Do you ever find youself stuck in a rut when it comes to getting over the winter blues? Well, there’s no better way to beat these blues than by surrounding yourself with the sparkling mountain snow at a world-class skiÃ‚Â resort. Below, you’ll find a compilation of snow-kissed properties that are sure to get you excited for the winter season. Many of these resorts have amenities that allow you to relax at the spa and grab a bite to eat, just a snowball’s throw from the bunny slopes and the black diamond runs.
Aspen, Colorado; The Little Nell
The Little Nell is a resort that gives you the best of both worlds, a down-home country inn atmosphere with sophisticated urbanity. You just might find yourself wanting to discover this kind of oasis in the middle of the city, but the fact that it sits at the base of Aspen Mountain makes it even better. The Little Nell is nestled among many other resorts in the area, all of which are appealing for one major reason, you can ski, ski, ski! As you’re skiing leasurely down the Montagna you can stop and have a nice lunch, or you can head over to the Elevator Shaft on the Silver Queen run to feel the brisk snow gently blowing in your face. One great amenity about The Little Nell is that they have a full concierge ski team that is dedicated to making your ski vacation all that it was meant to be. You have the option of having your boots warmed, your snowboard or ski’s tuned, or they can pre-order your lift tickets. After a rigorous day on the slopes you can head back to the hotel to enjoy a deep tissue or a sports massage.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire; Mount Washington Hotel
If luxury is what you are after, then the Mount Washington Hotel just might be the right choice for you on your ski vacation. This wonderful resort embraces an old-fashioned formality that gives the property its unique charm. You’ll enjoy such luxuries as colonial style decor in the bedrooms, an atmosphere of class where jackets are required in the dining room, and a beautiful orchestra to serenade you while you enjoy your cuisine. This old world hotel opened its doors in 1902, after two years of construction by 250 master craftsmen. Because it boasts such old world charm, it isÃ‚Â a Natioal Historic Landmark.
As you step outside the doors of the hotel you will find yourself surrounded by hundreds of acres of ski terrain. While you’re exploring which slope is right for you, you’ll find 101 trails and glades, including plenty of black diamond glades, White Mountain National Park for cross-country skiing, high-speed quad lifts and a gorgeous landscape for night skiing.Ã‚Â If it is great-American skiing that youÃ‚Â are after, look no further than the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods.
Park City, Utah; Stein Eriksen Lodge
When thinking of the perfect place to stay while on your ski vacation, what better place to stay than at a rustic lodge, founded by an Olympic gold medallist, Stein Eriksen. He founded this wonderfully charmed lodge in 1982 when he wanted to bring full-service luxury to the slopeside. The lodge features blond wood and mountain decor which may give you the feeling that you are in Scandinavia, but while the look is rustic, the ambiance surrounding you is anything but. You are sure to experience world-class service while you stay here. You’ll be able to enjoy access to Deer Valley Resort and experience what the rush of gliding on white snow is really all about. Did you forget your skis, boots, or other snow accessories? No problem, just head on down to Stein Eriksen Sport, which is an onsite retailer who sells and rents their inventory. The lodge features a full-service spa that includes treatments suited to a long day on the slopes. Maybe you got a little sun from the bright reflection off of the snow, if so try the Nordic Princess treatment. If it’s the muscles that are giving you trouble treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing deep tissue massage.
Teton Village, Wyoming; Teton Mountain Lodge
Teton Mountain Lodge is among many other fine ski resorts situated amid Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Here you will enjoy 120 runs and one of the country’s longest, steepest, continuous vertical drops. Jackson Hole is a favorite for skiing and snowboarding because it sits slopeside and makes sure you are as close to the action as possible. As you make your way out the doors of the resort, you will be just steps to the resort tram and the Bridge Gondola.Ã‚Â Here in Jackson Hole you get the full rustic experience of a mountain ski vacation. After your day of skiing on the slopes, satisfy your appetite with a genuine Black Angus beef dish or a native game dish at Cascade Grill House and Spirits. Coming to Teton Mountain Lodge is an experience beyond the standard. You’ll come away feeling as if you never left home because of its homey atmosphere, featuring stone fireplaces and custom kitchens.
This winter season head out of town and hit one of many first-class ski resorts to enjoy an experience unlike any other. Even if you don’t ski, there is plenty to keep you busy and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated unwinding in the many spas that are available. What says luxury more than a mountain full of glistening diamonds beckoning you to take a ride? Find your thrill this season on the slopes.