Best Luxury Resorts to Visit this Winter

An excursion to the mountains is a magical and sometimes surreal experience. But if you’re someone who actively seeks out the finer things in life and wants to indulge in the best of the best, then a luxury vacation with is right up your alley. We help our clients experience dream-worthy getaways where some of the best skiing in the world meets gourmet dining and top-of-the-line lodging accommodations. If this winter you’re looking to take your annual ski trip to the next level, we recommend the following three locations as you begin your search into where you’ll be spending your luxury vacation.

Poolside fire pit at the luxurious Gant Condos in Aspen.
Poolside fire pits to warm up next to at The Gant Aspen.

The Gant Aspen

One lift ticket with access to four mountains is one of the distinct features that set Aspen, CO apart from most ski resorts. With its first mountain opening back in the 1940s, Aspen Skiing Company’s reputation precedes itself, and the hospitality partners maintain the same standard of service in stride.

A stay in one of the condominiums at The Gant in Aspen is ideal for a multitude of reasons. While the property itself sits on 5 acres of land, guests who stay here are perfectly situated within a short walk from downtown Aspen and only a few hundred yards away from the ski lifts. The Gant also melds the convenience of a home away from home with full kitchens for do-it-yourself meals, living and dining areas in each unit for plenty of space with the upscale amenities of a luxury resort in the mountains.

Units include options for 1-4 bedroom units and are equipped with a fireplace to cozy up to after a day on the slopes and patios or balconies to sip your morning coffee and take in the breathtaking scenery of some of Colorado’s best-known mountains. Reserve a Premier Condo to enjoy in professional interior decor and exceptional artwork to enhance your overall visit.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler's luxurious barrel saunas.
A barrel sauna beside the pool at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont successfully redefines ‘mountain luxury’ and their award-winning hotel in Whistler is no exception. Perched in the upper base village of Whistler Blackcomb, guests will be whisked away by the enchanting, castle-like appearance of the hotel and then again by the welcoming atmosphere and gorgeous interior once inside their rooms.

The slopeside property not only has incredible views of the mountain and the village but also presents guests with a ski-focused itinerary with close proximity to the lifts and complimentary ski valet. Get your final turns in after spending all day in the Canadian powder, with a leisurely midday break at one of the hotel’s five gourmet, on-site restaurants, then swap your skis for a cup of hot cocoa at the ski valet and kick off your evening après with cocktails at The Mallard Lounge, a dip in one of the slopeside hot tubs or a visit to one of the winter barrel saunas.

Take your pick between one of their spacious hotel rooms for a cozier feel, each one equipped with a sitting area and workstation; a suite with different layouts for families, groups or couples all with fireplaces and preferred views of the mountains or a Fairmont Gold setup for newly renovated accommodations and personalized service throughout your stay.

Fire-lit lobby entrance at the Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek.
Seating and decorative fire pit at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek lobby.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

For ski-in, ski-out access, the Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek provides unparalleled service to its guests and continues to be one of the preferred stays for the Vail luxury ski resort. Skiers will make the most out of their lift tickets at this slopeside property with a complimentary ski valet and families will appreciate its proximity to the Beaver Creek ski school.

The warm yet sophisticated hotel has rooms and suites, and guests can decide if they’d prefer a view of the ski slopes or the bustling village below. Many of the options also offer balconies for a personalized viewing of the picturesque and calming sights at Beaver Creek. Select one of the suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, and large, personal terraces with enough space for entertaining and reminiscing about your day on the mountain.

For non-skiers, the hotel provides snowmobiling tours and equipment for ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Exhale Spa at Park Hyatt goes above and beyond when pampering guests with the largest range of services amongst spas in the Vail Valley area, with everything from acupuncture to facials, to fitness classes and a mani-pedi bar. Take a break from mountain activities to indulge in these state-of-the-art spa treatments that can be scheduled to end right before an après rendezvous at the 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill for beers and thoughtfully sourced delectable dishes.

While you could (and should) take our word for it, why not customize one of these luxury ski resort trips to cater to what you like best in your vacation? Connect with one of our Mountain Travel Experts for help with a quote and curating your splendor-filled, luxury winter vacation.