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Ten Best Ski Trips

Begin your ascent to better vacations with our top ten mountain destinations for winter.

Winter mountain getaways are an annual tradition for many of our Members who love skiing, snowboarding, and cozying up by the fire. From Vail’s famed powdery slopes to Whistler’s awe-inspiring panoramic views, Exclusive Resorts has the perfect mountain destinations for the snow you seek.

Beaver Creek, CO

Colorado is famous for massive powder-filled back bowls and legendary ski terrain. Just fifteen minutes from Vail, Beaver Creek Resort lives up to the legend offering both adventure and relaxation. Snowshoe or cross-country ski the trails at gorgeous McCoy Park, go on a snowcat tour, or hit the slopes. Those seeking relaxation can unwind at the Allegria Spa or Spa Anjali, and dine at Member-favorite Beano’s Cabin, located at the top of the mountain. The Club’s two four- and five-bedroom luxury residences are located near the fairways of Beaver Creek Golf Club, inside a gated village. Each features en suite bathrooms, media rooms, chef-grade kitchens, and spacious outdoor patios with a grill and hot tub. Vaulted ceilings, alpine décor, and warm rustic hearths will make it hard to step outside their cozy interior.

Number of residences: 2 | Bedrooms: 4-5 | Bathrooms: 4.5-5 | Square feet: 4,332-4,613 | Resort access: N/A

Deer Valley, UT

Deer Valley is a perennial favorite among Club Members. Whether staying in one of the Club’s nine residences at Ironwood or five residences at Montage Deer Valley, Club Members have direct ski-in/ski-out access to the entirety of the Deer Valley Resort terrain. Both properties are less than four miles from Park City’s Main Street, an area well-known as the annual locale for the Sundance Film Festival as well as for being a top travel destination in and of itself, replete with shopping, sightseeing, and dining opportunities. Each of the three- to four-bedroom vacation residences embody the alpine aesthetic with custom cabinetry, slate and wood floors, marble and granite countertops, and artwork which celebrate the local heritage and landscape.

Number of residences: 14 | Bedrooms:  3-4 | Bathrooms: 3.5-5 | Square Feet: 2,189-3,000 | Resort Access: Ironwood Deer Valley, Montage Deer Valley

Dolomites, Italy: A Gourmet Ski Safari

What could possibly be better than combining some of the world’s most fantastic skiing with impeccable fine dining? This seven-day ski tour of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains takes you hut-to-hut on world-renowned peaks spanning the Ladin valleys. Perfect for the intermediate skier and above, this trip combines skiing with sightseeing and stops for on-piste lunches along the way. Your guide will choose a route that is fun and accessible to all ski abilities in the group. Start on the groomers and master on-piste skiing in your first few days, then get adventurous in the untouched powder found off piste.

Lake Tahoe, CA | Trailside
Lake Tahoe, CA | Trailside

Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe is the mountain paradise where California and Nevada meet. Come winter, enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and world-class skiing at more than a dozen resorts. The Exclusive Resorts Trailside four-bedroom residences are located mid-mountain at Northstar, perfect for families wanting to hit the slopes. Set in a residential neighborhood with incredible views of the surrounding evergreen forest, each luxury home features amenities like rustic décor, a private hot tub, ski-in/ski-out access, and nearby clubhouse, Tree House, which boasts a heated outdoor pool, sports court, game room, and fitness center.

Number of residences: 7 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Square Feet: 3,427-3,990 | Resort Access: Mountainside at Northstar Tree House

Snowmass, CO

The sister city to Aspen, Snowmass offers distinct seasonal adventure. Ski or snowboard the versatile terrain at Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, or Buttermilk before enjoying meals at one of Aspen’s top restaurants, including Pine Creek Cookhouse and Matsuhisa. The Club’s five upscale residences at the Timbers Club, a magnificently appointed ski-in/ski-out, private mountain residence club on the slopes of Snowmass ski area, are just steps from the Assay Hill lift. Each residence features an expansive great room and rustic fireplace, a slope side boot locker, direct ski-in/ski out access, and a gourmet kitchen. Visiting Club Members also have access to all Timbers Club amenities, including the Clubhouse and pool.

Number of residences: 5 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 | Square feet: 2,000 | Resort access: The Timbers Club

Steamboat Springs, CO

For a nostalgic taste of the indelible Western spirit and endless opportunity for outdoor adventure, Steamboat Springs is the ideal mountainside getaway. The Club’s six four-bedroom residences are nestled high in the Colorado Rockies at One Steamboat Place resort, boasting spectacular views of the mountains or Yampa Valley. The residences all feature spacious living and dining areas decorated with high-end interior finishes like reclaimed timber, hand-cut stone, and weathered metals. Amenities include a gas fireplace, steam shower, chef-grade kitchen, and convenient ski-in/ski-out access. In the winter, ski the slopes of champagne powder and enjoy the charming warmth of your alpine lodge. Enjoy après ski in the communal Great Room, unwind in an herb-infused steam room at the resort spa, or soak in nearby Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Number of residences: 6 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Square feet: 2,600-2,636 | Resort access: One Steamboat Place

Sun Valley, ID

Acres of backcountry terrain have earned Sun Valley, America’s oldest ski resort, the nickname “the Alps of America”. Adrenaline seekers can take a helicopter with Sun Valley Heli Ski to reach some of the lightest powder in the Rockies or go top-to-bottom fall-line skiing on Bald Mountain’s 3,400 foot vertical. For beginners, Dollar Mountain’s kid-friendly terrain park and tubing hill are suitable for families of all ages. When not on the mountain, stroll through Ketchum’s renowned Atkinson’s Market, browse the shops and galleries along Main Street, and enjoy gourmet meals in any of the town’s many fine restaurants. The Club's residence, Les Saisons is a three-bedroom, condo-style residence featuring a stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and en suite bathrooms with steam showers and jetted tubs. Our vacation home has access to resort amenities and is within ten minutes of the Sun Valley slopes.

Number of residences: 2 | Bedrooms: 3-6 | Bathrooms: 3.5-7.5 | Square feet: 2,000-7,800 | Resort access: N/A

Telluride, CO

The town of Telluride is a National Historic District and top cultural destination replete with outdoor adventure and a colorful mining history — though most well-known among skiers for its spectacular backcountry terrain. Stroll along storied streets and explore quirky boutiques, art galleries, and contemporary dining. After a morning of powder turns, spend the afternoon unwinding at a wellness spa, or keep up the momentum on a fat-tire bike excursion to Telluride Brewing Company. The Club’s residences are located mid-mountain at Heritage Crossing, high above the town but located at the base of the Gondola and Village Express Lift for convenient ski-in/ski-out access. Each of the spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom condos are decorated with indigenous woods, hand cut stonework, and local artwork — complete with cozy fireplaces and private hot tubs. At the end of a day filled with alpine adventures, they are most assuredly a welcome retreat.

 Number of residences: 6 | Bedrooms: 4-4.5 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Square feet: 3,139-3,482 | Resort access: N/A

Vail, CO

Famed for its snowy slopes and charming, European feel, Vail is a winter destination beloved by all. When you’re not on the slopes, explore Vail Valley, home to trendy boutiques, galleries, and inspired mountain-top dining. The Club’s luxury residences in The Arrabelle at Vail Square are conveniently located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola for convenient ski-in/ski-out access. Each residence features en suite bathrooms, balconies overlooking the plaza, cozy and spacious living rooms, and gourmet kitchens done up in rich woods with marble countertops. After a day on the mountain, enjoy peak relaxation at the 10,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa®, located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

Number of residences: 10 | Bedrooms:  3 | Bathrooms: 3-4 | Square feet: 2,218-2,795 | Resort access: The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Whistler, BC

The road to Whistler, called the “Sea to Sky Highway”, hugs the oceanfront and winds through canyons — and is often considered one of the most beautiful travel routes in North America. The twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains combine to form the largest ski resort in North America with 8,171 acres of varied terrain. The Club’s four residences above Whistler Creekside are spacious four-bedroom, estate-style homes with ski-in/ski-out access. These luxury residences sit high on Whistler Mountain, allowing for spectacular views and an intimacy with nature. Enjoy convenient ski staging areas, a hot tub and steam room, and cozy, mountain-inspired living spaces featuring timber wood accents and exposed masonry work. The Kadenwood gondola provides year-round, complimentary transportation (exclusively for residents and guests of the Kadenwood Estates community, including Exclusive Resorts Members) between your neighborhood and Whistler’s Creekside Village, which takes no more than five minutes to get from the slope to your doorstep.

Number of residences: 4 | Bedrooms:  4 | Bathrooms: 4.5-5.5 | Square Feet: 4,250 | Resort Access: N/A