The best luxury ski locations in North America
Given the undulating landscape of America and Canada, come the winter months, there’s a plethora of luxury ski destinations to choose from. We’ve put together some of the best North American ski holidays to inspire your next charter with us.
Aspen, Colorado, USA
Aspen is one of the most well known ski resorts in the world. Stars and celebrities are regular visitors, with the likes of Roman Abramovich, Kurt Russel and Kevin Costner owning real estate here. The skiing isn’t bad either, with four mountain areas each catering for a variety of styles and skill levels.
With one of the highest average property prices in the whole of America, luxury hotels in Aspen aren’t hard to find. The W Aspen pays tribute to the town’s reputation as a high-society playground, while The St. Regis Aspen Resort pays homage to the area’s historical roots. The Residences at The Little Nell is perhaps one of the most exclusive ski resorts in Aspen. Made up of opulent condos, the accommodation offers world-class dining and unmatched amenities with comfort and convenience in mind.
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Vail, Colorado, USA
It’s easy to see why Vail is quickly catching Aspen in becoming the place for the rich and famous to go for their skiing vacations. Although it doesn’t have the mining history of towns like Aspen and Breck, it’s regularly setting the benchmark for ski luxury.
At the base of the mountain, Vail Village is the epitome of exclusive opulence. Heated streets keep the snow off cobbled sidewalks, allowing visitors easy access to the array of boutique and first-class hotels, restaurants and shops that reside here. The village of Golden Peak allows for a more peaceful experience, keeping you out of the central hub of Vail Village but within easy walking distance to its numerous bars, restaurants and amenities.
For charming, unique and lavish accommodation, look no further than The Arrabelle at Vail Square. As well as a number of sprawling residences, their three-bedroom premier suite boasts stunning mountain views along with its own kitchen, living room and dining area. For more classic luxury the Grand Hyatt Vail, The Ritz Carlton Residences and the Four Seasons hotel offer guests contemporary rooms, on-site restaurants and elegant spas.
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, USA
Situated on the stateline of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe takes its place as the central focal point for the surrounding ski resorts. The largest and most popular ski destination, Heavenly, lies to the south of the lake, but there are plenty to choose from depending on your skiing standard.
Luxury ski holidays require lavish accommodation and Lake Tahoe has that in abundance. The Villa Suites at Edgewood Tahoe Resort lies at the heart of this town. Boasting uninterrupted views of the picturesque lake, the villas present the warm opulence that this area is known for. Meanwhile, The Ritz-Carlton provides the perfect base for luxury ski trips. From mountain concierge services to heated pools and warming spa treatments, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in Lake Tahoe.
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Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA
A comparatively hidden gem in the Colorado Rockies, Beaver Creek is not as well known as Aspen or Vail, however it prides itself on providing an upmarket experience - the area’s tagline, “not exactly roughing it” says it all.
The resort comprises three villages on the mountain and two towns in the valley. Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead are the two biggest villages here, home to central plazas, grand hotels, boutique shops and first-class eateries.
Big names like the Park Hyatt and The Ritz Carlton take residence here and are ideal options for those looking to ski in luxury.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a diverse, buzzing, and gorgeous winter haven. While the ski slopes are an absolute dream here, the myriad of bars, shops and restaurants open up a door of possibilities for the non-skier. Whether you’re wanting to peruse your way through clothes stores, view some art at galleries or indulge in some luxury fine dining - Whistler has you covered.
There are, of course, a plethora of luxury hotels to choose from if you want to enjoy truly excellent Canadian hospitality. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler stands tall against the backdrop of the soaring British Columbia mountains and provides the perfect respite from a long day on the slopes. For a more relaxed vibe, the Four Seasons Whistler and the Nita Lake Lodge are decadent alternatives, with the latter boasting stunning views over Nita Lake.
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Mont Tremblant, Québec, Canada
If you’re searching for a luxury European ski holiday, but don’t want to travel to Europe, then Mont Tremblant is a glorious alternative. Set within the Laurentian Mountains, northwest of Montreal, this French-speaking region had an Alpine-style facelift in the nineties and has since become incredibly popular for people looking for an escape on the slopes. With its cute cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings, it has often been endearingly described as the skiing world’s alternative to Disneyland.
Amongst the magical architecture lie some luxury hotels ready to pamper guests with lavish comfort, attentive service and sumptuous cuisine. For a special five-star experience, Hotel Quintessence is a delightfully cosy and charming all-suite accommodation option. The Presidential Suite is an impressive 1200 square-foot penthouse that boasts its own private balcony with outdoor jacuzzi and breathtaking 180-degree views of the lake and mountain.
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Unlike your average ski resort, winter is the low season in Banff, giving travellers the unique chance to enjoy a luxury ski holiday in comparative peace. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park is Canada’s Yellowstone, a bucket-lister that draws wide-eyed tourists from around the world. The scenery is truly jaw-dropping, especially the village and Lake Louise, which could be mistaken for a real-life Imax film.
Accommodation is mostly classic lodges and boutique hotels, but the cream of the crop is, without a doubt, the Fairmont Springs Hotel. This castle-like building, built into the side of the mountain, is like something you’d find in a fairytale, and has seen the likes of Marilyn Monroe and even the Queen enter the premises throughout its grand history. Nowadays, a variety of contemporary suites provide the utmost comfort for the distinguished traveller, along with outstanding dining and spa options.
Whether you’re looking for last minute luxury ski holidays, or planning ahead to the ski season, speak to our team to arrange your private charter to these North American destinations. We’d also be happy to speak to you about your other options for flexible, cost-effective jet charter, like our Jet Card that offers benefits unsurpassed by any other product on the private aviation market.