This story originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
For snow angels, eggnog and some serious après ski, pay a visit to one of these luxury lodges.
The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, US
Perched at 7,452 ft on Deer Crest, this award-winning lodge is so much more than your average alpine resort. For starters, there’s a ski beach and split-level infinity pool, as well a private gondola, spa and the legendary St. Regis butler service, which will ensure all your desires are met. The Luxury Suite is the room to book. Spanning 900 sq ft, it boasts magnificent views, a balcony and a kitchen.
From $1,500 per night. Contact Edward Shapard, general manager, email@example.com
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado, US
The only ski-in, ski-out hotel in Aspen, The Little Nell is steps away from Aspen Mountain. A concierge is on hand for all skiing needs, from picking up rentals to warming boots and providing sun protection. The chic rooms feature art inspired by the local area, fireplaces and kitchens with professional-grade Viking appliances. Check into the 2,000 sq ft Friedl Pfeifer Suite for spectacular views of the ski run.
Price on request for vacation package. Contact Lucy Hunt at Scott Dunn, + 44 20 8682 5050
Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, Canada
Rustic alpine charm meets contemporary luxury here. The complimentary hot chocolate served with a variety of toppings after a day on the slopes is a welcome treat, while the first-class spa with outdoor pools and hot tubs are just the ticket for tired limbs.We love the decadent two-bedroom Resort Residences, which look out onto the surrounding forest, valley or mountains and are equipped with a gourmet kitchen.
From $3,600 per night. Contact Hana Lynn, concierge, firstname.lastname@example.org