Home Virtuoso Traveler December 2017 Ask the Advisors: Best Places to Ski in 2018 Virtuoso Traveler December 2017 Ask the Advisors: Best Places to Ski in 2018 Ask the Advisors: Best Places to Ski in 2018 Skiing at The Little Nell. Photo by The Little Nell/Harrison Buck Choosing the right location and lodge are key to a peak ski getaway, especially when you’re short on time. Virtuoso travel advisors share why these close-to-home mountain resorts rise to the occasion. Montage Deer Valley“Utah’s Montage Deer Valley is definitely a favorite. You’re right in the middle of one of the great ski areas in the western U.S., yet just minutes from Park City’s historic Main Street. There’s bowling and vintage arcade games at the resort’s Daly’s Pub, and Apex restaurant’s new steak-house concept includes top cuts from local ranches and fresh takes on classic dishes (the blue cheese scalloped potatoes are a must). Signature Veuve Clicquot Rich cocktails make it an aprèsski hot spot.” – Joshua Greenberg, New York CityMontage Deer Valley’s Veuve Clicquot yurt.Photo by Montage Deer Valley The Little Nell “I give the nod to Aspen. It’s an amazing destination with absolutely everything: great shopping, festivals, food and wine. It’s like Cabo in the mountains. My resort choice is The Little Nell – so iconic and chicer than ever after its recent remodel. The hotel’s ski concierge team can arrange early-morning runs that take you to hidden powder before the public finds it.” – Mona Behringer, Santa Monica, California The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch“I love The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado, particularly for families. The hotel – the largest log structure in the U.S. – offers an extraordinary sense of place, with access to three mountains. They even have a ski nanny to get the kids to ski school; staff will also set up a teepee with a feather bed and battery-operated lantern in their room. Have s’mores on the terrace before taking a sleigh ride to Zach’s Cabin restaurant for a true alpine dining experience.” – Vickie Love Greenlee, Oxford, MississippiThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch’s kids’ teepee.Photo by The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Four Season’s Resort and Residences Whistler “British Columbia’s Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler does ski holidays right on so many levels, but it’s especially convenient for families. With a full ski-outfitting room on-site, guests can get kitted out upon arriving. Then, on the mountain each morning, ski concierges await with your skis and warmed boots, a cup of hot chocolate, and tips on the best trails.” – Laura Madrid, Atlanta, GeorgiaHot chocolate is served at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler.Photo by Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Virtuoso Traveler.