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Any resorts with a well known chain type hotel offering ski-in/out?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hi there,

Only way I can afford to ski this year is on points. I can fly most any place in NA, but I need to be able pay for accomodations on points. I prefer to avoid having a car or a long shuttle ride, though.

If anyone knows of a resort with a Best Western (or whatever) I would be interested in hearing about it.

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
I believe there's a Best Western in Park City. Not ski in ski out, but I bet they have a shuttle.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank -  I know the one you mean - my FF programme doesn't seem to offer that particular one. :-<
post #4 of 25

Best Western at Teton Village (not to be confused with the one in Jackson Hole, town of). It isn't quite ski-in/ski-out, but it is a *very* short walk to the tram dock.

post #5 of 25
There's a Marriott at the base of Heavenly. 

There's a Best Western in Truckee, and I think they have shuttles to Northstar, Squaw, Sugar Bowl and/or Alpine Meadows.

That said, depending on when you're traveling, there are often combined lift and lodging deals that cost little more than the lift ticket.  slidingonthecheap.com is a good source.
post #6 of 25
You said also "whatever"... Does that mean you have points with other chains?

Beaver Creek has - Pines lodge - Amex points, also Hyatt,,,, Steamboat has Marriott.... Vail has Hilton Resorts,,, Whistler also has Hilton,,,, etc, etc.... 

I just booked my entire spring beaver creek on points including air.... Its nice not to pay a bill  
post #7 of 25
I didn't think the property in Teton Village was still a Best Western. I thought the one in town was the only one in Jackson. Are you sure the one in the village still is?

If you are going beyond Best Western or the Choice chains, then there are many options -- Sheraton at Steamboat, for example.  If you can give more details, that would be helpful.
post #8 of 25
There's a Best Western in Whitefish, right near the Wave which has the shuttle stop to the ski area, 1/2 hour ride.  Don't know if that's "long" or not. 
Edited by sibhusky - 9/24/09 at 1:54pm
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the ideas - I will check them out.

To clarify, it seems as though I have access to: Westin®, Sheraton®, Best Western®, Delta Hotels and Resorts, W Hotels®, Le Meridien®, St.Regis

post #10 of 25
Here's a thought, then:  Go to each of those chains' websites and search on "ski."
post #11 of 25
That gives you many more ski-in ski-out options.  Points wise, I think that the two best bets are the Sheraton at Steamboat or the Westin at Whistler.  The Westin at Whistler has the added difficulty of scheduling around the Olympics and Para-Olympics and I do not know if they put a black out on it this season. There is a new St. Regis at Deer Valley opening this year that should be amazing, but generally twice as many points in the Starwood program, same for the St. Regis in Aspen.

There is a Westin at Beaver Creek that opened last year, as well. It has a gondola to the hill, but from my perspective it doesn't drop people off in a great location. 

Hope that helps. 

Smiles
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
 Smiles - is that Ski Smiles or Skis Miles?

I like the idea of Steamboat, but I believe if I did Whistler I would be able to get flight, hotel, rental car (if necessary) and lift tickets on points/miles! But I'd prefer stay away from Whistler this year; I think they'll just find ways to make things difficult on account of the Olympics. 

Anyway I really hope I can cobble something together.
post #13 of 25
Did someone mention Best Western Ptarmigan at Steamboat (ski-in)?  Lots of chain motels in Dillon/Frisco area along Summit County Stage (free bus) route.  How about many chains in SLC suburbs near mouths of BCC (Brighton, Solitude) and LCC (Alta, Snowbird).  Those can be reached from SLC airport by public trans and so can the ski areas.
post #14 of 25
My wife and I stayed at the Ptarmigan at Steamboat a few years back. Very convenient ski in/ski out. Nice place, good restaurant for breakfast, lounge, etc. Ski shop on premises,  Would definitely stay there again.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cubist View Post

 Smiles - is that Ski Smiles or Skis Miles?
 
As it turns out, we are using miles this year, as well. 

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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

Did someone mention Best Western Ptarmigan at Steamboat (ski-in)?  

It is no longer a Best Western property. 

Good luck. 
post #16 of 25
Cubist,

If you can do Whistler totally on points/miles, I'd definitely do that! Going before the Olympics in January would be great. I think people will be afraid of going and will stay away. You'll have the place to yourself! I'm curious how you can get lift tickets with points. I'd appreciate knowing how. I did Whistler last season on Marriott points and AA miles, but had to buy lift tickets.  
post #17 of 25
Whistler -
Marriott Residence Inn on Blackcomb is ski in/out, but the property is getting really tired.
Hilton Whistler is walk in/out from the Whistler Gonjola

Heavenly -
Marriott Residence Inn is beside the Gondola
Embassy Suites (Hilton) is beside the Residence

PC - no major chains have ski in/out at any SLC areas to my knowledge
post #18 of 25
how long is a long shuttle ride? a lot of resorts have hotels with 5-10 minute shuttle rides. Steamboat has several. Is this a reasonable amount of time? I can understand not wanting to be on a 1/2 hour ride for sure.
post #19 of 25
 FYI...the Marriott at Whistler is switching brands.  Will become a Coast Hotels property.  
post #20 of 25
The Ritz at Beaver Creek if you want to slum it.
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
@ Kim:
The lift ticket is through Air Miles: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/ProductTicketingDetails?productId=prod01607 
Air miles, I believe, is a Dutch loyalty programme exported to Canada - not sure if it is in the US. 

@ Finndog:
I guess I've been spoiled by always staying at the slopes - I just don't like the idea of being stuck out on the highway some place. I guess my answer is that 'd be ok with a shuttle ride within or within sight of the resort.

@ vinn:
Yeah but I'd only be able to stay one night!

@Snofun3:
Thanks for the suggestions - you like Heavenly? Seems so strange to travel from California to go skiing! When is a good, but quiet time to go?
post #22 of 25
well I always like to support Steamboat and in this case, there are several chains within 1/2 mile or less from the base; all with short shuttles most hotels have their own

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g33657-Steamboat_Springs_Colorado-Hotels.html

hampton inn
Laquinta
Holiday inn
Comfort inn
Sheraton
Fairfield inn
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by northyvr View Post

 FYI...the Marriott at Whistler is switching brands.  Will become a Coast Hotels property.  


Oh NO! That is very upsetting to me. I was planning on going back in 2011 and using Marriott points for two rooms. Taking my parents with us this time. If this switch happens before then, my parents my never see Whistler! Well, they really like Park City, anyway.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cubist View Post

@ Kim:
The lift ticket is through Air Miles: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/ProductTicketingDetails?productId=prod01607 
Air miles, I believe, is a Dutch loyalty programme exported to Canada - not sure if it is in the US. 



 


Thanks, Cubist. That's very cool!! I love working the miles/points for free stuff.
post #25 of 25
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The Ritz at Beaver Creek if you want to slum it.
 
 LOL I was also going to suggest the St. Regis at the base of Aspen (Ajax) Mountain.
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