The Most Luxurious Slopeside Lodging in the U.S.

This article originally appeared on Ski Mag

There's nothing quite like finishing your favorite morning beverage, walking out the door into the crisp mountain air, and kicking on your skis for the first run of the day. Even better, your first run is only steps away.

Such are the advantages of staying slope-side. No hassles about finding a decent parking space near the mountain. No carrying bulky gear to the lodge and trying to find a space to suit up for your day on the slopes, then reversing the entire, exhausting process after you've finished your runs.

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These ski-in/ski-out accommodations offer both the convenience and luxury that discerning travelers desire from their ski vacation.

Argent at Empire Pass--Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Deer Valley guests will catch a fresh perspective of the world-class resort from the brand-new Argent at Empire Pass. The private enclave of 27 distinct, ski-in/ski-out residences offers a family-friendly environment enriched with an imaginative array of recreational and social amenities and personal services. Perfectly located at the base of the Silver Strike Express chairlift, Argent at Empire Pass provides slope-side access as well as a hot tub, fire pit, and loungers on the ski deck. Easily accessible ski lockers with ski valet, daily breakfast, and apres-ski are conveniently located on the main level.

The Little Nell--Aspen, Colorado

A five-star, five-diamond ski-in/ski-out hotel, The Little Nell boasts luxurious amenities, personalized service, breathtaking mountain views, renowned dining, and spacious accommodations. Guests enjoy a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambiance, haute cuisine plus exclusive activities and treatments designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. The property offers a ski concierge team with services including ski waxing, boot dryers, equipment storage, ski tuning, and repair, along with First Tracks. Powder Tours in the Nell's private snowcat are also available.


The Blake--Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

On a mountain that has welcomed and inspired adventure-seekers for more than 60 years, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is simply refining the lodging experience. A luxurious 80-room alpine guesthouse adjacent to Lift 1, The Blake is designed to deliver mountainside excitement. The hotel merges history, culture, and art with its vast array of artworks and infusion of the diverse cultural mash-up that is Taos itself. Guest service hausmeisters are on call to attend to every detail while well-appointed rooms and spacious suites help promote welcomed relaxation. Amenities include The Spa at The Blake, a fitness center, ski valets, its signature restaurant 192 at The Blake, a large heated pool, and two hot tubs.

Whisper Creek--Windham Mountain, New York

Built in 2015, these high-end ski-in/ski-out accommodations are located steps away from Whisper Run on Windham Mountain. Units are fully appointed with top-notch furnishings and linens and comfortably accommodate eight to ten people. Perfect for extended family gatherings, wedding parties, and special events, amenities include modern gas fireplaces, a heated garage, outdoor firepits, a heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, private balconies, and a fitness center. Each unit is professionally cleaned, maintained, and managed. In addition, guests are treated to cinematic mountain views and have access to heated equipment locker rooms.


Solitude Village--Okemo, Vermont

Enjoy the best Solitude Village has to offer in this six-bedroom, 6.5-bath, multi-level vacation rental home. Situated uphill from the Morning Star triple lift and 43North, the Solitude recreation facilities, and the high-speed detachable quad lift, you can walk out the door and onto the Sidewinder trail. Then return home to a game of basketball on your own indoor court or unwind in one of two Jacuzzi tubs. The residence easily accommodates 18 guests in more than 4,000 square feet. For example, the ground level boasts two bedrooms with two sets of twin bunk beds, two baths, a playroom with a TV, a billiard table, foosball, a pinball machine, and a half-sized basketball court.

The Village at Palisades Tahoe--Palisades Tahoe, California

Palisades Tahoe is one iconic destination comprised of two distinctly different mountains now connected with the Base to Base Gondola. At The Village at Palisades Tahoe, you’ll be just steps from the slopes and in the center of all the fun, including dining, shopping, and activities. Plus, it's just a short drive away from stunning Lake Tahoe. Almost all of the rooms have private balconies, full kitchens, and in-room fireplaces. You also can access all eight outdoor hot tubs, fitness facilities, billiards lounge, and free underground parking.


Jordan Hotel--Sunday River, Maine

Set in a spectacular mountain location, the Jordan Hotel is the premier address at Sunday River and offers sweeping views of the resort’s western peaks and across the valley toward the Mahoosuc Range. Located slope-side with immediate access to some of the best ski terrain in the east, the hotel features 186 rooms ranging from studio and standard rooms to three-bedroom suites, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurants and bars along with spa and massage services at the Jordan Spa.

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