Vail Cascade, Vail, Colorado $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you don't care for the white stuff, the cold, or silly-looking outerwearbut your group or partner doesa property like the 292-room Vail Cascade can save your vacation. With a first-run movie theater; indoor tennis, squash, racquetball, and basketball courts; two pools; and what is arguably Vail's best spa, salvation is not only on hand, it's on-property. The spa, Aria, has several signature treatments, including the Mountain Lomi Lomi massage and Alpine Glow body wrap. The ski-happy portion of the group can grab a pass at the on-site ticket office and ski out the back door to Cascade's own triple chair. As for the property itself, expect functionality and comfort, if not loads of charm.