Colorado Lodges Top Condé Nast Readers’ Poll With Half Of Top 50
Colorado was the overall state favorite in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2012 “Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” readers’ poll. The Rocky Mountain state scored almost half of the readers’ preferred resorts.
The number one overall choice was the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon, Colo., followed by (#2) the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; (#3) Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, B.C.; (#4) the Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride, Colo.; and (#5) Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole.
The Aspen area listed three: Viceroy Snowmass, Little Nell, and St. Regis. Vail Valley tops were The Sebastian in Vail, Arrabelle at Vail Square, Ritz-Carlton, Avon; Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Edwards, and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek.
Jackson Hole had a total of five including the Amangani, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Rusty Parrot Lodge. Utah winners were the next most named with a total of four including St. Regis Deer Valley and Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Stein Ericksen Lodge in Deer Valley, and the Waldorf Astoria Park City, The Canyons.
Other top hotels were Lake Placid, N.Y.’s Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa; Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, and Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester Center. New Mexico was represented by El Monte Sagrado, Taos, and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo.
Canadian resorts included the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Whistler, B.C ; Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise, and Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Alberta; and Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain, Blue Mountain, Ontario.
This marks the 17th year of the Readers’ Poll based on 46,476 online responses. Resorts are picked based on a questionnaire sent to the magazine’s readers who rated resorts/hotels on a five-point scale – excellent, very good, good, fair or poor – on a variety of criteria, including terrain, après-ski activities, dining, rooms, service, location and overall design. The overall score represented the percentage of respondents rating a resort or hotel on excellent or very good.
More information on this year’s resort or hotel winners can be found online.
Photo: Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colo.