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7 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

A perfect winter escape, Colorado offers visitors some of the best opportunities to discover the best ski and snowboard spots in the United States. Ideal for couples and families alike, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can join in on the fun on the slopes. Majestic mountains mixed with a variety of terrain create Colorado’s picturesque backdrop, a perfect combination for world-class ski resorts and luxury accommodations. From historic ski towns to pampering amenities and thrilling trails right outside your doorstep, you’ll find a wealth of accommodation choices for ski enthusiasts that appeal to a variety of preferences. Peppered throughout the state, read on to discover the top ski resorts in Colorado.


The Little Nell The Little Nell
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The Little Nell

Aspen’s only 5-star five-diamond property, The Little Nell is also the only resort in the area with a ski-in, ski-out access to the majestic Aspen Mountain. Celebrity spotting is typical, and with a cozy ambiance and chic rooms featuring gas fireplaces combined with an in-room pet dining menu and marble bathrooms, it’s easy to see why it’s a top-rated resort in Aspen. Just steps from Aspen’s main lift, sip on a glass of wine from the 20,000-bottle cellar, dine on gourmet international cuisine at the on-site restaurant or simply gaze at the mountain views from your room. Extravagance at its finest, this resort also offers first-class services like a complimentary shuttle, health club, and concierge to tend to your vacation needs.

St. Regis Aspen Resort St. Regis Aspen Resort
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St. Regis Aspen Resort

One of the best ski resorts in the U.S., St. Regis Aspen Resort attracts well-heeled travelers who enjoy their extensive list of luxury amenities. A modern ski lodge that is one of the most iconic in the area, here guests will find cozy stone fireplaces amongst video game systems and digital music players just walking distance from the main attractions. Spacious rooms come with oak floors, soaking tubs, and modern furniture in addition to espresso machines and breathtaking mountain views. A full-service spa is fantastic for a day of relaxation and pampering, while the award-winning on-site restaurant refuels guests for another day of adventure.

Viceroy Snowmass Viceroy Snowmass
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Viceroy Snowmass

A year-round mountain escape, Viceroy Snowmass is a luxury resort in Snowmass Village. From its 7,000-square-foot spa to its top-notch amenities, guests here are sure to feel like their every need is catered to. Nature-inspired details are a highlight here, where you’ll find spacious rooms with modern decor, wood furnishings, and modern amenities. A prime area for ski enthusiasts, guests will find a ski valet service and a convenient location to get on the slopes when they’re in the mood. After a day exploring the area, soak in the lovely heated pools, or book an appointment for a holistic treatment at the on-site spa. Dine alfresco at the on-site restaurant or sip hand-crafted cocktails at the fireside lounge, while in-room dining offers the comfort and convenience of dining in your private residence.


Tivoli Lodge Tivoli Lodge
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Tivoli Lodge

Located in the heart of Vail, Tivoli Lodge is a modern and upscale boutique Alpine-style lodge just minutes from the ski lifts. Guests staying here will be greeted with spacious rooms featuring kitchenettes, marble bathrooms, and upgraded rooms equipped with separate tubs and walk-in showers. A free ski valet and equipment storage free up your arms, so you don’t have to lug them around, while the variety of shops and dining options in the Vail Village are within walking distance. Boasting a warm and rustic ambiance, after a long day on the slopes, guests can sip on a cocktail at the on-site bar or relax in the outdoor whirlpools and soak in the picturesque views.

The Arrabelle at Vail Square The Arrabelle at Vail Square
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The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Located in the heart of Vail, the Arrabelle at Vail, a RockResort, is a chalet-inspired lodge and an opulent accommodation choice with elegant old-world charm. Reminiscent of Europe’s grandest resorts, the decor here includes grand chandeliers and marble columns. Guests staying here are treated to large rooms that feature cozy fireplaces, balconies with panoramic views, and marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs perfect for recharging. A rooftop pool and Jacuzzis offer breathtaking views of Vail Mountain, while 11 treatment rooms in the lavish on-site spa will soothe your muscles after a long day on the slopes. The on-site restaurant serves up a variety of cuisine to keep you refueled, from delicious Mediterranean cuisine to comfort dishes and casual fare.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

For a luxury winter vacation, book a stay at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa overlooking the scenic Beaver Creek Mountain. Soak in the iconic mountain views from your room, where you can get your beauty rest on a signature Park Hyatt bed with a plush pillow-top mattress and down duvet. It’s the little touches at this resort that make all the difference, such as the abundance of dry ski boots ready each morning and freshly baked cookies and s’mores waiting upon your return, where you can indulge in treats and nestle next to a fire pit. Guests can also treat themselves to the on-site spa, where they’ll find luxurious body treatments, mineral pools and steam rooms. Ideal for both couples and families alike, guests here will also find an ice-skating rink, a heated outdoor pool and a game room for the kids.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley

A luxury ski resort, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa sits on a perch in Avon, Colorado, just 11 miles east of Vail. Cozy fireplaces and private balconies are favored room perks. The resort’s spacious rooms also feature the Westin brand’s signature Heavenly beds and soaking tubs that are perfect for guests who want to rejuvenate and refresh for another day of snow adventures. Guests are spoiled for choice in how they want to spend their day. With on-site facilities like a plush spa offering services like a honey body mask, delicious Latin cuisine with an internationally acclaimed chef, and year-round outdoor activities for children, this resort will appeal to all types of travelers.

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