Skiing in Style: A Guide to Premier Luxury Ski Resorts

Embark on a lavish ski journey with our guide to the finest luxury ski resorts, offering unparalleled service, gourmet dining, and serene spas.

Couple Sits by the Fire at Allie's Cabin in Beaver Creek, CO

You don’t have to leave luxe behind when you head up to the mountains. In fact, there’s a world of luxury ski vacation options that synch up perfectly with the grandeur of the mountains.

While most of the luxury lodging features standard slopeside location, lavish wellness centers, car service, ski valet and Michelin-recognized dining, that is just the beginning. Whatever level of service and sophistication you seek, you’ll find it in the mountains—whether it’s a private heli-ski adventure, an après-ski massage in a world-class spa, or a gourmet meal prepared by renowned chefs in the warmth of your own slope-side villa. 

Beaver Creek: An Indulgent Escape 

In Eagle County, Beaver Creek holds its own as one of the most luxe in the Colorado Rockies. At Beaver Creek, The Pines Lodge, stands as a beacon of luxury in the Colorado Rockies. Other slopeside accommodations include The Osprey boutique hotel, or an exclusive retreat like Trapper’s Cabin, tucked into the Aspens at 9,500 ft.  Dining takes on an air of alpine elegance where exquisite dishes are served up at the likes of  Splendido at the Chateau, Mirabelle, and a selection of Michelin restaurants

Vail: In a Class of its Own

Just over Vail Pass and beyond the bounds of the ordinary, Vail asserts its position as one of the premier luxury destinations in Colorado.

Top-tier amenities, classic majestic décor and prime slopeside locations are standard at Vail. Reminiscent of old-world European resorts, the Arrabelle at Vail Square, is the centerpiece, and a true testament to high-end mountain living. This is complemented by other five-star accommodations like the The Hythe, a new Luxury Collection Resort,  and a a handful of other offerings. For something more exclusive, there are options like the Game Creek Chalet, nestled in the Game Creek Bowl, offering a unique blend of privacy and luxury.

Dining in Vail is a foray into gourmet excellence. Establishments like The 10th bring modern alpine cuisine to life with stunning mountain vistas as the backdrop. Michelin-recognized Sweet Basil And Osaki's lead out the pack of world-class offerings, including The Tavern at Arrabelle, Cucina, Mountain Standard, Almresi, and Matsuhisa, each adding its distinct flair to the culinary landscape of Vail.

Park City Mountain: Canyons Village Grandeur

Nestled in the heart of Utah's ski country, Park City Mountain Resort delivers  world-class skiing with luxurious touches and the finest amenities.

Park City Mountain boasts a handful of luxurious lodging options, starting with the AAA Four-Diamond resort, The Grand Summit Hotel, at the Canyons Village. Other slopeside options include the Apex Residences and rugged elegance of the Sundial Lodge. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the Silver Star offers exquisite condos and cottages with private hot tubs and scenic mountain views.

Dining at Park City Mountain is an adventure in gastronomy. The Farm, known for its innovative and locally-sourced cuisine, provides a sophisticated dining experience of mention. For a more casual yet equally delightful meal, Lookout Cabin offers panoramic views paired with gourmet comfort food.

Whistler Blackcomb: Elegance Amidst Wilderness

Whistler Blackcomb, located in the stunning Coast Mountains of British Columbia, is known as one of the largest ski areas in North America, and its luxury offerings go just as big.

Whistler Blackcomb accommodations are as varied as they are luxurious. Stay creekside at Legends, for a change from the traditional mountain lodges with laid back atmosphere and modern style. Or treat yourself to upscale sophistication with chalet charm at the the First Tracks Lodge. You could also experience a modern take on mountain living at the Evolution. Whistler’s five-star landmark hotel, The Fairmont Chateau, renowned for its elegant rooms and impeccable service, almost begs for a sixth star. While places like the Nita Lodge, named one of the top resorts in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler, delivers luxury on the quiet shores of Nita Lake—complete with an award-winning spa. 

Dining at Whistler Blackcomb is second to none, with more than 170 establishments,  there are a few that top the charts. For a unique on-mountain dining experience, Christine's on Blackcomb serves up a menu of gourmet dishes, complemented by stunning panoramic views. While it’s off-mountain, it’s equally on-point—the sophisticated ambiance of Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, known for its farm-to-table approach and extensive wine list. 

The list of luxurious Whistler Blackcomb spas is as long as the list of dining options. Unwind and rejuvenate at the award-winning Scandinave Spa Whistler, with traditional Scandinavian baths and massage treatments set in a serene forest setting. Alternatively, the Vida Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Northstar California: Refined Mountain Living

Perched in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas, Northstar California Resort stands out as a luxe adventure destination.

Resorts like the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, deliver on this claim, with a 17,000 square foot spa, award-winning dining, and exclusive lakeside access are just the beginning of the experience. The Constellation Residences offer luxury appointments at mid-mountain, with access to all of the Ritz Carlton amenities. In addition, there are fully-equipped condos that to make you feel right at home at Northstar Mountain Condos, and Ski Trails Condos.

The Northstar culinary scene is select yet exquisite. Topping the list is The Ritz-Carlton's Manzanita restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a menu that highlights local and seasonal ingredients. For an unrivaled wine selection and brilliant plate, The Petra Restaurant & Wine Bar, has been called one of the best in the region.

Mountains Majesty in Luxury

In the majesty of the mountains, luxury isn't just an add-on—it's part of the experience. From Beaver Creek's secluded alpine elegance to Vail's majestic European-style grandeur, to the rugged yet refined charm of Park City, to Whistler's unparalleled sophistication, and the serene beauty and opulence of Northstar, each resort presents a unique facet of luxury.

These destinations offer more than just skiing; they provide a complete immersion in extravagance, where every moment is an indulgence, every meal a celebration, and every stay an unforgettable encounter with the pinnacle of mountain luxury.