Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Home & Garden Sports & Recreation
St. Regis Aspen Resort ©St. Regis Aspen Resort

St. Regis Aspen Resort
©St. Regis Aspen Resort

(Relaxnews) – Colorado has emerged as the top ski destination in the US according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who gave the St. Regis Aspen Resort top marks for its ”gilded age” grandeur, butler service and stunning setting.

In the latest edition of the publication’s best places to ski in North America ranking, all 20 resorts are found in the US, more than half of which are in Colorado. Canada was conspicuously snubbed this year.

Located steps from the Aspen slopes, the top ski destination in the US leapfrogged its way spectacularly to the top spot from 45th place last year, thanks to a stunning renovation by award-winning interior designer Lauren Rottet, designed to evoke ‘mountain sunsets’ and sumptuous, ‘gilded’ glamour.

Central to the St. Regis Aspen Resort  is its premium spa and fine dining services. In collaboration with Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef awards, the hotel launched a Chefs Club that features a rotating roster of award winners to develop their menu.

Its newly opened Italian restaurant Trecento Quindici Decano is also helmed by chef David Viviano, who comes from James Beard Award-nominated restaurant Jardiniere in San Francisco.

The starting rate for double rooms in December is $759.

Aside from Colorado, Utah, New York, California, Wyoming and Vermont are also represented on the list.

Here are the top 10 US resorts as voted by more than 19,530 Condé Nast Traveler readers this year:

1. St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado
2. Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creak Mountain, Avon, CO
3. Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, Telluride, CO
4. Lumiere Telluride, Telluride, CO
5. Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid, New York
6. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
7. St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
8. Four Seasons Resort Vail, Vail, CO
9. Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, CA
10. Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont


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