All-out American luxury bursts from the seams of the USA’s greatest ski resorts, evident every which way from the world-class groomers to the historic mining towns with their fashion shops, funky bars and foodie restaurants.
To cap it all, high end hotels come with all the trimmings to make your stay tremendous: mountain view pools, top notch spas, stunning suites, you name it. If you’re going to ski stateside and want to do it in style, here’s how.
Once a silver mining town, now a platinum standard ski resort: known as much for hosting X games comps as it is for its fashion shows, Aspen’s a place to ski and be seen. Roam the four ski areas by day, then rub shoulders with America’s A-Listers in champagne bars oozing Colorado chic.
Colorado’s biggest historic district, Breck grew in the gold rush of the fifties and holds high status in ski resort rankings worldwide. Come here for stonkingly good snowboarding, gloriously wide groomers and cool cocktails at Sevens.
Park City has more to ski than anywhere else in the US with over seven thousand acres at your twin tips. And for afters, some of the best spas in the states wait to welcome you into wellness wonderland…
America has some awesome ski hotels at the top end of the scale – big name brands and one-off wonders with all manner of facilities to make your stay magnificent.
Swim surrounded by mountain peaks in open-air pools, or seconds from spas in the great indoors. With therapists at hand and ski valets taking care of the snowy side of things, it seems like everything’s been thought of.
A choice of buffets and a la carte restaurants – sometimes also grills and bakeries – gives you all the food you can feast on under one roof, while central locations let you explore local eateries at ease.
Chalets are less common in the states than in France and Switzerland, but that just makes what you CAN find in America super special. Having your own home in the mountains is a true treat – even more so when there are chalet staff to cover the housework and luxury facilities like hot tubs at hand.
They’re called condos on this side of the pond, and they’re far roomier than you find in European resorts. Our best American ski apartments have scenic settings and fine facilities like crackling log fires, full-sized kitchens and access to swimming pools, gyms and hot tubs.
|The Sebastian||Vail||Boutique ski hotel, ski in/out and near centre, fabulous Bloom Spa|
|The Little Nell||Aspen||Awesome food & après ski, outdoor pool & hot tubs|
|Park Hyatt Resort & Spa||Beaver Creek||Ski to & from the door, massive spa, super food & drink|
|St Regis||Aspen||Excellent food & drink, in-resort transfers, brilliant spa|
|Stein Eriksen Lodge||Deer Valley||Ski in/out, acclaimed food & wine|
|The Arrabelle||Vail||Rooftop pool & hot tubs, famous RockResorts spa|
|Grand Summit Resort Lodge||Park City||Outdoor pool & hot tubs, top notch restaurant|
|Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole||Jackson Hole||Ski in/out, outdoor pool & hot tubs, 3 restaurants|
|Waldorf Astoria||Park City||Own gondola, super spa, restaurant & après ski|
|Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch||Beaver Creek||Ski in/out, fabulous spa, excellent childcare, luxurious rooms|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.