America's Best Ski Resorts
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Why Go: With nearly half of its terrain regularly groomed, Beaver Creek is an intermediate skiers’ haven, but thrill-seekers will find advanced terrain like the Stone Creek Chutes and Birds of Prey, an infamous downhill racecourse. Complimentary fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies are hand-delivered to guests daily at the base of Chair 6.
Where to Après: A breakfast café by day, The Metropolitan transforms nightly into a wine bar serving tapas like albóndigas and flatbreads with chorizo, goat cheese, and piquillo peppers. A longstanding classic for dinner, Beano’s Cabin, reached only by snowcat sleigh, serves decadent prix-fixe dinners in a rustic cabin setting.
Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.