Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Natural Retreats Partners With Soul Poles to Give Back to the Slopes This Holiday Season

For every booking of the Local Soul Holiday Package, Natural Retreats will donate to Protect Our Winters and guests will receive custom, sustainable ski poles by Soul Poles.

Park City, UT (October 3, 2019) — Travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind holiday gift idea this year might want to consider the mountains. Natural Retreats (, a leading luxury vacation rental company that connects its guests to authentic local experiences, has partnered with the Park City-based, sustainable ski pole company, Soul Poles (, to give back to the slopes. 

With the Local Soul Holiday Package, direct guests who book Natural Retreats homes in the Deer Crest and Colony neighborhoods for stays between Dec. 20, 2019 and Jan. 5, 2020 will receive four complimentary pairs of custom bamboo Soul Poles ski poles, each handmade and engraved in Park City. Natural Retreats will deliver the poles to the guests’ vacation home ahead of their stay and help facilitate shipping them home. 

Natural Retreats will also donate $1,000 for every home booking to Protect Our Winters (, an organization dedicated to ensuring powder days for future generations through education, advocacy, and support of community-based initiatives. 

“We are thrilled to connect our guests with a local company that shares our values and supports such an important cause,” said Chris Holden, CEO at Natural Retreats. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner than Soul Poles. We’re also very excited to support Protect Our Winters, an organization that is actively fighting to preserve the mountain playgrounds we love.” 

The Local Soul package applies to ski homes in Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort and The Colony at Park City Mountain, both private neighborhoods offering sweeping views: 

Deer Crest at Deer Valley Resort Perched above Lake Jordanelle on Deer Valley Resort’s sunniest mountain, this private, gated community offers spectacular views, plus ski-in-ski-out access from every chalet. Hop on your 

private ski run, and after a day on the slopes, mix drinks at your home’s private bar. Most homes include amenities like heated patios, fire pits, oversized hot tubs, gourmet kitchens and fitness suites and game rooms. Deer Valley has earned its reputation for top-notch service, perfectly groomed slopes, inspired cuisine, and unparalleled ski-in-ski-out access. 

The Colony at Park City Mountain The Colony is a private gated community with expansive chalets on secluded, wooded lots with ski access outside your door with access to more than 7,000 skiable acres. With amenities like stadium-seat theaters, private bars, and even heated pools, our homes blur the line between home and private lodge. You’ll also find shopping, dining, and family-friendly entertainment at the base of Canyon’s Village. 

Reservations also include a VIP Concierge for trip planning and in-home services, from stocking groceries before arrival to arranging a ski rental fitting at home. 

Guests can book the Local Soul package by calling Natural Retreats at 1-888-451-0156 or emailing


About Natural Retreats: Natural Retreats is a leading luxury vacation rental management company in 14 of America’s most beautiful and iconic destinations--from Palm Springs and Park City to the coastal Carolina barrier islands. The company is built on a unique model of service that combines the personalized care of local management with the sales and marketing resources of a national team. We elevate the travel experience by making our guests feel at home and our homeowners feel like guests, offering high-level management and hand-picked vacation homes filled with a unique sense of place and character. Visit 

About Soul Poles: Soul Poles is a for-purpose, outdoor adventure brand committed to producing intentionally designed products using renewable and recycled materials, thus providing conscious consumers a handmade, eco-friendly, and socially responsible substitute to mined and virgin-sourced alternatives. As a 1% For The Planet member and financial partner of The High Fives Foundation, Protect Our Winters, and SheJumps, Soul Poles creates a ripple effect with every product it produces. Visit 

About Protect Our Winters: Protect Our Winters (POW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. For more information, visit