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$400 or more
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Amangiri
1 Kayenta Road
Canyon Point , Utah
84741
Tel: 877 695 3999 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 675 3999
amangiri@amanresorts.com
www.amanresorts.com/amangiri/home.aspx

Sometimes it's difficult to see what's right before your eyes, especially when it's what you're looking for. Such is the case, by design, with Amangiri, which hides in plain sight amid the sandstone mesas and sagebrush-studded emptiness of southern Utah. With rooms costing upwards of $1,000, there's a certain expectation of opulence. But the only grand gesture here is the one nature makes, which is both framed and reflected by the property. The main pavilion and 34 freestanding suites are arrayed like a poured-concrete sculpture along the desert floor, their smooth gray walls and blocky shapes mirroring the mesas. Bedrooms are compact and pared down to the essentials: A desk, a bed, and a low couch are all set on a pale-stone platform facing a wall of concertina windows that open up completely to the outside. Bathrooms are large and sybaritic, with rain showers, deep soaking tubs, and sweeping views of the rock walls. Yes, there's a beautiful spa, a stunning pool, and meals to remember, as well as guided excursions ranging from hikes to scenic flights. But what really stands out is the endearing staff, who make you believe that their sole goal is your unmitigated happiness. In the end, that's the genius of the place: You're never aware of where nature ends and nurture begins.

$300-$399
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Goldener Hirsch Inn
7570 Royal Street
Silver Lake Village
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 800 252 3373 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 649 7770
ghi@goldenerhirschinn.com
www.goldenerhirschinn.com

Throw a patterned pillow out of a window in the Goldener, and you'll nearly hit the Deer Valley Sterling chairlift. The first part of that sentence is possible because the 20-room property is right on the slopes of Deer Valley. The urge to hurl a pillow? Blame the hodgepodge of imported Austrian furniture stuffing the guest rooms. In any case, the easy mountain access is the selling point. Valets will store your skis, the wood-burning fireplaces in many rooms make it easy to dry out gloves, and all bathrooms have granite countertops and travertine tile. Look for package deals that include room, lift tickets, and a massage for a good price. In the restaurant, Swiss-trained executive chef James Dumas turns out elk and chestnut spaetzle; fondue blended from Gruyère, Appenzeller, Emmentaler, and Vacherin cheeses; and other hearty classics.

Closed from mid-April–mid-June and mid-October–early December.

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Hotel Park City
2001 Park Avenue
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 435 200 2000
Fax: 435 940 5001
www.hotelparkcity.com

Shortly after the 2002 Winter Olympics came to town, Hotel Park City set the gold standard with its all-suite, Ralph-Lauren-meets-the-mountains look and central location on the thoroughfare connecting the Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley. The 100-room property remains at the top of its game, thanks not only to the expansive accommodations (the puniest suite is still 500 square feet) but also to the niceties extended to guests. There are fireplaces and marble bathrooms in every room, hot tubs on the decks of the Cottage suites, and staff members to click off your skis and shine your cowboy boots before that Sundance premiere. (Which, by the way, might be right across the street at the Yarrow screening site.) During the ski season, schussers can dive into a free buffet of made-to-order omelets and other breakfast goodies at Bandannas Bar & Grill. Hotel Park City also houses a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and to work it all off, a fitness center that meets the more-is-more criterion of the place. (There's a spa, too, if you'd rather just relax.) Though this hotel isn't slope-side, there's a convenient ski shuttle to all three resorts.—Sarah Tuff

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Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 435 604 1300
Fax: 435 604 1310
www.montagedeervalley.com/deer-valley-resorts.php

The Montage caps with a flourish Deer Valley's ascent as an unrivaled ski destination. Glorious ski-in, ski-out location aside, the hotel's foundation is polished service, starting with a phalanx of bellhops and "mountain hosts" upon arrival and hitting its stride slopeside, where iPad-equipped ski valets attend to your every whim. There are four restaurants on-site, but with neighboring Park City's explosion on the culinary scene, the concierges are key for scoring hard-to-get tables. The hotel's design emphasizes size and scale: A grand stairway descends into the lobby rotunda with an oversized iron chandelier. In the full-service Vista Lounge, gabled ceilings are heightened by floor-to-ceiling windows and warmed by a series of massive limestone fireplaces surrounded by overstuffed leather sofas. Though its European-manor sensibilities eschew log cabin stereotypes, the hotel drips with original art idealizing the Western lifestyle of yore—Carl Rungius vistas, John James Audubon's bird prints, and cowboy scenes by Frederic Remington. The 154 rooms and 66 suites are expansive and inviting, with the natural hues of leather seats, wood paneling, and stone fireplaces balancing ivory and chestnut walls and carpeting. Gas fireplaces and mountain views come standard as well, and the kitted-out bath suite with heated flooring, a rain shower, a steam shower, and a soaking tub could occupy your entire evening.

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Sky Lodge
201 Heber Avenue
Park City , Utah
84068
Tel: 888 876 2525 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 658 2500
reservations@TheSkyLodge.com
www.theskylodge.com

Park City's swankiest hotels—the Waldorf Astoria and the St. Regis—are on the outskirts of town. But the Sky Lodge, on the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, just downhill from nearly all the shopping, dining, and partying action, combines luxury and location. Its mountain-loft aesthetic turns the archetypal ski lodge on its head, starting with the expansive concrete fireplace in the reception lounge. When you come in off the slope, attendants sweep your skis into the locker room, and glass elevators zip you up to one of the 33 one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, where furniture in red-orange hues highlights hand-planed wood floors and abstract paintings hang above in-wall fireplaces. DVD players and Bose sound systems are standard, and sliding wall panels open to the master bath, the centerpiece of which is a soaking tub that's filled by a ceiling-mounted faucet. The concierge can stock the pantry of your state-of-the-art kitchen, though there are many reasons to eat out: Sky Blue's heated deck is the place for sunset hors d'oeuvres beside the fire pit; the Easy Street Brasserie serves more substantial fare such as steak frites, blue cheese fondue, and sautéed mussels; and the cozy Bar Bohème downstairs is great for a nightcap. Don't stay up too late—early-morning avalanche blasting is your wake-up call, and shuttles to all three Park City–area resorts will whisk you away for first tracks.—Updated by Sarah Tuff

$199 or less
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St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
2300 Deer Valley Drive E.
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 435 940 5700
reservations.deercrest@stregis.com
http://www.stregisdeervalley.com/

Guests at this 181-room ski-in/ski-out newcomer are literally whisked into its air of exclusivity via a Swiss-built funicular with leather seating that scales the 230-vertical-foot ridge upon which the hotel is perched. Though the two-minute ride is a thrill, the tram's raison d'Ítre is more function than form: The 12-acre property is set in a gated enclave that's accessible only by a private road or ski slope. For the latter, skiers coming down the Deer Hollow run have the option of sliding into the hotel's ski valet station (where their every need is attended to by the crackerjack ski butlers) or pulling off for après fun at the full-service "ski beach," a 3,000-square-foot terrace with chaise longues and a 40-foot-long fire garden. Here revelers can soak up the sun, nibble on snacks from Jean-Georges Vongerichten's J&G Grill (which houses a decadent 6,000-bottle wine cellar), or take in the panorama of the mountains above or the scene at the multilevel heated pool below. The design here avoids ski-lodge clichés but maintains splendid common areas, including a cozy library and a grand lobby decorated with stone and wood finishes and splashes of rich red and orange hues. The palette migrates into supremely comfortable guest rooms that are outfitted with custom dark wood furniture, coma-enducing beds, and classic marble bathrooms that include a 17-inch LCD TV embedded in the mirror.

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Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 800 453 1302 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 649 3700
info@steinlodge.com
www.steinlodge.com

Norwegian Stein Eriksen, who won a gold medal for giant slalom at the 1952 Olympics and then three gold medals at the 1954 World Championships, is director of skiing at Deer Valley Resort. So it's no surprise the hotel that borrows his name (he's the property's so-called "ambassador") is close to the slopes. The lodge is at the base of Deer Mountain's Sterling lift. But what makes it so winning is the number of comfort-driven amenities: Each of the 175 rooms has a jet tub and humidifier; suites have stone fireplaces; and the restaurant, Glitretind, is the best in town. The design is odd but fun, as if a hunter with a taste for Danish modernism had a go at decoration—the walls are stone with dark wood trimming. And what would an au courant ski lodge be without the comforts of a spa? Stein's includes an outdoor pool, fitness center, and an 80-minute ashiatsu treatment, in which the masseuse literally walks back and forth on your body.

$300-$399
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Sundance Resort
North Fork, Provo Canyon
Sundance , Utah
Tel: 800 892 1600
Tel: 801 225 4107
RESOP@sundance-utah.com
www.sundanceresort.com

When many of us think of Park City, it's not skiing that's on our minds. Our thoughts turn to Bob, his festival, and all that Hollywood pizzazz generated in such a small community. Sundance is the spot to sponge up that energy, with up-and-coming directors in the lobby, unsold screenplays scattered across the coffee tables, and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Robert Redford himself. There's a constant rotation of readings, screenings, and workshops. The small but excellent, 450-acre private slopes on the grounds are also pretty darn inviting: The odds of leaving first tracks are high. As for the lodging, the 105 Native American–themed rooms and homes are right on the edge of being too much (Navajo rugs are everywhere), but any place that helped launch Quentin Tarantino's career is bound to retain a detached auteur cool.

$200-$299
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Washington School Inn
543 Park Avenue
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 800 824 1672 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 649 3800
info@washingtonschoolinn.com
www.washingtonschoolinn.com

Drawing an artier crowd than the other Park City snow hotels, this affordable,15-room schoolhouse-turned-B&B has a funky, reclaimed vibe. Just a block off Main Street, it has a touch of dollhouse dress-up to it: For instance the lavishly done-up Victorian-inspired rooms are named after schoolteachers (Ms. Larsen has a leather sleigh bed, Ms. Thatcher a step-up four-poster and fireplace). Service is convivial, too: The happy staff are constantly offering cinnamon rolls and coffee. But it's the details like the high thread count of the sheets and in-room massages (in the suites) that keep the place from toppling into kitsch.

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Winter Park Condominiums
680 Rossi Hill Road
Park City , Utah
84060
Tel: 800 245 6417 (toll-free)
Tel: 435 649 5100
reservations@pclodge.com
www.pclodge.com/properties/index.php?propID

Here to enjoy the outdoors and completely uninterested in the goings-on of the types who people the pages of Us Weekly? Park City is full of affordable rental condos, and some of the best are the three four-bedroom homes at Winter Park. The 3,200-square-foot condos have fireplaces, kitchens, hot tubs, garages, full bathrooms for each bedroom, and washer/dryers (more stuff than you'd ever get in, say, a New York apartment). The common spaces are also ideal for spreading out with a group of friends and celebrating in a more relaxed, homey way. A five-minute stroll, then a ten-minute bus ride, gets you to Deer Valley's entrance.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.