It has long been renowned for its luxurious hotels and powdery white slopes, and now Aspen has been named America’s most expensive ski resort in a recent survey.
The website Cheaphotels.org compared 20 ski resorts based on what travellers would have to spend for a hotel of at least three stars.
A double room in Aspen, Colorado would set skiers back at least $241 (almost £160) per night during February and March this year.
California’s Olympic Valley and the Alta/Snowbird resort in Utah came in second and third most expensive, with average overnight rates of $239 and $236, respectively.
But there is a way to avoid fluctuating hotel prices at chic ski resorts and that’s becoming a member of a private residence club or using RCI or Interval to exchange your week at the beach for a holiday on the slopes. The Registry Collection also offers a portolio of luxury properties all over the world, including ski resorts, within its luxury exchange programme.
The beauty of private residence clubs, fractional ownership and timeshare is that each shared ownership model offers self-catering ski holidays at a range of resorts to suit all pockets, from five star to economical family “value” holidays.
The Sebastian Hotel and the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado are two favourites and if it has to be Aspen, there’s the Little Nell Hotel & Residences where luxury begins with a capital “L”. There’s a rooftop pool, award-winning wine cellar and it’s very exclusive – as are the prices.
According to the survey, the USA’s top ten most expensive resorts this ski season are:
Aspen, Colorado – $241
Olympic Valley, California – $239
Alta/Snowbird Utah – $236
Breckenridge Colorado – $223
Vail Colorado – $214
Snowmass Colorado – $212
Telluride Colorado – $204
Keystone Colorado – $203
Beaver Creak Colorado – $199
Copper Mountain Colorado – $192
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