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Winter Fun at Top-Rated Ski Resorts in the US from $199

Snow bunnies and powder hounds unite in America to experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in the world. The best ski resorts in the United States not only boast incredible runs and terrain parks, but also keep the après-ski action running season long with lively bars, various events and designer shopping.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve strapped on our skis to discover the very best ski resorts in the United States. From a former host of the Winter Olympics in Lake Tahoe to the legendary back bowls and alpine village of Vail, these resorts will make you wish for an endless winter.

Squaw Valley Resort, California

Squaw Valley Resort

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The host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States with more than 1,450 hectares of skiable terrain. This almost doubles when combined with the neighbouring Alpine Meadows. The resort has more than 175 runs for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, along with three terrain parks and a charming alpine village with dining, shopping and nightlife.

Must-Do Experiences at Squaw Valley Resort 

  • Enjoy tubing, mini snowmobiles and marshmallow roasting with the family at SnoVentures Activity Zone.
  • Pair a locally-sourced buffet with mountain and lake views at Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
  • Take on the narrow Chute 75 black-diamond run.

Top Hotels at Squaw Valley Resort

Village at Squaw Valley

Village at Squaw Valley

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The Village at Squaw Valley is nestled in the heart of the resort’s alpine village, minutes from chairlifts, restaurants and shops. The hotel has its own on-site dining as well, including the cosy Uncorked Wine Bar and Coffeebar Squaw Valley, where you can purchase light meals.

The accommodation ranges from comfortable rooms with timber beds and modern in-room entertainment to spacious suites with full kitchens, separate living and dining rooms, fireplaces and private decks. The hotel also has a heated pool perfect for relaxing while watching skiers cruise down the slopes.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Le Chamois & Loft Bar (350 metres)
  • Shirley Canyon Trailhead (950 metres)
  • Parallel Mountain Sports (350 metres)

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 254 – USD 938
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 1750 Village East Rd, Olympic Valley, California, United States

Squaw Valley Lodge

Squaw Valley Lodge

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Enjoy ski-in/ski-out accommodation at Squaw Valley Lodge, which offers a range of contemporary suites with kitchenettes, separate living rooms and queen-size beds. The Premium One Bedroom Suite has the added luxury of a king-size bed, fireplace and full kitchen, while the two and three-bedroom suites with bunk beds are ideal for families.

The upscale lodge has resort-style facilities, including a health club and spa with Swedish massages, a sauna and steam room, ping pong tables, a gym and a hydrotherapy hot tub overlooking the mountains. Nearby restaurants include Bar One and the crowd-favourite Le Chamois & Loft Bar. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • High Camp Mountain-Top Dining (290 metres)
  • Alice’s Mountain Market (450 metres)
  • Squaw Creek Trail Trailhead (500 metres)

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 247 – USD 809
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 201 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley, California, United States

Hotel Location

Vail Ski Resort, Colorado

Skiers at Vail

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Located within a two-hour drive from Denver, Vail Ski Resort features more than 21 square kilometres of skiable terrain, including 193 runs, several bowls and two terrain parks. The mountain village has a Bavarian style with pedestrianised streets, cosy fire-warmed bars, cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques. The various bowls provide powdery terrain for all levels of skiers, while the resort offers tubing, ski biking, scenic gondola rides and live music. 

Must-Do Experiences at Vail Ski Resort 

  • Practise your aerial tricks on the Superpipe at Golden Peak Terrain Park.
  • Enjoy a four-course dinner in an intimate mountain chalet at Game Creek.
  • Experience the gingerbread contests, ice-skating shows and tree lighting during the festive Revelry Vail

Top Hotels at Vail Ski Resort

Tivoli Lodge

Tivoli Lodge


The elegant Tivoli Lodge offers a true alpine escape near the centre of Vail, about one block from the chairlifts. Along with a delicious hot breakfast buffet and on-site fitness centre, the lodge offers fresh cookies and hot chocolate and cider in its lobby during the ski season. You can relax in the hot tub or by the mountainside fire pit or get some work done at the business centre.

The rooms and suites have views of the mountain or village, along with marble finishes, heavenly beds and lounge seating. Certain rooms, such as the Mountain View, also have fireplaces. Splurge on the Seibert Suite for a king-size bed, pull-out sofa, spacious living and kitchen area, gas fireplace and a deep-soaking bath. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Albert Einstein Statue (400 metres)
  • Vail Village Arts (550 metres)
  • Raitman Art Galleries (300 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 529 – USD 850
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 386 Hanson Ranch Road, Vail, Colorado, United States

Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa

The intimate Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa adds to the winter wonderland of Vail with its cosy lodge rooms featuring gas fireplaces, deep-soaking baths, flat-screen TVs and plush queen or king-size beds. Looking for self-contained accommodation in Vail? Book one of the two or three-bedroom condominiums with a full kitchen, separate living and dining room, fireplace and Vail Mountain views.

All guests can enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast buffet, along with access to the club amenities, including a sauna, hot tubs and steam room. More than 50 fitness classes are held weekly at the Vail Athletic Club, while the day spa entices you with holistic treatments. Don’t skip out on the craft cocktails and share plates at Terra Bistro either. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame (350 metres)
  • Vail Village Arts (300 metres)
  • CinéBistro at Solaris (400 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 209 – USD 3,329
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 352 East Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado, United States

Hotel Location

Snowbird, Utah

A woman skiing on a sunny winter day at Snowbird

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Snowbird is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination about 40 minutes’ drive outside of Salt Lake City. It has a peak elevation of 3,353 metres and about 10 square kilometres of skiable terrain encompassing a balanced range of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. Snowbird also offers a range of exciting winter experiences, including heli-skiing, snowmobile tours, night skiing and guided backcountry tours. 

Must-Do Experiences at Snowbird 

  • VisitCliff Spa for a massage, yoga or swim in the heated rooftop pool.
  • Browse the latest skiing and snowboarding gear at Pipeline, Christy Sports or Cliff Sports.
  • Cruise along the four-kilometre-long Chip’s Run.

Top Hotels at Snowbird

Cliff Lodge & Spa 

Every room at the iconic Cliff Lodge & Spa overlooks the powdery ski slopes at Snowbird or the glacial canyons of Snow Lake City’s dramatic valley. These modern rooms and suites also have full baths, queen or king-size beds and mini fridges. You can combine multiple rooms to create a one or two-bedroom suite with living and dining areas.

The on-site Cliff Spa offers deluxe, post-ski pampering with its heated pool and three hot tubs, yoga studio, gym, rooftop pool and Jacuzzi and various body treatments. Visit The Aerie Restaurant and Lounge for hearty American dishes and hire all your skiing or snowboarding gear from the on-site rental and repair shop. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Snowbird Tram (1.1 kilometres)
  • Boundless playground (900 metres)
  • Steak Pit Restaurant (1.1 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 274 – USD 1,842
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, Utah, United States

The Lodge at Snowbird

The Lodge at Snowbird

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The Lodge at Snowbird is located in the centre of the little Snowbird village and has an original lodge with a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, steam room, fitness centre and meeting rooms. During the ski season, the lodge hosts complimentary wine and cheese receptions in the lobby, while The Lodge Bistro serves delicious French-American cuisine alongside draft beer and top-shelf liquor.

The Studio is ideal for couples with its mountain-view balcony, gas fireplace, bath, living and dining room and full kitchen. Larger groups might prefer the six-person 1-Bedroom Condo, which has all this plus two queen-size beds and a pull-out sofa. Even larger groups of up to 10 people can combine this with the studio loft, totalling four queen-size beds and one pull-out sofa. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Boundless Playground (500 metres)
  • Snowbird Recreation Area (2 kilometres)
  • Creekside Cafe and Grill (1.3 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 465 – USD 499
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Hwy 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, Utah, United States

Hotel Location

Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

Telluride Ski Resort

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The multi-award-winning Telluride Ski Resort has been ranked as the top ski resort in Conde Nast Traveller numerous times over the years. This is no surprise when you consider the average snowfall of 8.3 metres per year, 127 engaging runs and 8.1 square kilometres of skiable terrain. The uncrowded, high-altitude runs pair perfectly with the village’s gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques and day spas. 

Must-Do Experiences at Telluride Ski Resort 

  • Guided ice climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing.
  • Cocktails and burgers at Tomboy Tavern.
  • Hot stone therapy, yoga or swimming in the heated pool at The Spa at The Peaks.

Top Hotels at Telluride Ski Resort

Madeline Hotel & Residences an Auberge Resorts Collection

Madeline Hotel & Residences

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Upmarket and rustic accommodation awaits at the extravagant Madeline Hotel & Residences an Auberge Resorts Collection. These holiday homes range from sophisticated guest rooms to spacious suites and world-class residences. We particularly love the suites, which boast full kitchens, separate living and dining areas and gas fireplaces.

However, the off-property Sleeping Indian Ranch is pretty amazing with its private cinema, terraces on all the rooms and butler services. The ski-in/ski-out hotel not only offers direct access to the slopes of Telluride, but also has an indulgent outdoor heated pool with firepits. The on-site M Spa offers pampering treatments, while Black Iron Kitchen + Bar pairs local fare with cocktails and fireplaces.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Telluride Helitrax (270 metres)
  • Heritage Plaza (240 metres)
  • Telluride Mountain Village Golf (300 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 450 – USD 1,848
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village, Colorado, United States

Lumiere with Inspirato

Lumiere with Inspirato

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The five-star Lumiere with Inspirato has won over HotelsCombined visitors with its gorgeous mountain views from most of the accommodations, all of which are self-contained. The entry-level Studio Deluxe has a kitchenette, king-size bed and bath, while the Residences have between one and five bedrooms, along with added luxuries like private balconies, sprawling lounge rooms, outdoor hot tubs and gas fireplaces.

The ski-in/ski-out accommodation is complemented by the Black Tie Ski Valet, while the extensive spa menu will soothe those aching muscles. You can also relax in the outdoor hot tub or perform some hot-cold therapy in the plunge pools. The hotel is also pet-friendly and has a fitness centre and helpful concierge for booking activities. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Heritage Plaza (600 metres)
  • Telluride Helitrax (600 metres)
  • Poachers Pub (170 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 669 – USD 4,865
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village, Colorado, United States

Hotel Location

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Located in the Rocky Mountains, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is blessed with over 10 metres of snowfall each year. This makes for excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions across its 10 square kilometres of groomed terrain and 12 square kilometres of backcountry. The terrain parks offer various jibs for adrenalin junkies, while the après-ski scene centres around fine-dining restaurants, bars and a live music hall.

Must-Do Experiences at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 

  • Brave the legendary chute, Corbet’s Couloir.
  • Embark on a scenic snowmobile safari, snowshoeing hike or cross-country skiing.
  • Enjoy live music and dancing at Music in Moose, The Pink Garter or The Stagecoach.

Top Hotels at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

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The 5-star Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole lives up to the Four Seasons name by offering some of the best ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Wyoming. You can choose between a mountain-side or valley-side room with a gas fireplace, lounge chairs and private balcony or upgrade to the Mountain-View One-Bedroom Suite for a separate living room.

The resort also has a five-bedroom penthouse apartment with a designer kitchen, 10-seat dining table, wood-burning fireplace and five marble bathrooms. The après-ski scene revolves around cocktails at The Handle Bar and fresh local ingredients at Westbank Grill. There’s also a cafe located poolside, where you can swim in the heated lagoon-style pool or relax in hot spring-style spas.

Nearby Attractions

  • Shooting Star Jackson Hole Golf Club (1.4 kilometres)
  • Sundance Tennis & Swim Club (1.4 kilometres)
  • Jackson Hole Sports (500 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 546 – USD 3,418
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 7680 Granite Loop, Teton Village, Wyoming, United States

Snake River Lodge & Spa

Snake River Lodge & Spa

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Located metres from the Jackson Hole Mountain Aerial Tram, Snake River Lodge & Spa combines world-class skiing and snowboarding with indulgent facilities. The five-storey spa boasts signature treatments, as well as saunas, steam rooms, jetted pools and a fitness centre, while the indoor and outdoor pools pair well with the grotto waterfalls. There’s also a full-service ski valet and Gamefish Restaurant, which serves a buffet breakfast and seasonal dishes.

Choose from modern guest rooms, suites and residences, such as the Premium King, which has a sleeper sofa, king-size bed and fireplace. The One Bedroom Suite boasts a fireplace, private balcony and sitting area, while the self-contained residences have full kitchens, multiple bedrooms, marble bathrooms and separate living and dining rooms. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Teton Village Sports (400 metres)
  • Shooting Star Jackson Hole Golf Club (1.3 kilometres)
  • Sundance Tennis & Swim Club (1.2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 169 – USD 407
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 7710 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, Wyoming, United States

Hotel Location

Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado

Riding the Chair at Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek Resort offers a scenic and magical winter getaway in its enchanting village filled with art galleries, day spas, boutiques, restaurants, bars and an ice-skating rink. The mountain itself has around 150 runs across 7.35 square kilometres of skiable terrain. Winter activities range from the daily complimentary cookie hour and Thursday night fireworks to kids’ activity zones and beginner ski parks.

Must-Do Experiences at Beaver Creek Resort 

  • Watch live jazz, comedy, dance and musicals at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.
  • Embark on “Winter Wine Excursion” with snowshoeing and wine and cheese pairing.
  • Explore freshly-groomed terrain together as a family at Red Buffalo Park.

Top Hotels at Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek Lodge Autograph Collection

Beaver Creek Lodge

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Beaver Creek Lodge Autograph Collection is a boutique and luxurious winter escape minutes from the chairlifts at Beaver Creek Resort. The all-suite accommodation includes Queen and King Suite Resort View rooms with kitchenettes and separate living rooms. The Family Suite boasts a larger kitchenette, private balcony and dining table, while the Condo is a three-bedroom residence with a wood-burning fireplace and full kitchen.

Along with a ski-in/ski-out location, this lodge has heated indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam rooms, a business centre and gym. The on-site restaurant, Alpine + Antlers, serves a delicious slow-roasted rotisserie and hosts wine tastings. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center (190 metres)
  • Paderewski Fine Art (260 metres)
  • Beaver Creek Ice Rink (100 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 483 – USD 983
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 26 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States

The Charter at Beaver Creek

The Charter at Beaver Creek

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Looking for affordable ski-in/ski-out accommodation at Beaver Creek Resort? Check out The Charter at Beaver Creek, which offers excellent value for money with its resort facilities, including a 20-metre indoor lap pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas and full gym. You can also play pool and arcade machines in the game room or indulge in a massage at Spa Anjali Beaver Creek.

The accommodation ranges from The Charter Lodge Room with a king-size bed and mountain views to the multi-bedroom apartments with fireplaces, separate living and dining rooms and full kitchens. Don’t forget to try the burgers at Black Diamond Bistro or start your day with a buffet breakfast at The Terrace Restaurant. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Beaver Creek Golf Club (200 metres)
  • Paderewski Fine Art (350 metres)
  • Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center (650 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 199 – USD 809
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 120 Offerson Road, Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States

Hotel Location

Find that Dream Powder this Ski Season

The United States makes it easy to enjoy a winter holiday with its wealth of resorts with excellent snowfall, hundreds of groomed runs and top-notch facilities. These resorts also come with enticing accommodation options, which generally have on-site dining, day spas, ski valets and heated pools.

Where do you want to ski in the US? Let us know in the comments.

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