The largest ski resort in the nation, Park City Mountain Resort represents the pinnacle of the ski resort experience. Its peak to peak private guided tour on the mountain is touted as the ultimate ski adventure experience and today Ashley will venture out to test these accolades for herself. To calm her nerves after such strenuous activities, she returns to Deer Valley to spa and après-ski at the recently finished and stunningly beautiful Stein Eriksen Residences, the latest and greatest resort to open in Park City. Not a bad way to say goodbye to the wondrous and magical mountains of Utah and Park City.
A winter destination for Alpine thrill seekers, adventurers and romantics alike, Park City is one of the premier ski destinations in North America and the world. It might be home to a whopping 400 ski slopes and two of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts, but there is so much more to experience outside of the slopes. Why not head to Utah Olympic Park for some bobsledding? Or jet over to High West and try some of their award-winning whiskey blends? Park City is literally overflowing with alpine options no matter what kind of adventure you seek.
The mere mention of Deer Valley and the ears of any skier or alpine enthusiast perks up. It is akin to Mecca or the Vatican to persons of faith. This gold standard of ski resorts is ours for the day and where Ashley will ski and snowmobile within its magnificent, savagely beautiful and luxurious confines.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to wander a winter village covered in freshly fallen snow? To wake up in the middle of the mountains just screaming to be skied? To have top rated restaurants, bars, nightlife, spirits and shops all blended and placed right under your nose? Welcome to Park City, a place that takes all of your winter dreams and makes them a reality. Follow Ashley Roberts as she skis, snowmobiles, bobsleds, shops, eats, drinks, dances and relaxes among the Utah mountains in the spectacular Park City.
After days on the slopes and adventuring off the mountain, Ashley takes time out to get to the core of this majestic old West town, visiting McMillen Fine Art gallery, the Old Town Cellars winery, and fashion boutique Mary Janes, before joining chef John Murcko in his kitchen at the white-hot Firewood, and wrapping the whole day up with an inventive cocktail at the beautiful O.P. Rockwell.
On the Isle of Harris, a new distillery bears the island's name. Also on this island, you'll discover the key ingredient in making Harris Gin. But "1st Look" guest hosts George Oliphant and Alan Cumming soon discover, you need to put in a very hard day's work, if you want to nip upon some of the most pristine spirits in the land.
The Isle of Eriskay is famous for The Whisky Galore and the real life events of the S.S. Politician's shipwreck. When the ship went aground, it contained thousands of cases of whisky… That is until the townspeople of Eriskay learned of its contents. Upon arriving "1st Look" guest host George Oliphant heads out to the open sea to try and find some of the legendary bounty and to try his hand at fishing, because on the islands, if don't catch... you don't eat.
The seaport town of Oban is only a stones-throw away from Glasgow, and when you’re there, you need to fill up on some of the freshest seafood in all of the nation. Then hop on a ferry and head straight for the Scottish Isles. Join "1st Look" guest host George Oliphant as he strolls along the white sand beaches and kayaks through the turquoise waters that surround the beautiful island of Barra. And finally, joined by acclaimed actor and Scotsmen, Alan Cumming, pair the perfect pint with the majesty, the history and serenity of The Scottish Isles.