These are the grand dames of ski country, old world elegance in the heart of the
mountains. What could be better than returning to a century old luxury hotel
after carving the slopes? These grand historic hotels continue the tradition of four
diamond service in opulent historical surroundings Throw in a full service spa
and gourmet dining, and we’re there!
The Sun Valley Lodge, built in 1936, was the first and foremost
ski resort lodging property in the country. This lovely 4-diamond resort remains
famous and celebrity filled. Rooms overlook the ice skating rink, Sun Valley's
Baldy and Dollar Mountains where your ski day awaits.The spa
and outdoor heated pool are yours at the end of your
Sun Valley ski day.
The Château Lake Louise in Canada
This 1890 Château overlooks the brilliant waters of Lake Louise and Victoria
Glacier, this is the place to stay when skiing Lake Louise.
The Banff Springs Hotel and Spa
The Banff Springs was the flagship Canadian Pacific Hotel, built in 1888. This
grand hotel in the Canadian Rockies of Banff offers a state of the art Solace
Spa with natural hot springs and “out of this world” treatments.
Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac dates back to 1883, this monumental hotel is perched on the shores
of the St. Lawrence River in the heart of Old Quebec City. This French town has
much to savor, and Quebec skiing is just a half hour away at Mont Sainte Anne or a few
minutes further and you can be skiing 2,200 vertical feet into the St Lawrence
River at Le Massif.
The Hotel Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
The Mount Washington’s 1902 Hotel is a grand representative of the golden era.
After skiing at Bretton Woods, enjoy alpenglow over Mount Washington, dinner and
dancing in the prohibition inspired Cave. The Mount Washington Hotel
has a luxury Presidential spa.
The Equinox Resort and Spa, Manchester Vermont
The Equinox is a most elegant 1769 hotel, with a classic après ski watering hole
– the Marsh Tavern where the Green Mountain Boys plotted their revolt against
the Brits. Stay in 4-diamond luxury and spa at the Equinox Resort while skiing
at Stratton or Bromley, or play at the Equinox’s own Falconry and Land Rover
The Mountain View Grand Hotel in New Hampshire
This 1865 Colonial Revival in the glorious White Mountains is beaming with old
world charm and flaunting a four diamond rating. The Tower Spa perched high in
the Hotel’s cupola can be reserved privately, the best vantage we’ve found to
watch the sunset with your special someone. Runner up as another grand White
Mountain hotel is
Eagle Mountain House in
Jackson, more casual and affordable than The Mount Washington Hotel or Mountain
View Grand, not as fancy but pet and family friendly and equally historic.
The Balsams Wilderness Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
This 1866 Hotel nestled in dramatic alps-like Dixville Notch offered
extravagant meal plans and service of the good old days, plus its own private
ski hill - the Balsams Wilderness. This classic resort is currently closed
undergoing extensive renovations, bought by Les Otten of Sunday River and Red
Sox ownership experience. We will provide a review of the Balsams
Resort and Ski Area when it reopens in 2017, aiming to become the largest
ski resort in the East with Century Club ownership opportunities at the remote
resort once refurbished.