The 7 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in the United States

Do you want to go skiing in the United States in one of the country's luxurious winter sports resorts , but you don't know which one to choose? In this article, we will discuss the most upscale ski resorts in the USA.

Being made up of large mountain ranges, the country of Uncle Sam has some 500 stations spread over its various western states.

1. Aspen, Colorado


We will begin our selection with the renowned resort of Aspen Snowmass . Perched at 2433 m in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the city of 7700 inhabitants attracts a wealthy and demanding clientele. The jet-set, such as Hollywood movie stars, influencers, singers as well as millionaires and billionaires from all over the country, flock there to indulge in winter sports.

With 4 5-star hotels, 16 4-star hotels and numerous chalets costing several tens of millions of dollars, it is undoubtedly the most upscale resort in the country.

Among the many 5-star establishments, we recommend " Hotel Jérôme ". Built of red brick in 1889 during the region's silver mining age, it is the oldest Pitkin County Capital Hotel. Vintage, its exterior and interior design gives it a unique charm, which takes us back in time.

To restore you, the small village of the Rockies will satisfy you with its many restaurants. We recommend the "Prospect" which offers a decoration that beautifully combines retro elements and natural materials, such as wood and leather. The chef prepares gourmet gourmet dishes by taking inspiration from traditional cuisine which he enhances with excellent quality products. To savor your dishes, the place offers indoor or outdoor tables with a sumptuous view of the resort area.

Proposing near of 480 km of slopes , divided between the areas of Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Aspen Hihglands, the place is idyllic for luxury winter vacation in the USA . With 76 slopes , the resort offers a wide range of options for winter sports enthusiasts. For example, you can find green slopes with gentle slopes as well as trips between the trees. If this still does not suit you, know that you will also have access to 3 snow parks as well as 4 pipes where, for example, the XGames are organised. For your stay, remember to properly equip yourself, because temperatures are between -15 and 5°C . Our heated jackets will be the ideal equipment. Designed for this type of environment, their technology allows you to enjoy winter activities without the discomfort of the cold.

When you are not hitting the slopes, you can occupy your time in the shopping malls which will offer you various luxury brands .

2. Heavenly Mountain in California


Located on the eastern side of California, on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe on the border with the state of Nevada, Heavenly Village takes place at an altitude of 1907 m.

Belonging to the municipality of South Lake Tahoe, the American resort offers 2 5-star hotels as well as 7 4-star hotels . With an impregnable and majestic view of the lake, the establishments welcome a high-end clientele with refined hospitality.

The Edgewood Tahoe is the establishment that we will recommend. Located opposite the lake, it offers different suites, all with breathtaking views. For more privacy, it also has private chalets with sumptuous exterior and interior architecture. Accompanied by a magnificent infinity pool close to the lake, a spa and a 18 hole golf course where you can admire a view of a beauty rarely equaled, this hotel is a real gem.

Additionally, it includes a gastronomic restaurant with a 180 degree view of the lake and surrounding mountains. A hidden gem of South Lake City, diners will delight in culinary masterpieces accompanied by a carefully selected wine list.

10 minutes from the stations, these will offer you a 105 kilometer area divided into 97 tracks and 3 snow parks . With a view of the entire Lake Tahoe valley and part of the Nevada desert at certain points, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful resorts in the United States.

3. Park City in Utah


Taking place in Summit County in Utah, the rocky village in the heart of the Alta massif, is located at 2072 m.

Attracting wealthy American clients, he counts 3 5-star hotels , 11 4-star hotels as well as various luxury chalets.

In the Utah resort, our favorite establishment is the " Spa Montage Deer Valley ". Attracting a wealthy clientele, it offers a large spa, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, as well as suites with grandiose views over the entire valley. What is significant about the hotel is its immediate access to the slopes with a ski lift less than 50 meters away!

When it's time to eat, the " Riverhorse on Main " will be there to welcome you. With its high ceiling and chic industrial style, you can eat gourmet dishes prepared with premium ingredients. The cuisine is carried out by a chef who knows how to combine textures and flavors to delight our palates. The portions are perfect and well calibrated, you will leave satisfied.

Village of character, it is very pleasant to stroll through the alleys of Park City. You can discover a multitude of luxury and designer boutiques there.

Pleasant to stay and to ski there, the resort shares its slopes with Canyon Resort and thus forms the largest estate in the United States of America . You will then have access to 334 tracks as well as 10 snowparks for a total length of 250 km . Located at altitude, temperatures are between 2 and -10°C. In fact, it is mandatory to adopt the right equipment to fight against the cold and fully enjoy the slopes. Studied and manufactured for this type of icy climate, our heating equipment will accompany you everywhere.

4. Jackson Hole in Wyoming


Taking place in the state of Wyoming, at the gateway to Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole culminates at an altitude of 1929m.

To welcome its prestigious clientele, 2 5-star hotels , 7 4-star hotels and multiple chalets position themselves in the village.

Among them, the one we particularly appreciate is the "Continuum Hotel". Magnificently combining mountain and industrial architecture, it is very pleasant to stay there. In addition, its outdoor heated swimming pool and its hot tubs have majestic views of the valley. This is particularly valuable for observing immaculate snow as far as the eye can see. Finally, during winter evenings, it is pleasant to go to its bar where the atmosphere is friendly and the view breathtaking.

When you want to eat, various restaurants will be at your disposal. The "Piste Mountain Bistro" is the one that won us over. Gourmet restaurant, its interior style is chic and warm thanks to its decoration mixing different textures and natural materials. Culinary masterpieces prepared here, are both aesthetic and tasty for our greatest pleasure.

After enjoying your meal, head to the resort's ski area, called the "Jackson Hole Mountain Resort". counting more than 90 kilometers of slopes emerging on the sides of the mountain peak, the view from the slopes is to die for. You can see the "Grand Teton", the highest mountain in the region, with 4199 meters, and when the weather is favorable, you can see a sea cloud covering the valley. Postcard guaranteed!

5. Vail, Colorado


Considered one of the best ski destinations in the United States, Vail is located at an altitude of 2484 m. Of great luxury, it hosts 3 5-star hotels as well as 7 4-star hotels .

The "Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail" is the one we recommend. Its large suites offer a sublime view of the Rockies, which gives us a feeling of being one with the mountain. The interior is modern and beautifully blends high-end and mountain materials such as wood and stone.

For to eat, the hotel establishment offers a gastronomic bar , the " Remedy Bar " where you cook succulent dishes prepared with products selected with care. You can eat gourmet dishes in a jovial and welcoming environment.

With access to the outside, the swimming pool invites us to swim to admire the majestic view of the mountains and the snow-covered valley.

Located a few minutes from the ski area, 195 km of slopes will open up to you. Taking advantage of exceptional snow cover, on average 9 m per season, and an impressive network of ski lifts linking it to the surrounding satellite resorts, it can boast of having one of the largest estates in the USA .

For non-skiers, know that the vast area of ​​the Rockies is dotted with hiking trails allowing you to indulge in the pleasures of snowshoeing.

6. Beaver Creek in Colorado


About ten kilometers to the west, the prestigious resort of Beaver Creek (2469 m) opens its doors to you next to the village of Avon. Offering 2 5-star hotels , 3 4-star hotels and a large number of prestigious chalets, it welcomes an upscale clientele.

Our recommendation will be the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch which offers a pleasant and warm environment. Inspired by large traditional chalets, its exterior is made of stones and logs. Typical architecture of the region, it is an establishment where life is good. The interior is also majestic. Combining large beams and log bastaing, with sublime stone fireplaces, the choice is made of stick to tradition.

Welcoming different restaurants and bars, we particularly appreciate the "WYLD. Culinary masterpieces are prepared there with local ingredients, where seasonal flavors combine with finesse to give birth to gourmet dishes . With indoor or outdoor tables, the view of the surrounding landscapes is sumptuous and relaxing.

In a cozy and refined setting, in the evening, it is pleasant to have a drink in one of the hotel's outdoor bars. Around a fire and carrying our heated down jacket , the comfort is great and the atmosphere soothing.

Hosting various world-class restaurants , luxurious shopping streets without end and a family atmosphere, the station is a true haven of peace.

It is also famous for having been the venue for the FIS World Ski Championships in 2015. Nowadays, skiers and snowboarders will enjoy 150km distributed 150 tracks whose the longest, called "Centennial", totals 4.4 km in length. With 24 ski lifts with cable cars, chair lifts and drag lifts, it is easy to enjoy the entire American domain.

Skier or not, the resort offers snowshoeing, an ice rink, as well as areas for learning to ski for the little ones.

7. Telluride in Colorado


Taking place in the southwest of the state of Colorado, Telluride located at an altitude of 2667 m, at the bottom of a spectacular canyon.

Welcoming a population of 2059 inhabitants as well as movie stars, it has 1 5-star hotel and 4 4-star hotels .

For a comfortable and luxurious stay in this resort in the land of Uncle Sam, our choice focuses on the " Madeline Hotel & Residences ". Established not far from the slopes, it is a qualitative establishment where the suites approach a chic contemporary design, as well as a very beautiful stone fireplace. The swimming pool section is perfect for rest and relax while enjoying a breathtaking view of the mountains.

For eat, our choice goes to "221 South Oak". Chef Elisa Gavin, offers culinary masterpieces served in a small traditional house. Interior with very simple decoration, nuance with food which is tasty there. Author of a cookbook, Ms. Gavin offers dishes prepared with passion, which combine quality products and artisanal know-how.

Leaving the restaurant, take advantage of the village's shops and spas, each more beautiful than the next.

Regarding the Telluride ski area, it totals 88 km of slopes where circulation is carried out thanks to 19 ski lifts. To spice up your stay, snowmobile rides are also possible and will allow you to discover places with otherwise inaccessible panoramas. For these visits, opt for this pair of heated gloves , because the temperatures can quickly become uncomfortable. Studied to fight against the extreme cold, it is the mandatory equipment to fully enjoy the slopes.

Mining town combining buildings dating from the mining era, and a ski resort being one of the most beautiful in North America , it is undoubtedly a place should be on our list.

Finalizing our selection of the most luxurious resorts in United States, tell us in the comments which of these areas you would like to visit.

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