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Best Ski Resorts and Ski Hotels in the U.S.

By CNTraveler.com
11/21/2013 11:13:56 AM

These 20 ski resorts and ski hotels made the top of the list in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, which rates the best places to ski in North America. This year, U.S. properties nabbed all 20 spots, so start planning your domestic ski vacation now!

WESTIN MONACHE RESORT, MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIFORNIA

Readers' Choice Rating: 89.4

Rooms: 95.3

Service: 90.7

Food: 71.4

Location: 97.7

Design: 90.7

Activities: 90

Starting rate for doubles in December: $175

Thanks to its lucky geographic location, the Westin Monache enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in California. Its the "perfect location for an easy ski vacation," and the "very excellent shuttle service was much appreciated." You'll experience nothing short of "luxury on the mountain."

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INN AT LOST CREEK, TELLURIDE

Readers' Choice Rating: 89.9

Rooms: 91.7

Service: 93.9

Food: 82.2

Location: 98

Design: 87.8

Activities: 84.8

Starting rate for doubles in December: $346

"Everything here is first class." One reader said it is "the best location for in & out skiing I have ever encountered." Although technically located in Mountain Village, the hotel has a gondola that takes guests to the historic town of Telluride in just 12 minutes. And get this: and if you need a break from skiing, you can try snow biking or ice climbing here. Don't worry, it's not as dangerous as it sounds. You'll be in the hands of experienced guides.

PARK HYATT BEAVER CREEK RESORT AND SPA

Readers' Choice Rating: 90

Rooms: 89.2

Service: 90.1

Food: 82.2

Location: 96.4

Design: 89.2

Activities: 92.6

Starting rate for doubles in December: $220

The Park Hyatt has ski-in and ski-out access from the lobby so you can start skiing as soon as you arrive. "A must do vacation spot for any skiers or mountain lovers," this resort is all about the fun. Grab a glow stick and join the Thursday Night Lights weekly ski-down, while music blares and fireworks explode overhead. "My favorite place to be for a ski vacation," one reader said. You'll experience "decadent skiing at its best."

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