There is nothing better than waking up slope-side, rolling
out of bed and going straight to the lifts. Well. Actually there is, staying in
a luxury ski hotel that happens to be on mountain, ski in ski out. Here are our 10
Best Slopeside Hotels in New England ski country.
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Known for decades as The Ski Capital of the East, Stowe has received an extreme
resort makeover. The Stowe Mountain Lodge in the swank Spruce Peak Village
puts Stowe on the map with the likes of Beaver Creek and Deer Valley for upscale slopeside lodging.
Anchoring the Village are an outdoor ice rink, a performing arts center, après
ski shops and bars. The Alpine Concierge will fetch your skis, boots, wine and cheese,
whatever you please at Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn
Okemo has delightful groomers, delicious on-mountain food, and a dramatic New
England Inn at the base of Jackson Gore. The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, ice
rink, swimming pools and s’mores by the lobby
fire for the kids, a Wine Room for fine dining, spacious slope view suites, and underground parking for mom &
dad, make this on mountain lodge primo at Okemo.
Jay Peak’s Hotel Jay Jay Peak has a three new places to stay. The best of
their on mountain hotels is the Hotel Jay - from complimentary valet parking, to
the luxurious suites with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the slopes and
jay's iconic Tram, to the attached Pump House Water park fro wet and wild après
ski fun, and nearby spa at the Tram Haus. After dicing Jay peak's copious glades all day, return to your
suite, hit the waterpark or the Ice Haus for skating, book a massage, then saunter to the Tower Bar for some ale and tales,
and dinner at classic Alice's Table or the Foundry.
Jay Peak’s Hotel Jay and Tram Haus -
which more authentic Vermont vibe and decor, both offer ski and stay packages
with lift tickets and water park admission. Stateside Hotel at Jay is the more
Sugarbush’s Clay Brook Inn
The big red hotel at Lincoln Peak offers 61 residences, a veritable home away
from home on the slopes. Vermont decor and proximity to the 4,000 acres of
skiing make this Sugarbush lodging very sweet. Kids will love Sugarbears ski
camp and the outdoor pool, parents will enjoy après ski at Castlerock Pub and
dinner on local-vore at Timbers.
Burke Mountain Hotel
Every room at the Burke Mountain Hotel has a view of
Burke Mountain's ski slopes or The Willoughby
Gap to the North. No expense was spared at this slopeside hotel, opened in 2016.
Vermont tile, stone, and wood adorn the lobby, hallways, common rooms and suites
– most of which have fireplaces and decks. The Burke Mountain Hotel has
everything you need before and after a day of skiing, ski lockers, a decadent
outdoor pool and hot tub, the Vertical Drop retail ski shop, an arcade for kids,
a breakfast café, plus après ski and a casual tavern menu at the View Pub, and more formal
dining in Willoughby’s Restaurant. Burke feels like a private ski resort, few
people and a special setting in the North East Kingdom of Vermont.
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel
Once you have made the haul to this Maine ski haven, you don’t want to drive
anymore. Staying at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, you can walk to kids ski camp,
the Superquad, ski shops and après ski at Sugarloaf’s famed pubs The Bag, Gepettos, the Widowmaker
and Seth Wescott's The Rack. Sugarloaf Hotel has a giant outdoor hot tub.
Sunday River’s Grand Summit Hotel Legendary snow comes right to your doorstep at the Summit. Ski valet, a slope
view outdoor pool and suite lodging are ideal for core skiers and families
alike. While it’s not fancy, you can see the fireworks from this
Hotel, dine at Camp in the lobby on Maine cuisine in a cozy cabin
atmosphere, or take the free shuttle to Foggy Goggle for après ski music and pub
fare The Jordan Grand Hotel is similar, slope side with a great
outdoor pool and Sliders restaurant, but not so close to après ski.
Killington Grand Resort Hotel
Whether you choose a standard room or a penthouse suite, this
Killington ski hotel
is all about location – on the slopes at Snowshed. After taming The Beast,
Killington's nickname, ski back to your base and the bubbling outdoor pool and
hot tub. Craving Killington best après ski at Pickle Barrel
or Wobbly Barn ? Take the shuttle and leave your car at valet.
Stratton Mountain Long Trail House Stratton’s Long Trail House has the amenities
of a hotel: underground parking, elevator, sauna, outdoor pool and hot tub, with
the spaciousness of a condo. You’re an easy walk to the Village shops,
restaurants and clock tower, so no excuse not to be on first gondie.
Mountain Club at Loon Loon's Mountain Club has perfect ski in ski out location, beautiful rooms and
suites, a full service Viaggio Spa, two restaurants including the fun Black Diamond Pub and an outdoor hot tub with
views of the slopes. You can be first gondola at Loon, and quit whenever you
wish with a legit Spa appointment excuse!
Staying slopeside at Attitash’s Bear Peak (in Bartlett)
gets a mention for on mountain lodging outside of busy North Conway. Like its
fellow former ASC hotels, the pool is grander than some of the rooms, but when
you ski 8-4 you are thankful to ski door to door. We prefer the Mount Washington Hotel
- a very grand hotel with scenic skiing at Bretton Woods –
but it is not in fact slopeside, just a shuttle across Route 302.