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14 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

Home to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, Colorado is a winter paradise for skiers and snowboarders. This mountainous state in the western United States boasts a range of world-renowned skiing areas, including Vail, Aspen, Beaver Creek and Mountain Village, where numerous resorts grant access to Colorado’s enthralling groomed and off-piste trails.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve donned our gloves, goggles and skis to track down the best ski resorts in Colorado. These opulent and comfortable holiday abodes truly capture the magic of winter in Colorado with mountainside settings, gourmet on-site dining and their own alluring leisure facilities.

Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

Sonnenalp Resort of Vail bedroom

Positioned at the base of Vail Ski Resort, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail sits on Gore Creek in the heart of Vail’s ski village surrounded by apres-ski entertainment and dining. The timeless resort showcases European charm in its rooms, suites and residences. These range from the cosy Juniper Hotel Room to the two-bedroom Vail Mountain Suite and a four-bedroom penthouse with a gourmet kitchen and fireplace.

Treat yourself to cocktails by the fire at the King’s Club bar, classic European fare at Swiss Chalet or hearty local produce at Bully Ranch. The on-site Sonnenalp Spa soothes and rejuvenates weary muscles, while the indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis offer year-round relaxation. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The wet bar, fireplace and dining area in the Castle Peak Suite.
  • On-site winter activities, including guided snowshoeing and a ski concierge.
  • The Gentleman’s Renewal and Mom-to-Be packages at Sonnenalp Spa. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 445 – USD 822
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, Colorado, United States

St Regis Aspen

St Regis Aspen living room

One of the closest resorts to the ski lifts at Aspen Mountain Ski Resort, the 5-star St Regis Aspen is an intimate leisure and relaxation destination. Indulge in a holistic treatment at Remède Spa or workout in the 24-hour fitness centre, then duck into the Velvet Buck for rustic meals crafted from local ingredients.

Along with marble bathrooms and Remède Spa bath products, the rooms and suites have leather beds and work desks designed by Ralph Lauren. All the rooms have windows overlooking the township or mountains and you can upgrade to a Deluxe room with a patio or a fireplace. Alternatively, splurge on a suite for a separate living area, butler service and fireplace. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The kitchenette, mountain views, deep-soaking bath and butler in the Aspen Mountain Suite.
  • Handcrafted cocktails in the New York-inspired Mountain Social Bar & Lounge.
  • A short walk from the Belly Up Aspen live music venue. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 943 – USD 994
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 315 East Dean Street, Aspen, Colorado, United States

Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy Snowmass

Located in Snowmass Base Village, Viceroy Snowmass sits at the base of Burnt Mountain near the Assay Hill chairlift. The resort offers a range of winter activities, including ski lessons, dog sledding and sleigh rides. The fitness centre offers yoga classes, while the Spa at Viceroy Snowmass uses signature rituals inspired by ancient Ute, Nordic and Asian ceremonies.

This all-suite resort has a range of studio and one to four-bedroom residences, all of which have mountain views, full kitchens and contemporary decor. The multi-room residences also feature private balconies and fireplaces, while the penthouses have oversized beds, sauna-style bathrooms and open-plan living spaces. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Gourmet Pan-Latin-inspired dishes at TORO Kitchen & Lounge.
  • The two balconies, bedroom fireplace and two kitchens in the four-bedroom penthouse.
  • A short walk from the Four Mountain Sports sporting good shop. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 313 – USD 659
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States

The Arrabelle at Vail Square a RockResort

The Arrabelle at Vail Square a RockResort bedroom

Luxury lovers will find their perfect home away from home at The Arrabelle at Vail Square a RockResort, where old-world European elegance meets American comfort and convenience. The Eagle Bahn Gondola is right outside, along with the Alderhof Ice Skating Rink, fire pits, boutiques and restaurants. Microbrews and signature dishes are served at Tavern on the Square, while RockResorts Spa features a steam room and sauna.

All guest rooms have bathrobes, complimentary arrival snacks, gas fireplaces and mini fridges, including the dog-friendly Arrabelle Premier Room, which also has a balcony. Alternatively, there are one to five-bedroom residences offering a full kitchen, washer and dryer, bedroom fireplace, jetted bath and Bose music system. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The balcony, flat-screen TVs, mountain views and chandeliered living room in the Three-Bedroom Residence.
  • Rooftop hot tubs and a lap pool.
  • A short walk from Charlies T-Shirts, North Face and Vail Ski Tech. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 302 – USD 406
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, Colorado, United States

Four Seasons Resort Vail

Four Seasons Resort Vail living room

Soak up views of the legendary mountains of Vail Ski Resort from your luxurious room or retreat at Four Seasons Resort Vail. The Mountain-View Room has a stone fireplace, while the Mount Elbert Suite also has a sitting area and balcony. Splurge on the Four-Bedroom Designer Residence for a media room, Italian kitchen and balcony or opt for one of the tailored private retreats with a dedicated concierge, personal ski services and outdoor seating.

Indulge in male and female-designed treatments at the on-site spa, swim in the heated outdoor pool or relax in the Jacuzzis, then kick back with a cocktail in The Remedy Bar. Don’t miss the gourmet steaks served at Flame or sweet pastries and fresh coffee sold at Bean & Gone. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Located in the heart of the Vail ski village.
  • A range of multi-room suites with luxe furnishings and fireplaces.
  • Year-round outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 299 – USD 791
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: One Vail Road, Vail, Colorado, United States

The Ritz Carlton Club Vail

The Ritz Carlton Club Vail bar

HotelsCombined visitors love the incredible mountain vistas from The Ritz Carlton Club Vail, which is nestled by Gore Creek at the base of Vail Mountain. The Bavarian-styled hotel features two, three and four-bedroom residences with balconies, Jacuzzis, heated marble floors in the bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens.

Along with a fitness centre and yoga studio, the resort features steam rooms, an outdoor heated pool and a fire pit. The kids will love the games room with a pool table and air hockey, while the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service makes life easier during snowy winter days. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Can sleep up to 10 guests in the Four-Bedroom Residence.
  • Fireplaces, mountain views, flat-screen TVs and rain showers in every residence.
  • A short walk from the Eagle Bahn Gondola. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 549 – USD 2,778
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: 728 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado, United States

The Little Nell

The Little Nell bedroom

The Little Nell is a luxurious resort in the centre of Aspen near the Little Nell chairlift. It complements its premier location with inviting on-site facilities, including a ski concierge, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi and a boutique selling jewellery and clothing. Treat yourself to a massage at the Health Center or dine on local wagyu beef at Element 47.

Choose from 92 contemporary guest rooms and suites, most of which have fireplaces and private balconies. The Premium Guest Rooms offer additional floor space, while the one and two-bedroom suites provide sitting areas and Jacuzzis. Splurge on one of the unique Residences for ski-in-ski-out accommodation.  

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The Jacuzzi, Bose Bluetooth speaker, two fireplaces and spa amenities in The Benedict Suite.
  • Late-night entertainment and cocktails at Ajax Tavern.
  • Pet-friendly amenities, including treats and a Puppy Jet Lag Kit. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 578 – USD 2,564
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, Colorado, United States

Madeline Hotel & Residences an Auberge Resorts Collection

Madeline Hotel & Residences an Auberge Resorts Collection

Located in the intimate Mountain Village ski area, Madeline Hotel & Residences an Auberge Resorts Collection is surrounded by gondolas to Bald Mountain and Telluride Ski Resort. This exclusive winter retreat is a picture of timeless elegance with its mountainside rooms, suites and residences. The Guest Rooms give you the option of a private balcony and king-size bed, while the suites offer kitchenettes and fireplaces.

Alternatively, stay in a unique Residence for your own multi-room retreat with terraces, mountain views, a full kitchen and open living areas. Enjoy deep-targeted pressure treatments in the on-site spa, join a fitness class or indulge in hearty mountain cuisine at Back Iron Kitchen & Bar. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The gas fireplace, full kitchen and spacious living room in the One Bedroom Residence.
  • Numerous winter activities, including dog sledding and snowmobiling.
  • A deep-targeted pressure treatment with arnica-infused anti-inflammatory oil at the on-site spa. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 249 – USD 449
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village, Colorado, United States

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort bedroom

Experience a real outback adventure in Colorado at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort, which sits on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park surrounded by Mount Jasper, Apache Peak and Mount Epworth. The resort is nestled away from the rest of the world, yet still features luxurious comforts, such as an on-site day spa, games room, movie theatre, pool, fine-dining restaurants and a yoga studio.

You can stay in one of two lodges, which both feature timber rooms with king or queen-size beds, country vistas and luxe furnishings. Upgrade to a suite for more space or a room with a fireplace to stay toasty. Alternatively, stay in a one, two or three-bedroom cabin to truly escape among the countryside. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The kitchen, claw-foot bath and wood-burning fireplace in the One Bedroom Cabin.
  • Dining by the fireplace at Heck’s Tavern.
  • Winter activities, including Nordic skiing, sleigh rides and ice skating. 

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 109 – USD 947
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 3530 County Road 83, Post Office Box 750, Tabernash, Colorado, United States

Hotel Talisa A Luxury Collection Resort Vail

Hotel Talisa A Luxury Collection Resort Vail bedroom

Hotel Talisa A Luxury Collection Resort Vail is one of the newest ski-in-ski-out resorts in Vail. This 4-star resort offers upscale accommodation in its modern guest rooms, some of which have king-size beds, fireplaces and mountain vistas. You can also stay in the Junior Suite for your own balcony or the 2 Bedroom Suite for a freestanding bath and separate dining and living room.

The pet-friendly resort features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, heated infinity pool and pampering treatments at the on-site day spa. You’ll also find alpine and European cuisine at Gessner and live music and floor-to-ceiling views at Fireside Lounge. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Ski-in-ski-out accommodation serviced by the Cascade Village Lift.
  • The fireplace, mountain views and two queen-size beds in the Grand room.
  • Body scrubs, foot baths and couple’s massages at The Spa at Hotel Talisa. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 175 – USD 298
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, Colorado, United States

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa bedroom

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa offers extravagant mountainside accommodation in the centre of Beaver Creek. This true ski-in-ski-out resort is serviced by the Buckaroo Express Gondola and offers access to winter activities, such as ice climbing, snowcat tours and dog sledding. The on-site 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill is perfect for tasting local flavours, while Allegria Spa features water therapies.

The warm and welcoming rooms and suites boast complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and heavenly bedding. You can upgrade your room to include views of the ski slopes or splurge on a suite for added perks, such as a private terrace, kitchenette and fireplace. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The fireplace, balcony, slope views and timber dining table in the James Chadwick suite.
  • Fresh coffee and snacks at the Café.
  • A pet-friendly resort with a heated pool. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 347 – USD 996
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 136 East Thomas Place, P.O. Box 1595, Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States

One Ski Hill A RockResort

One Ski Hill A RockResort

Looking for ski-in-ski-out accommodation in Colorado? One Ski Hill A RockResort offers a prime location in Breckenridge, boasting direct access to five chairlifts and numerous green, blue and black runs. Not only does the resort have two ten-pin bowling lanes and movie lounges, it also features a heated deck and an indoor aquatic centre with two pools, an outdoor hot tub and a fire pit.

Enjoy your own private sanctuary at One Ski Hill A RockResort, from the studio and one-bedroom suites to the two, three and four-bedroom guest rooms. All of these come with private patios or balconies, comfortable beds, fireplaces and modern furnishings. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The balcony, fireplace, full kitchen and 10-guest capacity in the Four-Bedroom Condominium.
  • Slope-side dining at The T-Bar.
  • Numerous leisure facilities, including two pools and movie lounges.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 204 – USD 2,085
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1521 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, Colorado, United States

Mountain Lodge at Telluride

Mountain Lodge at Telluride bedroom

Part of the world-famous Telluride Ski Resort, Mountain Lodge at Telluride has rustic winter lodging, including three, four and six-bedroom log cabins with direct slope access, mountain views, kitchens and gas fireplaces. Travelling on a budget? Book one of the one, two or three-bedroom suites with king-size beds, kitchens and jetted baths.

Along with its ski-in-ski-out accommodations, Mountain Lodge at Telluride offers a heated pool and hot tub, fitness centre, steam room, shuttle bus, ski rentals and in-room spa services. The on-site View Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for alpine dining while admiring views of the San Juan Mountains.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The full kitchen, fireplace, jetted bath and balcony in the 2 Bedroom Deluxe Condo.
  • A pet-friendly hotel with family facilities.
  • Free shuttles to nearby gondolas. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 185 – USD 462
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 457 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, Colorado, United States

The Osprey at Beaver Creek a RockResort

The Osprey at Beaver Creek a RockResort bedroom

Enjoy modernity and opulence at the mountainside Osprey at Beaver Creek a RockResort, which has won over HotelsCombined visitors with The Osprey Fireside Grill, which is a great place for hearty fare. The ski-in-ski-out resort also has a fitness centre, steam room, sauna, ski valet, outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar.

Choose from 45 spacious guest rooms, all of which have bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and plush bedding. Soak up views of the Rocky Mountains through large windows or upgrade to a room with a cosy fireplace and steam shower. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The secluded balconies, full kitchen and mountain views in the Penthouse.
  • A short walk from Knox Galleries and Tony Newlin Gallery Beaver Creek.
  • A heated outdoor deck with a pool and bar. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 173 – USD 1,281
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 10 Elk Track Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States

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Carving Powder in Style in Colorado

Colorado dishes up a lot of options for a memorable ski holiday, from its spectacular mountain scenery to the luxurious ski resorts offering ski-in-ski-out accommodation. The most popular of these Colorado ski resorts typically sit closest to the slopes and offer on-site dining, swimming pools, multiple room options and ski services.

Where do you want to stay for your winter holiday in Colorado? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

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  1. Hello,
    Thank you so much for the amazing post on the Stanley Hotel really enjoyed a lot. this hotel list is very informative and helpful and I love to visit in Colorado is a really amazing place.

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