To help you find the top slopeside spot to get toasty, we enlisted Dan Sherman of Ski.com to give his top fireside picks for U.S. resorts.
Recognizing that a memorable ski holiday is as much about where you warm up as the actual terrain, resorts have launched an unofficial arms race for the best hearths and fireplaces. To help you find the top slopeside spot to get toasty, we enlisted Dan Sherman of Ski.com, whose 75 experts customize trips based on almost any variable you could imagine. His top fireside picks for U.S. resorts:
Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek
The gourmet marshmallows — toffee, vanilla, and Grand Marnier — served at this fire pit are reason enough to visit. Weary skiers can enjoy s’mores and bar service, all with views of the mountains.
Moonlight Lodge, Moonlight Basin
A classic stone fireplace (complete with taxidermied mountain goats) extends to the towering log-beamed ceiling of the lodge’s lobby. A nearby gourmet restaurant and bar lures guests after they’re thoroughly thawed by the crackling fire.
At the Northstar at Tahoe, cabana-style fire pits surrounded by sofas and bar service provide a secluded respite from the hotel’s other guests.