Top 10 Budget Ski Hotels
The Alpine House, Jackson Hole
The Alpine House
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
We’d like to think a husband-and-wife team of two former Olympians – Nordic combined skier Hans Johnstone and winter biathlete Nancy Johnstone – knows a thing or two about what makes a great ski hotel. The couple’s Alpine House Lodge & Cottages (22 rooms; 5 cottages) treats tired skiers and boarders to heated tile floors, down duvets, custom bath amenities, and free Wi-Fi. Start your day with a hearty, homemade breakfast – included in nightly rates – with mouthwatering delights like lemon-ricotta blueberry pancakes and buttermilk waffles. After a full day on the slopes, unwind at the Viking Bar by slinging back locally brewed beers and regional wines. Need to relax those achy muscles? A small on-site spa offers up massages and mud wraps (with prices starting at a manageable $95 for 60 minutes). The Jackson Hole Resort in Teton Village is just a 15-minute ride away on the public bus system. Winter rates from $145/night, including breakfast; www.alpinehouse.com
What’s Special at Jackson Hole Ski Resort
One of the least crowded ski resorts in the country – in terms of the average number of skiers and boarders per acre of terrain – Jackson Hole plunked down $4.5 million in improvements last year, from a lift to the redesigned Kids Ranch ski school hub. For more trip-planning information, check out our Jackson Hole guide.