This small quaint town has some serious skiing with lifts that reach 12,515 feet high and has 2,000 acres of multi-level terrain. During Aprés enjoy some beer at Telluride Distilling or check out Alpino Vino, a five-star dining experience at almost 12,00 feet elevated. The town has some other great restaurants, but it also has serious historical significance. Check out the New Sheridan Hotel’s wild west saloon and see where Butch Cassidy did his first bank heist.
Head here to enjoy quaint inns and 485 acres of powdered trails. Additionally, check out the breweries and restaurants and local music vibes. Sip a beverage at Von Trapp Brewing where you can nibble on bratwurst and Austrian ales (and yes, it is THE Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music).
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Many ski enthusiasts have the challenging Jackson Hole on their winter bucket list as the Teton slopes are not for the shy. Stay at luxury properties ranging from Four Seasons to Amangani.
Park City, Utah
Home to the Sundance Film Festival and the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City Mountain Resort has 7,300 skiable acres. At nearby Deer Valley Resort there’s an additional 2,026 acres of powdery terrain. There are many great places to dine as well as many luxury accommodations.
Big Sky, Montana
Head to this area of the Rockies where skiers can enjoy 5,850 acres of trails along with 38 lifts. With many luxury accommodations and some great resorts, it’s no wonder that celebs like Tom Brady, Justin Timberlake, and Bill Gates own homes here.
Sun Valley, Idaho
The central Idaho Rocky mountain has Bald Mountain which is known for its black diamond trails. The village has a low-key vibe, but is starting to offer more luxury with the 2022 debut of an Auberge Resort property.
Note- for those who are Ikon Pass holders, reservations will be required, specifically at Jackson Hole and Big Sky.
Lake Tahoe, California
Home to 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 skiable acres, Tahoe has youthful appeal with luxury accommodations ranging from Edgewood Tahoe to the Ritz-Carlton. Enjoy plenty of winter activities ranging from snowboarding to snowmobiling at top favorite resorts Squaw Valley and Heavenly.