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Best Ski Hotel: The Blake in Taos

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Winning hotel sits at the base of Taos Ski Valley

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. What's your favorite hotel for the perfect ski-centric winter vacation?

  • The Blake

    The Blake
    Taos, N.M.

    Part of Taos Ski Valley's extensive base-area revitalization, The Blake features 80 alpine-themed guest rooms adjacent to Lift 1. Amenities at this LEED-certified hotel include a pool and hot tubs, dining around a kiva fireplace at 192 at The Blake and a full-service spa and wellness center.
    Photo courtesy of The Blake

  • The Josie

    The Josie
    Rossland, B.C.

    The Josie, a new ski-in/ski-out boutique hotel in Rossland, offers easy access to some of the best gladed tree skiing in North America. Amenities include a ski concierge to take care of your gear after a day on the slopes, a spa and fitness center. The 106 slopeside rooms range from guest rooms to one-bedroom suites.
    Photo courtesy of The Josie

  • Goldminer's Daughter Lodge

    Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
    Alta, Utah

    Home to one of the best après-ski spots in Alta, the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge offers all-inclusive ski-in, ski-out lodging at the foot of Alta Ski Resort (pictured) and just a short shuttle ride from Snowbird. Accommodations range from budget-friendly dorms to spacious suites, and amenities include a hot tub, game room and free shuttle from the Salt Lake City airport to the bases of both Snowbird and Alta.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / lemonjenny

  • Manor Vail Lodge

    Manor Vail Lodge
    Vail, Colo.

    Manor Vail Lodge, located at the base of Vail Mountain (pictured), offers studio, one, two and three bedroom condos with a full assortment of resort amenities – two outdoor heated pools, four hot tubs, a full-service spa and fitness center and an onsite restaurant. Accommodations come with gas fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens.
    Photo courtesy of Manor Vail Lodge

  • Grand Hyatt Vail

    Grand Hyatt Vail
    Vail, Colo.

    The Grand Hyatt Vail offers ski-in/ski-out access to Vail Valley from the Cascade Village neighborhood. Guests stay in one of 285 rooms and suites that feature modern mountain decor, with amenities like a spa, pool, fitness center and on-site restaurant.
    Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Vail

  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
    Quebec

    This hotel in the heart of Old Quebec offers a luxurious base for a winter ski vacation thanks to its easy access to three nearby ski areas – Mont Sainte-Anne, Stoneham Ski Hill and Le Massif. Guests enjoy stellar views of the St. Lawrence River and the UNESCO-listed Old City from many of the 610 guest rooms and suites.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

  • Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

    Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
    Teton Village, Wyo.

    Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa at the heart of Teton Village offers AAA Four Diamond accommodations complete with spacious suites, a full-service spa, on-site dining, an après ski scene and indoor and outdoor pools. The 22-person rooftop hot tub is a popular spot to sooth sore muscles after a day enjoying Wyoming’s legendary slopes.
    Photo courtesy of Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

  • Lumiére with Inspirato

    Lumiére with Inspirato
    Telluride, Colo.

    This boutique Telluride property sits within Mountain Village at 9,540 feet, where guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort. The hotel lounge serves après-ski snacks and beverages, while an outdoor hot tub, sauna and warm and cold plunge pools help guests unwind after a day on the slopes.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / PeopleImages

  • The Pines Lodge

    The Pines Lodge
    Beaver Creek, Colo.

    The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek Village gives guests ski-in access to the 1,800 acres of terrain at Beaver Creek Mountain. Guest room amenities include boot warmers, docking stations for iPods, spa bath amenities and flat screen TVs, while the resort features ski storage and a rental shop, an award-winning restaurant, fitness center and an outdoor heated pool.
    Photo courtesy of The Pines Lodge

  • Snowpine Lodge

    Snowpine Lodge
    Alta, Utah

    Built in 1938, The Snowpine Lodge was the first ski shelter in the Alta and Snowbird area. Today, the lodge offers ski-in, ski-out service and recently renovated accommodations to fit a range of budgets and family sizes. Each guest starts the day with a warm skier's breakfast and finishes it with a gourmet dinner. An outdoor whirlpool tub, spa treatment room and fire pit offer plenty of options for relaxation off the slopes.
    Photo courtesy of Snowpine Lodge

  • The Blake
  • The Josie
  • Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
  • Manor Vail Lodge
  • Grand Hyatt Vail
  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
  • Lumiére with Inspirato
  • The Pines Lodge
  • Snowpine Lodge

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

  1. The Blake - Taos, N.M.
  2. The Josie - Rossland, B.C.
  3. Goldminer's Daughter Lodge - Alta, Utah
  4. Manor Vail Lodge - Vail, Colo.
  5. Grand Hyatt Vail - Vail, Colo.
  6. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac - Quebec
  7. Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa - Teton Village, Wyo.
  8. Lumière with Inspirato - Telluride, Colo.
  9. The Pines Lodge - Beaver Creek, Colo.
  10. Snowpine Lodge - Alta, Utah

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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