When it comes to ski getaways, true luxury is being able to step outside your door onto the mountain. And after a long day on the slopes, nothing beats a short walk to warm and cozy accommodations, complete with a fireplace and a cocktail. Here are six outstanding ski-in/ski-out properties that offer just that, so add them to your list as you plan your next winter vacation.
Aspen Mountain | Aspen, Colorado
Even though they love it, Aspen isn’t just for celebrities. It’s a top-rated mountain resort with rugged mountain terrain set in the White River National Forest. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Mountain Queen 1 is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo that includes a hot tub, fireplace, patio, open-concept design, and modern decor. Bonus: It’s steps away from shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
Schweitzer Village | Sandpoint, Idaho
Just 90 miles from Spokane, Schweitzer is the largest mountain resort in Idaho. It boasts 2,900 skiable acres and 300 inches of average snowfall.The Humbird is Schweiter’s newest boutique hotel with a rooftop hot tub, ski locker access, and boot and glove dryer.
Snow King Mountain | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
A ski-in/ski-out stay at Snow King Mountain includes something for everyone, from night skiing and gondola rides to mountain roller coasters and tubing. The accommodations at Snow King Resort feature contemporary furnishings and decor with subtle Western flourishes, plus ample views of the mountains. It’s just blocks away from shopping and restaurants at the historic Jackson Hole Town Square.
Taos Ski Valley | New Mexico
At the base of chairlift #4 of Kachina Village in Taos Ski Valley sits Bavarian Chalet 2, a three-bedroom, four-bath stay with modern amenities. This European-style accommodation sleeps eight, making it a great lodging option for a skiing getaway with family and friends.
Alta Ski Area | Alta, Utah
Alta Ski Area in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and a skier’s paradise. (It’s actually a ski-only mountain—sorry, snowboarders!) The Alta Lodge was the first lodging at Alta Ski Area and has hosted guests since 1940. You’ll get traditional ski lodge ambiance, with great lift access and indulgent amenities like heated pools, saunas, and in-room boot heaters.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Winter Park, Colorado
For those who prefer a quieter mountain experience along with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing right outside your door, the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa offers several lodging options, including cabins tucked away in the wilderness. One-, two-, and four-bedroom cabin options are equipped with wood-burning fireplaces, kitchens, and unique furniture and art. Bonus: Most of the cabins are dog-friendly.