Best in the West 2018: Lodging

The results of our reader-ranked survey of the top 10 resort lodging options in Western North America.

There’s nothing better than having a perfect place to stay after a long day on the slopes during your vacation. Great views, luxurious hot tubs, and great cuisine can make or break a trip. These are the consistently best resorts for lodging on your next vacation out west.


No 1: Deer Valley, Utah

“For a vacation in which lodging and food are paramount, this is undeniably the resort to visit!”

Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.


No 2: Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia

“The village has it all: hotels and condos for every level and every price range.”

Photo courtesy of Justa Jeskova / Whistler Blackcomb.


No 3: Sun Valley, Idaho

“Not only are you treated like royalty on-mountain, but also wherever you’re staying. Top notch lodging, no question.”

Courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.


No 4: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

“There are so many on-mountain options it’s incredibly easy to ski straight from your hotel to the lifts.”

Photo courtesy of Seth Beckton.


No 5: Telluride, Colorado

“The lodging options are excellent and really play off the old western town ambience that has been so successfully preserved.”

Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort.


No 6: Beaver Creek, Colorado

“Great lodging options, especially family-friendly options!”

Courtesy of Dan Davis / Vail Resorts.


No 7: Vail, Colorado

“There’s a great selection of accommodation options ranging from modest to luxurious, but whatever you choose, you get to stay in the greatest village there is!”

Courtesy of Jack Affleck / Vail Resorts.


No 8: Steamboat, Colorado

“There are so many great ski-in ski-out options that are a great value.”

Courtesy of Larry Pierce / Steamboat Ski Resort.


No 9: Aspen Mountain, Colorado

“The lodging options are plentiful, and it’s worth every penny to stay in town for the amazing restaurants, events, and nightlife.”

Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson.


No 10: Park City, Utah

“Even if you don’t stay directly at the resort, there are tons of options, and the ski area is so easy to get to from the airport.”

Courtesy of Park City Mountain.

Looking for the readers’ choices about the most challenging terrain? You can find that list here, and you’ll find the top 15 overall resorts in the West here.