All-inclusive vacations can be a great way to save money and relieve stress when planning a trip. The resort handles the logistics of buying lift tickets, renting ski gear, booking lessons, cooking meals, and even supplying drinks. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. If you’re the type of person — or family — who enjoys the ease of taking cruises in the warmer months, an all-inclusive ski vacation might be just the thing for you.
While we appreciate that not every all-inclusive will suit everyone — perhaps you’ve got your perfect ski setup already and don’t want to pay for a rental package you won’t use. But with such a variety of packages on offer, isn’t it time that you took the stress out of your ski holiday and found yourself an idyllic ski resort that not only catered to all of your skiing needs but also where you had your meals and drinks and everything else sorted before you arrive? Well, check out these 10 all-inclusive ski resorts because it’s time to get booking.
Triple Creek is an award-winning luxury ranch resort on the Idaho-Montana border. Located in the Bitterroot Valley, its all-inclusive vacation experience is truly all-inclusive! It includes meals, drinks, outdoor dining, and meal delivery to your cabin! You’ll also get snacks, a packed breakfast or lunch if you’re off skiing, ranch activities, and access to amenities like a pool, fitness center, cross-country skis, and snowshoes. And Triple Creek includes your lift passes and gear rentals — plus a shuttle ride to and from — the nearby Lost Trail Powder Mountain. When they say all-inclusive, they really mean it.
Our next few options come from Club Med. Some packages include airfare, lodging, lift tickets, ski lessons, activities for the kids, food, drinks, aprés ski activities, and gratuities. This first package is for the French Alps, a world-renowned skiing destination. This trip is for you if you’re ready to travel and ski some prime terrain. Note that different packages come with different features. For this trip, you get a full board,
Another Club Med property, Quebec Charlevoix, is located in Canada with the same offering as above. Their offer includes board, drinks, snacks, lift tickets, and ski lessons. Airfare and room are not included, though this one is closer if you’re traveling from the U.S. This package includes airfare and your room.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, in Montana, has many different lodging options, from cabins to a lodge to a rustic barn. One downside of this option is that it is not a ski-in/ski-out resort. The skiing is actually at Discovery Ski Area, located 35 miles from the ranch. All-inclusive at Rock Creek means accommodations, meals and happy hour, unlimited beverages, daily activities, a fitness center, pool, hot tub, access to the Silver Dollar Saloon with billiards, poker, a movie theater, and more. And you get a mountain bike for your stay, though this would be more helpful for summer visits than winter. This could also be a great destination for a summer fly-fishing trip.
Though not completely all-inclusive, Grand Hyatt Vail is a ski-in/ski-out resort. Their Grand Ski Package includes your room and daily ski or snowboard rentals for two. No lessons or lift tickets are included here, sorry. Some of your meals are included if you book the bed-and-breakfast option.
Vista Verde, in Colorado, includes lodging, meals, photography workshops, cooking classes, beer, wine, rides to Steamboat for skiing or the airport, and ski instruction. Read the excellent reviews of Vista Verde on Trip Advisor.
If skiing in South America sounds like fun to you, check out Valle Nevado, located in the Andes. This huge resort offers great snow, breathtaking views, and all-inclusive packages. Valle Nevado offers 7-night or 4-night packages. Included in this package is full board, lift tickets, and transportation from the airport.
Another South American option is Portillo. At an elevation of 9,350, Portillo, also located in the Andes, offers similar packages of 4 and 7 nights, with meals included and rides to and from the airport.
Last but not least, we journey to Italy to another Club Med destination. Pragelato Sestriere is located in the Piedmont region of Italy, where you can stay in one of their charming chalets. Relax in the Finnish sauna, sip grappa by the fire, and of course, get in some skiing as you live your best Italian life. Or at least live your best Italian ski vacation.
If you’re looking to ski in the U.S., you’ll find affordable slopes all over Colorado and Montana. For trips abroad, your best bet is to consider countries in Eastern Europe like Bulgaria and Slovenia. In Western Europe, Andorra offers decent prices for the stunning landscapes of the Pyrenees.
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