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Resort Guide 2020 West: Luxury Vacation

For skiers who prefer the finer things, these are the Top 10 ski resorts to be pampered at this winter.

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Whether you are looking for upscale après or opulent overnight stays, these resorts have got you covered. These are the top 10 ski destinations in the West for those looking for a luxurious experience with testimonials from the skiers who love these resorts.

1. Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley, Utah ranks No. 5 in the West in SKI Mag's 2020 Resort Guide
One thing’s for sure: Deer Valley knows how to make a skier feel special.Photo courtesy of Deer Valley

2. Sun Valley, Idaho

3. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Top 10 Apres
No shortage of amazing apres spots at AspenAspen Skiing Co.

“Aspen/Snowmass has the best of overall amenities of any ski area I have been to in the 48 years I have been skiing.”

4. Beaver Creek, Colo.

5. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Scandinave Spa Whistler
Nothing better than hitting the spa after a long day of skiingPhoto courtesy of The Scandinave Whistler

“Whistler Blackcomb is my absolute favorite ski resort on the planet. The mix of amazing terrain, endless runs, fantastic hotels and an amazing village to do dinners, apres ski or activities inside is hard to beat.”

6. Telluride Ski Resort, Colo.

7. Vail, Colo.

A cozy evening at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Vail ensures that guests have the perfect places to cozy up at the end of the dayCourtesy of Vail Mountain Resorts

“I’ve skied a lot of resorts, but for one mountain and all other amenities that never tire, Vail is simply the best. Period.”

8. Park City Resort, Utah

9. Northstar, Calif.

Hotel at Northstar
Northstar offers an abundance of luxury hotels for those looking for a pampered stayPhoto courtesy of California Ski Resorts

The perfect cocktail of California charm, sun, scenery, tree and glade skiing in a wonderful warm, friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere!!

10. Steamboat, Colo.

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