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Luxury Hotels At Ski And Snowboard Resorts In West

Stein-Erikson-Lodge Stein Erikson Lodge at Deer Valley one of very first luxury ski hotels. (Stein Erickson Lodge)

There’s no shortage of luxurious hotels in the West that will indulge your every need. SnoCountry took a look around and came up with a quintet of the hotels that coddle and pander with the best.

Nestled at mid-mountain Deer Valley, elegance has been the calling card of 5-Star Stein Erikson Lodge  ever since the Norwegian skiing legend opened the nation’s first luxury condo hotel in 1982. The Euro stylings include 145 stone fireplaces, 10,000-bottle wine cellar, and private deck hot tubs. Glitrelind Restaurant has decided local-foods flair.

The Little Nell touts only true ski-in ski-out in Aspen. (Little Nell/Facebook)

Aspen Mountain's The Little Nell -- the only true ski-in ski-out lodge in town – stands at the height of luxury in a town known for it. Turndown service includes short story collection in renovated Aspen Modern rooms. Dine next door at new Element 47. After dinner, borrow an Audi for a cruise or, on a weekend eve, drop into the cellar for jazz.

Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe nestles into trees at Northstar. (Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe/Facebook)

Surprisingly, the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe  is the only high-end brand hotel around – and a AAA Five Diamond resort to boot. At the center of mid-mountain Northstar California, luxury is found in large rooms with Sierra vistas, spacious stone-accented lobby, and dining and drinking options. Watch chefs work in open-kitchen Manzanita. Take Cadillac Escalade shuttle to lower village.

Hotel Terra's rooftop hot tub opens up vistas at Jackson Hole. (Hotel Terra/Facebook)

Located where it’s happening at Jackson Hole resort, eco-friendly Hotel Terra  boasts slopeside luxury with modern rooms, top-rated Italian restaurant and “urban chic” stylings. Hop into rooftop hot tub to relax beneath Teton Range. Proud of LEED certification and shrinking carbon footprint.

Skating rink completes Arrabelle at Vail Square's feel of the alps. (Arrabelle at Vail Square/Facebook)

Location, location, defines lap-of-luxury The Arrabelle at Vail Square. Sitting astride Vail's Lionshead Village at base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops, The Arrabelle oversees a Swiss-style village – completed with ice rink at its door. Ski valets take care of every need, and apres-ski thrives at The Tavern. Vail Ski School is right next door.

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