Loyal reader Marc writes
Hi – I’ve been reading your blog every day for a few years now and I was wondering if you could put something together on using points and miles for ski trips, as this is the time of year that many people start thinking about winter plans. I have compiled a list of ski resorts where points can be used and I am hoping that you could add some of your wisdom and maybe ask for some help from your readership to build the list. I love to travel all over to ski, and I’ve stayed at many of the hotels on the list below, but I’m always interested in finding out about new ones.
Here’s what I have so far….
Westin Monache (at Mammoth)
Ritz Carlton at Northstar (Tahoe)
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, NV
Embassy Suites, Lake Tahoe
Marriott had three Vacation Clubs in Tahoe
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, CO
Westin Beaver Creek, CO
Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek)
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
St. Regis, Aspen, CO
Westin will soon operate operate the Silvertree Hotel in Snowmass Village, CO Sheraton Steamboat, CO
Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge, CO
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, VT (not that close, but near Stratton and Bromley)
Westin Whistler, BC
Hilton Whistler, BC
Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, QC
Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus (Switzerland)
Intercontinental is building a resort in Davos as well
W is building a resort in Verbier, Switzerland Marriott Residence Inn, Tremblant, QC
Country Inn & Suites, Tremblant, QC
Homewood Suites, Tremblant, QC
Radisson Blu Resort ARC 1950, France
Radisson Blu Resort Trysil, Norway
Radisson Blu Lillehammer, Norway
Radisson Blu Resort Beitostølen, Norway
Radisson Lazurnaya Hotel, Sochi, Russia
Anything I’m missing? Maybe more in Europe, South America?
I’m not big into skiing so can’t really comment here, but perhaps several readers are.
Back before the St. Regis Aspen was a category 7 (egads) hotel in the Starwood Preferred Guest program, it would often be an amazing value on cash and points awards.
Beyond that, well, I have to leave it up to readers who ski.