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Top 25 Luxury Ski Hotels Across The U.S.

Luxury Ski Getaways: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Luxury Ski Resorts Across The US is a part of our on-going series featuring a collection of our favorite places to stay while traveling. Each post will be updated regularly and will grow as we visit each property.

 

It’s almost impossible to rank our favorite luxury ski resorts because each and every one is absolutely incredible. That’s a task we will gladly leave up to you. Instead, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best places to lay your weary little head after a day on the slopes. Each resort or hotel not only exceeds all of our expectations, but are so individually special that everyone in your family will marvel at just how meaningful wintertime travel can truly be. 

 

So for those planning a Ski Week holiday, or just looking to spend time in the snow making memories with your loved ones. These luxury ski resorts should be on your radar. Did your favorite ski lodging make the list? 

 

THE AHWAHNEE | Yosemite, CA

Luxury Ski Resort Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite

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Located in the majestic, jaw-dropping main valley inside the park near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point, this grand hotel has been visited by queens and presidents making it one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North American. This National Historical Landmark with it’s striking granite facade magnificent log-beamed ceilings and intricately hand-stenciled beams, has hand-made stained glass windows that harken back bygone eras and cultural traditions. The massive stone hearths amidst towering ceilings, are a shining example of what is considered to be the premier accommodations in the Yosemite area. In the winter, mild temperatures are in the low 50’s and ideal for snowshoeing, sledding and cross country skiing. This is also the best time for guests to see the “frazil ice” phenomenon. At night visitors find a cozy spot in front of one of the massive stone fireplaces, to sip a toddy while watching the silent snowfall in these magnificent surroundings. travelyosemite.com

 

BEAVER CREEK LODGE | Beaver Creek, CO

Luxury Ski Resort: Beaver Creek Lodge Colorado

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Nestled in the alpine village of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Beaver Creek Lodge offers visitors a chance to take their mountain retreat to the next level. The lodge boasts the intimacy and design of an all-suite resort at the cost of a traditional room and has perfected exclusive service, proven by the celebrities, athletes and high profile dignitaries who flock to the alpine paradise year round. Guests will be welcomed with unmatched service upon arrival to stunning suites offering all the comforts of home. The Beaver Creek winter wonderland offers activities for everyone from peaks suitable for skiers of all levels to ice-skating and romantic evening fireworks in the Village. And after a long day of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and snowboarding, guests return to the warmth and intimacy of the Beaver Creek Lodge. While coasting the slopes, skiers can take advantage of the premier in-house ski and snowboard rental facility, where they’re able to get fitted, rent at discounted rates, store and drop off equipment for cleaning. beavercreeklodge.com

 

BRASADA RANCH | Mt. Bachelor, OR

Luxury Ski Resorts: Brasada Ranch

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The high desert of Central Oregon offers a unique experience for winter travelers. With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, ancient lava flows, snowy Cascade Mountains and more than 150 rivers and lakes, don’t miss an escape into this pristine landscape. Powell Butte is a small town filled with trees and hiking that herald visitors with a vivid tableau of bright winter colors. One of the go-to resorts in Central Oregon remains Brasada Ranch, featuring unmatched panoramic views of the Cascade Range on its nearly 2,000 acres of land, and offering diverse luxury accommodations, ranging from boutique lodge suites to cabins. Located near world-class ski terrain at Mt. Bachelor, aprés ski activities at Brasada Ranch include everything from horseback riding and year-round golf to delicious farm-to-table cuisine and Hot Toddies from on-site restaurant Ranch House. After a day on the slopes, relax in a private jetted hot tub or bask in front of the crackling fire pits situated throughout the ranch. brasadaranch.com

 

BRUSH CREEK RANCH, GREEN MOUNTAIN | Saratoga, WY

Luxury Ski Resort: Brush Creek Ranch

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Brush Creek Ranch, Green Mountain is a private mountain retreat set on 620 acres completely surrounded by National Forest lands that provides the ultimate in winter adventure. Only 12 guests are permitted at a time, allowing for the ultimate in privacy. Snowcats take guests 1,100 feet vertical to enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding on runs up to one mile long with options for all levels and abilities, from glades and greens to double diamond and powder chutes. Brush Creek Ranch, Green Mountain also has an additional 25 acres of newly opened glade skiing  provide a top-to-bottom run of ungroomed powder skiing, two new areas of double diamond glade skiing, a third, advanced glade run and fourth intermediate-level run.  Green Mountain features more than 20 miles of cross-country skiing and endless snowshoeing terrain. For warming up, lunch and après ski, four luxury yurts are found around the mountain. Brush Creek Ranch provides experienced guides and instructors, as well as all necessary equipment. Located approximately 25 minutes from the gates of Brush Creek Ranch, the  experience includes round-trip transfers, instruction/guide, lunch and après ski. Equipment rental is available as well.  

 

FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES VAIL | Vail, CO

Colorado's best family ski resorts

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Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail, nestled at the base of one of North America’s most acclaimed ski destinations, offers 121 guest rooms outfitted in a contemporary alpine lodge style. The resort provides a complementary Ski Concierge that provides Four Seasons service all the way to the slopes. The luxury resort offers exquisite views and embraces the family travel culture. Complete with special welcome amenities for children, and tents in rooms for a proper glamping experiences, Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail one of the areas best kept secrets. School aged children and teens love Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail because they get to enjoy having the Rocky Mountains as a backyard and adventure park. It’s the ideal place for them to learn to ski with lessons or tube during the winter and white water raft or fish in the warmer months. Whatever season your family is on-property, the Concierge team is available to assist you craft some of the best family experiences you’ve ever had from ice skating, bowling, and dogsledding, to skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and sleighs! They even offer horseback riding in the warmer months. fourseasons.com

 

HOTEL JEROME, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION | Aspen, CO

Luxury Ski Hotels: Hotel Jerome

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Home to world-class backcountry adventures, culture, art and alpine wilderness, Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection come together for the best wintertime mountain scene in the Rockies. Ride a jeep through Colorado backcountry, rock climb Independence Pass and horseback ride through the local trails while admiring Aspens breathtaking scenery. Families can opt to have the concierge custom tailor a 3, 4 or 7 day itinerary for you to enjoy the wide open spaces and slopes. Root down on a mountain top, glide through the sky and sink into deep relaxation at the Auberge Spa during an Aspen getaway designed to restore balance to body and soul during your visit. hoteljerome.com

 

THE LITTLE NELL | Aspen, CO

Luxury Ski Resorts: The Little Nell Aspen, CO

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The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America’s most famous mountain town. Guests of The Little Nell – a Relais & Châteaux resort – enjoy a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambience, haute cuisine, and exclusive adventures and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Ajax Tavern’s expansive patio at the base of the mountain offers tented, heated seating during colder months, and an open-air sun-soaked patio in the spring, and the property boasts various dining options including two restaurants, three bars and two speakeasies. The Wine Bar at The Little Nell offers more than 30 wines by the glass selected by our sommeliers, complemented by a refined bar menu as you listen to DJs playing vinyl records. Close to Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains, The Little Nell is without a doubt the epitome of refined ski culture with a location that is unmatched in Aspen. Enjoy ski concierge service and exclusive adventures in winter, plus a pool, hot tub and health center year-round. Luxurious amenities include a complimentary mini-bar with snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, special amenities for children and pets, complimentary transportation services, and an Audi test-drive program. www.thelittlenell.com

 

THE LODGE at BLUE SKY, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION | Park City, UT

Luxury Sky Resorts: The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection

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Tucked into an Aspen grove, the resort’s freestanding Creek Houses pair nicely with the soothing sounds of the Alexander Creek right outside the door. Guests can admire Utah’s breathtaking scenery through a variety of outdoor adventures, including the heli-adventure program, which allows guests to embrace untouched mother nature and reconnect with one’s wild self. After a scenic ride over high alpine peaks, guests can land on their mat to yoga and meditation in the most remote of places. With access to Blue Ribbon streams and miles of private riverfront, fly fishing with the resort is also an ideal luxury experience for both beginners and advanced enthusiasts. Learn the etymology of fly selection, the art of fly-tying, rod-rigging, casting lessons and the diversity of native Utah trout before hitting the water this fall. As season shifts, guests can realign their energy with Edge Spa’s energy journeys and other mindfulness sessions. aubergeresorts.com/bluesky

 

THE LODGE at JACKSON HOLE | Jackson, WY

Luxury Ski Retreats: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

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With striking views of the snow-covered Teton Mountain Range, and just a stone’s throw away from both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, The Lodge at Jackson Hole is a cozy retreat that makes families feel right at home and perfectly showcases the West’s winter beauty. One of Travel + Leisure’s “Best of the West,” this family-friendly resorts welcomes guests with a decked-out grand lobby, with decorated Christmas trees, scattered poinsettias, and Santa hats on the charming wooden bears found around the grounds. The Lodge at Jackson Hole also provides guests relaxing amenities including an all-season indoor-outdoor heated pool, outdoor jacuzzi, and indoor soaking tub and sauna. For more spirited cheer, visitors can take a stroll to the historic and lit-up Jackson Town Square for holiday shopping, dining, and more. lodgeatjh.com

 

LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH | Big Sky, MT

Rustic Ski Retreat: Lone Mountain Ranch

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Dubbed one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World,” Lone Mountain Ranch in Yellowstone Country caters to travelers who want a taste of rustic-luxe in the Montana Rockies with a Dude-Ranch feel that include Nordic ski lessons and western music in a saloon. Big Sky, Montana is a winter wonderland for skiers and snowboarders, averaging more than 400 inches of snowfall on its 5,850 skiable acres and 300 named runs on four connected mountains. It is the third largest ski resort in North America and has the most consistent powder in the Rockies. Ski terrain ranges from the famed Big Couloir, a triple-black diamond run to challenge even the experts, to more than 2,300 acres of gentle slopes perfect for beginner and intermediate levels. One thing you won’t find is long lines for the lifts —Big Sky has more than an acre per skier on average —providing ample amounts crowd-free fun. For those not into downhill skiing or snowboarding, there’s plenty of other options. Try snowshoeing or snowmobiles to ramble through the white wilderness. In the heart of Big Sky, you can enjoy 85-kilometers of cross-country ski trails (rated best in the country). Dog sledding is available with a team of friendly huskies who live to run through the snow blanketed forest. Lone Mountain Ranch offers overnight stays and week-long adventures guided by the lodge’s resident expert naturalists. Guests can explore the prime wildlife habitats of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by horse, mountain bike, scenic drive, and on foot, learning about local wildlife like wolves, bison, and elk. Snow-coach and snow-mobile tours to Yellowstone National Park are offered in the winter season so you can sit back and let experts lead the way. Ice-skate at the town center on a full-size hockey and ice rink and even enjoy some sledding behind the Town Center (insider tip: sleds can be purchased at the grocery store). Unique dining experiences include a slope-side dinner in a casually elegant yurt, accessed by snowcat. For the ultimate hygge experience, hop on a horse-drawn sleigh for a ride through a winter wonderland under starry skies to a cozy oil-lantern-lit cabin for a prime rib dinner. lonemountainranch.com

 

MADELINE HOTEL & RESIDENCES, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION | Telluride, CA

Luxury Ski Hotels: Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

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Commonly referred to as the best mountain town in America, discover Telluride’s magic and a new tier of luxury at Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection. The property’s recent reimagination brings a refreshed palette of earthen hues and artful details inspired by the texture and topography of the surrounding Colorado landscape. Infused with a renewed contemporary elegance, the property invokes a luxurious and welcoming autumn mountain environment, and offers a chic yet approachable respite from Telluride’s active outdoor lifestyle. The year-round mountain retreat is a 83-room and 71-residence property boasting panoramic views of the 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains and Mountain Village. Sophisticated amenities include heated outdoor swimming pool & hot tubs with sweeping mountain views and a personalized team of Adventure Guides offering insider access to an endless array of one-of-a-kind experiences set against the breathtaking backdrop. Inviting epicurean experiences include Black Iron Kitchen + Bar and Timber Room, a chic culinary outlet featuring bustling after-activity festivities, creative cocktails and innovative dishes. A collection of immersive guest experiences such as foraging for wild delicacies with Chef Bill, guided picnic hike to Bridal Veil Falls, fly fishing and mountain biking allow guests to engage in Telluride’s rich scenic beauty and fall adventures. 

 

MONTAGE BIG SKY | Big Sky, MT

Luxury Ski Destinations: Montage Big Sy

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Set to open in December 2021, Montage Big Sky will bring 139 luxurious and artfully designed guest rooms and suites to complement 39 finely appointed residences and an array of high-end amenities and guest services. The resort will provide an unparalleled array of experiences for every season, including ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort, 3 world-class fly-fishing rivers, a private 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, a 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage, mountain-inspired dining and much more. If other Montage properties are any indication of what we can expect from Montage Big Sky, then even the most discerning guests are in for a special treat. This family-friendly rustic retreat caters to junior VIPS with it’s Montage Merit program, and families staying at Montage Big Sky can gather for nature-inspired activities year-round, such as family yoga, guided nature hikes, fly-casting lessons, as well as endless adventure at Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone National Park. Nightly s’mores around the fire pit are a Montage specialty in every season. For a change of pace, take family night indoors and bond over darts, bowling and arcade games at Beartooth Pub & Rec. montagehotels.com/bigsky

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH | Beaver Creek, CO

Luxury ski destination: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

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The family-friendly, ski-in and ski-out luxury destination is tucked into an exclusive enclave on the side of Beaver Creek Mountain and has stunning seasonal views of the mountain and the entire Vail Valley. The luxury resort hosts regular guided hikes with on-site naturalists who will engage in a discussion surrounding everything from Aspen’s native plants and animals at thrive in the mountains as well as how they prepare for the harsh Colorado winter season. Additionally, guests can soak in the scenery while relaxing in the year-round, outdoor heated pool located at the base of the mountain, sip drinks on the outdoor terrace or participate in daily art workshops. ritzcarlton.com

 

ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT | Aspen, CO

Luxury Ski Accommodations from St. Regis Aspen

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Five-star luxury resort, St. Regis Aspen Resort, is renowned for everything from world-class skiing and snowboarding to picture-perfect dog sledding, as wealth of memorable winter experiences await. The resort is uniquely situated on the base of Aspen Mountain which is home to four world-class mountains (Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain) within reach. The best part? There is terrain available for every guest. AND…there is also Ski Valet, which makes the transition from guest room to ski slope seamless. They assist with ski and snowboard equipment as well as offer local knowledge of terrain and conditions. Ski & Snowboard schools are available for kids and teens during the winter months for ages 7 – 17 and kids 6 and under ski or snowboard for free at Aspen Snowmass. Afterwards, enjoy s’mores or dinner by the firepits in St. Regis Aspen’s courtyard. For those looking to enjoy the snow, sans skis, they can spend a day exploring the high country, as they propel past frozen blue crystal waterfalls and over snowy vistas. Then enjoy a delightful hot lunch in a rustic cabin before riding back to The St. Regis Aspen Resort for Après ski at Mountain Social Bar and Lounge. When staying at the hotel, guests can reserve a complimentary BMW x7 series and explore Aspen’s Maroon Bells, the most photographed mountains in North America that are most scenic during the winter. From live music, cocktails and conversations near the fire at the Mountain Social Bar and Lounge to the nightlife and culture found in downtown Aspen, located right outside of our door, there is so much to do and see after a day on the mountain. Guests can also sip on a specialty warm winter cocktail, The Astor’s Warmer, the property’s twist on the classic hot toddy served at Velvet Buck. More activities offered by the resort include winter fly fishing, dog sledding, snowshoe tours, ice skating and sleigh rides. For all outdoor recreation equipment purchase and rental needs, the Aspen Sports onsite is always ready to facilitate. stregisaspen.com

 

SHORE LODGE | McCall, ID

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. Shore Lodge

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Located in McCall, a quaint resort community on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States, Shore Lodge is a gorgeous four-season lake and ski town situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake near the center of the Payette National Forest. With sweeping mountain and lake views and sunny fall days at their disposal, guests of the Lodge can take in the gorgeous views from their guest rooms or on a private dock. Better yet, they can enjoy the wonders of nature from the numerous outdoor activities Shore Lodge offers like ATVing, biking, hiking, skiing, cliff jumping, rock climbing and more! Shore Lodge is the ultimate winter destination for those seeking adventure, wellness, stunning views and their own special slice of the great outdoors! shorelodge.com

 

SNOWPINE LODGE | Alta, UT

Best Family Ski Resorts Snow Pine Alta, UT

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While traditionally known for its epic winter snowfall and skier-only runs, Alta, Utah is the perfect place for a fall family getaway complete with high-altitude hiking, mountain biking and birding tours in the crisp mountain air. When not on the mountain, families can hunker down at the new Snowpine Lodge, Alta’s first luxury hotel, and the first hotel in Little Cottonwood Canyon to be opened year-round, thus putting the destination on the map as a four-season destination. Make Snowpine Lodge your base camp as you head out from the hotel and experience all the adventures and exciting things to do in Utah. Snowpine Lodge is in the same village as the Alta Ski Area, meaning you’re always close to the slopes and have everything you need from equipment rentals to lessons for all ages. Even when the snow is gone, you’re just steps away from hiking, biking, and climbing the beautiful Wasatch Mountains where you can enjoy unrivaled access to the world’s best mountain recreation. On property, families can enjoy the slope-side swimming pool and hot tub, movie room, The Nest game room for teens/tweens and Little Nest perfect for toddlers, a selection of board game scattered throughout the hotel, stargazing from the deck at night, roasting s’mores with the hotel’s complimentary s’mores kit, gourmet cuisine and a full-service spa complete with an indoor grotto pool and oxygen bar. A selection of convenient room options make it easy for families to travel together. Family King rooms feature 1 king bed and a separate bunk room for kids, while the Snowpine Suite features an additional pull out bed with separate bathrooms. snowpine.com

 

SOLARIS RESIDENCES | Vail, CO

Colorado's best family ski resorts

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To enjoy Colorado’s majestic winters, guests can take a scenic drive down Independence Pass between Aspen and Vail. Located in the center of Vail Village, Solaris Residences offers a resort atmosphere in an exclusive environment. Ranging from expansive four-bedroom mountain view residences to cozy but lavish studio dens, Solaris’ luxurious accommodations feel both upscale and inviting. Guests get to enjoy sweeping mountain views and experience  the opulent dining and shopping options that elevate the Solaris Residences above all other accommodations. Everything is at the fingertips of the guests as the residences are located within the bustling hub of activity. Designed to ensure that guests enjoy a personalized vacation, Solaris also represents exclusivity and individuality. All of the amenities, including personal assistants and customized itineraries, are tailored to each guest. Solaris is where travelers are welcomed to live like an owner.

 

SUN VALLEY RESORT | Sun Valley, ID

Great places to stay in Sun Valley

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Sun Valley Resort is one of the most Iconic luxury ski resorts in the country. Nestled 6,000 feet high among the mountains and ranchlands of south-central Idaho, Sun Valley is surrounded by almost a million acres of alpine beauty. For over 80 years, it has earned a reputation as the quintessential mountain town-minus the attitude-sticking to its historic roots and authentic character. Sun Valley Resort is not only home to world class skiing, they offer sleigh rides, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails, cozy dining options, charming lodging, and an award winning spa. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a casual bite with friends and family, Sun Valley’s dining options are as diverse as they are delicious. With over 20 restaurants on and off the mountain – from the new Village Station public house to the elegantly-remodeled Ram restaurant – Sun Valley Resort has every kind of dining option to tantalize the taste buds. With five deluxe day lodges on mountain – three of which have stunning 360-degree views – you can relax and rejuvenate, sip a steaming drink by the fireplace, or listen to live music during the weekly après ski concerts. Roundhouse Gondola tops out at the Roundhouse restaurant, perched 7,700 feet up the mountain, with famous fondue and spectacular views. From cozy lakeside cottages and four-bedroom condominiums to new deluxe townhomes, Sun Valley provides the best in resort accommodations. The Sun Valley Lodge, originally built in 1936, offers 108 luxury rooms and suites. If you’re looking for the elegant and old-world charm of the village, head to one of the 97 rooms at the newly-remodeled Sun Valley Inn. The Spa at Sun Valley is a serene oasis amid all the exciting activities the iconic valley has delivered for decades. Signature treatments offer guests a variety of luxurious ways to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate. Don’t miss a dip in the iconic heated outdoor pool, with unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy cocktail and lunch service available at the Poolside Café or take the opportunity to break an early-morning sweat at the 2,300 square-foot fitness center and yoga studio. sunvalley.com
 
 

TAMARACK RESORT | Tamarack, ID

Family Ski Resorts: Tamarack Resort Summit

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Tamarack Resort, which opened in 2004 and is in the midst of significant growth. From luxury condominiums in the West’s newest Alpine Village to mountain-side cabins, chalets and estate homes, the diverse lodging at the resort provides guests with a wide range of options – all linked by trails and pathways so they can leave their car behind and ski-in/ski-out or bike-in/bike out. The self-contained destination means parents can kick back and chill at their fully outfitted cabin, condo or townhome while the kids embark on adventures and find their way safely home (hopefully before the sun sets at 9:30pm MST) all on their own thanks to the robust trail network. Taking advantage of mountain, meadow and lake access – guests at Tamarack can enjoy seasonal wake surfing, ziplining, hiking and mountain biking in the summer then Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, skiing and snowboarding in the winter. And the chair lift rides to the summit of West Mountain give nearly 360 panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, valleys, and charming Donnelly. Take a look at the summit web cam, which even shows the Milky Way on clear nights tamarackidaho.com

 

TOPNOTCH RESORT | Stowe, VT

Family friendly ski resorts: Topnotch Resort

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The AAA Four-Diamond Topnotch Resort, set on 120 pristine acres  at the foot of Mount Mansfield and less than 4 miles from Stowe Mountain, offers travelers many ways to enjoy Vermont’s vibrant surroundings. Blending the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort, guests can dine on locally-sourced food on the expansive outdoor patio with some the best views in the area of Mt. Mansfield, go for a horseback or carriage ride (arranged through the Equestrian Center at Topnotch), sip a specialty cocktail around the outdoor fire pits, or marvel at the views from the heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzi. But guests don’t have to ski to après like a local at Topnotch: sip local craft beers, enjoy fresh meats and produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner at on-site restaurants The Roost and Flannel, play shuffleboard, listen to live music, or relax by the outdoor fire pits. Mountain Ops Outdoor Gear located on property can arrange and outfit for any activity year-round, from mountain biking and hiking to kayaking and fishing, and the property offers free shuttle service to the lifts. Ski Valet and boot warming is also available.  Dogs are also welcome at Topnotch, with dog beds, CBD treats and special canine-friendly turndown service and spa treatments. topnotchresort.com

 

TORDRILLO MOUNTAIN LODGE | Judd Lake, AK

Tordrillo Mountain Resort Alaska Heli-ski

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Just a 40-minute flight from Anchorage, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is a remote, multi-sport, luxury lodge in the heart of the Tordrillo Range where outdoor adventures by day give way to world-class accommodations at night. Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe and heli-ski pioneer Mike Overcast founded the resort in 2006 to share their passion for the outdoors, redefining big mountain adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. The five-star resort provides guests with a true remote luxury experience including a renovated Main Lodge, alpine-chic private cabins, high-end amenities, top-of-the-line adventure equipment, in-room spa treatments, gourmet Alaskan gastronomical experiences, and a curated wine list from a 500-bottle cellar. Named one of the best heli-ski resorts in the world by CNN Travel and Robb Report and known for the first and only via Feratta in Alaska, the lodge also offers epic summer adventures including flightseeing and wildlife viewing from their Turbine Otter, wakeboarding, fat tire mountain biking, salmon fishing, glacier hiking and more. With borders opening with heavy restrictions, there is no better time for powder enthusiasts are heading to Alaska for the ultimate backcountry adventures. tordrillomountainlodge.com

 

TWIN FARMS | Barnard, VT

Twin Farms Vermont

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Situated on the former estate of Nobel-prize winning novelist Sinclair Lewis, Twin Farms is an intimate, all-inclusive hideaway on 300-acres of unspoiled forest and meadows, just outside Woodstock, VT. Most of the accommodations are in highly individualized and carefully decorated freestanding cottages, featuring king-size feather beds and sitting areas with wood-burning fireplaces and screened porches. Public areas include the Dining Room, Barn Room, Pub, Cabana, Japanese-style Furo soaking tub, and Fitness Center with the Out of the Woods Spa. The Relais & Châteaux property, located in the heart of Vermont includes guest rooms and common areas, is decorated with an extensive collection of museum-quality artwork. The exceptional cuisine utilizes the purest and finest locally-sourced ingredients, much of it grown specifically for the kitchen by partner farmers, and is backed by a 20,000-bottle wine cellar. On-site activities include hiking, biking, tennis, pond swimming, fly fishing and canoeing; in winter the resort has its own private downhill ski slopes, trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice skating, and sledding, with all equipment provided. This property caters to guests 14 year or older. twinfarms.com

 

WHITEFACE LODGE | Lake Placid, NY

New York's best luxury ski resort

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The jaw dropping, AAA Four Diamond-rated all-suite Whiteface Lodge offers cozy lodgings and access to a plethora of fantastic winter activities. Offering guests a rustic getaway complete with a fully equipped kitchen and cozy cast-iron fireplaces in-suite, visitors enjoy warm homemade cookies at turndown, and access to a wide array of seasonal activities. The resort’s layout works well for a romantic retreat as well as a family escape. Spacious accommodations come with a fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer that will make guests feel at home. In addition to being minutes away from some of the most popular skiing destinations in the region, Whiteface Lodge offers a resort-inclusive concept, including amenities such as a 56-seat movie theater, a two-lane bowling alley, ice-skating rink with complimentary skates to borrow, nightly campfires with a s’mores kit available on request at the front desk, and access to snowshoe trails with equipment available (also complimentary.) After a day of play, cozy up and relax by the guestroom suite’s cast iron fireplace (or snag one of the resort’s two outdoor Lean To’s with fire pits, where you can order from a cigar and cognac menu). At the Spa, the Whiteface Arnica Recovery Wrap is a natural choice, featuring an Arnica infused shea butter masque and deep tissue massage combination. Finish the evening enjoying fine dining at the resort’s premier restaurant, KANU, or sipping on craft cocktails and enjoying casual fare in the lounge at Peak 47. whitefacelodge.com

 

VICEROY SNOWMASS | Snowmass Village, CO

luxurious ski resort viceroy aspen

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Without the crowds of nearby Aspen, Snowmass Village – known as one of the best winter ski destinations in the world – is a world-class outdoor recreation playground with 95% ski-in/ski-out stunning vistas and lodging, including the luxury resort Viceroy Snowmass nestled in Base Village. An ideal winter basecamp to relax and connect, Viceroy Snowmass offers a sense of serenity and comfort with its breathtaking mountain views, stylish interior décor, and full in-room kitchens, perfect for families looking to create a homecooked meal together. Hotel guests are provided a variety of high-end amenities and services, including a full-service spa, an all-season heated pool and hot tub, three on-site restaurants including the popular Latin-inspired TORO Kitchen & Lounge, a fully-equipped fitness center and a complete concierge service to curate the ultimate family vacation experience. The resort offers a special VIP Pup package for those traveling with their four-legged family member that includes pet-friendly accommodations and custom amenities and treats. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

 

THE WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT | Woodstock, VT

Vermont's finest family ski resort

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In the heart of town sits the Woodstock Inn & Resort welcoming snow sports enthusiasts of all ages with a full roster of outdoor winter activities. The 142-room luxury resort has more than 100 acres of trails between its ski area and dedicated Nordic Center. Suicide Six Ski Area is home to 24 trails of varying terrain for a wide range of skiing and snowboarding abilities. Compared to larger Northeast ski areas, Suicide Six offers open spaces and shorter than average lift lines. The mountain also has state of the art snow-making technology and a freestyle terrain park. Uphill travel is allowed seven days a week at no cost. For those new to uphill skiing, the ski area offers lessons to acquaint beginners with new equipment and teach best practices for navigating while participating. The ski area’s Perley’s Pourhouse serves chef-prepared grab-and-go-meals and to-go bar service for outdoor dining. The ski area’s newly expanded outdoor deck features additional seating, gas fire pits, and wind cover areas for guests to rest and warm up. For cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing, 45 kilometers of groomed trails are primed for exploration at the Nordic Center. The extensive network of trails weaves throughout Mt. Peg and nearby Mt. Tom in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Dining at the resort includes locally sourced menus from the Red Rooster and Richardson’s Tavern, and warm fondue made with locally sourced cheese from the nearby Billings Farm & Museum. After a day spent outdoors, the resort’s sun-drenched Spa is an indulgence. One of the newest spas in New England, The Spa at the Woodstock Inn & Resort boasts a 10,000 square foot, LEED-certified facility featuring 10 treatment rooms, a spa boutique and locally sourced products. The nearby Billings Farm & Museum offers horse-drawn carriage rides in the winter, and a collection of goats, cows, and horses for children to pet and observe. More après ski options include the inn’s family-favorite Retro Game Room, draped in cozy Vermont flannel, is fully equipped for game night with a giant Scrabble board, foosball table, vintage pinball machines, board games, and more. Guests can also cozy-up in front of the Inn’s iconic lobby fireplace with a newspaper or spend the day with a book in the library. woodstockinn.com

 

WYLDER HOPE VALLEY | Sierra Nevada, CA

Luxury Ski Resorts: Wylder Hope Valley Sierra Nevada

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Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains across 165 acres at 7,000 feet, Wylder Hope Valley is a reimagined California retreat and all-season destination for visitors seeking an outdoor escape. With both relaxation and adventure in mind, accommodations include 30 meticulously restored cabins with a hip Nordic-influenced design. Each cottage features work from local craftsmen using sustainable materials—ranging from cozy riverfront cabins for two to homesteads for groups up to eight people, and are outfitted with freestanding bathtubs, new kitchens, restored fireplaces, king-sized beds, and Belkin technology. Guests will also find a restored vintage Spartan trailer with riverfront views, alongside seven custom yurts. The all-day Sorensen’s Café serves up dishes like Beef Burgundy Stew and Classic Berry Cobbler, and a General Store offers baked goods, beer, wine, cocktails, select groceries, and ready-made items to enjoy on picnic tables, cook on a campfire or private cabin kitchen. On the sprawling grounds, guests can book a private wood-fired sauna, relax by the outdoor fire pits with hot cocoa or wine, hike and mountain bike the trail system, swim at Grover Hot Springs State Park, fish, or lay in a hammock Creekside. In addition to the property’s Nordic Program which offers snowshoe and cross-country ski access, , variety of adventure packages (stargazing, fly fishing) and live music also await guests. wylderhotels.com

 

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