(credit: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort)

(credit: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort)


For the snow-sports aficionados, being outside surrounded by fresh white snow is like a dream come true. For those who enjoy skiing, snowboarding and everything else snow-sports related, finding the perfect ski lodge is just as important as finding the perfect beachfront property for a tropical getaway. So instead of putting on your flip flops and sunscreen, get out your boots and skis and head out to one of the best ski lodges in America.
(credit: The Arrabelle at Vail Square)

(credit: The Arrabelle at Vail Square)


The Arrabelle At Vail Square
675 Lionshead Place
Vail, Colorado 81657
(970) 754-7750
arrabelle.rockresorts.com

When it comes to ski resorts, everything about The Arrabelle At Vail Square exceeds expectations. From the location to the ambiance, The Arrabelle at Vail Square one of the best ski lodges in the country and you will be amazed by the unique façade which looks like something right out of a Bavarian fairytale. With a timeless elegance and old world charm, you will be transported to Europe while staying here. And, with slopes just outside, you will barely be able to contain yourself while waiting to check in. The hotel/resort offers a myriad amenities including top-notch accommodations, spas, fine dining and much more. Right outside the resort is Vail Square where you can browse the unique boutiques and galleries, skate on the beautiful and magical outdoor ice rink, sip on cocoa next to the fire put and much more.

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(credit: Roberta S./Yelp)


Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
7680 Granite Loop Road
Jackson, WY 83025
(307) 732-5175
www.fourseasons.com/jacksonhole

Discover the true meaning of a luxury ski lodge by staying at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. This Rocky Mountain getaway has everything you look for in a rustic lodge, including valets wearing cowboy hats and furniture decorated with cow skin. The full-service ski concierge resort is surrounded by stunning views of the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range which offers wildlife and more. The area is perfect for skiing and other rustic adventures as well. Daily ski lessons are available from beginning to expert, or hit the slopes solo on some of the best skiing anywhere in the world. Do not forget to enjoy some hot chocolate and s’mores that are served outside on the pool deck overlooking the mountainside.

Related: Colorado’s Best Ski Resorts

(credit: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort)

(credit: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort)


Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley Resort
7700 Stein Way
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3700
www.steinlodge.com

Nestled in the mountains of Park City is Stein Eriksen Lodge, which was named the World’s Best Ski Hotel and the United States’ Best Ski Hotel by World Ski Awards. Named after the legendary Norwegian Olympic champion skier, the Deer Valley Resort was founded in 1982 and has offered guests a luxurious ski resort with more than 145 stone fireplaces to warm up to next to after a day out on the slopes. With world class skiing during the winter, any ski enthusiast will be thrilled. The main lodge and surrounding buildings offer guest rooms, including individually decorated five-bedroom suites.

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(credit: Akiko I./Yelp)


Timberline Lodge
27500 E. Timberline Road
Mount Hood, OR 97028
(503) 272-3311
www.timberlinelodge.com

One of the most historic ski lodges in America, the Timberline Lodge offers one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Plus, this resort has the most vertical drop in the Pacific Northwest, reaching 3,690 feet in the winter. Staying at Timberline gives you the choice of staying in a historic lodge room, a luxury condominium or a silcox hut as well. In addition to amazing ski amenities, Timberline Resort offers a variety of other amenities, including a pool and hot tub overlooking the mountains, sauna, fitness center and plenty of recreation activities.

Related: How To Take An Affordable Ski Vacation

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Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek
126 Riverfront Lane
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 790-6000
www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com

Get swept off of your feet when you take the gondola to the slopes right from your ski lodge at Beaver Creek Resort. In fact, while staying at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, you’ll have easy access to the gondola. Located in the heart of Vail Valley, the Beaver Creek resort offers access for you to ski down the mountainside and get pampered at their world class spa. When booking your stay at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek, you will have a choice of various sleek and luxurious accommodations, including everything from traditional hotel rooms to three-bedroom condos.

Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.

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