10 new ski resort hotels to visit this winter

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Make this winter your stay somewhere different. New hotels have opened at ski resorts across the country, offering ski-in/ski-out accommodations for a range of budgets. Whether you want to sleep for less than $50 a night or splurge with a personal concierge, we’ve got 10 new skier-approved hotels we’re thrilled to book a trip to.

Big Sky Mount

Big Sky, Montana

A guest bedroom at Montage Big Sky (Photo: Christian Horan)

Montage Hotels and Resorts opened a new five-star Montana outpost in December 2021 on the slopes of Big Sky. Montage Big Sky (from $549) has 139 ultra-luxe rooms, including a collection of two- to six-bedroom residences. This sprawling resort, located in the private community of Spanish Peaks, includes an 11,000 square foot spa, its own chairlift to access Big Sky’s 5,850 skiable acres, and free rides around town. (Too expensive? The 130-room Huntley Lodge, at the foot of Big Sky, recently underwent a complete renovation, and rooms start at $259.)

Humbird Hotel

Schweitzer, Idaho

exterior of the Humbird Hotel in Idaho
A rendering of the Humbird Hotel on a winter’s day. (Illustration: Courtesy of the Humbird Hotel)

The 31-room Humbird Hotel (from $361) opened at the base of the Schweitzer Ski Area in Idaho last February, offering the resort’s first ski-in/ski-out boutique hotel at the foot of the 2,900-acre mountain ski areas. The hotel, designed by Portland-based Skylab Architecture, is named after the Humbird Lumber Company, which first attracted people to the area in the early 1900s. Rooms offer views of Lake Pend Oreille and access to a rooftop hot tub, ski lockers and boot dryers. Look for regular encounters with ski patrol dogs in the lobby. Grab some après-ski charcuterie, fondue, or a full dinner at the on-site bar and restaurant, Crow’s Bench.

Club A-Frame

Winter Park, Colorado

Interior of the A-Frame Club
An A-Frame Club cabin interior (Photo: Kyle Fitts)

It’s not a traditional hotel, but we’re excited about this new property for its vintage design and vintage style. The A-Frame Club (from $550), located on a two-acre wooded property minutes from skiing in Winter Park, is slated to open in December 2022 with 31 newly constructed A-frame cabins. You’ll stay in your own self-contained 1970s-inspired cabin, but you’ll have access to a communal gathering space and restaurant in an adjacent 4,660-square-foot lodge. Another Skylab project, each cabin sleeps up to four people in a comfortable 500 square feet and features a fireplace and hot tub.

Talta Bluebird Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

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A guest room at the Tälta Lodge Bluebird (Photo: Courtesy of Bluebird by Lark)

The 51-room Tälta Lodge Bluebird (from $182) opened on the shores of Little River, a short drive from skiing in Stowe, in October 2021. Tälta is Swedish for camp and this lodge Charm has distinct adventure basecamp vibes: thoughtful gear storage, boot drying rooms, an indoor pool and sauna, and outdoor fire pits. Pet-friendly rooms offer easy access to grassy outdoor spaces, while other rooms offer private patios or terraces. Bluebird Hunter Lodge (from $197), a hotel from the same hotel group, opened this summer in New York’s Hudson Valley, just minutes from the ski slopes of Hunter Mountain.

The Pug

Breckenridge, Colorado

Here is an easy-to-learn concept: restaurant on the ground floor, hotel on the top floor, ski slopes nearby. The three-story Carlin (from $299) – which is dubbed a “restaurant with rooms” – will have a kitchen and an 80-seat restaurant on the ground floor, four hotel suites on the top floor and a tavern in the basement. It’s all housed in a historic building in downtown Breckenridge that recently underwent a $5 million interior and exterior renovation. Le Carlin is expected to open in late 2022. Skiing at Breckenridge is minutes away.

Pendry Park

Park City, UT

The Pendry Park City Lobby

You’ll book a room at the 153-room Pendry Park City (from $335) for ski-in ski-out access to the sprawling 7,300 acres of Park City Mountain Resort. But while you’re there, you might as well take advantage of the hotel’s perks, like four varied restaurants, a rooftop spa and pool, an on-site ski shop, a private snow “beach” off the slopes to enjoy crowd-free après-ski cocktails, and a kids’ club sure to delight your kids. Located in the village of Canyons, this new upscale hotel opened in February 2022.

Buffer

Silverthorne, Colorado

A room at the Pad (Photo: Courtesy of The Pad)

Looking for an affordable accommodation option near a variety of ski areas? Check out the Pad (bunk beds from $42), which opened in late 2021, in Summit County Colorado, with access to the slopes of Breckenridge, Keystone, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, all a short drive away. car. This hostel/hotel — Colorado’s first lodging company to have pending B Corp status — was built out of repurposed shipping containers and features everything from bunk rooms to family-friendly private rooms. It also includes space for remote workers and a lively rooftop bar by the river.

The Virginian Lodge

Jackson, Wyoming

Winter at the Virginian Lodge (Photo: Courtesy of Virginian Lodge)

The Virginian Lodge (from $199) isn’t technically new — this Jackson Hole institution has been around since 1965 — but it’s been completely redone. The 165 revamped rooms, ranging from bunk rooms to suites, reopened last January, with new on-site dining offerings this fall, including the renovated Virginian Saloon and Ginny’s Bottle Shop, a liquor store. In a city full of posh and expensive hotels, the affordable rates of this retro pet-friendly RV are a welcome retreat. From the Virg, you are 20 minutes away for skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

hotel of desolation

South Lake Tahoe, California

A private patio tub at the Desolation Hotel (Photo: Courtesy of Desolation Hotel)

The new Desolation Hotel (from $349), within walking distance of the Heavenly Gondola, opened near the California-Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe in August. This dog-friendly retreat, named after nearby Desolation Wilderness, has 21 well-appointed suites and townhouses, each with its own private patio tub, as well as in-room kitchenettes and fireplaces. After skiing, enjoy a saltwater pool and cedar sauna, or head straight to Maggie’s, the third-floor restaurant, for truffle fries overlooking Lake Tahoe.

East Wind Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

A room at the Eastwind Lake Placid (Lawrence Braun/Upland Creative)

A 1950s RV in the Adirondacks has been transformed into Eastwind Lake Placid (from $259), which opened in August on nearly three acres of land adjacent to the Chubb River. You are 10 minutes from downtown Lake Placid and 30 minutes from skiing at Whiteface. The Scandinavian-style boutique hotel has 17 rooms and eight self-contained cabins. Guests have access to yoga classes, a sauna, and a pool, and can request breakfast baskets delivered to their room.

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