The 5 best mountain resorts in America

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Here’s our list of the five finest mountain resorts in the United States

Here’s our list of the five best Mountain Resorts in America. (The featured image is courtesy of The Little Nell)

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
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The Little Nell – Aspen, Colorado
Location: Base of Aspen Mountain
Type: Ultra modern, minimalist 5-star luxury chic
Altitude: 7,900 ft
Ski in, Ski out: Yes (Aspen’s only property with this feature)
Nature: Rocky Mountains, Elk Mountains, Roaring Fork River
Activities: Heli-skiing, powder tours, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog-sledding, snowshoe tours, yoga, trout fishing
USP: Dedicated ski-concierge; outrageously cool terrace bar

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Whiteface Lodge Resort, Lake Placid, New York
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White Face Lodge – Lake Placid, New York
Location: On the shore of Lake Placid
Type: Rustic, all-suite
Ski in, Ski out: Yes
Nature: Whiteface Mountain, Adirondack Park
Activities: Canoeing, ice-skating
USP: White-pine beams and cast-iron fireplaces

Alyeska Resort, Alaska
View of the tram car at Alyeska Resort near Girdwood, Alaska. Photo by bdearth

Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, Alaska
Location: Valley at the foot of Mount Alyeska, beside a Gulf of Alaska inlet
Type: Goliath modern resort (301 rooms) with mod cons
Altitude: Sea level
Ski in, Ski out: No
Nature: Chugach Mountains
Activities: Guided heli-skiing, glacier snowmobiling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing
USP: Aerial scenic tram; high-speed lift to ski mountain

Sonnenalp, Vail, Colorado
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Sonnenalp – Vail, CO
Location: Beside Gore Creek and Vail Village
Type: Bavarian-style lodge (less stylish and refined than the other resorts on this list)
Altitude: 8,000 ft
Ski in, Ski out: No
Activities: Nordic skiing, golf, tennis, festivals and concerts
USP: Fireplaces, handmade furniture, and heated floors in the marble bathrooms

Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY
Location: Perched on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte
Type: Modern, elegant suites
Altitude: 7,000 ft
Ski in, Ski out: Yes
Nature: Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
Activities: cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (to track winter wildlife), dog-sledding
USP: Mountain top infinity pool; Jackson Hole averages 400 inches of snow a year

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The 5 best mountain resorts in America was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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