October 24, 2019

Our Annual Ski Guide 2020

Now that ski season is upon us once again, we're updating our annual guide to North America’s most luxurious skiing and snowboarding destinations. From the steepest and deepest powder, to the most delectable après ski experiences, Excursionist can seamlessly deliver your clients the perfect ski vacation. Click on a destination to learn more about our offerings, or email us at for a customized itinerary designed to sell!

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

World-renowned for its steeps, tight couloirs and big drops, Jackson Hole offers technically-advanced skiers an exhilarating challenge.
Off The Slopes: Jackson Hole's proximity to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks make for breathtaking winter wildlife-viewing adventures by snowmobile, dogsled or snowshoe.

Featured Hotels:
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Stylish, comfortable with amenities galore, Hotel Terra is a fabulous accommodation in Jackson Hole.
Special Offer: Stay 3 nights or longer and save more! 4th night free on select dates. Book by January 10, 2020.
Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa
With an idyllic slopeside location at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa takes Western hospitality to a new level of luxury.
Special Offer:  Stay 3 nights or longer and save more! 4th night free on select dates. Book by January 10, 2020.
A breathtaking boutique mountain resort surrounded by snow peaks and spectacular National Parks, Amangani offers an experience of nature at its most serene.
A breathtaking boutique mountain resort surrounded by snow peaks and spectacular National Parks, Amangani offers an experience of nature at its most serene.
Caldera House
Redefining ski-in, ski-out convenience in the heart of Teton Village, Caldera House is a luxury Jackson Hole ski resort, bringing together a community of like-minded individuals who chase the mountain lifestyle, fresh tracks, and a good après scene.
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of Jackson Hole’s famed Grand Tetons and teeming with an inspiring array of wildlife, this award-winning luxury mountain resort offers the perfect mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodations.

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Aspen boasts all the trappings of a chic mountain town, while the adjacent Snowmass Resort offers terrain suited to a wide range of skill levels along with family-friendly ski-in/ski-out options.
Off The Slopes: Horse-drawn sleigh, snowmobile and dog mushing adventures can all be had in Aspen Snowmass– not to mention the signature glitz and glamour of its trendy dining, drinking and shopping scenes.

Featured Hotels:
Limelight Hotel – Snowmass
The all-new Limelight Snowmass offers ski in/ski out access and a plaza ice rink in the heart of Snowmass Base Village.
Special Offer: Stay 2 nights or longer and save more on select dates! Deluxe and higher room categories only, excludes residences. 
The Little Nell
Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell offers unparalleled access to a historic and bubbling town and the gift of mountain adventure in all seasons.
The St. Regis Aspen
Find this wonderful mountain resort amongst icy mountain streams, shimmering alpine lakes and the majestic snow-capped peaks of Aspen, Colorado.
Limelight Hotel – Aspen
The Limelight Aspen is an inviting and modern hotel in the heart of downtown Aspen, located just steps away from the slopes.
Special Offer: Stay 2 nights or longer and save on select dates! Deluxe and higher room categories only, excludes residences. 

Vail, Colorado

Perfect for groups that include shredders and non-skiers alike, Vail’s wide-ranging appeal lies in its ability to be everything to every type of guest. 
Off The Slopes: In town, guests have a renowned après-ski scene, plenty of shopping opportunities and fine-dining establishments at their fingertips. Meanwhile, adventure-seekers can hop on a snowmobile to explore the nearby White River National Forest. 

Featured Hotels:
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
The Arrabelle at Vail Square combines the timeless elegance and old-world village charm of Europe’s grand resorts with the romance and alluring style of Vail’s world-renowned alpine heritage.
The Sebastian - Vail
The Sebastian Vail serves as a unique and chic social hub in Vail for hotel guests and the local community. Wine, dine and take part in the excitement of one of Colorado’s most celebrated towns.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
At the foot of Vail Mountain, discover a contemporary luxury hotel graced with European flair. 
Special Offer: 3rd and 7th nights free on select dates. 

Park City, Utah

With deliberately-limited lift ticket sales and the highest-quality snow in the lower 48, Park City’s immaculately groomed slopes encapsulate the cutting-edge of ultra-luxurious skiing. 
Off The Slopes: Visitors can experience the rush of winter bobsledding at the Utah Olympic Park, or opt for outdoor adventures on stunning Wasatch Mountain trails, including dog sledding, snowmobiling and fat tire biking. 

Featured Hotels:
Montage Deer Valley
In perfect harmony with its majestic Wasatch Mountain setting, Montage Deer Valley evokes the splendor of North America’s great mountain lodges with premier accommodations and true ski-in/ski-out access.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
Nestled among the pristine Wasatch Mountains, Waldorf Astoria Park City provides luxurious accommodations and exclusive access to the largest ski resort in the United States.
Special Offer: 5th 10th and 15th nights free on select dates, book by December 1, 2019.

Crested Butte, Colorado

Widely revered as one of Colorado’s most precious mountain towns, Crested Butte invites guests to experience its distinct historic charm, snowcat ski expeditions and technically-challenging slopes.  
Off The Slopes: Take advantage of your hotel’s luxurious amenities such as its indoor saltwater swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, steam room and sauna, or simply cozy up by the fireplace. 

Featured Hotel:
Scarp Ridge Lodge
A European ski chalet with Rocky Mountain style, Scarp Ridge Lodge delivers a rare combination of an authentic mountain town setting alongside some of the world’s most exclusive skiing.
Exciting News: 2019 marks the first time that this luxurious lodge is open as an inn. A buyout is no longer necessary for winter stays!

Whistler, British Columbia

North America’s largest ski resort by area, Whistler’s location in a low-elevation rainforest make it great for guests who may have issues with altitude. 
Off The Slopes: For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, travel by helicopter to Whistler’s unique kaleidoscopic ice caves to engage in an unforgettable and informative hiking trek.

Featured Hotels:
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Grand in scale, yet intimate by nature, The Four Seasons Whistler encapsulates the Canadian mountain spirit with the area’s largest luxury lodge rooms, suites and townhouses, each with their own fireplace and private balcony.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
As Whistler's landmark ski-in/ski-out hotel, the Fairmont redefines mountain luxury with five star service and tastefully-designed accommodations offering spectacular mountain views.
Special Offer: Discounts available on select dates, book by November 15, 2019.


With three fantastic mountain resorts to ski, Alberta offers everything from beginner's bunny slopes to awe-inspiring private heli-skiing charters.
Off The Slopes: Explore the winter wonderland that is the Canadian Rockies by snowshoe, horse-drawn carriage or snowcat in Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks.

Featured Hotels:
Elk + Avenue
Located in the heart of Downtown Banff, just steps from shopping and nightlife, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape.
Special Offer: Discounts available on select dates, book by December 1, 2019. 
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Canada's "Castle in the Rockies," The Fairmont Banff Springs has provided legendary hospitality and unparalleled enchanting views in the heart of Banff National Park for over 125 yers.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise features breathtaking views of Lake Louise and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Elegant and polished yet relaxed and inviting, this luxury resort in Banff National Park lives up to the natural wonder with which it shares its name.

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride boasts steep shoots and cliffs that are great for advanced skiers, and a bustling, pedestrian-friendly town with incredible views and a cultured, yet unpretentious European feel.

Featured Hotel:
Dunton Town House
Born in the 1800s, renovated using a mix of custom furnishings and imported fabrics, Dunton Town House is a chic and historic bed and breakfast in downtown Telluride.

Mount Alyeska, Alaska

Home to North America’s longest double black diamond ski slope, Mount Alyeska is less than five miles from the sea, and offers plentiful opportunities for wildlife flight-seeing and back-country heli-skiing.

Featured Hotel:
Hotel Alyeska
Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, The Hotel Alyeska offers luxury and convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness.

Lake Tahoe, California

Beyond the magnificent beauty of the lake in the wintertime, Lake Tahoe promises diverse challenging ski terrain, world-class shopping and dining, and exhilarating backcountry snowmobile adventures.

Featured Hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe
Adventure awaits at the steps of the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. This North Lake Tahoe resort is the perfect destination for action-packed family vacations to romantic weekend getaways.
Edgewood Tahoe
Edgewood Tahoe offers locals and visitors an all-encompassing lakeside resort experience where casual comforts exist among classic refinement and  untamed adventure resides amongst unparalleled accommodations.

Stowe, Vermont

Exuding classic New England Charm, Stowe Mountain’s plentiful snowfall, 116 diverse runs, and breathtaking environs have cemented its reputation as the ski capital of the Northeast.

Featured Hotel:
The Lodge at Spruce Peak
Built at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont-Alpine style, Spruce Peak offers a truly luxurious setting, while still paying respect to Vermont traditions, utilizing local artisan products and embracing the tranquility of nature.

Woodstock, Vermont

Adjacent to the famed, historic Suicide Six Ski Resort, Woodstock is a precious New England village that offers some of the most thrilling runs in the Northeast.

Featured Hotel:
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Set in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont – one of the prettiest small town in America, this hotel invites you to wander along welcoming Main Street, browse restaurants and charming boutiques, and relish in an area rich in recreation and abundant in adventure.

Mont-Tremblant, Québec

A slice of the alps with a Québécois twist, Mont Tremblant offers east-coast skiing at its finest. Plus, its northern latitude means a much longer ski season than its American counterparts.

Featured Hotel:
Hotel Quintessence
Hôtel Quintessence is Tremblant's preeminent boutique hotel, offering unparalleled beauty, comfort, luxury and service in the heart of the Laurentians.

Lake Placid, New York

Head to the heart of the Adirondacks to ski down the biggest vertical drop east of the Rockies, stay in a historic, lakefront lodge and take advantage of Lake Placid's Olympic-grade winter sport facilities.

Featured Hotel:
Lake Placid Lodge
Discover a whimsical and unique ode to the beauty of Lake Placid's stunning surroundings. Each of Lake Placid Lodge’s guest accomodations features wide stone porches, a fireplace, and wilderness visible through diamond paned windows.