Whether you’re planning a domestic trip out west or an all-out international winter vacation, there are some hotels you just can’t ignore. This year, consider these four hotels for the ski season.
Situated at the gateway to the Grand Teton National Park and one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, this Autograph Collection Hotel is the only hotel in Jackson’s town square and serves as the perfect hub for ski fanatics. The Cloudveil boasts a premium partnership with Black Tie Ski Valet, allowing guests to place orders for skis, poles, snowboards, boots and helmets prior to arrival. The hotel’s personal ski concierge ensures guests have a seamless ski experience and, as an added bonus, Black Tie transports guests’ gear to the hotel’s exclusive Ski Chalet at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The hotel also features outdoor-savvy concierges known as Pathfinders, who craft the perfect itinerary. Guests can also learn about the local wildlife, ecology, history and geology of the area in the nearby national parks with Jackson Hole EcoTours. And, new this year, the hotel is proud to unveil an exclusive collaboration with luxury hatmaker JW Bennet to debut The Cloudveil Collection.
High in the Swiss Alps is Sir Richard Branson’s luxury mountain retreat, the ideal winter ski escape. At The Lodge, everything is taken care of for a true and luxurious stay. The Lodge is available for exclusive use for groups or families in the winter, with nine bedrooms and suites, as well as an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and more. Highlight amenities include a ski equipment room. Guests simply provide The Lodge team with sizes for travelers prior to arrival. The ski room comes stocked with boot warmers, too. And for those who aren’t as big into skiing as others in the group, the property offers access to tobogganing, swimming, ice skating, husky sled rides, snowshoeing and more.
Designed like the grand alpine resorts of Europe, this luxury resort features 47 oversized guestrooms and suites; a 10,000-square-foot spa with a spa boutique, nail salon, locker rooms with waterfalls, plunge pools, steam rooms, a sauna and couple’s suite; and a rooftop pool with 360-degree views of the town. You can’t forget about the ski experience of the trip, and this property doesn’t either. Come winter, The Arrabelle invites guests and locals to toast to snow at the Après ski deck and warm up with cocoa from the hotel’s signature cocoa cart. And the over-the-top, 24/7 concierge services provide help for anything and everything from organizing ski and boot valet and storage to booking a nearby winter excursion.
This world-class resort town is home to the upscale Pendry Park City, a skin-lift-out hotel putting a new spin on a traditional alpine lodge. Ski enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel’s ski and snowboard rentals from its in-house outfitter. After a day of skiing, hit the Après Pendry to enjoy shareable comfort food, warm fireplaces and specialty cocktails. This property is truly a snow lover’s dream come true.
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According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.