If you are dreaming of a winter getaway, a stay at a luxury ski lodge may be just what you crave. From the ski-in, ski-out access to the opulent rooms and upscale amenities, there are gorgeous hotels that truly combine outdoor adventure and indulgence. And you don’t have to be an expert skier to enjoy them. Below, we reveal some of the impressive ski lodges giving us wanderlust right now.
Montage Big Sky
One of the Montage’s newest properties in the United States is a stunning mountain ski lodge in Big Sky, Montana. Travel + Leisure reports that guests “can indulge their mountainside fantasies, including ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort’s 5,850 skiable acres in the winter, and access to Spanish Peaks Mountain Club’s 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course in the warmer months.” Want even more outdoor fun? Nordic skiing and snowshoeing excursions around the resort have earned raves.
For epicureans, Travel + Leisure reveals that “after a day of adventure, guests can return for a bite to eat at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Cortina, grab an après-ski drink at the lobby bar and lounge, Alpenglow, or snag something a little more casual at Backcast Bar & Grill, the resort’s pub.” For anyone longing for a well-deserved spa break, the signature Spa Montage awaits. This nature-inspired retreat offers sophisticated services (including a high-tech Oxylight facial), access to a breathtaking indoor pool, and his and her relaxation lounges. After spending an hour or two in this luxurious sanctuary, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to hit the slopes once more.
St. Regis Deer Valley
Luxurious amenities and personalized service are synonymous with the St. Regis name. At the St. Regis Deer Valley, they are only the start of the extraordinary experience. It’s no wonder the hotel has become a celebrity haven as ski aficionados flock to this awe-inspiring ski lodge overlooking the Wasatch Mountains. If you are eager to hit the slopes, the hotel offers enviable ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort – a ski-only resort. The area is known for fantastic powder, with significant snowfall starting by mid-December.
Less than 10 minutes from downtown Park City, Utah, this lodge also offers some incredible opportunities to indulge. And if you are a film fan, combining skiing and the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals in January can be the ultimate winter vacation.
Inside the ski lodge, the opulent suite accommodations are not to be missed, with deluxe suites featuring multiple fireplaces, butler service, and stunning views of the mountains. Sumptuous dining is always on the menu at their restaurants, but for a bespoke experience, make a reservation to dine in the St. Regis Wine Vault. You’ll love the hotel’s nightly Champagne sabering ritual, sinking into an outdoor hot tub, and rejuvenating at the irresistible hotel spa.
Recently ranked as the best Colorado ski hotel by Travel + Leisure readers, Viceroy Snowmass seemingly has it all. Called a “mountain utopia,” this chic ski lodge features modern accommodations that are large, luxurious, and perfectly appointed for guests enjoying a week of outdoor adventure. More than 3,000 skiable acres await you, and guests have immediate access to the Elk Camp Gondola.
When you aren’t on the slopes, there is much to recommend this upscale gem. Their restaurants include everything from fine dining to quick on-the-go bites, with every menu highlighting organic, regionally sourced fare. The luxury spa caters to guests who want deep relaxation after a hard day of skiing or snowboarding and to patrons eager for a fast reinvigorating treatment that can get them back on the slopes as quickly as possible. It’s the latter that inspired a whole new set of ski-in, ski-out spa services. The hotel’s general manager Robert Purdy explained to Travel + Leisure: “‘We developed these treatments for skiers who don’t want to miss a minute of action on the mountain.’” Enjoy hot stone and reflexology massages, as well as warm sea salt baths before pulling your ski boots back on for another run (or two). And just in case you want to indulge before heading out, the Magazine reports: “They include a light menu of a salad with cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan, and balsamic vinaigrette as well as a Champagne cocktail to really up your pampering game.”
The Glen House
If cross-country skiing is on your mind, then the recently updated The Glen House in New Hampshire should be part of your itinerary. Nestled at the base of Mount Washington, the ski lodge makes the most of its access to the extraordinary vistas. TripSavvy reveals: “During the winter, the Glen House has ski-in, ski-out access for cross-country skiing on the Great Glen Trails. For those who prefer to shred at a full-on resort, Wildcat Mountain is a short drive away and has green, blue, and black trails.” The hotel sits adjacent to the Great Glens Trails Outdoor Center, so tubing and snowshoe excursions are easily planned.
Inside the pet-friendly boutique hotel, guests enjoy contemporary interiors, large rooms, and stunning balcony views. After a long day of skiing, the heated saltwater indoor pool may prove too tempting to resist.
Grand Hyatt Vail/Hotel Talisa
The Grand Hyatt Vail (until recently known as the Hotel Talisa) is a favorite for honeymooners who want to combine a romantic getaway and world-class skiing. Martha Stewart Living loves the old-world elegance of the village and finds the hotel’s recent chic upgrades to be just one of its many selling points. Set on the banks of Gore Creek, this “elegant ski-in, ski-out sanctuary” features 285 rooms, tantalizing dining options, and a must-visit spa that offers upscale treatments, including mountain mud baths, reinvigorating massages, and body scrubs made from local botanicals. Plus, who can refuse a dip in a steaming jetted tub after a day on the slopes? Speaking of skiing, the Magazine reports: “Opposite the beloved Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin has a distinct backcountry vibe. Trek here for mountain views, plush powder, and terrain suitable for intermediates and up.”
The Lodge at Spruce Peak
TripSavvy reports, “Stowe is arguably Vermont’s swankiest ski town, and the Lodge at Spruce Peak is where you go for a premiere stay.” This luxury ski lodge features spacious rooms and suites with marble bathrooms and balconies so guests can enjoy the incredible views. Most importantly, the lodge grants guests “ski-in, ski-out access to Spruce Peak.” It also offers an array of other winter activities like ice skating, snowshoeing, and snow biking.
Once you have finished conquering Spruce Peak, it’s time to embrace some serious indulgence. TripSavvy cheers: “At this hotel you’ll also find a full-service spa with an extensive treatment menu, a spacious outdoor heated pool with hot tubs, a mix of gourmet and casual dining options, and access to the property’s mini “village” at the bottom of Spruce Peak Mountain.” Time to book your winter escape right now!
One Ski Hill Place
Recently ranked as the “Best Overall” among Breckenridge ski lodges, TripSavvy is undoubtedly a fan. Why? The Magazine explains: “The ski-in, ski-out location, on-site swimming pools … and sumptuous guest rooms (featuring fireplaces and soaking tubs) make One Ski Hill Place unbeatable.” Rather than creating a traditional ski lodge, this upscale Colorado resort features “the most luxurious condo-style accommodation in Breckenridge.” Each unit features a gourmet kitchen, soaking tub, and fireplace.
Of course, the real draw for skiers is the hotel’s direct access to four different ski lifts. It also boasts a ski concierge. The impressive spa is a must-visit. Their comprehensive menu of services is capped off with an oxygen massage that addresses any altitude discomfort and, of course, the sore muscles that come from a day of adventure. Movie screening rooms, a billiards room, a fitness center, and two indoor pools complete this thoroughly tempting package.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole has been a favorite hotel for adventure travelers since it opened. Lauded for its Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond service, this alpine ski-in, ski-out lodge sits at the base of the awe-inspiring Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A stay here can include some of the most celebrated skiing in the country. But the outdoor activities don’t have to stop there. The hotel suggests that guests also can “watch bears, bison, elk, and wolves roam their natural habitat during a private wildlife safari,” among other amazing excursions. In fact, while the hotel’s amenities and mountain access wow Travel + Leisure, they urge visitors not to ignore the surrounding beauty. The Magazine applauds: “Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole’s close proximity to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park makes it an ideal choice for travelers hoping to explore some of the country’s most beautiful parks during their mountain getaway.”
After a day of dazzling skiing, guests can head to the spa for a massage or any of their sophisticated services, soak in the heated pool, and indulge in the delights of the Westbank Grill (one of several highly-praised restaurants). Ultra-luxurious suites and residences offer valley or mountain views, fireplaces, balconies, and marble bathrooms. The spacious floor plans make each of the ski lodge’s rooms and residences feel like an inviting home-away-from-home – one you may never want to leave.
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