Big Sky Montana
Getting to Big Sky is not luxurious unless you have a leer jet, but once you are
here you are in the lap of luxury. This Montana ski resort is vast, 5,750 acres
of skiing, very scenic
and friendly. The tram to 11,166' Lone Peak is steep and serious, but most of
the 250 ski trails and terrain at Big Sky is intermediate and incredibly enjoyable,
nicknamed Blue Square.
The Summit Hotel at Big Sky is the must stay luxury property! And
a day exploring Yellowstone National Park while
visiting Montana ski country is a great diversion from the downhill skiing.
Aspen - Snowmass - Aspen Highlands Snowmass is the biggest of
Aspen's four ski areas, and the best,
but Ajax and
Highlands are worthy too - that's
one of the many things you will find cool in Aspen. Then there's
Aspen après ski. The Snowmass
Village has been revamped, but the Big Burn is still sublime skiing at high
elevation with superb views of the Maroon Bells. Top Aspen lodging ski hotels
include the Limelight Hotel and
the St Regis in Aspen and the Viceroy at Snowmass.
Telluride Colorado Telluride has the whole package for skiers, epic terrain, snow,
stellar views, an amazing mountain village plus an authentic
downtown reached by free gondola where you will find fantastic dining and friendly locals.
A few celebs frequent Telluride and
celebrate their good fortune to be stuck in Telluride's snowy box canyon of
Colorado which is big on festivals, food and fun. Top your Telluride trip off with delicious
on mountain dining at
Alpino Vino and Allred's, and posh lodging like the
Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge
and the ski in ski out Mountain Lodge at Telluride.
Deer Valley Utah
Deer Valley is the elite ski resort, the likes which all other resorts should
esteem to be (and does not allow snowboarders or the riffaff). Deer Valley is first class from valet service the moment you
arrive, to well placed high speed lifts, to impeccable grooming, signage and
service at every turn. The on-mountain lodges are elegant, serving wonderful
cuisine, to refuel you for more Utah powder on well pitched runs like Steins.
Creek Vail is the king of skiing, and you can find your own slice of luxury among the
5,289 acres. Super efficient lifts, more grooming than any other resort, and
vast terrain -powder filled back bowls to broad boulevards with views of the
clock tower ski town. Lunch on the mountaintop at Two Elk, mid mountain at The
10th Mountain Lodge, or ski down to
Village for alpine elegance.Stay at Vail's original - the authentic alpine
Lodge at Vailat the base of Gondola One or the
beautiful Manor Vail at Golden
Beaver Creek is sister resort to Vail –
but extremely upscale. While not as big as Vail, this
resort is posh, well-pitched and has the ritzy touch from the escalator to the
slopes, beautiful on-mountain lodges and to a charming base village - stay at the
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek steps to
the lifts and village.
Steamboat, Colorado Steamboat has great lifts, abundant Colorado snow and sunshine, and a variety of
terrain from gentle wide scenic cruisers to steep snow filled aspen glades. With on
mountain restaurants Hazie’s and Ragnars, and a daily opportunity to ski with
Olympian Billy Kidd - what more could you ask for? 3,000 acres and gondola?
Sure.. and natural hot springs for après ski, One of
the best western ski towns just down
the road from the slopeside village? Yes, Steamboat has got that too.
Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain in Montana
Whitefish is a great ski town and the skiing at
Whitefish's Big Mountain is awesome. With 3,000 acres to explore, surrounded
by stunning views of Glacier National Park, Whitefish and Flathead Lakes, this
is Montana's original Big Mountain for skiers. Long interesting ski trails like
Toni Matt and Inspiration, big bowls or steep glades in Hellroaring Basin - it's
all good. Save energy for après ski in the slopeside village at Bierstube or
the cool western ski town of Whitefish.
Jackson Hole Wyoming
Jackson Hole is notorious for its steep terrain off the 4,000' vertical Tram
the biggest vertical in the US
of any ski resort, but
there is a swank side to this extreme ski mountain. The
Four Season Jackson Hole, a snowball
toss from the gondola, is five-star and fantastic for skiers with every sense
imaginable. The Ski Valet at Four Seasons will even buckle your ski boots for
you. Amangani is an amazingly
posh resort and spa on a private mountainside overlooking an elk preserve, with the
Grand Tetons and great nearby skiing at Jackson Hole and Snow King. Jackson Hole
also has one of the best western ski towns.
Sun Valley, Idaho Sun Valley is
historic - home to the world's first chairlift, this is the heart of America's
ski resort tradition. While the slopes are steep and scenic,
Sun Valley lodges are grand and gorgeous. Sun
Valley has an edge of snobbery - but that's just the locals' love and
loyalty for their ski mountain.
Alta/Snowbird, Utah Snowbird has the best of both worlds, awesome expert terrain served by the base
to summit Tram -where you will find a new panoramic lodge at 11,000', plus plenty of gentler runs with exceptional Utah scenery.
With an interconnect to Alta, you have 4,700-acres of the greatest snow on
earth. Snowbird is luxurious when you stay on mountain at the Cliff Lodge or
Rustler Lodge at Alta, both have outdoor heated pools and spas. Ah...Utah.
Like its name, Mammoth is big. This Intrawest resort in California’s Sierra
Nevada range boasts tons of terrain, great lifts, and plentiful snow. A Mammoth
ski vacation promises lots of skiing thanks to well-placed modern lifts, and a
lovely stay in the modern base village.