2013 Best Ski Hotels in the US: Colorado Ski Hotels Take Top Spots According to Online Travel Reviews

Best U.S. ski hotels include family-run condominiums in Aspen, CO, a small historic hotel in Telluride, CO, economy accommodations in Lake Placid, NY, and more

If there’s any one thing to say about the 2013 Best Ski Hotels in the U.S., it’s that they are as varied as the sport itself: cross country, downhill, slalom, leisurely cocktail skiing, hardcore black diamond skiing. When it comes to the best ski vacations in the U.S., the only real consistency is that Colorado hotels seem to be doing something right with 7 of the top spots, including the #1 ranking for The Innsbruck, an Aspen hotel, as well as the #2 for Tivoli Lodge in Vail. But with four hotels on the list, Telluride takes the cake for best ski destination based on hotel reviews.

Best Ski Hotels in the US, 2013
Rank Hotel Destination TrustScore Hotel Type
1 The Innsbruck Aspen, CO 97 17-room condominium
2 Tivoli Lodge Vail, CO 96 66-room family hotel
3 Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT 95 154-room luxury hotel
3 Lumière Telluride Telluride, CO 95 11-room upscale boutique
3 Rusty Parrot Lodge Jackson Hole, WY 95 30-room lodge

Fairmont Heritage Place

Franz Klammer Lodge

Telluride, CO 94 63 luxury residences
6 Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid Lake Placid, NY 94 97-room budget hotel
6 The Inn at Lost Creek Telluride, CO 94 32-suite boutique hotel
6 Sonnenalp Resort of Vail Vail, CO 94 112-suite luxury hotel
6 Amangani Jackson Hole, WY 94 40-room luxury suite hotel
6 The New Sheridan Telluride, CO 94 26-room small historic hotel

“There are a lot of surprises on the list of best ski hotels: surprisingly few luxury brand hotels and, instead, several very small and/or family-run properties in high-end ski destinations,” says Alan Young, TrustYou’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships. The Innsbruck (#1) is a 17-room family-owned condominium hotel; the luxury ski hotel Lumière Telluride has just 11 rooms; The New Sheridan is a 26-room historic hotel; and the Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid is an economy hotel. “It’s interesting to see such variety in the top 10 list when we’re talking about a luxury sport,” notes Young.

The Best Ski Hotels in the U.S. for 2013 was compiled through an individual review of over 60 ski hotels taken from readers polls and media favorites’ lists. Each hotel’s TrustScore is based on data aggregated from across all available online travel review sites showing overall traveler satisfaction with the hotel. The 2013 Best U.S. Ski Hotels list considered TrustScore ratings from December 2012-November 2013 to ensure the whole of the previous ski season was included. All of the  top ski hotels in the U.S. have “excellent” ratings according to online hotel reviews, aggregated from across review sites by TrustYou.*

For more information about TrustScores or for media requesting custom report details, please contact marketing director Margaret Ady at margaret.ady@trustyou.net.

* TrustScores are based on a scale of 1-100, with anything 87 or above qualifying as “Excellent” performance.

Catalina Brinza

Catalina is a social media and data enthusiast. At TrustYou, she's on a mission to bring the most out of travel and hospitality data. One day, she hopes to experience Japan's culture to its fullest.

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