There’s nothing like heading to the mountains for a ski winter vacation. From beginner-friendly bunny hills to the breathtaking thrill of speeding down black diamonds, there’s a reason many people love to go on a skiing (or snowboarding) adventure. With mountain resorts and hotels all over the world, IHG Hotels & Resorts has endless options to find fresh powder and an après-ski meal and cocktail. So, whether you’re looking for something more low-key or an upscale experience, get ready to hit the slopes at these luxurious and budget-friendly ski destinations.
Ski Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank
Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, Colorado
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs is the perfect basecamp for adventure in Northwest Colorado. Always a popular winter ski destination, Steamboat Springs, located three hours from Denver, is a must-visit town known for its more affordable rates, hot springs, and roughly 3,000 skiable acres on some of the best powder in the state of Colorado. Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs is an excellent family-friendly option and offers premier amenities, including its in-house restaurant, Rex’s American Grill and Bar, where kids 12 and under eat free. There’s also quick and easy access to the renowned Steamboat Springs Ski Resort.
Winter Park Resort, Colorado
Another budget-friendly option in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fraser – Winter Park Area. With spacious guest rooms offering mountain views, and only four miles to the Winter Park Resort, the hotel provides the perfect location for your next ski getaway. Additionally, The Lift Resort Shuttle provides complimentary shuttle service from the hotel directly to the town of Winter Park and the base of the ski area.
Looking for spacious accommodations to crash in after a long day out on the mountains? Staybridge Suites Midvale offers breathtaking mountain views and is centrally located in the heart of Salt Lake Valley. The hotel has easy access via ski bus to Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton, and after an exhilarating day on the slopes, come back and relax in spacious suites and head to the lobby for the complimentary mid-week Social, complete with food, wine and beer.
Whiteface Mountain, New York
There’s no better place to experience life like an Olympian than at Lake Placid, host of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Located above the shops and cafes of Main Street, Crowne Plaza Lake Placid affords unmatched views of Mirror Lake, Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks. With a heated indoor pool, hot tub, fire pits, Adirondack Great Room that offers a central location to grab a drink at the bar, and its own Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Center, Crowne Plaza Lake Placid is a great home base to ski like an Olympian.
Ski Destinations to Live the High-Altitude Life
Mount Balwang, South Korea
For travelers looking to elevate their ski vacation, InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort is the perfect luxury escape. Located just two hours from Seoul and perched more than 2,000 feet above sea level along the famed Taebak Mountain Range, the resort’s stunning views of Mount Balwang and Alpensia Lake are sure to impress. Bringing the kids? Stay at Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang or Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alpensia Pyeongchang. These IHG properties played host to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, so make sure to check out the facilities used during the games, including the iconic ski jump tower, and sliding center.
Situated between the resorts of Breckenridge and Copper Mountain, Hotel Indigo Silverthorne is an inviting retreat for those looking to explore high-altitude adventures. The brand’s first mountainside hotel in the United States opens in January with warm, gracious service and all the amenities you need to explore the neighborhood like a local. Visit the on-site ski shop and then relax after a day of hitting the slopes in the indoor heated pool with patio views. The hotel’s restaurant Kúcu Bistro & Tequila Bar, a reference to nearby Buffalo Mountain with “kúcu” meaning “buffalo,” is a buzzing spot where visitors can mingle with locals.
The freshly groomed pistes, breathtaking views across to Mount Blanc, guaranteed snow and terrain that caters to all skiing or boarding abilities all mount up to why Courchevel is the jewel of alpine skiing. Set at the heart of Courchevel in the Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys), the largest linked ski area in the world, Six Senses Residences Courchevel takes traditional mountain living to new heights. Providing a luxurious place to book when traveling with a group of friends or family, all 53 residences have been meticulously designed with interiors inspired by their Alpine surroundings. At the pinnacle are 10 duplex penthouses and 12 superior apartments with up to four exquisitely apportioned bedrooms, wine cellars, private treatment room and spa, as well as private balconies or terraces for a sunny après-ski cocktail. Additionally, don’t forget to take advantage of a special ski concierge service and tailored ski-in, ski-out facility at the main La Croisette lift.
Teton Village, Wyoming
Inspired by the golden era of ski hotels and the craftsmanship of mid-century Americana, Caldera House is born of the same pioneering spirit as the resort of Jackson Hole itself. Take advantage of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ exclusive partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith, which gives IHG Rewards members access to over 500 boutique hotels in amazing destinations while redeeming and earning points on all bookings. With only eight bookable suites, Caldera House guarantees exclusive luxury. Custom winter experiences range from ski-in/ski-out convenience to dog sledding to a National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride. Back in your room, enjoy a heated balcony, soaking tubs, and gorgeous mountain views. Plus, check out the hotel’s discreet après ski lounge, complete with fire pits, plunge pool, and locker room.
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