Best Ski Hotel (2017)


These 10 hotels and resorts, voted the best in North America by our readers, offer perks like stunning mountain views, serene spa treatments, convenient slope-side locations and even ski-in, ski-out service. 

  • Hidden Moose Lodge

    Hidden Moose Lodge
    Whitefish, Mont.

    The slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort lie just minutes from the front door of Hidden Moose Lodge, a rustic mountain B&B complete with a river rock fireplace, outdoor hot tub and a spacious outdoor deck. Each guest room features a different Montana theme, and all enjoy private decks. Other amenities include complimentary evening drinks and a ski shuttle to the base of Whitefish Mountain Resort.
    Photo courtesy of Hidden Moose Lodge

  • Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

    Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
    Lake Placid, N.Y.

    Family run since the 1930s, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa is owned by the parents of Olympic ski medalist Andrew Weibrecht, so you can bet they know how to take care of skiers. The hotel also offers complimentary snowshoes for exploring the trails right outside, afternoon tea and a heated indoor pool.
    Photo courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

  • Alta's Rustler Lodge

    Alta's Rustler Lodge
    Alta, Utah

    Located at the base of the world-famous ski area, the Rustler Lodge ranks among the best Alta, perhaps in all of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Guests in any of its 85 rooms enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to the mountain's more than 500 inches of average annual snowfall. This elegant mountain lodge has a steam room, jacuzzi, heated outdoor pool, ski shop, restaurants, morning stretching classes and massage services.
    Photo courtesy of Alta's Rustler Lodge

  • Hotel Jerome

    Hotel Jerome
    Aspen, Colo.

    This luxury Aspen hotel has been a landmark in town since 1889. During ski season, Hotel Jerome offers a ski boutique, concierge and valet, as well as an outdoor heated whirlpool for soothing tired muscles. Guests have easy access to the four mountains of Aspen Snowmass not far away.
    Photo courtesy of Auberge Resorts

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    Whistler, British Columbia

    Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers ski-in, ski-out luxury accommodations with complimentary ski equipment valet. Guests have their pick of four whirlpools (three outdoor and one indoor) as well as the chance to get pampered in the Vida Spa.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Chateau Whistler

  • Lumiere Hotel

    Lumiere Hotel
    Telluride, Colo.

    Lumière, a luxury boutique in Telluride's Mountain Village, features a stunning stone facade, 11 rooms, 18 residential suites (many with stellar mountain views) and ski-in, ski-out access for guests. The hotel is happy to put together custom winter adventure tours, with activities like heli-skiing, back country skiing and even ice climbing.
    Photo courtesy of Lumière Hotel

  • Good Medicine Lodge

    Good Medicine Lodge
    Whitefish, Mont.

    Good Medicine Lodge, situated in the charming town of Whitefish, offers bed and breakfast accommodations just a short drive from Whitefish Mountain Resort. Six guest rooms and three suites come equipped with vaulted wood ceilings and custom beds. Many rooms have private balconies with stunning mountain views.
    Photo courtesy of Good Medicine Lodge

  • Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

    Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
    Park City, Utah

    The Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the most famous lodging options in the Park City area, and among the finest in all of Utah. Located mid-Mountain at the very prestigious Deer Valley Resort, this mountain retreat offers ski-in, ski-out mountain access, exquisitely appointed accommodations and regional American cuisine at the Four Star Glitretind Restaurant.
    Photo courtesy of Stein Eriksen Lodge

  • The Little Nell

    The Little Nell
    Aspen, Colo.

    Nestled right at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell is the area's only five-star, five-diamond property. Guests here can take a dip in the mountain-facing hot tub to warm up after a day on the slopes or enjoy the après ski scene at Ajax Tavern. Outdoor adventures come in spades no matter the season.
    Photo courtesy of Shawn O'Connor

  • Montage Deer Valley

    Montage Deer Valley
    Park City, Utah

    Montage Deer Valley, located in the year-round community of Park City, Utah, is one of North America's finest mountain resort destinations. Reminiscent of the great mountain lodges of the West, this refined mountain craftsman resort is less than five minutes from Park City's celebrated Main Street. Guests enjoy a coveted location atop Empire Pass and unrivaled ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts


The top 10 winners in the category Best Ski Hotel are as follows:

  1. Hidden Moose Lodge - Whitefish, Mont.
  2. Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa - Lake Placid, N.Y.
  3. Alta's Rustler Lodge - Alta, Utah
  4. Hotel Jerome - Aspen, Colo.
  5. Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Whistler, British Columbia
  6. Lumiere Hotel - Telluride, Colo.
  7. Good Medicine Lodge - Whitefish, Mont.
  8. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley - Park City, Utah
  9. The Little Nell - Aspen, Colo.
  10. Montage Deer Valley - Park City, Utah

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Wendy Clinch ( and Kristen Lummis (The Brave Ski Mom) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the North American ski scene.

Congratulations to these winning hotels, and be sure to keep this list handy next time you're planning a perfect ski vacation.

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