The winter season is in full swing at snow resorts across the West, with new hotels popping up from Idaho and Utah to Montana.

Montage Big Sky lobby
Courtesy of Montage Big Sky
Montage Big Sky lobby

The winter season is in full swing at snow resorts across the West, with new hotels popping up from Idaho and Utah to Montana, and a slate of renovated properties in between. Consider this your guide to the newest spots to stay in the mountains for the 2021-22 season.

An increasingly sought-after outdoor adventure social club that was once unique to popular destinations in Colorado is officially stepping out of state and putting roots down in the popular Lake Tahoe-area town of Truckee, California. Gravity Haus, the 2,000-plus-member outdoorsy brainchild of Denver couple Jim and Alicia Deters, recently announced the acquisition of Truckee’s Cedar House Sport Hotel, making it the first non-Colorado location on a destination list that includes Denver, Vail, Winter Park, and Breckenridge, Colorado

The lobby of the Cedar House Sport Hotel

Courtesy of Gravity Haus.

The aptly renamed Gravity Haus Truckee-Tahoe, which is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2022 opening, will endeavor to build on the organization’s reputation as a play-and-stay haven that provides members a wealth of adventure opportunities, outdoor gear, fitness programs, co-working spaces, community events, personal growth initiatives, food and drink options, and much more. You can read more about how to book your stay here.

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Meanwhile, in Idaho, you could be one of the first to stay in Schweitzer‘s 31-room Humbird Hotel, a ski-in, ski-out property built with cross-laminated timber that includes a restaurant, bar, and lounge in the northern part of the state. Designed by Portland’s Skylab Architecture, the modern hotel features floor-to-ceiling glass windows for views of Lake Pend Oreille. Head to the rooftop for a dip in the hot tub, or cozy up at the Crow’s Bench bar and restaurant.

“Beyond just a beautiful place to sleep, the hotel provides easy access to the mountain as well as public spaces to relax, recharge, refuel and even a coworking space to stay plugged in as needed,” Tom Chasse, president and CEO of Schweitzer, says in a press release. “The hotel’s name honors the Humbird Lumber Company, which was the lifeblood of the Sandpoint community in the early 1900’s. The company attracted explorers, adventurers and families to the area, which is a spirit that we see still see reflected in visitors who come here today.”   

A rendering of the bar at Schweitzer’s Humbird Hotel

Courtesy of Schweitzer

You can stop by (or stay at) Tamarack Resort‘s newly constructed four-story alpine village to check out the beer garden, restaurants, plus retail and rental shops. A coffee shop and grocery store round out offerings for guests who stay in the turnkey condos on the top floor of the Idaho property just west of Cascade Lake.

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In Montana, modern alpine luxury will abound at the Montage Big Sky resort that opened this month, from guest-room views of the snowcapped Spanish Peaks to the indoor pool, where you can relax before or after a rejuvenating facial at the spa. Rooms and suites are bedecked in furs and stone-colored furnishings, not to mention opulent tubs for a soak après-ski.

Additionally, renovations will debut at Big Sky Resort’s Huntley Lodge and Summit Hotel, where more than 200 guest rooms each will boast a refreshed airy aesthetic. While reimagined, the Huntley remains family friendly with bunk bed lofts in some suites. It’s all just in time for a new high-speed chairlift on the mountain.

Montage Big Sky exterior view
A winter opening is planned for Montage Big Sky.

Montage Big Sky

For those headed to Utah, Pendry Park City is slated to open in January at the base of Park City Mountain. In addition to a fitness center and kid’s club, the property will feature a rooftop pool and bar and an expansive art collection. Dine at the onsite Japanese-American restaurant where you’ll find steaks as well as sushi and ramen, or take the family to what’s billed as an “upbeat disco pizza concept.”

“Disco Pizza is a casual go-to for cold beer, house made pizza, bright salads and crave-worthy comfort food in a family-friendly setting where games are at the ready and a disco ball lights the after-dinner bar scene,” according to the hotel’s website.

Of course, the property will also feature Spa Pendry for alpine wellness treatments after you’ve explored the more than 7,000 acres of terrain accessible from the hotel.

Pendry Park City hotel room
Pendry Park City will open in January.

Courtesy of Pendry Park City

And in Wyoming, Jackson Hole’s natural beauty is at your fingertips outside The Cloudveil, a recently opened modern mountain hotel situated just south of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. In addition to 100 guest rooms, the hotel is home to European restaurant The Bistro and a rooftop terrace.

“Rooted in the destination, people, and soul of Jackson Hole, The Cloudveil name gives both a nod to the Cloudveil Dome within the Teton Range, while also invoking the veil of clouds lifting to reveal the transformational journey guests will undoubtedly embark on as they experience the natural wonder and enduring character of Jackson Hole,” according to The Cloudveil team.

Here’s to all the new base camps helping you explore the West’s natural beauty this season and beyond.

Marriott Cloudveil - Jr. Suite
The Cloudveil is an ideal jumping off point for exploring Jackson Hole.

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