Resort Guide 2021: Best Lodging in the West

Top 10 resorts in the West for Lodging, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.

1. Deer Valley, Utah

With three distinct bases, Deer Valley lodging portfolio offers something for everyone.

Deer Valley has awesome skiing, great food and service above all. It’s easy to get to from anywhere in the country and offers boundless options for lodging, dining and activities.”

2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

3. Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Lodge
Sun Valley serves up iconic hotels at the resort plus more options down in the town of Ketchum.Sun Valley Resort

“Very nice resort. Three functioning bases, so there is a range of price points for a wide variety of lodging, food, restaurants, and entertainment.”

4. Telluride Ski Resort, Colo.

5. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.

Heavenly is the easiest resort to get to in South Lake Tahoe. It is very close to the casino area on the Nevada border, as well as the restaurants and bars in town. There are plenty of lodging options nearby and in Heavenly Village.” 

6. Beaver Creek, Colo.

Beaver Creek Top 10 Lodging
Convenient slopeside lodging is the name of the game at Beaver Creek.Jack Affleck

Beaver Creek is a fun mountain to ski. I loved how it challenges you. Lodging is amazing and the lift feeds right out of the village. Super convenient.”

7. Steamboat, Colo.

8. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Snowmass is huge, with efficient lifts that allow you to ski big vertical, great kids lessons, lots of ski-in/ski-out lodging.”

9. Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

“Excellent variety of terrain at Taos, and it’s never crowded. Lodging within easy walk to lifts. Be sure to finish your day by testing yourself in view of the après-ski crowd on Al’s Run.”

10. Park City, Utah

Park City Downtown
Stay at the resort or in the bustling town of Park City.Photo credit: Keri Bascetta

“Incredibly easy to get to from the airport. Park City has tremendous charm and lots of dining options/price points in the area. Numerous ski-in/ski-out lodging options at a wide range of pricing and styles.”

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