Celebrating Christmas in the mountains is like a dream. Not only is a ski trip a great way for the entire family to spend quality time together, but it’s also magical. If you’ve ever watched the movie White Christmas, you know what we mean. The fire is roaring; the family is snuggled together; and snow gently falls outside blanketing the surrounded by trees. Staying in a classic mountain cabin is something every family should do at least once. Though every resort has unique and special experiences, these resorts have the most remarkably beautiful cabins that make for a memorable holiday.
Chalet Day Johns
Located in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta resort is known for expert terrain and a handful of charming cabins. Among these cabin options is Chalet Day Johns, which is located a short distance to the Alta ski lift. This eight-bedroom, nine-bath home offers the perfect getaway for friends or large families. From spectacular views of the slopes and canyon to the onsite concierge team to the optional personal chef this cabin checks many boxes for luxury seekers. Chalet Day Johns, the first cabin in Alta’s luxury collection, has kept the original charm since it was crafted 35 years ago even while undergoing several renovations. The cabin hold up to 20 people and includes five fireplaces, two hot tubs, steam bath, a great room, entertainment room, ski equipment room with glove and boot heaters, large dining area and gourmet kitchen with duel ovens.
Game Creek Chalet, Vail
Enjoy views of the Gore Range and Vail Village—2,000 feet below—in this four-bedroom, five-bath mountain top getaway. The property is perfectly secluded and provides a true ski in, ski out experience. Although this property is away from the crowds, it does include cable television and internet access and has the option for a private chef to cook meals in the gourmet kitchen. This stunning chalet also features a fireplace, outdoor hot tub and personal concierge service. Game Creek Chalet is part of the Arrabelle, A RockResort, located in the Vail Village, which means Game Creek guests enjoy access to the spa, fitness center and pool.
Trapper’s Cabin, Beaver Creek
Imagine you and your brood snuggled up in a cozy log room with accents of exquisite wood furnishings and featuring by a grand-stone fireplace. This dream is a reality for vacationers who choose to stay at Trappers Cabin in Beaver Creek. This four-bedroom, four-bath log cabin can be found 9,500 feet atop Beaver Creek ski resort with views of Gore Range and surrounding pine and aspen forests that are nothing short of breathtaking. The cabin features a beautiful fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, a personal chef, game room, access to exclusive on mountain dining including Beano’s, Allies and Zach’s Cabin, one round-trip scenic snow cat ride and personal concierge service. There is no better way to relax after a long day of skiing than at this one of a kind mountain hideaway.
Granite Ridge Cabins, Jackson Hole
After a long day of tackling the challenging terrain at Jackson, few things compete with relaxing in a warm, quiet log cabin. The classic Granite Ridge Cabins are part of a small community just a short walk to the Granite Ridge surface lift. The kitchens have granite counter tops and plenty of kitchen gadgets for guests to use. The three- to- five-bedroom cabins include private hot tubs, wireless internet,complimentary parking, gas grill, fireplace and firewood, in-unit laundry and outdoor deck.
Bear Grande Chalet, Steamboat Springs
This Steamboat property provides the best combination of value and convenience, located two minutes from the Thunderhead chairlift. The kitchen features beautiful granite counter tops and is fully equipped with the finest quality appliances. With eight bedrooms each having an en-suite bathroom, this property provides ample space for big family gatherings. The dining room is centered on a 10-person, hand-crafted table that ties together with the wood craftsmanship that accents the property. The Bear Grande Chalet also features a pool table, video game system, rec room, gas fireplace, parking garage and driveway, boot dryers, ski shuttle access, washer and dryer, balcony, patio with a dining area and grill.
Snowdrift Cabin, Telluride Resort
Located just off Chair 10 and surrounded by beautiful trees, this Telluride Cabin has a prestigious ski in, ski out location along Galloping Goose trail. In addition, Snowdrift has amazing views of the San Sophia ridge right off the property’s deck. The cabin also comes with a private hot tub, two fireplaces, two living spaces, a rec room, ski racks, plenty of boot dryers, a loft, three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The decor is warm and homey and will make you never want to leave.