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Best Accommodations for the 2016-2017 Ski Season

Skiing and snowboarding are right up a man’s alley—athleticism, adrenaline and competitive fun all rolled into one exhilarating activity. The 2016-2017 ski season proves to be one of the best yet, thanks to numerous posh hotels (both new and newly renovated). Here are our top picks for the best of the season.

 

Arrabelle at Vail Square

SUITE STAYS The Arrabelle at Vail Square features the creature comforts
of home. 

In Colorado’s Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com) recently completed $3 million in renovations, including a revamp of all 230 luxe guest rooms and all public corridors. All guest rooms feature new furniture, light fixtures, curtains, artwork, wallcoverings and carpeting. Other updates include an expanded Relaxation Lounge at the resort’s 27,000-square-foot Spa Anjali and new Precor Queenax functional training equipment in the Athletic Club. One-bedroom luxury suites from $599 per night

Colorado’s The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort (arrabelle.rockresorts.com) revealed renovations that transform the look and feel of the iconic hotel. Updates include new seating and carpeting in all 36 hotel rooms and a renovated workout facility. Rooms from $349 per night

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird (snowbird.com/lodging), located in Snowbird, Utah, was remodeled as part of a $35 million resortwide capital improvement plan. During the 2016-2017 season, The Cliff Lodge will unveil redesigned and redecorated areas surrounding the main entrance—including valet, guest check-in and common areas. One-bedroom suites from $1,099 per night

The Stein Eriksen Lodge (steinlodge.‌com), located in Park City, Utah, and crowned as the world’s best ski hotel by the World Ski Awards, will open the Stein Eriksen Residences in time for this ski season. The Residences comprise 54 total units (15 homes and 39 condominiums) that can be rented like hotel suites. Rooms from $250 per night

This winter, Fairmont Chateau Whistler (fairmont.com/whistler) in British Columbia introduces its 600-square-foot Alpine Suites. The elegantly designed accommodations boast luxury king-size beds and dual-sided fireplaces. The suites are located on the highest floors of the hotel, offering gorgeous views. Fairmont Gold rooms from $586 per night, Alpine Suites from $594 per night

The Limelight Hotel Ketchum (limelighthotels.com/ketchum), which is set to open this winter, is offering the Sun Valley Heli Experience with access to untracked powder on three pristine Idaho mountain ranges. Sun Valley Heli Ski will take your crew on a daylong adventure of skiing 10,000 to 15,000 vertical feet of Idaho’s deepest and lightest powder with some of the most experienced guides in the business. From $1,475 per person, rooms from $360 per night

See more of our coverage of the 2016-2017 Ski Season here:

Best On-Mountain Improvements

Best Après

Best Experiential Packages

Best Bespoke

Best Events