One of the best parts about a ski resort is that, while the slopes are bound to be a great time, there are also generally a ton of other activities to partake in. So, whether you’re looking for a break from skiing, or the sport just isn’t your thing, there’s still always something to do. Did you know that some of the best golf resorts in the world are hosted at ski resorts?
That’s right, next time you’re pouring over a ski map for your next vacation, don’t rule out a tee time as well.
Telluride Ski & Golf Resort Golfing at the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort feels like you’ve found a hidden treasure. As you’ll know by looking at any Colorado mountain map, Telluride is home to the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in the United States — and you could be nestled right in between those peaks for your next 18 holes. Surrounded by fir and aspen forests, the Telluride Ski & Golf Resorts greenway shouldn’t be missed.
Spruce Peak Resort Vermont is another beautiful, and often underrated, place to ski. Fortunately for the golfers, it is also a place to find some magnificent views for your next round. The course at Spruce Peak has been rated the number one course in all of Vermont, likely due to the spectacular sights of both Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield that will lie before you.
Sun Valley Resort Any respectable U.S. golf course map is bound to include the Trail Creek Course at Sun Valley Resort, located in Idaho. The expansive property includes views of Bald Mountain, Dollar Mountain, the Pioneer Mountains, Angel’s Perch, and Devil’s Bedstead. Golfers are also sure to encounter a number of babbling streams, forest views, and more. There is a reason this course has been voted one of the best in North America.
Sugarloaf Golf Club With 13 lifts, 162 runs, and a 2,820-foot vertical drop, any skier or golfer is bound to enjoy themselves in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. At Sugarloaf Golf Club, players can golf 18 holes that run along the Carrabassett River — known as the “string of pearls.” The course is demanding but rewarding for any golfer, and the views aren’t half bad either.
Big Sky Resort The golf course at Big Sky Resort in Montana is Arnold Palmer’s first design, making it a course that any avid golfer would dream of conquering. This resort is quite luxurious, as is all of Big Sky, which means it's perfect if you’re looking for a more elevated getaway. The mountain village has stunning views from the fairway, from mountains and forests to valleys and lakes.