The 10 Best Ski Resorts in North America
With the holidays upon us and spring break not far away, now is the perfect time
to be planning your next ski vacation! Whether you’re a novice skier or an expert, we can help find the resort that is best for you. Read ahead for some of our favorite ski resorts in North America – from Park City, Utah, to Lake Louise, Canada!
Amangani - Jackson Hole, WY
Located nearly 7,000 feet above sea level with views of the Teton Mountains,Amangani is home to some of the best skiing in the Rockies. Amangani is perfect for those guests wanting to embrace the spirit of the American West; the resort is decorated with an abundance of authentic, wood, leather, and stone, a tribute to its Wild West surroundings. After exploring the over 2,400 acres of slopes that Jackson Hole has to offer, guests can partake in some relaxing reflexology sessions or indulge in a spa treatment. If skiing isn’t for you, Amangani’s private ski lodge can also help plan snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides. After everyone has had a day full of fun and adventure (or relaxation at the spa!), meet at Amangani’s Grill Restaurant, which provides delectable fare specializing in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish, and seasonal farm-to-table produce.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Lake Louise, AB Canada
Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, this iconic resort sits majestically on the shores of Lake Louise. Surrounded by pristine wilderness, with unobstructed views of the Victoria Glacier, discover the grandeur, history, and endless activities available at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. With six restaurants, a Fairmont spa, and easy access to the Lake Louise Ski Resort, it’s no wonder why guests visit again and again. In addition to skiing, enjoy skating, dogsledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, and plenty of other winter activities. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is also a great resort for families, with phenomenal children’s programs and pet-friendly rooms!
Four Seasons Resort Vail – Vail, CO
Four Seasons Resort Vail offers a fresh approach to alpine style, blending sophisticated contemporary design with cozy mountain tradition. Located at the gateway to Vail Village, the resort is just a short stroll to abundant shops, restaurants, and the Vista Bahn chair lift. The Four Seasons Resort has a dedicated Ski Concierge at the lift who will get your skis from your private, heated ski locker when you are ready to hit the slopes. When you’re done for the day, your ski concierge will be waiting at the base of the mountain with hot chocolate and will take your skis and put them back in your private, heated locker so you can easily stroll through Vail Village on your way back to the resort. Whether you choose to head to the spa for an organic, rehydrating treatment or hit up The Remedy Bar, your evening can be as relaxing or eventful as you choose. All of this, plus the award-winning service and fantastic children’s programs that the Four Seasons Resorts are known for, makes the Four Seasons Resort Vail a top ski resort.
Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort – Aspen, CO
With its location in historic downtown Aspen, Hotel Jerome offers a ski retreat unlike any other. The eclectic mix of contemporary and Western furnishings, modern luxuries, and historic charm is a refreshing change from the standard ski resorts we’ve become accustomed to. Furthermore, the convenient location in the heart of Aspen means that Hotel Jerome’s legendary J Bar and popular Prospect restaurant are always lively and a top choice for visitors and locals alike. Not to mention, the 300 days of sunshine that Aspen receives yearly makes it a perfect location for world-class skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding on any one of the area’s four mountains.
Montage Deer Valley – Park City, UT
Located in the year-round community of Park City, Montage Deer Valley is considered one of America’s finest mountain resorts. Reminiscent of the great mountain lodges of the West, this refined Craftsman resort is less than five minutes from Park City’s celebrated Main Street, where guests can enjoy shopping, dining, cultural events, and festivals. Montage Deer Valley is situated atop Empire Pass, a coveted location with unrivaled ski-in/ski-out access to one of North America's top ski resorts. In addition to being a ski-in/ski-out location, Montage Deer Valley is adjacent to three high-speed chair lifts and has Mountain Hosts to handle all of your skiing and storage arrangements. In addition to snow sports, guests can enjoy the 35,000-square-foot alpine-inspired Spa Montage and amazing year-round activities including hiking, biking, golf and fly-fishing. As an added bonus, complimentary local transportation is provided in the winter so guests don’t have to worry about driving in Utah’s famous powder snow.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort – Beaver Creek, CO
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is a magnificent chateau-style Vail resort that incorporates the grandeur of its idyllic Colorado Rocky Mountain setting into all design aspects, from Colorado-inspired art hanging on the walls to locally sourced menus in the restaurants. Whether you’re embarking upon self-renewal with an innovative water-based treatment at the resort’s Allegria Spa, taking in the surrounding splendor from the balcony of your suite-style accommodations, or delving into culinary delights at the many welcoming restaurants, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek provides a high level of luxury and service. Enjoy the ease and accessibility of the slopes with ski-in/ski-out access, and don’t forget to take in the awe-inspiring views from the gondola on your way up! Kids will become expert skiers in no time after taking lessons at the Ivy League of Ski Schools located next door to the resort, and they definitely won’t want to miss the toasted gourmet marshmallows waiting for them at the bottom of the slopes every evening. For guests looking for a bit more than skiing, journey through a European-inspired village, discover the Beaver Creek Ice Rink, or indulge at the award-winning Allegria Spa
The Arrabelle at Vail Square – Vail, CO
Drawing inspiration from European cities such as Innsbruck, Prague, and Salzburg, The Arrabelle at Vail Square reflects the romantic heritage and ambiance of the European Alps. This AAA Four Diamond resort hotel’s convenient slope-side location forms the centerpiece of Lionshead Village. After exploring Vail Mountain and the 350,000 acres of national forest surrounding the resort, stroll around Vail Square where you can shop in unique boutiques and galleries, skate on the outdoor ice rink, sip hot cocoa beside an outdoor fire pit, or listen to a concert in the town square. Back at the resort, enjoy upscale, alpine-inspired dining at Tavern on the Square, home to the premier patio for après-ski in Vail.
The Little Nell – Aspen, CO
Just steps for the Silver Queen gondola, The Little Nell is Aspen’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel. Guests at The Little Nell enjoy exclusive ski-in/ski-out privileges, a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambience, luxurious amenities, and unparalleled seasonal packages that include free lift tickets to the four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass. Not only does this hotel have a fantastic location, it is the only recipient of both the Forbes/Mobil and AAA Five-Diamond Awards. During your stay at The Little Nell, experience exquisite five-star service, indulge in seasonal haute cuisine at Element 47 or on the patio of Ajax Tavern, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Beaver Creek, CO
Nestled in the exclusive mountain enclave of Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is the centerpiece of the “village-to-village” ski experience with Beaver Creek Village to the east and Arrowhead to the west. The Bachelor Gulch high-speed quad chairlift is just steps from the Hotel’s backdoor providing unmatched ski-in/ski-out access. In addition to the quintessential five-star service expected of any Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch pampers guests with its popular Ski Nanny Service and complimentary shuttle services. After a long day on the slopes guests can relax around the rock-lined grotto at The Bachelor Spa or savor a craft beverage at Bachelors Lounge, an indoor/outdoor cigar and hookah lounge.
The St. Regis Deer Valley – Park City, UT
With the feel of an old-world resort, The St. Regis Deer Valley combines understated elegance with mountain ambiance. Ideally situated in lower Deer Valley and the private Deer Crest community, The St. Regis Deer Valley pampers guests in a splendid setting with effortless access to outdoor sports and the vibrant town of Park City. Surround yourself in absolute luxury with ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley’s impeccably groomed slopes, a private ski beach, split-level infinity swimming pool with adjacent hot tubs, the award-winning Jean-Georges’ restaurant J&G Grill, a 14,000 square-foot spa and year-round family traditions and recreational activities. As an added bonus, The St. Regis Deer Valley offers a memorable backcountry ski experience with two-time Olympian and big mountain skier Kaylin Richardson.