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The 30 Best Ski-In And Ski-Out Resorts In The World For 2022, According To Travel Experts

With the weather starting its slow shift into winter, many people are planning their New Year escapes to the mountains and the best way to avoid the crowds is to stay at a ski-in/ski-out resort. With more time on the slopes and less time in crowded transportation, and long lines, this is the ideal way to spend your vacation.

Ski-in/ski-out resorts are usually located adjacent to ski lifts or sometimes directly on the slopes. These properties enable you to access skiing from your hotel and include locations within a short walk or a gondola ride with your skis.

In searching for the best resorts worldwide, I spoke with John McMahon, owner of the luxury travel advisor site Five Star Alliance who explains their selection process for this years Best Resorts list. “Our resorts are only the best in market resorts,” he said. “We personally inspect each hotel, and our longevity and reputation have been tested for 18 years. We also listen to our customers, and if we receive consistent poor reviews, we drop the resort. Service is a big factor as well and can change quickly. Since Covid, this has been a challenge for resorts to bring back staff and keep the service levels high.”

Here are the ski-in/ski-out resorts that Five Star Alliance considers the Best Of the Best for 2022.

USA

CALIFORNIA

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers up ski-in/ski-out access to the Northstar California Resort. After a day on the slopes, ski valets take your equipment to clean and store it, then return it on request. There’s also an extensive spa, heated outdoor pools, fine dining, and a bar with beautiful valley views. (Winter room rates from $799 per night)

COLORADO

Grand Hyatt Vail

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, the 285-room resort has its own on-property, open-air ski lift, Vail Resort’s ticket office, and ski concierge with valet. There is also a signature restaurant, Fireside Lounge, and alpine-inspired spa. (Winter room rates from $499 per night)

The Little Nell– Aspen

This boutique-sized resort with 92 rooms and suites offers an exclusive ski concierge team, with Aspen’s main lifts just outside your door. The popular modern-style lodge has fireplaces in each room with amazing Rocky Mountain views. All guests staying at this resort must be fully vaccinated. (Winter room rates from $2,500 per night)

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

The 190-room Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa offer direct lift access to the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Guests can also enjoy the ice-skating rink, heated outdoor pool, and spa. (Winter room rates from $800 per night)

Lumiere with Inspirato– Telluride

With only 18 boutique residential suites and penthouses along with five-star hotel amenities, this stunning ski-in/ski-out property is located at the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village. The hotel partnered with Black Tie Ski Rentals to offer ski valet and equipment rental experience at the lower boomerang ski run base. (Winter rates from $1,700 per night)

The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Located in Beaver Creek, with 180-rooms and suites, the modern Alpine-style resort places you steps from a high-speed quad chairlift. A 21,000sf spa, a ski and snowboard school, and a dedicated concierge are among the resort’s many amenities. They also offer premier access to the newly debuted McCoy Park terrain. (Winter rates from $699 per night)

The Sebastian Vail

With 84 rooms and suites, the resort is about five minutes to Base Camp, their private mountain club at the foot of Vail Mountain at Gondola One, where ski valets help you step into warm ski boots and onto the lift. Note that most hotels in Vail are not slopeside and require short transportation. (Winter rates from $400 per night)

Viceroy Snowmass

The Viceroy Snowmass ski-in/ski-out resort with 173 fireplace rooms is based right at the foot of Snowmass Mountain. You have direct access to Snowmass’ Elk Camp Gondola, and the property is at the base of the Assay Hill green run. Ski valets will take care of everything from your gear to booking lessons. There is a 7,000-square-foot spa, heated pool, fire pit, and incredible mountain views. (Winter rates from $499 per night)

UTAH

The St. Regis Deer Valley– Park City

With 177 rooms, including 64 suites, this luxury ski-in/ski-out resort offers direct access to the slopes with a private ski valet and their own Funicular that transports hotel guests to the top of the ski runs. There is also a Remède Spa and a fun Yurt village for private dining. (Winter rates from $600 per night)

Hyatt Centric– Park City

This hotel is conveniently adjacent to the Canyons Village resort, which means you can enjoy direct access via the dedicated Sunrise chairlift. All 116 rooms offer fireplaces in their residential-style suites. (Winter rates from $380 per night)

Montage Deer ValleyPark City

This hotel is one of my favorites and offers direct ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort. There are 154 rooms and 66 suites as well as private residences, all with fireplaces. The resort also features a massive 35,000sf spa, a bowling alley, and a vintage arcade. (Winter rates from $2,000 per night)

Stein Erickson Lodge– Park City

This 170-room luxury lodge offers ski-in/ski-out access to the Deer Valley Mountain Resort. More remote than other area resorts, the hotel offers up a popular spa and two amazing restaurants. (Winter rates from $1,700 per night)

Sundial LodgePark City

Overlooking the shops and restaurants of Canyons Village, Sundial Lodge is adjacent to Canyons Red Pine Gondola and includes an outdoor heated pool, a large fitness center, and a ski lounge. There are 151 hotel rooms, studios, and 1-2 bedroom suites. (Winter room rates from $600 per night)

VERMONT

The Lodge at Spruce PeakStowe

The Lodge at Spruce Peak is Stowe’s only slopeside ski-in/ski-out resort. This luxury property has 300 guestrooms, suites, and private residences and is located steps from the base of Mount Mansfield. All of the 300 cozy rooms offer rustic Vermont-Alpine decor and fireplaces. The Lodge also provides farm-fresh dining and The Spa at Spruce Peak. (Winter room rates from $799 per night)

WYOMING

Four Seasons Jackson Hole

With slopeside access to the ski lifts of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, this luxurious hotel offers 156 lodge-style rooms, all with meadow or mountain views. The Fahrenheit Forty-Seven apres-ski champagne lounge transforms the pool deck into a winter wonderland with a custom dome structure seating up to 20 guests. The Ski Concierge also takes care of all aspects of equipment rental, valet, and storage. (Winter room rates from $2,700 per night)

Snake River Lodge and Spa– Teton Village

Located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain in the heart of Teton Village, the resort is only 300 feet from the Jackson Hole Mountain Aerial Tram. The property offers 125 hotel guestrooms and suites, as well as 30 residences with full kitchens. There is also a 17,000sf spa, indoor/outdoor pools with rock caves, and indoor/outdoor hot tubs. This ski-in/ski-out location offers a full-service ski valet. (Winter room rates from $800 per night)

AUSTRIA

Thurnhers Alpenhof

This resort, hidden in the Austrian Alps, offers 14 rooms and 24 suites. The newly opened Thurnher’s Residences has five serviced apartments. There is a spa and wellness area, panoramic roof terrace, gourmet restaurant, and lifestyle lounge & bar. The hotel offers the complimentary services of a ski instructor and direct access to the slopes of Zürs. (Winter room rates from $700 per night)

Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

Surrounded by the stunning Tyrolean Alps, Das Tirol offers 150 modern alpine-style rooms and suites with panoramic views of the surrounding mountain and direct access to the ski slopes. (Winter room rates from $650 per night)

CANADA

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Whistler

The luxurious 519-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and offers direct ski-in/ski-out access. More than 200 trails across two mountains are connected by the world’s longest and highest gondola right outside the door. There is a heated lap pool with underwater music, a health club, and Vida Spa. (Winter room rates from $500 per night)

The Westin Resort and Spa– Whistler

Located slopeside on Whistler Mountain in the heart of the village, this 400-room resort offers free ski valet services for one and two-bedroom units, indoor/outdoor pool & hot tubs, fitness center, and Avello spa. While not truly ski-in/ski-out, the lifts are a five-minute walk from the resort. (Winter room rates from $645 per night)

FRANCE

Aman Le Melezin– Courchevel

Located directly on the Bellecôte ski slope, the 31-room hotel is also a short walk to the center of Courchevel. The French châteaux style Aman Le Mélézin offers direct access to the Three Valleys network. A team of experienced Ski Butlers will transport your ski equipment from the heated racks in its state-of-the-art ski room directly to you. There is also a sushi restaurant and signature Aman spa. (Winter room rates from $2,700 per night)

Cheval Blanc Courchevel– Courchevel

With only 36 contemporary-style rooms and suites, Cheval Blanc Courchevel offers an exclusive residential experience and gives you direct access to the slopes of the Three Valleys. There is also a Cheval Blanc Spa, with signature treatments by Guerlain, and dining at Le 1947 at Cheval Blanc, Courchevel’s only three Michelin-starred restaurant by Yannick Alleno. (Winter rates from $3,000 per night)

Hotel De Charme Les Airelles– Courchevel

Located on the slopes of the Jardin Alpin, the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian castle offers 48 rooms, including 20 Suites and one Apartment. There are 5 bars and restaurants, including Piero TT for French-Italian cuisine created by Pierre Gagnaire and a La Mer Spa. (Winter room rates from $1,500 per night)

Hotel Le K2 Palace– Courchevel

Inspired by the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the resort offers 29 rooms and suites and five suite-chalets. Guests step outside to the ski lift with direct access to the Cospillot slope. Also featured, Jean-Rémi Caillon has his two-Michelin starred restaurant Le Kintessence. (Winter room rates from $2,000 per night)

SWITZERLAND

Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains– St. Moritz

An iconic 1864 building, this five-star hotel features 184 rooms and suites and 27 spacious residences. The location at the foot of the Signalbahn cable car and the legendary Hahnensee ski run offers guests access to ski-in/ski-out to the Corviglia and Corvatsch ski area. There are three award-winning restaurants, including the Michelin-star restaurant Cà d’Oro and the Alpine Kempinski Spa. (Winter room rates from $700 per night)

Nira AlpinaSt. Moritz

Offering dramatic views of the Engadin Mountains and Lake Silvaplana, the modern-designed 70-room resort provides direct access to the slopes through a private tunnel leading directly to the Surlej-Corvatsch cable car. There are three restaurants and a spa. (Winter room rates from $400 per night)

LeCrans Hotel and SpaCrans-Montana

Positioned at the top of the ski resort with breathtaking views of the Alps and the Mont Blanc, the slopes of Crans-Montana are only 300 feet away. With only 15 rooms, each themed room and suite takes you to a different region or mountain of the world. Its fine-dining restaurant by Pierre Crepaud was awarded its first Michelin star. There is also a spa and a cellar nightclub.  (Winter room rates from $1,200 per night)

W Verbier

Located at the end of the Rue de Médran, surrounding Place Blanche, the Médran Gondola is less than a minute’s walk to the main lift. With 127 rooms, there are six restaurants and bars and a fashionable spa. (Winter room rates from $1,200 per night)

THE WORLD

Sport Hotel Hermitage– Andorra

Located within the exclusive ski domain of Soldeu next to the Grandvalira Ski Elevators. This 134 room resort is the area’s only 5-star property at the foot of Grandvalira slopes and the gondola station. There are two restaurants and an exclusive sport and wellness spa with three floors of pools, saunas, and hot tubs overlooking the slopes. (Winter room rates from $200 per night)

InterContinental Mountain Resort and Spa Mzaar– Lebanon

Positioned amid the peaks of Mount Lebanon, this luxury 140 room resort and spa offers direct ski access to trails. This resort features a heated indoor pool, bowling alley, cinema, one of Lebanon’s leading spas, and the signature El Hor Tent restaurant.

ONES TO WATCH

Montage Big Sky– Montana

Opening December 2021, the luxury resort is home to 139 large guestrooms, suites and residences with ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort, 3 world-class fly-fishing rivers, a 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage, and more. The expert ski concierge service and on-mountain hosts, will get you into your boots, clip into your skis and slide down to your own easy-access chairlift, bypassing the crowds at the base.

Pendry Park CityUtah

Opening Winter 2022, this new resort is the newest addition to Canyons Village at Park City Resort. The ski-in/ski-out resort and residences will offer 153 guestrooms, suites and residences. There will be four lounge, restaurant and bar experiences, including a Japanese- American steakhouse, and Park City’s only rooftop pool and bar

Berghotel Biberkopf Austria

The recently opened resort is located in the heart of Warth am Arlberg. All 65 rooms and eight suites showcase breathtaking views of the snow covered mountains. The hotel lift takes you directly to the cable car and onto the slopes.

via Forbes

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