Telluride, CO - New Sheridan Hotel. In the heart of town, try the historic, Old West–style New Sheridan Hotel. Numerous ski packages make it a great place to base a downhill vacation, but even if you're not staying, try the fine Chop House restaurant or the swanky yet saloon-like New Sheridan Bar.
Vail has been consistently named one of the best resorts in North America, and not just because of the skiing. Whether blanketed in snow or bursting with wildflowers, Vail Mountain is a stunning setting any time of year.