Vail – stay at The Lodge at Vail - the
original luxury chalet in Vail Village.
Grab first chair, first tracks in Vail’s Back
Bowls, and the first bar stool at
Red Lion or Pepi’s for après ski.
Vail Village has seen a renaissance, luxury ski hotels by Ritz-Carlton, Four
Seasons Vail, Rock Resort's Arrabelle and Sebastian all offer top notch service for skiers,
but the Lodge at Vail is authentic with the best location at the top of town
steps to the gondola.
Beaver Creek, Colorado - stay at the
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for the
ultimate ski service, suite views of the slopes and you are step to the lifts,
the Village and the most beautiful outdoor pool with 5 hot tubs. Ski the World Cup Downhill Birds of Prey, then go ice
skating in the centerpiece rink in the beautiful Beaver Creek ski village at the
base, before a sleigh ride dinner to Beano’s Cabin. Be sure to ask about
the Golden Ticket for first tracks.
Deer Valley, Utah - stay slopeside at
The Montage, The St Regis, Stein Eriksen Lodge or
The Lodges at Deer
Valley. Ski all day, spa, wine and dine all night! No Snowboarders allowed at Deer
Valley…so leave your Burton fans at home. More
on Deer Valley...
Telluride's Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge Heritage Place -
Telluride tops many skiers' best resort ski list, and this luxury
Franz Klammer Lodge residence hotel in
the heart of Telluride's Mountain Village is very posh from the spacious suites
to the rooftop spa and concierge service. Fairmont hotels are the fairest of
them all - especially in ski country - Chateau Whistler, Chateau Lake Louise, Banff Springs, Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Trembant, Chateau Frontenac,
you get the pretty picture.
Big Sky Montana - stay slopeside at the
Summit Hotel for one of
the best ski hotels in the west. The Summit quickly went to the top of our ski hotel list for location
and luxury. Take a
day off the slopes to explore nearby Yellowstone National Park by snow coach – or apply
for membership at the neighboring private ski resort Yellowstone Club.
More on Big Sky.
Jackson Hole Wyoming - Jackson Hole is host to the five diamond
Four Seasons Jackson Hole which
combines the highest vertical skiing in the country with the finest service of
Four Season, in a spectacular ski in/ski out hotel in Teton Village. Amangani
is another luxury Jackson hotel (pictured above), with suite lodging, a spa,
stunning views of the Grand Tetons and four diamond service and dining, just a
short drive to the slopes and town of Jackson.
Snowbird/Alta is blanketed with over 500-inches of Utah’s trademark
greatest snow on earth, and you have two interconnected ski mountains with
exceptional expert terrain off the Tram, or on High Rustler at skiers-only
Alta. Stay at
The Rustler Lodge at Alta
for complete service, superb meals, with a slope view or The Cliff Lodge
at Snowbird, where the rooftop spa is top shelf.
Whistler Blackcomb – Let’s see, 8,171 acres of skiing, two formidable mountains
connected by a new Peak 2 Peak Gondola this year, and a phenomenal Intrawest ski
resort village with high end lodging, dining, resort shopping, and celebrity
style nightlife. Take your pick of a slopeside Hyatt, Westin, Pan Pacific Hotel,
a ski in ski out Four Seasons, or The five-star Fairmont Chateaux Whistler –
just to name a few of Whistler’s luxury ski lodging options. No wonder
Whistler/Blackcomb was the chosen sight for the Winter Olympics 2010.
Ski Lake Tahoe – 18 ski areas surround the gorgeous blue
Lake Tahoe, stay at
Heavenly for a few days skiing and boarding between Nevada and California, then
lodge at The Resort at Squaw to ski Squaw Valley and neighboring Alpine Meadows,
there is a a new mountainside Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe at Northstar so put that
on your must ski Lake Tahoe list.