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America's Best Ski Slopes & Resorts

Whether you're an experienced, adventurous, or beginner skier or more of an expert hot cocoa sipper, there's an amazing ski destination in the U.S. for you. Nine Muses Travel can help arrange much more than a hotel and lift tickets package. These are all incredibly beautiful regions that offer unique winter experiences to explore on private tours led by experienced locals and naturalists. Head away from the crowds to the backcountry led by knowledgeable guides for your most memorable ski experiences.

Add on a few days at a nearby ranch or spa for the ultimate getaway! Popular guest ranches in Montana and Wyoming remain open in winter, and you can linger in Colorado Springs or Denver to combine your ski trip with other activities. If you plan to stick with your travel bubble crew for a while, we can also arrange exclusive private villa and apartment rentals (some ski in ski out). My clients can also have access to a 24/7 ski concierge who'll make sure your equipment is delivered and assist with après-ski plans at the end of the day too.

Couples, families, ski clubs, and corporations creating a team building adventure will all have a fantastic time at these stunning ski destinations, with hand-tailored experiences perfectly suited for your level of ability - even if you're not a ski bunny, ripper, or shredder!

Aspen & Snowmass, CO

Aspen is a challenging mountain and one of the top ski destinations in the country. It's also got amazing restaurants, shopping, art, and entertainment. Just down the road, Snowmass is a wonderful option for families and beginners, and there's great shuttle service between Aspen and Snowmass. In Aspen, stay at Limelight Hotel Aspen or the only ski in ski out resort in town, The Little Nell. In Snowmass, stay at Limelight Hotel Snowmass or Viceroy Snomass  Private ski in ski out villas and chalets are available to rent here too. 

Top Experiences

  • Access to the first tracks on the mountain

  • Snowcat backcountry powder expedition

  • Snowcat private, romantic dinner in historic cabin

  • Winter sleigh ride and dinner

  • Dog sledding adventure

  • Private snowmobile tour

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Vail & Beaver Creek, CO

Not far from Aspen, Vail's big advantage is the number of flights available at its airport. Vail has something for everybody from beginners to experts, and every kind of property is available plus many restaurants and so much to do in town. In Vail, stay at Rock Resorts - The Arrabelle at Vail SquareFour Seasons Resort VailThe Sebastian, Vail - a Timbers Resort or Sonnenalp Hotel. In Beaver Creek stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. If you prefer, choose your own private villa  or ski chalet!

Top Experiences

  • Winter dog mushing experience

  • White River National Forest snowmobile adventure

  • Alpine heli-ski experience in the San Juan Mountains

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Other Colorado Destinations

Begin with a great spa experience at Dunton Hot Springs then come down an hour into Telluride and stay at Dunton Townhouse for a great ski trip. Telluride is famous for its film festival and has that authentic, small town feel. Crested Butte is also a more authentic Colorado experience than a larger resort area, with a really cool, hip vibe. Stay at Scarp Ridge Lodge, Sopris House, Taylor River Lodge, Inn at Lost Creek or Madeline Hotel and Residences, an Auberge Resort.

Top Experiences

  • Winter alpine heli-ski adventure

Park City & Deer Valley, Utah

If you want your ski experience to be filled with pampering and luxury, then Deer Valley is for you. They limit the number of tickets they sell so you're never waiting to ski. There are ski concierges and valets on the mountain, helping to make this a unique, high end ski destination of choice. Deer Valley is only 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, so you can hit the slopes as quickly as you want, with no worries about being snowed in or delayed. Deer Valley is more a ski resort area, whereas Salt Lake City is great for dining, shopping, local history, and great shopping. Stay at Montage Deer ValleyWaldorf Astoria Park City, or your private villa or chalet. 

Top Experiences

  • Park City culinary tour

  • Family-friendly dog sledding adventure

  • Private snowmobile adventure

  • Backcountry snowcat skiing

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Mount Aleyska, Alaska

Alaska is often overlooked as a ski destination, and it's perfect for more adventurous skiers! Home to the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America, Mount Aleyska is a fantastic place to go skiing. Stay at The Hotel Aleyska, a really great resort, and combine your visit with other parts of Alaska like Iditarod or venture further north to see the Northern Lights.

Top Experiences

  • Glacier dog mushing adventure

  • Heli-skiing expedition

  • Snowcat skiing excursion

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Steep drops make Jackson a thrilling destination for advanced skiers. This is such a fun town to explore any time of the year, and winter is phenomenal time to visit. Jackson Hole has great art galleries, shopping, dining and nightlife, plus easy access to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks for exclusive winter adventures. Stay at AmanganiCaldera House in Teton Village, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, or Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa - which are all really great in the summer too.

Top Experiences

  • Private sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge

  • Snowshoe trek in Grand Teton National Park

  • Winter dog sledding excursion

  • Private snowmobile tour

  • Winter heli-skiing adventure

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Big Sky & Whitefish, Montana

Because Big Sky is very high end and private, the accommodations at Big Sky are primarily home and chalet rentals. This region is easily accessible to Yellowstone National Park in the North and the West, and Glacier National Park has some activities available in the winter months too.  Combine Big Sky with a winter ranch holiday for magical winter memories. Stay at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, The Firebrand Hotel, or your private home or chalet.

Top Experiences

  • Winter dog sledding excursion

  • Private snowmobile tour

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

There are a number of slopes through California and Nevada, but Lake Tahoe is beautiful to see when it's frozen in the winter. The ski terrain here is pretty challenging, and there's enough shopping and dining to keep you entertained. Stay at Edgewood Tahoe Resort right on the lake, and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (with ski in ski out), or your private home or chalet. 

Top Experiences

  • Lake Tahoe snowmobile adventure

  • Winter snowcat skiing excursion

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Stowe and Woodstock, Vermont

The powder in the East is different, so the ski experience is a bit different too. The landscapes are truly beautiful in Vermont, which offers so much to see and do besides skiing. Stay at The Lodge at Spruce Peak, or the  Woodstock Inn and Resort. 

Top Experiences

  • Beer, cider, and spirits tour

  • Snow shoeing tours

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Lake Placid, NY

Home to the 1980 Winter Games, Lake Placid is in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Here you'll find the biggest vertical drop east of the Rockies! Stay at Lake Placid Lodge for a classic, lakefront lodge experience you'll cherish.

Top Experiences

  • Olympic Village experiences

  • Private ski/snowboard lessons

Suggested Itineraries

  • Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Winter Retreat: Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone 

  • Glacier Winter Adventure: Whitefish, Glacier National Park

Nine Muses Travel works with exceptional tour operators who add unparalleled value for my clients.

  • Expert guides for private tours: historians, naturalists, artists, unique locals

  • Exclusive experiences

  • Comfortable, sanitized, and luxurious vehicles

  • Custom-designed routings

  • 24/7 real-time support

  • Competitive rates at four and five star properties with strict health and safety protocols

  • Deep destination knowledge

  • Flexible and worry-free cancellation policies, including 100% refunds until shortly before travel

Contact Nine Muses Travel when you're ready to hit the slopes and learn more about me and what I can do for you!

I creatively customize luxury travel highlighting local arts and culture, history, and cuisine for intellectually curious clients longing to feel deeply inspired by exciting destinations, culinary delights, and authentic cultural experiences on a life-changing, joyful journey of discovery.

Danielle Dybiec

President of Nine Muses Travel


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