The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, Telluride
Telluride , Colorado
Tel: 866 282 4557 (toll-free)
Tel: 970 728 6800
Concierge.com's insider take:
Towering over the ski area's base village, the modern-looking Peaks seems somewhat out of place among the area's other hotels. The expansive lobby (pretentiously but not inaccurately called the Great Room), has 30-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows with a view that seems to extend to Utah. With a number of yearly conventions and corporate get-togethers, the clientele is at times more likely to be packing a Blackberry than a Burton board. But that doesn't interfere with the skiing: Not only is The Peaks ski-in, ski-out, but it's also home to the Golden Door Spa. This outpost of the Escondido, California, center is known for its "skier's salvation" treatment, which targets the lower back and leg muscles. Of the 174 rooms, try for number 332, whose small deck overlooks both the swimming pool (and its two-story waterslide) and the magnificent San Juan Mountains.