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Heat Map: Ski Country's Wildest Hotel Penthouses

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If you're at the top of the hotel-booking food chain, nothing will satisfy the lodging needs of a insanely expensive and luxurious vacation outside of booking the penthouse suite. To that end, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful, amenity-packed, and wildest penthouses in all of ski country, from The Little Nell in Aspen to the Lumiere in Telluride to yes, the Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino in South Lake Tahoe.


-with help from Katie Shapiro

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Mount Solitude Residence, Four Seasons Vail

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Taking up a whole wing of the 10th floor and overlooking the Four Seasons' pool and Vail Mountain, the 4,400 square foot Mount Solitude Residence is simply enormous. Four king beds and two doubles, five full limestone bathrooms and a powder room, a huge furnished terrace, and a huge kitchen and dining table for ten. Get ready to be balling out of control (if you're down with teal).

Viceroy Snowmass

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The Viceroy's four-bedroom penthouse suites range from 2200-2600 square feet and sport contemporary interiors by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy, Egyptian cotton linens, gas fireplaces, and custom Italian cabinetry. Ensuite meal preparation by a private chef can be arraigned as well.

The Paepcke Suite at The Little Nell

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Spending your holiday in the penthouse of The Little Nell is the epitome of Aspen’s extravagant allure. The guest rooms received a contemporary mountain makeover from award-winning interior designer Holly Hunt in 2009, but its two VIP suites (Paepcke and Pfeiffer) are still in the works. Scheduled for a fall renovation, the two and four bedroom, top floor suites will feature custom furniture and lighting from her collection. And even though the beds are overflowing with goose down pillows atop Fila D’Oro linens, you’ll want to wake-up early – Aspen Mountain is just steps from your room. In the meantime, you can check-in just on the other side of the Silver Queen Gondola at the Residences at The Little Nell, which are also available for nightly rental. 2,800+ square feet, big decks, grand fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, a sleek rooftop pool, custom finishes – the works. It’s like living at The Little Nell…and that’s the point.

Wilson Penthouse at the Lumiere Telluride

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Named as one of the top 101 hotel suites worldwide by Elite Traveler magazine, this 3,718 square foot five-bedroom penthouse at the base of Telluride at the Lumiere packs loads of flatscreens, a chef's kitchen with Wolf and SubZero appliances, as well as a private deck with hot tub and dinner table with views of the San Juan Mountains.

Tip Top Penthouse at The Peaks

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While the decor won't win any awards, what you really get with the Tip Top penthouse at The Peaks Resort is space and views. The four bedrooms spread across two floors, each floor with their own washer/dryer and decks, while the main living room and kitchen sits on the top 10th floor with 270 degree panoramic views of the mountains that peaks at sunset. A deck wraps around all three sides, too.

Snake River Lodge & Spa

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Snake River's three bedroom + loft penthouse encompasses 2,800 square feet at the base of Jackson Hole with a sizable fridge, floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room with tons of entertaining space. When you count that one of Curbed's 10 Hottest Hot Tubs is downstairs, it's starting to sound like good living at the base of the Tetons.

Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino

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The King is back! Elvis was a regular performer at the Horizon when it was known as the Sahara Tahoe, and the suite was designed in his honor. A yellow leather-lined wet bar, juke box, life-sized Elvis cutout, heart-shaped master bed, pool table, and small gym combine with loads of other Elvis memorabilia to pay tribute to the ultimate swooner. Elvis impersonators can be hired for shotgun weddings, too!

Tuscan Suite at Montbleu Resort & Casino

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The Montbleu's Tuscan Suite has above-average decor for a South Lake casino, and will should fit all the needs of seriously discerning skiing gamblers. The 1200 square foot suite comes with its own wet bar, which the hotel can staff with a bartender if need be. The suite's complimented by amazing views of Lake Tahoe, but having to pay for wifi after all that? Come on, guys.

Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge

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For a one-bedroom, the 1,400 square foot Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler is pretty baller. It has its own private entrance and private elevator, and a giant living room and dining room with a gourmet kitchen - private chefs are available for hire as well. The master bedroom features a double soaker tub and rain shower.

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Mount Solitude Residence, Four Seasons Vail

Taking up a whole wing of the 10th floor and overlooking the Four Seasons' pool and Vail Mountain, the 4,400 square foot Mount Solitude Residence is simply enormous. Four king beds and two doubles, five full limestone bathrooms and a powder room, a huge furnished terrace, and a huge kitchen and dining table for ten. Get ready to be balling out of control (if you're down with teal).

Viceroy Snowmass

The Viceroy's four-bedroom penthouse suites range from 2200-2600 square feet and sport contemporary interiors by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy, Egyptian cotton linens, gas fireplaces, and custom Italian cabinetry. Ensuite meal preparation by a private chef can be arraigned as well.

The Paepcke Suite at The Little Nell

Spending your holiday in the penthouse of The Little Nell is the epitome of Aspen’s extravagant allure. The guest rooms received a contemporary mountain makeover from award-winning interior designer Holly Hunt in 2009, but its two VIP suites (Paepcke and Pfeiffer) are still in the works. Scheduled for a fall renovation, the two and four bedroom, top floor suites will feature custom furniture and lighting from her collection. And even though the beds are overflowing with goose down pillows atop Fila D’Oro linens, you’ll want to wake-up early – Aspen Mountain is just steps from your room. In the meantime, you can check-in just on the other side of the Silver Queen Gondola at the Residences at The Little Nell, which are also available for nightly rental. 2,800+ square feet, big decks, grand fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, a sleek rooftop pool, custom finishes – the works. It’s like living at The Little Nell…and that’s the point.

Wilson Penthouse at the Lumiere Telluride

Named as one of the top 101 hotel suites worldwide by Elite Traveler magazine, this 3,718 square foot five-bedroom penthouse at the base of Telluride at the Lumiere packs loads of flatscreens, a chef's kitchen with Wolf and SubZero appliances, as well as a private deck with hot tub and dinner table with views of the San Juan Mountains.

Tip Top Penthouse at The Peaks

While the decor won't win any awards, what you really get with the Tip Top penthouse at The Peaks Resort is space and views. The four bedrooms spread across two floors, each floor with their own washer/dryer and decks, while the main living room and kitchen sits on the top 10th floor with 270 degree panoramic views of the mountains that peaks at sunset. A deck wraps around all three sides, too.

Snake River Lodge & Spa

Snake River's three bedroom + loft penthouse encompasses 2,800 square feet at the base of Jackson Hole with a sizable fridge, floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room with tons of entertaining space. When you count that one of Curbed's 10 Hottest Hot Tubs is downstairs, it's starting to sound like good living at the base of the Tetons.

Elvis Suite at the Horizon Casino

The King is back! Elvis was a regular performer at the Horizon when it was known as the Sahara Tahoe, and the suite was designed in his honor. A yellow leather-lined wet bar, juke box, life-sized Elvis cutout, heart-shaped master bed, pool table, and small gym combine with loads of other Elvis memorabilia to pay tribute to the ultimate swooner. Elvis impersonators can be hired for shotgun weddings, too!

Tuscan Suite at Montbleu Resort & Casino

The Montbleu's Tuscan Suite has above-average decor for a South Lake casino, and will should fit all the needs of seriously discerning skiing gamblers. The 1200 square foot suite comes with its own wet bar, which the hotel can staff with a bartender if need be. The suite's complimented by amazing views of Lake Tahoe, but having to pay for wifi after all that? Come on, guys.

Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge

For a one-bedroom, the 1,400 square foot Rainforest Suite at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler is pretty baller. It has its own private entrance and private elevator, and a giant living room and dining room with a gourmet kitchen - private chefs are available for hire as well. The master bedroom features a double soaker tub and rain shower.