sharp Magazine | Don’t Phone Home: 4 Off-the-Grid Escapes for a Digital Detox

Oct 21, 2019

"The 3,500-acre ranch in the Wasatch Range, about 25 miles outside Park City, catapults the luxury mountain hideaway to otherworldly levels. Offering everything from fly-fishing, to heli-yoga, to an 18-stand sporting clay course, it’s easy to succumb amid this sprawling, private sanctuary. Equine enthusiasts will be floored by the Blue Sky Remuda, home to both trail and ranch horses trained in the tradition of Buck Brannaman, known as the horse whisperer."

A cast-iron dish with sweet potatoes and eggs from The Lodge at Blue Sky

Robb Report | Ditch the Kitchen and Enjoy Thanksgiving at These 8 Luxury Farm Hotels

Oct 17, 2019

"A new luxury outdoors-focused hotel just outside Park City, Utah, The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, sits on a 3,500-acre ranch with 46 plush rooms, a wellness center, a distillery, and a farm. If you’re feeling sporty this holiday, on November 28th, join the Saving Gracie’s Turkey Trot 3K and race through Blue Sky Ranch to the finish line at Gracie’s Farm, where you’ll be greeted by some barnyard friends. Gracie’s Farm is the resort’s on-site 1.5-acre organic farm that yields eggs, veggies, herbs, wildflowers, and honey, which are all used at on-site restaurant Yuta."

man drinking at the Sky Lodge bar

Bloomberg | Cool Ski Resorts Around the World Are Getting Hot, New Hotels

Oct 11, 2019

"Auberge Resorts Collection, the brand behind favorites such as Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil, has opened the Lodge at Blue Sky, a 46-room oasis on a 3,500-acre former ranch. Its Earth Suites, built into the hillside with grass roofs, have outdoor fireplaces that overlook Alexander Canyon. A heli-skiing program offers exclusive access to three private ski zones in the Uinta and Wasatch mountains, consisting of more than 200,000 acres of bowls and chutes."

highwest whiskey bar at yurt

Sunset | 2019 Travel Awards: 33 Winners Who Wowed Us This Year

Sept 30, 2019

"Game Changer: This new lodge just outside of Park City reinvents the dude ranch with an on-site whiskey distillery and helicopters that whisk guests to the Wasatch Range for yoga, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. Spread across 3,500 acres, the lodge offers plenty of options for experiences authentic to the West. What you won’t find: Western kitsch. The 46 rooms eschew antler chandeliers and cowhide rugs in favor of modern interiors."

spring fly fishing

Houston Chronicle | Auberge Resorts’ New Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah a Modern Stunner

Sept 23, 2019

"An on-site whiskey distillery and helicopter adventures are just a few of the wow-factor offerings at the Lodge at Blue Sky, a new Auberge Resorts Collection property on a 3,500-acre ranch 25 minutes outside Park City, Utah. Five years in the making, the 46-room hotel melds the exceptional service, modern design and discreet luxury of Amangiri, Utah’s most exclusive stay, with authentic Western activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing and skeet shooting."

Executive Chef of Yuta, Galen Zamarra

The Salt Lake Tribune | Utah’s newest fine-dining restaurant is called Yuta

Sept 6, 2020

"Hey, Utah, have you been to Yuta? It’s a new fine-dining restaurant — pronounced just like the state’s name — that opened about 20 miles east of Park City. It has an award-winning chef, an organic farm and is located inside The Lodge at Blue Sky — a new luxury resort in Wanship. Utah diners might be familiar with the place. It’s on the 3,500-acre Blue Sky Ranch, which has been home to the High West Distillery and restaurant since 2014."

exterior of resort

Luxury Life | Blue Sky Ahead

Sept, 2020

"An on-site whiskey distillery and helicopter adventures are just a few of the wow-factor offerings at the Lodge at Blue Sky, a new Auberge Resorts Collection property on a 3,500-acre ranch 25 minutes outside Park City, Utah. Five years in the making, the 46-room hotel melds the exceptional service, modern design and discreet luxury of Amangiri, Utah’s most exclusive stay, with authentic Western activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing and skeet shooting."

spring fly fishing

Travel + Leisure | I’m Running Away to This Fancy New Resort in Utah and None of You Can Stop Me

Aug 5, 2020

"The water rippled as the wind picked up on the pond. I flicked my rod, watching the lure dance above the surface and back in the air — straight into a tree. Henry Hudson, who oversees adventures for Blue Sky and bears no relation to the explorer of the same name, laughed it off and pointed across the shore. "See how the waves are going toward that bank? That's your spot right there..."

Barb Phillips riding Gracie, a rescued horse
The Lodge at Blue Sky Owner Barb Phillips on Gracie.

Lonely Planet | This Utah Dude Ranch Comes with a Luxurious Backdrop

July 27, 2020

"When planning a luxury vacation, corralling horses doesn’t typically come to mind. But, the Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah has managed to combine the two seemingly opposing ideas and redefine the ranch experience. How? The contemporary luxury resort located on a 3500-acre ranch just outside of Park City offers a wide range of authentic Western-inspired adventures. During your stay, you can try fly fishing, clay shooting, snowshoeing, and horseback-riding. Children can even spend the day being a ranch hand by feeding the horses and taking on other farm duties. And there’s a saloon onsite."

skiing at Park City

Financial Times | How to Spend It

Jun, 2019

"Park City is one of North America's finest (and swankiest ski resorts, a winter wonderland in northern Utah where craft beers and Ruinart flow, and fist-bumping and air-kissing are equally acceptable forms of greeting. But the arrival here of Auberge Resorts ( augurs its ascent as a year-round playground. The Lodge at Blue Sky (from $975) is the latest iteration of the American West ranch fantasy, but in this case it's one with a decidedly 21st-century bent."

group horseback riding

Western Home Journal | The Lodge at Blue Sky

Summer 2019

"In May 2019, Auberge Resorts Collection debuted The Lodge at Blue Sky, its first Utah property in the scenic Wasatch Range just outside of Park City. Located at Blue Sky Utah, a 3,500-acre ranch paradise created by local developer Mike Phillips, the newly built Lodge is a true year-round getaway, introducing guests and locals to a modern interpretation of western adventure. With panoramic views of dramatic peaks and mountain streams, for the first time, overnight guests can experience 'Luxury with Wild Abandon'."

the bar at the Lodge at Blue Sky

Suitcase | Wake Up Here

May, 2019

"The Wasatch Range mountains are echoed in the earthy tones of this secluded resort. Channel the spirit of old Westerns by riding horseback across 3,500 acres of untouched land – or if you’d rather leave the adventure to the fictional heroes, walk a few miles up the bubbling creek to discover a library complete with a log-burning fire and a wide selection of whiskeys."


The Sunday Times | Best of the Year Ahead

Feb 3, 2019

"Blue-sky ranching | The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 3,500-acre luxury ranch near Salt Lake City, Utah, opens this month, with 46 rooms and experiences for every season, from riding to skiing (Nordic and heli)."

Sunrise Ride with breakfast at the Blue Sky Tavern

The Times | Great American Breaks for 2019

Feb 2, 2019

"11. Utah ranch adventure | The Lodge at Blue Sky, just outside Salt Lake City, opens in May in the mountains of Park City, Utah. It features an Olympic-size equestrian centre, private trails for riding, hiking or mountain biking and, in winter, heli-skiing on Utah's most remote and beautiful peaks. Inside, the design is sleek and contemporary, with picture windows leading the eye to the tips of the Wasatch Mountains."

Exterior of the Sky Lodge at the Lodge at Blue Sky

The Times | Travel! The 27 Coolest Places to Stay (This Year)

Feb, 2019

"13. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah | A 3,500-acre ranch in the Utah mountains that offers guests not only immersion in ranch life - horse riding, fly-fishing, skiing, corralling cattle, gathering eggs, feeding creatures at the lodge's rescue centre - but exclusivity in some pretty interiors, whether that's in the plant-roofed Earth suite or a wooden cabin in the creek."

The Lodge at Blue Sky in Net Jets 2020 Smart Guide

Net Jets | The Smart Guide

Jan, 2019

"Across the border, THE LODGE AT BLUE SKY ( offers a different sort of get-away-from-it-all experience. At this 1,416ha ranch in the Wasatch mountains near Salt Lake City, fly-fishing, hiking and, in the winter, heli-skiing and moonlit snowshoeing are the order of the day – adventures best topped off by a nature-inspired spa treatment, an aerial yoga session in the forest or a feast of seasonal fare cooked up with ingredients grown on site."

Lodge at Blue Sky earth suites

Country & Town House | 24 Hotels You'll Want to Check Out This Year

Jan, 2019

"Is this the year you jump in a Cadillac and have a true Western lifestyle experience (with a splash of luxury)? Check out The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah, located on a 3,500 acre ranch in the Wasatch Mountain Range. Try fly fishing, trekking on horse back, working cattle, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. Or just check out the Auberge spa. The Lodge also offers you the chance to experience the whiskey-making process at the award-winning High West Distillery, Utah's first legal distillery since 1870."


Luxury Magazine | A New Park City

Winter 2019

"In June the Auberge Resorts Collection opened The Lodge at Blue Sky (—46 decadent rooms and villa-style suites set on a 3,500-acre ranch located 16 miles from the lifts at Park City Mountain (where The Lodge has a private club lounge and locker room). Guests can also heli-ski or cat-ski right from the hotel to over 200,000 acres of terrain in the Wasatch Mountains or take private, backcountry- skiing courses with expert guides."