clock menu more-arrow no yes

The Best Ski Hotels Across North America

Where to stay this summer in ski country

View as Map

Summertime in the mountains is in full swing, and Curbed Ski is celebrating by releasing a brand-new edition of our hotel map, our answer to the question, "Where should I stay in ski country?" Whether you use this list to get an early start to your 2016 ski plans or to book a summer getaway, we've curated the top ski town hotels from east to west, from Stowe to Tahoe, and all the way north to Whistler.

While largely of the luxurious nature, we've also made sure to include a range, from classic top-notch hotels like the The Little Nell, to brand-new boutique spots like the Hotel Jackson, and to B&B's loaded with personality like Whitefish's Garden Wall Inn and Vermont's Pitcher Inn. In this edition, we've cut Alta's Rustler Lodge in favor of Sun Valley's newly renovated Sun Valley Lodge. We've even managed to include a new budget hotel in Revelstoke and a hostel in Breckenridge. So without further adieu, we present the best hotels in ski country. Keep in mind that the order follows not from best to worst, but simply from east to west.

For those of you readying your pitchforks because your favorite isn't included, wouldn't it be more productive to tip us for next time? We'll be updating this map periodically, so if we blew it by not including your favorite hotel in ski country, let us know your beef by e-mailing us here.

Read More

1. Omni Mount Washington Resort

Copy Link
310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, White Mountain National Forest
Bretton Woods, NH 03575

One of the last great New England lodges, the Omni Mount Washington Resort opened in 1902 and hosted the founding of the World Bank and the IMF during World War II. Old-world touches like the Great Hall sitting room and the Cave – a former speakeasy – are still around, while fine dining at Stickneys and a Donald Ross championship golf course count as stellar modern upgrades. In the summer, the hotel is the perfect base to check out nearly 800,000 acres of the surrounding White Mountain National Forest.

2. The Pitcher Inn

Copy Link
275 Main Street
Warren, VT 05674
(802) 496-6350
Visit Website

In the quaint Vermont town of Warren and only minutes from the slopes of Sugarbush, the Pitcher Inn was crafted out of a renovated Civil War-era lodging home for passing wagon drivers. Its eleven individually-appointed guest rooms, stellar American cuisine in its 275 Main restaurant, and the non-stop energy of GM Ari Sadri all helped the hotel make it on Condé Naste Traveler’s Best List of places to stay worldwide. For those obsessed with rustic Vermont charm, look no further.

3. Stowe Mountain Lodge

Copy Link
7412 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 760-4700
Visit Website

When it opened in 2008 with 300 guest rooms, the Stowe Mountain Lodge brought the full-service amenities of a resort hotel more commonly found at Western ski areas back to New England, including the hotel’s alpine cabin architecture, stone-framed fireplaces, top-notch service including ski, golf, and fly-fishing “sherpas,” loaner Mercedes, and stellar outdoor pool and hot tub. It's the perfect base to explore all of Stowe Mountain Resort's new summer activities.

4. Topnotch Resort & Spa

Copy Link
4000 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
(800) 451-8686
Visit Website

With "over the top" food at the family-friendly restaurant The Roost, a new look, a clean and friendly spa, and classic Vermont charm, the Topnotch Resort is a stellar retreat after a day winding through Stowe's trees. Guests rave about the roomy fitness center, tennis, and seasonal horseback riding. An outdoor heated pool, tennis staff, and hot tub help, too.

5. Lake Placid Lodge

Copy Link
144 Lodge Way
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2700
Visit Website

Opened in 2005 in the style of the grand Adirondack lodges, the Lake Placid Lodge sits lakefront on Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and about thirty minutes from skiing at Whiteface. While we love the Lodge in the winter, summer in the Adirondacks is magical. Service is impeccable, with countless personalized touches like champagne on arrival, afternoon snacks, and complimentary mountain bikes and yoga. Opt for one of the gorgeous hewn-log cabins with giant stone fireplaces and porcelain tubs. Seventeen are lakefront.

6. One Ski Hill Place

Copy Link
1521 Ski Hill Road, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-8800
Visit Website

The relatively new Rock Resorts establishment with ski-in/ski-out service at the base of Breckenridge is still our favorite choice for winter lodging in Summit County. With its collection of apartment-style residential units, One Ski Hill Place gives families a chance to spread out a bit more, no matter the season. But a bowling alley, movie theater, two hot tubs, two pools, and a summertime “Fun Park” with a host of kid-focused diversions also make summer a perfect time for a visit.

7. The Bivvi

Copy Link
9511 Colorado 9
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 423-6553
Visit Website

How in the world can we put a hostel on this list? When it's this cool, it makes the cut. A stylish hostel with private rooms, an Ikea-meets-log-cabin vibe, and no puking groms in sight? Score. The 10 rooms (including dorms), outdoor hot tub, and all-inclusive, made-to-order hot breakfasts just add to the charm.

8. Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

Copy Link
20 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 479-5461
Visit Website

Love Vail Village’s imitation-Alps charm? Then Vail’s giant faux-Austrian lodge - The Sonnenalp - is where you should stay. The spacious rooms are all outfitted with classic Bavarian décor and the white stucco walls that are a hallmark of Germanic Alps lodges. The breakfast buffet gets notably high marks, as does the fondue at Swiss Chalet. While not slopeside, it is within 200 feet of Vail Village’s main pedestrian mall, making it a good choice for winter or summer. Guests recommend rooms facing the ambling creek or Vail Mountain itself.

9. The Sebastian Hotel

Copy Link
16 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 477-8000
Visit Website

A luxury boutique hotel, The Sebastian caters to everyone from honeymooners (try the Luxury Plaza Room) to families who want a bit more space (there are one, two, three, and four-bedroom suites). Since the hotel is not slopeside, a private ski valet (called Base Camp) is set up at the base of the mountain near Gondola One to store boots and skis, and staff are always willing to transport skiers or hikers by private shuttle. To top it off, the heated pool and four outdoor hot tubs make The Sebastian one of our favorite spots in Vail.

10. Four Seasons Resort Vail

Copy Link
1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 477-8600
Visit Website

The Four Seasons brings their legendary standards of service to Vail Village with a central location that’s walking distance to anything you’d need to get to in town. Guests will love the spacious bathrooms, uber-comfy beds and cozy in-room fireplaces, along with the spa (gorgeous!) and the heated pool facing the mountain. There's a great breakfast buffet, a fun game room for families, and an awesome fitness center. Don't miss their in-house restaurant Flame for some seriously good steaks and the Remedy Bar for house-made cocktails.

11. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Copy Link
0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190
Avon, Colorado 81620
(970) 748-6200
Visit Website

We love this ski-in/ski-out lodge in Beaver Creek anytime of the year because its list of amenities is long and distinguished, too: a 21,000 square foot four-star spa that includes a grotto, an amazing fitness and outdoor pool area, and Immaculate rooms greet every guest. In summer you can't beat the access to hiking right outside the resort's doorstep and the property also boasts some of the prettiest tennis courts around. You also get top notch Ritz service and family-friendly amenities like s'mores kits and outdoor fire pits.

12. The Westin Riverfront Resort

Copy Link
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 790-6000
Visit Website

You can't beat the Westin for its direct access to skiing at Beaver Creek via a gondola in the winter, but guests should seriously consider the property in the summer too. Nicely appointed rooms, friendly staff, and loads of family-friendly amenities make this a top choice for Denver commuters and visitors alike. The riverside location is also a treat, there's a huge pool, and jaw-dropping views any time of the year. Don't miss the huge fitness area, a margarita at the surprisingly delicious in-house restaurant, Maya, and the 27,000-square-foot Spa Anjali, consistently ranked one of the top spas in the nation.

13. Viceroy Snowmass

Copy Link
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81611
(970) 923-8000
Visit Website

The Viceroy was built to bring an Aspen-level of luxury Snowmass Village, and it's worked. The ski-in/ski-out hotel gets high marks for service, clean rooms, and suites outfitted with Viking appliances. In the summer, the slopeside pool and hot tubs shine and the Viceroy's ideal location near amazing hiking and biking at Snowmass make it an easy choice.

14. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Copy Link
315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
Visit Website

This is Aspen’s most classically luxurious experience. The expansive hotel includes a stellar 15,000 square foot spa, Remède, and fine dining at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Trecento Quindici Decano. Comfortable beds, top-notch service, and a gorgeous heated outdoor pool and hot tub area bring guests back, again and again. Our tip? Upgrade to a suite for the ultimate in luxury and enjoy a glass of wine while sitting at one of the many outdoor fire pits.

15. Hotel Jerome

Copy Link
330 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-1000
Visit Website

The site of the legendary J Bar, this hotel continues to combine a respect for Aspen's storied history with some of the nicest accommodations in Colorado. An award-winning interior renovation completed in 2012 gave the hotel a gorgeous new lobby along with a great new restaurant – Prospect – while doing away with heavy details like the red velvet that used to hang everywhere. The new Hotel Jerome is better than ever and it's location in downtown Aspen is perfect.

16. The Limelight Hotel

Copy Link
355 S Monarch St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3025
Visit Website

This downtown, pet-friendly Aspen hotel boasts rooms that are large, comfortable, and well-priced with plenty of amenities. Expect complimentary town bikes, a heated pool, and nice hot tubs. Don't miss the Limelight's tasty breakfast and happy hour (with pizza!) in the lobby. This is our go-to hotel in Aspen, especially if we're not looking to break the bank.

17. The Little Nell

Copy Link
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
Visit Website

Aspen’s most talked-about hotel sets the standard for luxury. While you can't beat its ski-in/ski-out location in winter, we also love the Little Nell in summer. A gorgeous pool, live music, and top-notch service mean that the hotel goes above and beyond to make guests happy. With a prime location downtown and right in front of the gondola, the Little Nell is our pick for a summertime vacation splurge.

18. New Sheridan Hotel & Chop House

Copy Link
231 West Colorado Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81320
(970) 728-4351
Visit Website

Right on Main Street next to the site of Butch Cassidy’s first bank robbery, the New Sheridan is a classic example of frontier Victorian architecture. A 2008 renovation updated the cozy historic charm of the building while bringing in a stellar steakhouse and two rooftop hot tubs with views of the ski area. Since it is open to the noise of Main Street’s nightlife below, the hotel provides ‘white noise machines,’ which most guests rank as highly useful.

19. Lumiere

Copy Link
118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 369-0400
Visit Website

With just eleven hotel rooms and eighteen guest residences, the cozy comforts at the Lumiere impress every time. Helpful staff and the selection of fresh-baked goodies available in the lobby daily are highlights of this ski-in/ski-out location in Mountain Village with immediate access to the slopes and trails at Telluride. The hotel is also a short walk from the town gondola, making it easy to ditch your car. The ski concierge is lovely, rooms are large, and the resort gets high marks for small luxurious touches, like the steam showers that transport you to water nirvana. A perfect escape no matter the season.

20. Inn At Lost Creek

Copy Link
119 Lost Creek Ln
Mountain Village, CO 81435
(888) 601-5678
Visit Website

The Inn at Lost Creek just can't be beat for proximity to hiking Telluride's slopes this summer; it's located with access to the Village Express and the Chondola. The 32-room boutique hotel also offers a central location in Mountain Village, with easy access to the free gondola into downtown. Dogs are welcome at this high-end spot, and we love that the Inn at Lost Creek offers one and two-bedroom condos perfect for families or groups of friends. The only drawback is that the Inn doesn't have a full pool, but there are two hot tubs available and both have awesome views of the surrounding peaks. Pro tip: don't miss dining at Siam's Talay Grille located inside the hotel.

21. Hotel Terra

Copy Link
3335 Village Drive, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-4000
Visit Website

This ‘eco hotel’ at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is within spitting distance of two Jackson Hole institutions – the Tram, and the Mangy Moose. Known for beautiful modern rooms, an excellent spa, and the in-house Italian restaurant, Osteria, its most dramatic feature is the infinity hot tub overlooking the base village. Best enjoyed in winter when proximity to the Tram on powder days is key, it’s also within a few miles of Yellowstone National Park and still a good choice for summer.

22. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Copy Link
7680 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 732-5000
Visit Website

While the slopeside location of the Four Seasons Jackson Hole just can't be beat in the winter, it's also one of our favorite stops in summer. There are well appointed rooms, family-friendly amenities, and a gorgeous nature-inspired pool complex with multiple hot tubs. The hotel wins on location, with fun, kid-friendly activities at the base and close to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Throw in some of the best hotel service around and we'll just keep coming back.

23. Amangani

Copy Link
1535 East Butte Road
Jackson, WY 83001

This modern single-story boutique hotel spreads across East Gros Ventre Butte on a remote, private bluff with spectacular views of Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons. The stone and wood décor invite supreme relaxation, as does the location and the 35-meter pool with an open deck facing the peaks. A sizable gym and spa keep visitors healthy and fit, and we love the private hiking trails. The Tetons are some of the most dramatic mountains in North America, capped by the 13,775 foot jagged summit of the Grant Teton, and few other locations enjoy the Amangani’s perspective of it.

24. Washington School House Hotel

Copy Link
543 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84017
(435) 649-3800
Visit Website

One of the three original schoolhouses in 19th-century Park City, the Washington School House was turned into a B&B in 1984, and the limestone structure was renovated a second time and turned into a luxury boutique hotel in 2011. Compared with the Western rustic motif of most ski town hotels, the Washington School House Hotel has a cooler palette with a contemporary chic that creates a calm mountain oasis. There are only a dozen guest rooms, and all are a tad small, but the experience itself is intimate in all the right ways, as is the service. A great location in downtown Park City.

25. The St. Regis Deer Valley Resort

Copy Link
2300 Deer Valley Drive East
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 940-5700
Visit Website

The St. Regis always delivers on luxury, and the hotel's Deer Valley outpost is no exception. Whether it's summer or winter, you can't beat the slopeside location; epic views and easy trail access make the St. Regis a top choice for couples or families alike. We're also suckers for the split-level infinity pool, the well-sized rooms and the always indulgent Remede Park City Spa.

26. Montage Deer Valley

Copy Link
9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 604-1300
Visit Website

A recent addition to the upper crust of the ski scene, the Montage Deer Valley has earned its stellar reputation with 154 guest rooms and 66 suites. A 35,0000 square foot spa just might be one of the best in ski country, with over-the-top packages and an indoor mosaic pool. Almost all of the well-appointed rooms are larger than expected and the mountain craftsman-style decor is sophisticated and subtle. This place does luxury right.

27. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Copy Link
7700 Stein Way
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3700
Visit Website

The “Scandinavian masterpiece” named after the legendary Norwegian pioneer of American skiing sits fifty feet from the lifts and bike trails mid-mountain at Deer Valley. As one of only two Five Diamond hotels in Utah, the Lodge gets high marks for its spa and dining at the Gilitretind restaurant. We love the private hot tubs on the deck and the 2 and 3-bedroom condos are perfect for families. The helpful shuttle service makes enjoying Park City’s Main Street a breeze, and the staff continually impress. The Stein does understated luxury like no one else.

28. Garden Wall Inn

Copy Link
504 Spokane Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-3440
Visit Website

Situated in downtown Whitefish 15 minutes from Glacier National Park and 17 minutes from the ski area, this award-winning chef-owned bed & breakfast is known for its immaculate recreation of 1920’s art deco style, from the claw-foot bathtubs to the furnishings to the wallpaper and great food. The gourmet breakfast is outrageously good, and every afternoon, guests can expect to return to the comfort of the main living room to enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres in front of a fire of birch and pine. Owners Rhonda Fitzgerald and Chris Schustrom are an outdoorsy pair that can point guests in the best direction for the day’s activities.

29. Knob Hill Inn

Copy Link
960 North Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

After a renovation in the fall of 2012, the centrally located Knob Hill Inn features updated boutique charm and a modern palette that impresses guests used to Sun Valley's subtle luxury. The service is outstanding, with friendly staff willing to drive guests a short trip to the ski lifts or to a dinner reservation a few minutes away. The well-decorated rooms feature extra-comfy beds, deep bathtubs, and plenty of space for all your gear (we love the hooks for jackets!). A tasty breakfast awaits each morning, and there are even free iPads available for guests during their stay.

30. Sun Valley Lodge

Copy Link
1 Sun Valley Rd.
Sun Valley, ID 83353
(208) 622-4111
Visit Website

In its second summer after a pricey remodel of this iconic, 80-year-old hotel, the Sun Valley Lodge is back. Guest rooms have been refurbished and made larger and a brand new 20,000 square foot spa anchors the luxury renovation. Even the heated outdoor pool and hot tub received special attention, although the classic shape remains the same. Looking to splurge? Book one of five 950-square-foot luxury suites named after the famous names associated with the resort, like Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, or Clint Eastwood.

31. Basecamp Hotel

Copy Link
4143 Cedar Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 208-0180
Visit Website

A renovated motel that’s now a outdoorsy boutique blocks away from the casinos of South Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly gondola, and its own private beach, Basecamp’s thoughtfully designed hipster décor surprises without being too over the top. There’s even a “Great Indoors” room with a canvas tent over the king bed with a chandelier inside, along with a fake fire glowing behind a picnic table. Great communal spaces – from the marshmellow-roasting outdoor fireplace to the rooftop hot tub – encourage connections, while the young staff, showers, and dog-friendly policy all get rave reviews.

32. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Copy Link
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Tahoe National Forest
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 562-3000
Visit Website

One of the few luxury resorts in the Tahoe area and one of the only slopeside hotels around, the Ritz Carlton at Northstar-At-Tahoe leaves nothing wanting as far as accommodations and service are concerned. A giant octagonal lobby with a 55-foot granite fireplace is a beautiful architectural centerpiece. Guests tend to complain that the mid-mountain location leads more to a feeling of isolation than needed seclusion, but the staff's friendly and accommodating service make up for any drawbacks. Huge rooms and the slopeside location make the Ritz a solid choice.

33. Nita Lake Lodge

Copy Link
2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler
BC V0N 1B2, Canada
(888) 755-6482
Visit Website

The Nita Lake Lodge is the only lakefront hotel in Whistler, making it one of our favorite mountain hotels come summertime. Still, it sits 500 meters from the Whistler Creekside gondola so you're definitely close to all the action. The hotel is ideal for guests who want a calm, quiet place to retreat from the day’s activities, and not for those who are coming to get rowdy in Whistler Village. Free bike and boat rentals are available for guests to use on the small lake or the area’s vast bike path network, and free shuttle rides are available into Whistler Village, which is about five minutes away.

34. Four Seasons Whistler

Copy Link
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada
(604) 935-3400
Visit Website

Located in Upper Whistler Village, the Four Seasons lives up to its pristine reputation with unreal service, gorgeous rooms (especially those with balconies), a great ski concierge service, and again, unreal service. The pool here really stands out, especially in the summer after a day of hiking or biking. You get views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, comfortable lounge chairs, poolside dining, and three spring-style whirlpools. Count us in.

35. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Copy Link
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada
(604) 938-8000
Visit Website

This ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Blackcomb Mountain offers up gorgeously appointed rooms, mountain views, a hopping bar scene in the Mallard Lounge, and delicious (albeit a bit pricey) breakfasts in the Wildflower restaurant. If you can swing it, upgrade to Fairmont Gold so you have access to the complimentary continental breakfast, honor bar, and afternoon snacks. We also love the outdoor heated lap pool (complete with underwater music) and the many hot tubs that are sure to warm you up after hiking or biking this summer.

36. The Westin Monache Resort

Copy Link
50 Hillside Drive
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-0400
Visit Website

As the nicest accommodations in Mammoth, the Westin Monache Resort impresses guests with its four star rating and convenient village location. Good service and dog-friendly lodging are major pluses, and many rooms offer kitchenettes which help cut down on resort food costs. Try booking one of the suites and enjoy mountain views and large rooms.

37. Hotel Jackson

Copy Link
120 N. Glenwood St.
Wyoming, WY 83001

This brand new boutique hotel in downtown Jackson has been getting rave reviews, in no large part thanks to the stunning design of its 58 rooms. Its also the perfect hotel to base out of Jackson this summer, featuring luxury accommodations within walking distance to all the restaurants and nightlife of downtown. Extra perks include complimentary transportation within a 2-mile radius, gas fireplaces in all rooms, and L'Occitane bath amenities.

38. The Cube Boutique Hotel

Copy Link

Inspired by the grid-based art of Piet Mondrain, The Cube Hotel is a quirky, fun take on ski town lodging in the up-and-coming ski town of Revelstoke, British Columbia. Don't come here if you're looking for luxury, as the spot caters to budget-savvy travelers looking for a deal. But family rooms with multiple bunkrooms or small groups mean that you can still appreciate summer in British Columbia without spending a fortune.

1. Omni Mount Washington Resort

310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, White Mountain National Forest, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

One of the last great New England lodges, the Omni Mount Washington Resort opened in 1902 and hosted the founding of the World Bank and the IMF during World War II. Old-world touches like the Great Hall sitting room and the Cave – a former speakeasy – are still around, while fine dining at Stickneys and a Donald Ross championship golf course count as stellar modern upgrades. In the summer, the hotel is the perfect base to check out nearly 800,000 acres of the surrounding White Mountain National Forest.

310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, White Mountain National Forest
Bretton Woods, NH 03575

2. The Pitcher Inn

275 Main Street, Warren, VT 05674

In the quaint Vermont town of Warren and only minutes from the slopes of Sugarbush, the Pitcher Inn was crafted out of a renovated Civil War-era lodging home for passing wagon drivers. Its eleven individually-appointed guest rooms, stellar American cuisine in its 275 Main restaurant, and the non-stop energy of GM Ari Sadri all helped the hotel make it on Condé Naste Traveler’s Best List of places to stay worldwide. For those obsessed with rustic Vermont charm, look no further.

275 Main Street
Warren, VT 05674

3. Stowe Mountain Lodge

7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672

When it opened in 2008 with 300 guest rooms, the Stowe Mountain Lodge brought the full-service amenities of a resort hotel more commonly found at Western ski areas back to New England, including the hotel’s alpine cabin architecture, stone-framed fireplaces, top-notch service including ski, golf, and fly-fishing “sherpas,” loaner Mercedes, and stellar outdoor pool and hot tub. It's the perfect base to explore all of Stowe Mountain Resort's new summer activities.

7412 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672

4. Topnotch Resort & Spa

4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672

With "over the top" food at the family-friendly restaurant The Roost, a new look, a clean and friendly spa, and classic Vermont charm, the Topnotch Resort is a stellar retreat after a day winding through Stowe's trees. Guests rave about the roomy fitness center, tennis, and seasonal horseback riding. An outdoor heated pool, tennis staff, and hot tub help, too.

4000 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672

5. Lake Placid Lodge

144 Lodge Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Opened in 2005 in the style of the grand Adirondack lodges, the Lake Placid Lodge sits lakefront on Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and about thirty minutes from skiing at Whiteface. While we love the Lodge in the winter, summer in the Adirondacks is magical. Service is impeccable, with countless personalized touches like champagne on arrival, afternoon snacks, and complimentary mountain bikes and yoga. Opt for one of the gorgeous hewn-log cabins with giant stone fireplaces and porcelain tubs. Seventeen are lakefront.

144 Lodge Way
Lake Placid, NY 12946

6. One Ski Hill Place

1521 Ski Hill Road, White River National Forest, Breckenridge, CO 80424

The relatively new Rock Resorts establishment with ski-in/ski-out service at the base of Breckenridge is still our favorite choice for winter lodging in Summit County. With its collection of apartment-style residential units, One Ski Hill Place gives families a chance to spread out a bit more, no matter the season. But a bowling alley, movie theater, two hot tubs, two pools, and a summertime “Fun Park” with a host of kid-focused diversions also make summer a perfect time for a visit.

1521 Ski Hill Road, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424

7. The Bivvi

9511 Colorado 9, Breckenridge, CO 80424

How in the world can we put a hostel on this list? When it's this cool, it makes the cut. A stylish hostel with private rooms, an Ikea-meets-log-cabin vibe, and no puking groms in sight? Score. The 10 rooms (including dorms), outdoor hot tub, and all-inclusive, made-to-order hot breakfasts just add to the charm.

9511 Colorado 9
Breckenridge, CO 80424

8. Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

20 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

Love Vail Village’s imitation-Alps charm? Then Vail’s giant faux-Austrian lodge - The Sonnenalp - is where you should stay. The spacious rooms are all outfitted with classic Bavarian décor and the white stucco walls that are a hallmark of Germanic Alps lodges. The breakfast buffet gets notably high marks, as does the fondue at Swiss Chalet. While not slopeside, it is within 200 feet of Vail Village’s main pedestrian mall, making it a good choice for winter or summer. Guests recommend rooms facing the ambling creek or Vail Mountain itself.

20 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

9. The Sebastian Hotel

16 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

A luxury boutique hotel, The Sebastian caters to everyone from honeymooners (try the Luxury Plaza Room) to families who want a bit more space (there are one, two, three, and four-bedroom suites). Since the hotel is not slopeside, a private ski valet (called Base Camp) is set up at the base of the mountain near Gondola One to store boots and skis, and staff are always willing to transport skiers or hikers by private shuttle. To top it off, the heated pool and four outdoor hot tubs make The Sebastian one of our favorite spots in Vail.

16 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

10. Four Seasons Resort Vail

1 Vail Road, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657

The Four Seasons brings their legendary standards of service to Vail Village with a central location that’s walking distance to anything you’d need to get to in town. Guests will love the spacious bathrooms, uber-comfy beds and cozy in-room fireplaces, along with the spa (gorgeous!) and the heated pool facing the mountain. There's a great breakfast buffet, a fun game room for families, and an awesome fitness center. Don't miss their in-house restaurant Flame for some seriously good steaks and the Remedy Bar for house-made cocktails.

1 Vail Road, White River National Forest
Vail, CO 81657

11. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, Colorado 81620

We love this ski-in/ski-out lodge in Beaver Creek anytime of the year because its list of amenities is long and distinguished, too: a 21,000 square foot four-star spa that includes a grotto, an amazing fitness and outdoor pool area, and Immaculate rooms greet every guest. In summer you can't beat the access to hiking right outside the resort's doorstep and the property also boasts some of the prettiest tennis courts around. You also get top notch Ritz service and family-friendly amenities like s'mores kits and outdoor fire pits.

0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190
Avon, Colorado 81620

12. The Westin Riverfront Resort

126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, CO 81620

You can't beat the Westin for its direct access to skiing at Beaver Creek via a gondola in the winter, but guests should seriously consider the property in the summer too. Nicely appointed rooms, friendly staff, and loads of family-friendly amenities make this a top choice for Denver commuters and visitors alike. The riverside location is also a treat, there's a huge pool, and jaw-dropping views any time of the year. Don't miss the huge fitness area, a margarita at the surprisingly delicious in-house restaurant, Maya, and the 27,000-square-foot Spa Anjali, consistently ranked one of the top spas in the nation.

126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620

13. Viceroy Snowmass

130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81611

The Viceroy was built to bring an Aspen-level of luxury Snowmass Village, and it's worked. The ski-in/ski-out hotel gets high marks for service, clean rooms, and suites outfitted with Viking appliances. In the summer, the slopeside pool and hot tubs shine and the Viceroy's ideal location near amazing hiking and biking at Snowmass make it an easy choice.

130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81611

14. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81611

This is Aspen’s most classically luxurious experience. The expansive hotel includes a stellar 15,000 square foot spa, Remède, and fine dining at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Trecento Quindici Decano. Comfortable beds, top-notch service, and a gorgeous heated outdoor pool and hot tub area bring guests back, again and again. Our tip? Upgrade to a suite for the ultimate in luxury and enjoy a glass of wine while sitting at one of the many outdoor fire pits.

315 East Dean Street, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611

15. Hotel Jerome

330 East Main Street, Aspen, CO 81611

The site of the legendary J Bar, this hotel continues to combine a respect for Aspen's storied history with some of the nicest accommodations in Colorado. An award-winning interior renovation completed in 2012 gave the hotel a gorgeous new lobby along with a great new restaurant – Prospect – while doing away with heavy details like the red velvet that used to hang everywhere. The new Hotel Jerome is better than ever and it's location in downtown Aspen is perfect.

330 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

16. The Limelight Hotel

355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611

This downtown, pet-friendly Aspen hotel boasts rooms that are large, comfortable, and well-priced with plenty of amenities. Expect complimentary town bikes, a heated pool, and nice hot tubs. Don't miss the Limelight's tasty breakfast and happy hour (with pizza!) in the lobby. This is our go-to hotel in Aspen, especially if we're not looking to break the bank.

355 S Monarch St
Aspen, CO 81611

17. The Little Nell

675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen’s most talked-about hotel sets the standard for luxury. While you can't beat its ski-in/ski-out location in winter, we also love the Little Nell in summer. A gorgeous pool, live music, and top-notch service mean that the hotel goes above and beyond to make guests happy. With a prime location downtown and right in front of the gondola, the Little Nell is our pick for a summertime vacation splurge.

675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

18. New Sheridan Hotel & Chop House

231 West Colorado Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride, CO 81320

Right on Main Street next to the site of Butch Cassidy’s first bank robbery, the New Sheridan is a classic example of frontier Victorian architecture. A 2008 renovation updated the cozy historic charm of the building while bringing in a stellar steakhouse and two rooftop hot tubs with views of the ski area. Since it is open to the noise of Main Street’s nightlife below, the hotel provides ‘white noise machines,’ which most guests rank as highly useful.

231 West Colorado Avenue, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81320

19. Lumiere

118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride, CO 81435

With just eleven hotel rooms and eighteen guest residences, the cozy comforts at the Lumiere impress every time. Helpful staff and the selection of fresh-baked goodies available in the lobby daily are highlights of this ski-in/ski-out location in Mountain Village with immediate access to the slopes and trails at Telluride. The hotel is also a short walk from the town gondola, making it easy to ditch your car. The ski concierge is lovely, rooms are large, and the resort gets high marks for small luxurious touches, like the steam showers that transport you to water nirvana. A perfect escape no matter the season.

118 Lost Creek Lane, Uncompahgre National Forest
Telluride, CO 81435

20. Inn At Lost Creek

119 Lost Creek Ln, Mountain Village, CO 81435

The Inn at Lost Creek just can't be beat for proximity to hiking Telluride's slopes this summer; it's located with access to the Village Express and the Chondola. The 32-room boutique hotel also offers a central location in Mountain Village, with easy access to the free gondola into downtown. Dogs are welcome at this high-end spot, and we love that the Inn at Lost Creek offers one and two-bedroom condos perfect for families or groups of friends. The only drawback is that the Inn doesn't have a full pool, but there are two hot tubs available and both have awesome views of the surrounding peaks. Pro tip: don't miss dining at Siam's Talay Grille located inside the hotel.

119 Lost Creek Ln
Mountain Village, CO 81435

21. Hotel Terra

3335 Village Drive, Teton National Forest, Jackson, WY 83001

This ‘eco hotel’ at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is within spitting distance of two Jackson Hole institutions – the Tram, and the Mangy Moose. Known for beautiful modern rooms, an excellent spa, and the in-house Italian restaurant, Osteria, its most dramatic feature is the infinity hot tub overlooking the base village. Best enjoyed in winter when proximity to the Tram on powder days is key, it’s also within a few miles of Yellowstone National Park and still a good choice for summer.

3335 Village Drive, Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001

22. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

7680 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest, Teton Village, WY 83025

While the slopeside location of the Four Seasons Jackson Hole just can't be beat in the winter, it's also one of our favorite stops in summer. There are well appointed rooms, family-friendly amenities, and a gorgeous nature-inspired pool complex with multiple hot tubs. The hotel wins on location, with fun, kid-friendly activities at the base and close to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Throw in some of the best hotel service around and we'll just keep coming back.

7680 Granite Loop Road, Teton National Forest
Teton Village, WY 83025

23. Amangani

1535 East Butte Road, Jackson, WY 83001

This modern single-story boutique hotel spreads across East Gros Ventre Butte on a remote, private bluff with spectacular views of Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons. The stone and wood décor invite supreme relaxation, as does the location and the 35-meter pool with an open deck facing the peaks. A sizable gym and spa keep visitors healthy and fit, and we love the private hiking trails. The Tetons are some of the most dramatic mountains in North America, capped by the 13,775 foot jagged summit of the Grant Teton, and few other locations enjoy the Amangani’s perspective of it.

1535 East Butte Road
Jackson, WY 83001

24. Washington School House Hotel

543 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84017

One of the three original schoolhouses in 19th-century Park City, the Washington School House was turned into a B&B in 1984, and the limestone structure was renovated a second time and turned into a luxury boutique hotel in 2011. Compared with the Western rustic motif of most ski town hotels, the Washington School House Hotel has a cooler palette with a contemporary chic that creates a calm mountain oasis. There are only a dozen guest rooms, and all are a tad small, but the experience itself is intimate in all the right ways, as is the service. A great location in downtown Park City.

543 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84017

25. The St. Regis Deer Valley Resort

2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, UT 84060

The St. Regis always delivers on luxury, and the hotel's Deer Valley outpost is no exception. Whether it's summer or winter, you can't beat the slopeside location; epic views and easy trail access make the St. Regis a top choice for couples or families alike. We're also suckers for the split-level infinity pool, the well-sized rooms and the always indulgent Remede Park City Spa.

2300 Deer Valley Drive East
Park City, UT 84060

26. Montage Deer Valley

9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

A recent addition to the upper crust of the ski scene, the Montage Deer Valley has earned its stellar reputation with 154 guest rooms and 66 suites. A 35,0000 square foot spa just might be one of the best in ski country, with over-the-top packages and an indoor mosaic pool. Almost all of the well-appointed rooms are larger than expected and the mountain craftsman-style decor is sophisticated and subtle. This place does luxury right.

9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

27. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060

The “Scandinavian masterpiece” named after the legendary Norwegian pioneer of American skiing sits fifty feet from the lifts and bike trails mid-mountain at Deer Valley. As one of only two Five Diamond hotels in Utah, the Lodge gets high marks for its spa and dining at the Gilitretind restaurant. We love the private hot tubs on the deck and the 2 and 3-bedroom condos are perfect for families. The helpful shuttle service makes enjoying Park City’s Main Street a breeze, and the staff continually impress. The Stein does understated luxury like no one else.

7700 Stein Way
Park City, UT 84060

28. Garden Wall Inn

504 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937

Situated in downtown Whitefish 15 minutes from Glacier National Park and 17 minutes from the ski area, this award-winning chef-owned bed & breakfast is known for its immaculate recreation of 1920’s art deco style, from the claw-foot bathtubs to the furnishings to the wallpaper and great food. The gourmet breakfast is outrageously good, and every afternoon, guests can expect to return to the comfort of the main living room to enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres in front of a fire of birch and pine. Owners Rhonda Fitzgerald and Chris Schustrom are an outdoorsy pair that can point guests in the best direction for the day’s activities.

504 Spokane Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937

29. Knob Hill Inn

960 North Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340

After a renovation in the fall of 2012, the centrally located Knob Hill Inn features updated boutique charm and a modern palette that impresses guests used to Sun Valley's subtle luxury. The service is outstanding, with friendly staff willing to drive guests a short trip to the ski lifts or to a dinner reservation a few minutes away. The well-decorated rooms feature extra-comfy beds, deep bathtubs, and plenty of space for all your gear (we love the hooks for jackets!). A tasty breakfast awaits each morning, and there are even free iPads available for guests during their stay.

960 North Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

30. Sun Valley Lodge

1 Sun Valley Rd., Sun Valley, ID 83353

In its second summer after a pricey remodel of this iconic, 80-year-old hotel, the Sun Valley Lodge is back. Guest rooms have been refurbished and made larger and a brand new 20,000 square foot spa anchors the luxury renovation. Even the heated outdoor pool and hot tub received special attention, although the classic shape remains the same. Looking to splurge? Book one of five 950-square-foot luxury suites named after the famous names associated with the resort, like Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, or Clint Eastwood.

1 Sun Valley Rd.
Sun Valley, ID 83353

31. Basecamp Hotel

4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

A renovated motel that’s now a outdoorsy boutique blocks away from the casinos of South Lake Tahoe, the Heavenly gondola, and its own private beach, Basecamp’s thoughtfully designed hipster décor surprises without being too over the top. There’s even a “Great Indoors” room with a canvas tent over the king bed with a chandelier inside, along with a fake fire glowing behind a picnic table. Great communal spaces – from the marshmellow-roasting outdoor fireplace to the rooftop hot tub – encourage connections, while the young staff, showers, and dog-friendly policy all get rave reviews.

4143 Cedar Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

32. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Tahoe National Forest, Truckee, CA 96161

One of the few luxury resorts in the Tahoe area and one of the only slopeside hotels around, the Ritz Carlton at Northstar-At-Tahoe leaves nothing wanting as far as accommodations and service are concerned. A giant octagonal lobby with a 55-foot granite fireplace is a beautiful architectural centerpiece. Guests tend to complain that the mid-mountain location leads more to a feeling of isolation than needed seclusion, but the staff's friendly and accommodating service make up for any drawbacks. Huge rooms and the slopeside location make the Ritz a solid choice.

13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Tahoe National Forest
Truckee, CA 96161

33. Nita Lake Lodge

2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada

The Nita Lake Lodge is the only lakefront hotel in Whistler, making it one of our favorite mountain hotels come summertime. Still, it sits 500 meters from the Whistler Creekside gondola so you're definitely close to all the action. The hotel is ideal for guests who want a calm, quiet place to retreat from the day’s activities, and not for those who are coming to get rowdy in Whistler Village. Free bike and boat rentals are available for guests to use on the small lake or the area’s vast bike path network, and free shuttle rides are available into Whistler Village, which is about five minutes away.

2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler
BC V0N 1B2, Canada

34. Four Seasons Whistler

4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Located in Upper Whistler Village, the Four Seasons lives up to its pristine reputation with unreal service, gorgeous rooms (especially those with balconies), a great ski concierge service, and again, unreal service. The pool here really stands out, especially in the summer after a day of hiking or biking. You get views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, comfortable lounge chairs, poolside dining, and three spring-style whirlpools. Count us in.

4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada

35. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

This ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Blackcomb Mountain offers up gorgeously appointed rooms, mountain views, a hopping bar scene in the Mallard Lounge, and delicious (albeit a bit pricey) breakfasts in the Wildflower restaurant. If you can swing it, upgrade to Fairmont Gold so you have access to the complimentary continental breakfast, honor bar, and afternoon snacks. We also love the outdoor heated lap pool (complete with underwater music) and the many hot tubs that are sure to warm you up after hiking or biking this summer.

4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada

36. The Westin Monache Resort

50 Hillside Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

As the nicest accommodations in Mammoth, the Westin Monache Resort impresses guests with its four star rating and convenient village location. Good service and dog-friendly lodging are major pluses, and many rooms offer kitchenettes which help cut down on resort food costs. Try booking one of the suites and enjoy mountain views and large rooms.

50 Hillside Drive
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

37. Hotel Jackson

120 N. Glenwood St., Wyoming, WY 83001

This brand new boutique hotel in downtown Jackson has been getting rave reviews, in no large part thanks to the stunning design of its 58 rooms. Its also the perfect hotel to base out of Jackson this summer, featuring luxury accommodations within walking distance to all the restaurants and nightlife of downtown. Extra perks include complimentary transportation within a 2-mile radius, gas fireplaces in all rooms, and L'Occitane bath amenities.

120 N. Glenwood St.
Wyoming, WY 83001

38. The Cube Boutique Hotel

Canada

Inspired by the grid-based art of Piet Mondrain, The Cube Hotel is a quirky, fun take on ski town lodging in the up-and-coming ski town of Revelstoke, British Columbia. Don't come here if you're looking for luxury, as the spot caters to budget-savvy travelers looking for a deal. But family rooms with multiple bunkrooms or small groups mean that you can still appreciate summer in British Columbia without spending a fortune.