What could make your ski vacation more delightful than being able to step right outside your door onto the slope? These ski-in/ski-out resorts boast some of the best ski terrains around the globe, and extensive activities menus offer plenty to do après ski. There are full-service spas to go to, nightcaps in comfy lounges to drink, and cozy fireplaces to curl up beside.
Boyne Falls, Michigan, United States
With two championship golf courses, an indoor water park, and an 18,000-square-foot spa sanctuary, Boyne Mountain in Northern Michigan is a pleasure playground all year long. Contact the property for select condo accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access.
Telluride, Colorado, United States
At Capella Telluride, after a day of snow fun, which can be scheduled and arranged with help of the hotel’s personal assistants, guests can relax at the 3,000-square-foot spa, indulging in Alpine-inspired services such as High Altitude Hydrating Facial, Spirit of the Mountain Massage, and Slope Side Express Mani and Pedi.
Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa
Perfect powder conditions and a host of snow sports—skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating among them—are just some of the features of the Swiss chalet-style Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa. Sumptuous extras at this resort, set in the Swiss town of Villars-sur-Ollon, include an inviting lobby with a log fireplace, a lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private theater, and authentic Swiss fondue at the hotel’s carnotzet.
The Cliff Lodge & Spa
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Cliff Lodge & Spa is the flagship of the four lodging facilities at Snowbird ski resort in Snowbird, Utah, which offers 85 runs for skiing and 2,500 acres. Plus, the spa includes an outdoor rooftop pool, steam rooms, dry saunas, a fitness center, and hot tubs overlooking the ski run and Wasatch mountains—ideal for warming up on a wintry afternoon.
The Fairmont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
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Snow days meant no school when you were a kid. Now that you’re all grown up, it still does! But now you can partake in adult activities while staying at the stylish Fairmont Tremblant, located at the base of Quebec’s Laurentians. Sip aperitifs at the new Nansen Lounge, try your luck in the nearby casino, or take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools.
Hotel de Charme les Airelles
Courchevel, Rhônes-Alpes, France
At the seasonal Hotel de Charme les Airelles, bordering the Vallées ski slopes in the Jardin Alpin, evenings are as entertaining as an afternoon on the slopes, with après-ski activities like the Spa Valmont Pour les Airelles, which features a sauna, hammam, pool, whirlpools, and a snow cave.
The Little Nell
Aspen, Colorado, United States
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The Little Nell in Aspen equals big adventures. Snow-related sports take center stage at this winter wonderland—there’s skiing and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and a ski concierge team.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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With more than 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain, the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, in Whistler Village, at the base of the British Columbia’s Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, will have you thinking you’re Picabo Street. Champion-worthy amenities include an on-site valet, a fitness center equipped with a eucalyptus steam room, outdoor saltwater swimming pools and Jacuzzis, and in-suite spa services.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Avon, Colorado, United States
Snow bunnies and experienced skiers alike will enjoy schussing down beginner runs or double black diamonds at Beaver Creek, whose slopes total 1,805 acres. The right-there Park Hyatt Beaver Creek offers skier-friendly amenities like a valet. A bonus? The European-style Allegria Spa, a bi-level, 30,000-square-foot complex.
Resort at Squaw Creek
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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Fitness enthusiasts can get an adrenaline rush at Lake Tahoe’s Resort at Squaw Creek, which sports an on-property triple chairlift to Squaw Valley’s 4,000 ski-able acres, a cross-country ski center, ice skating rink, Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed golf course, and nature-inspired spa.
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont
Stowe, Vermont, United States
Bonus pick: While the slopes are about five minutes away, the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont, is worth a trip for its full-service, 50,000-square-foot-spa, which features a salon, fitness center, healthy cuisine, and a 120-treatment menu.