Top West Ski Resort Inns and Lodges
If you like to return to a cozy but classy Inn at the end of your ski day on the slopes, then these boutique hotels and inns represent some of the best in ski country. Attentive innkeepers, personalized service, charming lodging and fine dining are a few of the amenities you can expect at these top luxury ski inns.
Amangani at Jackson Hole is a gorgeous boutique hotel that clings to the hillside in Wyoming with extraordinary views of the Grand Tetons, and impeccable service. A spa and outdoor scenic pool make for perfect après ski from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Rustler Lodge at Alta is nestled at the base of this classic skiers mountain in Utah. Your meals are included, your mountain view room is perfectly appointed, and the slopes await. Apres ski, after soaking in the big outdoor hot tub, Eagle’s Nest lounge is cozy for cocktails by the fire with a great view of Alta’s long steep High Rustler chute – the lodge’s namesake.
Snowpine Lodge in Alta is the newest lodging Alta has seen in decades, remember Alta Ski Area opened in 1938! This boutique ski hotel has inviting living room with fireplaces, a great apres bar – Gulch’s, a decadent downstairs Spa with an authentic stone Grotto where the miners used to stow their stash. Slope view guest rooms at Snowpine are artfully decorated in modern alpine. The Ski Room with private lockers and another sumptuous living to boot up is among the best we’ve seen. Snowpine’s outdoor pool and hot tubs by a stone fireplace beckon after charging Alta’s steeps all day.
The Lodge at Vail is Vail’s first and foremost, and closest to the ski slopes and Gondola ONE. This original luxury chalet in Vail Village hasn’t changed its awesome location at the top of Vail Village, but it has been completely revamped and renovated. You will love the ski valet service, the spa, and being steps to first gondi, Vail’s apres ski and shopping.
Goldener Hirsch Inn at Deer Valley is a four-diamond Inn in the heart of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village is plucked straight from the Alps. The European interior is rich and regal, the dining is four diamond too, the service is exemplary and the guest list is all repeat clientele. The innkeeper here will surely make you feel special. Now Deer Valley has built extensive residences and luxury apartments surrounding the original Austrian style inn, same goes for the Stein Eriksen Lodge and its dramatic new construction.
Beaver Creek is a fave ski resort for its great fall line trails, swift lifts and superb on-mountain service. THE place to stay is steps from the ski slopes at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, ask for an upper floor slope view room, enjoy the first tracks, and the decadent outdoor hot tubs and firepits apres ski. We also love Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch – a posh Park-itecture log lodge.
Compass Rose Lodge is the ulitmate boutique ski hotel, owned and inspired by skiers in the humble Utah town of Huntsville. This ski-chic hotel near the snowy slopes of Powder Mountain and Snowbasin, and heli or cat skiing at Whisper Ridge, is artfully decorated wth vintage ski-swag, offers gorgeous guestrooms, a luxurious living room, an attached coffee shop – First Lift, and has a silo observatory called HALO for star gazing apres ski.
Niki Lake Lodge at Whistler Blackcomb Canada at Creekside village has a spectacular location, on Whistler’s “quieter side”. All the suites face the lake, and the beautiful lobby and common areas are grand lodge style, reminiscent of the old style camps, only upscale.
The Shore Lodge in McCall Idaho overlooks beautiful Payette Lake. The lovely 1948 lodge has a gracious dining room, après ski lounge, several libraries, a movie theatre, and a full service spa. You are a short drive to the skiing of Brundage and Tamarack where you will find great Idaho snow on un-crowded sunny southern facing slopes.