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3 Top U.S. Stops for the Ultimate Ski Vacation

When the air turns crisp and the snow starts falling, ski season is inevitably around the corner. Find three top spots to schedule your ultimate ski vacation.

Four Seasons Jackson Hole
Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range and teeming with an inspiring array of wildlife, this alpine mountain resort offers the perfect mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodations. Enjoy ski-in-ski-out access, a ski concierge, the option of three restaurants, including celebrity chef Michael Mina’s The Handle Bar, and an award-winning, full service spa.

Base Camp at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is where the resort’s full-service outdoor activities concierge provides all manner of info, ideas and equipment to help you experience the the area. Base Camp is also home to the ski concierge, who takes care of every detail from ski rentals and lift tickets to equipment maintenance and lessons, and even a ski valet service. Boot dryers and heaters are at hand, and private storage lockers keep personal gear safe and out of the way. If you don’t want to rent gear shipping skis is easy with Luggage Free.

With the resort’s current Ski Package, you can experience the sought-after landscape of Jackson Hole mountain resort, with the Four Seasons’ signature experience. The package provides luxury slope-side room accommodations and a daily lift ticket for two, starting the day after your arrival.

Other activities at the resort include a ride in a Cessna touring plane over the winding Snake River before crossing over the Tetons to soar along the tallest peaks in the range. You can also take advantage of a guided snowmobile tour from Old Faithful to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. No matter what you end up doing, make sure to stop by The Handle Bar for some table-side homemade s’mores.

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
Tucked into the mountain at Deer Valley Ski Resort near Park City, Utah, the world-renowned ski hotel has earned accolades from Best Ski Hotel in the World by the World Ski Awards to a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. Stay warm while exploring the resort with heated sidewalks and walkways, and let the day melt off your shoulders with a hot bath in your room’s jetted tub. Cozy up in one of the 178 guest rooms and suites or around the fire—there are 145 stone fireplaces throughout the property—many en-suite.

The resort treats skiers as VIPs with an array of luxury amenities. Utilize a full-service ski locker room with ski valets. What does this mean? Ski valets are there to assist you with all your ski needs, from equipment and boot fitting to greeting you with a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. They will keep you updated on trail conditions and also clean and store your equipment after a long day on the slopes so they are ready to go the following day. The on-site Deer Valley Resort skier services also lets you purchase daily lift tickets along with Ski & Stay packages.

This season the resort offers The World’s Best Ski Package that includes: luxury accommodations; two adult all-day lift tickets per day to Deer Valley Resort; breakfast daily; unlimited access to spa facilities and resort fitness classes; and complementary WIFI.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort
The recently renovated luxury resort is located at the base of Aspen Mountain (also close to Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain), which perfectly situates you steps from the ultimate ski experience. When you’re off the slopes, delight in cozy rooms outfitted with custom furnishings including a leather bed and desk designed by Ralph Lauren.

The resort also features Remede Spa, voted the no. 1 spa in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. In addition to indulgent massages, facials and body treatments, amenities of Remede include complimentary access to all Remède areas including a newly refreshed oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunge pools, hot tubs, fitness center and confluence waterfall.

This winter when you booth the St. Regis’ ski package you will receive four nights of luxury accommodations; three days of lift tickets and three days of snowboard rentals.

With all the luxury that awaits you, forget the hassle of traveling with all your gear. Luggage Free will seamlessly ship your luggage and ski gear to and from your resort.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Jackson Hole
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