Avid ski enthusiasts, always eager to hit the slopes again after the long off-season, know that popular ski destinations book up well in advance and even more so now with ski resorts limiting capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. With dozens of amazing and exclusive ski mountains to consider, we can help create the perfect ski getaway for you, your family and friends. From the exhilarating 7-mile downhill run and snowboarding stash terrain parks at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming to the expansive Alpine and Nordic ski terrain at Sugarloaf in Maine, there truly is a ski resort for everyone, whether you are an expert skier, snowboarder or novice.
In light of Covid-19, ski resorts have implemented strict social distancing, contactless check-ins, mask and safety protocols, as well as reduced capacity on chair lifts, gondolas, common areas and even the slopes themselves. Those guests not bringing their own equipment can still rent, but care is being taken to sanitize ski and snowboarding equipment between users and provide equipment lockers for multi-day rentals. Check prior to booking and again before departure in order to have the most up to date Covid-19 info before you travel.
We know that a ski trip is so much more than the thrill of zipping down the slopes and breathing in the fresh mountain air with the wind in your face—the après-ski experience is just as important! Covid-19 has mandated significant changes to the social side of ski trips, which varies by destination, hotel and restaurant, so reservations are highly recommended due to capacity restrictions, including for passes to the slopes. Our travel counselors will help you select everything from ski resorts and deluxe accommodations to restaurants and fun activities. So, pack your bags and get set for a memory-making ski vacation!
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Consistently voted one of the best ski destinations in the U.S., a winter getaway to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a must! This mega ski resort sits with Grand Teton National Park to the north and national forests on all other sides. A snow-wrapped wonderland with over 100 trails ranging from beginner to expert ensures an ideal run for any skill level. Ride the ‘Big Red’ Aerial Tram 10,450 feet up to the top of the mountain for some delicious waffles, take the Sweetwater Gondola to check out the Casper area of the mountain or hop aboard the longest lift in the U.S. to Rendezvous Mountain. For other outdoor activities, consider a fat bike tour through National Elk Refuge to spot elk, bison, and moose or trek through the backwoods via snowmobile, snowshoes or helicopter.
Once you are off the slopes, you will find an abundance of things to do downtown. A first-class culinary experience awaits, from delicious farm-to-table fare to more progressive, upscale dining options. Jackson Hole has earned a reputation as a “foodie city,” so you will not be disappointed no matter what you decide to indulge in, whether it’s locally sourced bison, elk or trout, or exotic Thai and Indian dishes. Kick back with a refreshing beer, wine or cocktail and take in the local live music scene at any number of popular bars. The event calendar is always full in Jackson Hole. Spend the afternoon or evening wandering around downtown Jackson or Teton Village, popping in and out of eclectic boutiques and galleries—you are sure to find great one-of-a-kind items to remember your visit.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, a five-star Alpine resort nestled in the lush green mountain valley of Jackson Hole, exudes luxury while capturing the essence of the wilderness and natural beauty of its surrounding landscapes. Here guests can ski world-class slopes during the winter months and also enjoy a plethora of invigorating outdoor activities such as rock climbing, back-country hiking and rafting during the spring, summer, and fall. The Four Seasons serves as a base for nature lovers seeking to immerse themselves in the miraculous wonder of nearby Grand Teton National Park, home to an array of wildlife that you are sure to encounter.
The premium five-star experience offered by the Four Season’s gracious staff often overwhelms visitors. Whatever your interests, the staff will arrange it, whether it’s a private wildlife safari, ski lessons for the kids, or a day out fly-fishing on Snake River with an expert guide. The resort’s Mercedes G-Wagon is available for the day to guests looking to set out on their own personal adventure.
The spacious accommodations are simply divine—elegant guest rooms come with furnished private balconies and optional gas stone fireplaces. A comfortable seating area can be enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking views of Jackson Hole valley or the Grand Teton mountains. The resort and residences are perfect for family getaways. The private homes offer state-of-the-art kitchens and plenty of room to entertain.
Four Seasons offers luxury amenities including an outstanding spa and wellness facility. Guests indulge in a selection of rituals such as intentional aromatherapy massages and a geothermal mud-and-aloe treatment, an après-ski ritual unique to Four Seasons Jackson Hole. Families are kept busy, enjoying year-round heated pools, wellness programs that include seasonal yoga, and astronomy outings with the in-house astronomer, Ryan Hennessy. During the winter, the Kids Ranch offers ski lessons; during the spring and summer months, there are environmental awareness programs, science and art projects, hiking and other outdoor sports for kids and teens.
Dining at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, at both the formal and informal restaurants, continues to impress, offering something special for every palate, from the extravagant breakfast served at the Westbank Grill to the handcrafted signature cocktails and sushi being served at the popular slope-side Ascent Lounge. Finally, end your busy day relaxing by the outdoor firepit, the perfect place to unwind.
Life is good at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole!
Beaver Creek Mountain
Beaver Creek Mountain is a destination that exudes luxury. This picturesque resort has three distinct villages offering a wide range of activities, shopping, and dining. With 1,800 acres of skiable terrain, adventure awaits at every turn. Ski down the cushy greens, the corduroy groomed blues, or take a chance on the exquisite black and double black runs. Beaver Creek Mountain has extreme backcountry-style runs for expert skiers as well.
This men’s and women’s World Cup-hosted mountain offers it all. After an unparalleled day of skiing/snowboarding, let your nose guide you to the famous piping hot chocolate chip cookies at the base of the slopes in the afternoon. Explore Beaver Creek Wonder, an exciting new art installation this year, to marvel at the oversized sculptures scattered throughout the village. For a more exhilarating après ski adventure rent a snowmobile for an evening ride or opt for a hot air balloon tour of the town. Beaver Creek Mountain & Resort is the perfect winter escape to share new adventures with the whole family.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Nestled at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, the lavish Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa is indeed the place where pleasures unfold. With panoramic views of the mountain, the ski-in/ski-out accessibility is incomparable. Park Hyatt recently renovated its property with polished marble and sophisticated designs throughout. It is no wonder that U.S. News & World Report selected the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa to its 2019 ‘Best Hotels’ list. In addition, Condé Nast Traveler recognized it as the #13 resort in the U.S. and USA Today’s Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice Spas awarded Park Hyatt’s Alegria Spa (Exhale Spa) as the eighth-best spa.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa has 167 rooms and 23 suites that all ensure upscale comfort. Many rooms include private balconies overlooking the village where you can watch the mountain buzz with skiers. The kids will love the in-room camping tent and sleeping bags or cozy up by the in-room fireplaces in the suites. Relax and unwind at Exhale Spa, roast marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit, or enjoy a leisurely skate at the Beaver Creek Village ice rink. Rest assured, your palate will be spoiled by culinary pleasures at 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill. With its open kitchen, smoke-infused cooking, and locally sourced dishes – just be sure to save room for dessert!
Park City Mounain Resort
The license plates in Utah say it all, ‘greatest snow on earth.’ Park City, resting in the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah and remembered for hosting several 2002 Winter Olympics events, offers skiing, snowboarding and the famed annual Sundance Film Festival. Ski down the same runs as world-class Olympians; take a ski tour of abandoned mining buildings; snow tube with the family at Gorgoza Park; take a guided snowshoe tour or ice skate at one of several locations. Cuddle up in a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the end of the evening and, after schussing the slopes, join the fun après-ski culture.
Park City Mountain Resort provides ski-in/ski-out and lift access directly to the town’s historic Main Street where you can explore a wide array of shops, galleries, bars, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. Park City’s unique blend of old and new attracts visitors from around the world. This powder-blessed state is known for over a foot of snow every five days during skiing months, which is tough to beat! Whether you are a superlative shredder or coming for a family vacation, enjoy the backcountry terrain, amazing views, inviting resorts, and more than likely, find a small patch of untouched powder with your name written all over it!
Hotel Park City
Hotel Park City, a AAA Four Diamond resort, is an exceptional all-suite resort and spa tucked away in the glorious Wasatch Mountains. Recently rated a “Top Ski Hotel” by Conde Nast Traveler, the resort sits at the base of Park City Mountain within a five-minute drive of town, where you will find a collection of award-winning eateries, local art galleries and stylish boutiques. Park City, Utah, named one of the “Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine, has become a highly sought-after year-round destination attracting visitors from all over the world, including thrill seekers and nature lovers as well as artists.
The Hotel Park City boasts an outstanding staff, amenities and services. There is always a team of adventure concierges ready to assist you. When you are ready to hit the slopes, call your concierge and they will be sure to accommodate your every request, from managing your lift tickets and ski rentals to securing you a seat on the complimentary ski shuttle. These local experts are well-equipped to design a tailor-made vacation no matter the season. In the winter months, snowmobiling, dog sledding and sleigh riding rank high on the list. The remainder of the year allows for a wide range of outdoor activities and sports. Fly-fishing in the Provo River, white-water rafting down the Weber River and mountain biking are just a start. A stay at the Hotel Park City is an absolute must for golf enthusiasts as the resort neighbors the highly acclaimed Park City Golf Course. The suites offer uninterrupted views of lush green fairways with grand snowcapped peaks serving as the backdrop.
When it is time to relax, the Spa at Hotel Park City is a luxurious escape featuring herbal-infused steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, meditation, and movement rooms. Alpine-inspired treatments include therapeutic massages, body wraps, facials and aromatherapy services. The signature High Mountain Hydration massage pairs well with the O2 Facial. If you want to enjoy down time outside, bring your newest read with you to the outdoor mountain view pool, as it is heated all year round.
The living spaces are well-appointed, stately in their décor and spaciousness. Each suite has a fireplace, kitchen, washer/dryer and a private patio or balcony. Signature inclusions worth noting are the Bose Surround Sound entertainment system, luxe terrycloth bathrobes and plush down bed linens. Before you head out for the day, feast on an extravagant hot breakfast at Bandannas, a favorite among hotel guests and Park City locals. In the evening, enjoy a fine dining experience at top-rated Ruth Chris Steakhouse. The experience is defined by a sophisticated atmosphere with breathtaking view of the Wasatch Mountains.
“Hotel Park City, an intimate spa retreat where luxury goes hand-in-hand with the alpine warmth and charm of an old-world ski lodge. “
Shred the winter blues by hitting the slopes at Killington Resort in Vermont, the largest ski area in the east. Known as the ‘Beast of the East,’ Killington Resort will satisfy all your skiing and snowboarding desires. Adrenaline seekers will love the halfpipe at Bear Mountain and ski enthusiasts can brave the second largest vertical drop in the eastern U.S. on Killington Peak. With 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain and 155 runs suited for all levels of skiers, this winter wonderland offers a premium skiing experience.
This four-season destination, encompassing 3,000 acres in the heart of central Vermont’s Green Mountains, has six mountain peaks interconnected with nearby Pico Mountain. Killington is notable for hosting the Alpine Ski World Cup four times since 2016! Interested in heading to Vermont but not to ski or snowboard? Killington has a variety of other outdoor winter possibilities. Enjoy a morning dog sledding adventure as you glide across the snow, take a thrill-seeking ride on the Beast Mountain Coaster, try snow tubing or snowshoeing, and in the evening dive into the world class après ski and dining scene followed by a relaxing sleigh ride. Killington is a winter vacation come true!
Killington Grand Resort Hotel
After an unforgettable day skiing, take the ski-bridge to Killington Grand Resort Hotel for a full-service mountainside experience. Warm-up in the heated outdoor pool or savor a mug of hot cocoa by the fire pit overlooking the Green Mountains. Awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Trip Advisor, this property boasts hundreds of outstanding reviews.
For quintessential Vermont vibes, Killington Grand Resort Hotel is the place to be. Most rooms, ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom suites, have fully equipped kitchenettes to accommodate all of your lodging needs, especially nice for families with children. Interested in eating out? There are two eateries with distinct personalities—Preston’s Restaurant features a menu infused with Vermont ingredients, comfort farm-to-table foods and elevated entrées, while the Grand Café offers light-fare including sandwiches, salads and pastries. With a five-star atmosphere, warm hospitality, and tranquil setting, the Killington Grand is the ideal East Coast winter ski getaway.
The French Alps
The French Alps are synonymous with some of the best skiing in the world. Although Americans cannot currently travel to most of Europe, once international travel restrictions are eased avid skiers in search of adventurous ski experiences will definitely want to add the following three ski destinations to their bucket list.
Enjoy exceptional ski conditions with outstanding 360° views at Tignes, one of the most popular ski resorts in the French Alps. Tignes has an adrenaline dose for everyone. With just over 1,800 acres of marked ski runs and nearly 8,000 acres of backcountry skiing, Tignes caters to adventurers wanting to glide on the greens, zip down the blues, or tackle the blacks. Compromised of five villages, spending your time in these mountains will be undeniably memorable.
With a total of 22 chairlifts and the Perce-Neige funicular, make your way to the summit of the Tignes and Val d’Isere ski area. Here you’ll gaze at a panoramic view of the Grande Motte glacier, an iconic symbol of Tignes. Being a neighbor to Val d’Isere, forming the ‘Espace Killy’ ski area, you can ski seamlessly between the two resorts. Aside from being the highest skiable location in Europe and boasting the longest ski season in the region, Tignes offers other thrilling activities. Reserve a spot dogsledding over the frozen lake, fly on a pendular microlight over the mountains or attempt the Bun J Ride, combining ski jumping, bungee jumping, and a zip wire for a unique and exciting experience. When the day is done, there are numerous distinctive dining options throughout the Tignes ski resort.
For the ultimate playground of powered snow, mouth-watering cuisine, and great après-ski activities, Val d’Isere is undoubtedly the place to be. Val d’Isere proudly claims guaranteed skiable snow almost year-round. So, whether you visit in the summer to ski the Pissaillas Glacier or in the winter to tackle the renowned Face de Bellevarde, this French Alps resort is a must. Explore the region of Savoie regardless if you are a snowboarder, skier, or winter aficionado.
Val d’Isere, a nominee for France’s Best Ski Resort in 2018, hosts the men’s and women’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup each year, a true testament to the glory that is Val d’Isere. With 42 lifts, hundreds of miles of skiing, the options are abundant. We suggest you try other noteworthy winter activities, including heliskiing, speed riding, ice-driving, and a fat bike tour on the glistening snow during your stay at Val d’Isere.
This authentic mountain village has a cozy, charming ambiance. Soak up the lively atmosphere strolling the illuminated streets while shopping and check out the ancient city center. With many ski-in/ski-out chalets, waking up early to hit the slopes is a key ingredient to the perfect holiday getaway. The area surrounding Val d’Isere has 28 bars and 80 restaurants, catering to all tastes and desires.
Courchevel, the heart of the alps, sits perfectly in the Tarentaise Valley. Courchevel will tempt you in more ways than one with its six interconnected villages, ski-in/ski-out resorts, and an undeniably enchanting atmosphere. Each village in Courchevel has its own charming characteristics, offering gourmet delights, charming mountain chalets, and luxury establishments.
Ski out of Saint-Bon, where Courchevel originated, for a rustic experience. Courchevel La Praz, a ski jumping bastion, has a more traditional mountain village feel. Or, perhaps Courchevel La Tania, a car-free village and one of Courchevel’s unspoiled gems, speaks to you. Moriond and Courchevel Village are ideal for families with a plethora of green and blue runs. Everything is accessible by ski or on foot. Lastly, the exceptional Courchevel 1850 is a village that radiates excellence with its luxurious qualities. Courchevel, the world’s largest ski area, has it all.
With endless options for lodging, 186 ski lifts, 327 runs, and 372 miles of skiing, Courchevel is astounding in every way. Courchevel hosts dozens of restaurants, eight of them being awarded Michelin stars. You’ll find tranquility atop one of the 1,000 alpine summits or maybe delight in a hot air balloon gliding high above the mountain tops, race around on a snow scooter, or pump your adrenaline on a snowmobile ride for an alternative adventure. An absolute must while visiting Courchevel is Lac de La Rosiere, a Natura 2000 site, for its stunning, jaw-dropping views in the heart of the forest. Experience the thrill of this winter wonderland.