Having reviewed the best ski hotels in Europe and the best ski in ski out hotels in Canada, we now focus on North America. The best luxury ski in ski out hotels include Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Tremblant, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, The Little Nell, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, The St. Regis Deer Valley.
Ski-in ski-out accommodations at resorts are unbeatable because they allow you the flexibility to suit and boot in the privacy of your room, and then you only need to make a short tromp in uncomfortable boots to get to the snow. Once out of the door, you can strap on your skis and grab the nearest lift up to your favorite run.
Here is our pick of the best luxury ski-in, ski-out hotels in North America.
1. The St. Regis Deer Valley
Luxury and adventure meet on the slopes of the majestic Wastach Mountains at The St. Regis Deer Valley. Combining understated elegance with mountain ambiance in the private Deer Crest community, The St. Regis Deer Valley pampers guests in an impressive setting with effortless access to a world of year-round outdoor sports and the vibrant town of Park City. Surround yourself in absolute luxury with ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley’s impeccably groomed slopes, a private ski beach, a split-level infinity swimming pool with adjacent hot tubs, and a 14,000-square-foot spa.
With the feel of an old-world resort and born of the Astor family’s traditions and hospitality, The St. Regis Deer Valley combines understated elegance with mountain ambiance. As the only resort in North America with a funicular and offering true slopeside ski access, The St. Regis Deer Valley experience is incomparable.
2. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is one of the best hotels in Whistler with impressive suites with fireplaces (perfect for those cozy winter months), modern spa bathrooms with soaker tubs, and updated modern alpine decor. The Fairmont pool is large, heated, and right by the slopes, making it a magical place to swim, or you can warm up in the hot tubs that surround the pool.
The standard rooms at the Fairmont face backward, towards the car park rather than over the pool and the slopes. While they remain luxury rooms with 37m2 of space, you may be disappointed if you get a car park view. Book a mountain view room for the full alpine experience. If you want a fireplace in your room, then pick a suite.
You get to access the club lounge here by booking their Gold rooms. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold floor accommodations offer jetted tubs and gas fireplaces in every room, along with upgraded hotel amenities and Bose sound systems.
The big advantage of the Fairmont is that it’s located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain by the Wizard Express ski lift. This means you can experience the joy of ski-in, ski-out, and walk out of the hotel in your boots and straight onto the slopes. The hotel has a ski concierge room to store your skis, board, and boots overnight, so you don’t have to carry everything back to your hotel room. In this ski concierge room, there is sometimes hot chocolate available too.
3. Fairmont Tremblant
Tremblant’s landmark ski in ski out hotel is spectacular and provides the perfect setting for a perfect alpine getaway. Brilliantly located at the foot of the majestic Tremblant peaks, Fairmont Tremblant resort combines relaxation and adventure.
There are 314 guest rooms, including 62 spacious suites. Many offer breathtaking views of the mountains, the pedestrian village, or of the surrounding woodlands. Rooms come in a variety of sizes, and The Fairmont Gold experience includes a club lounge and a private reception area on the 7th floor.
The location of the Fairmont Tremblant is brilliant, being right in the heart of the village but also right on the slopes. Walk out of the lower level, put your skis on and ski the 50 meters over to the lift or gondola, and you will be on your way up the mountain with no effort at all. When you want to ski back to the hotel, you can ski back via the resort’s easiest green run, arriving at the hotel terrace lobby, which sits conveniently at the bottom of the slope. The excellent ski valet will store your skis, so they are ready for you the following morning.
4. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is located high in the Rockies, on the doorstep of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. In the winter, you can ski right off the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, freshen up in your room, then hit the après-ski scene in Teton Village, a charming alpine village filled with shops and cafés. Stay here for a healthy dose of invigorating mountain air, skies dense with stars, pristine forests, fast-running rivers, and a broad, flat valley filled with an astonishing profusion of wildlife that is beautiful to behold no matter the season.
Off the slopes, both experts and novices will love The Handle Bar at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s only Forbes Five-Star resort. The indoor/outdoor slope-side gastropub by celebrity chef Michael Mina features creative burgers, sausages, and appetizers. Here, draught beer served in cowboy boot glasses and all-day Happy Hour specials make for a lively après-ski scene, and on weekends, the outside area has live music.
Of course, there is no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
5. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
Vail is the largest single mountain resort in Colorado, with 5,289 skiable acres (2,140 hectares). The signature Back Bowls, seven powder-filled and mostly above treeline bowls, are arguably the most impressive feature of Vail.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail has a Ski Concierge facility next to the state-of-the-art Gondola One, the world’s fastest 10-passenger gondola, which also boasts heated seats and Wi-Fi. Gearing up is easy, with spacious private lockers and heated boot and glove dryers. There’s also a full-service rental shop.
After a few hours on the slopes, walk the short distance to the shops, bars, and restaurants in the heart of Vail Village. Last winter Vail got its first craft distillery, 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, where travelers can enjoy its tasting room and a gift shop near the Four Seasons Ski Concierge.
For dinner, venture back to the Hotel to have a hearty meal at Flame. This steakhouse dry-ages its beef in-house and makes its own charcuterie. To further the “from scratch” philosophy, the restaurant has both herb and mushroom gardens that supply the kitchen.
6. The Little Nell
Relax in the elegance and ease of The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel offering legendary hospitality, indulgent service, and unparalleled access to America’s most famous mountain town.
Guests enjoy coveted ski-in/ski-out privileges to historic Aspen Mountain, a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambiance, dining options to suit every mood and palate, exclusive once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures, and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
With adventurous hikes, scavenger hunts, and creative activities, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe‘s Ritz Kids program provides Northstar California Resort’s peak family experience. The 181-room resort’s exclusive new Lake Club lets you take full advantage of North America’s largest alpine lake with a private pier and dedicated concierge team that can make any aqua dream happen. Winter enthusiasts enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, snowshoeing, and an ice-skating rink in the village, with Champagne and oysters for après-ski and complimentary homemade marshmallows for toasting around the fire pit.
8. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
A wonderful mountain resort for all seasons, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa truly masters the finer points. This ski-in/ski-out resort has all the amenities of a fine European village and is very family-focused. Let the kids enjoy the ice-skating rink, open year-round; take sleigh rides in the winter; and go on great hikes or horseback rides in the summer. All guest rooms have wonderful mountain views. Ask for step-out balconies at the time of booking.
9. Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is located right in Whistler village and yet is steps from Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas. This award-winning, all-suite Pan Pacific Mountainside hotel is a great ski-in ski-out base for Whistler mountain. From its front door, you can access the slopes, the shops, and local dining establishments. Relax in the heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs and enjoy the perfect combination of legendary mountain buzz and a relaxing getaway when you stay at this Whistler hotel.
10. Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff
Banff’s Sunshine Village ski area has just one on-hill ski in ski out hotel, Sunshine Mountain Lodge. This is the only ski-in, ski-out hotel in Banff, although the luxury traveler may prefer to stay in the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”. Note that the Fairmont Banff Springs is not a ski-in, ski-out hotel.
Sunshine Mountain Lodge, a uniquely Canadian boutique hotel nestled within majestic peaks of Banff National Park. This on-mountain hotel gives you effortless access to the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village as you wake up to some of Canada’s best snow.
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