Snow-lovers are hitting the slopes during the winter months. Whether relaxing after a long day of skiing or riding, or a slopeside ski bunny just looking to soak up some rays, the Top 10 Winter Resort Pools are a perfect juxtaposition to chilly winter weather at some of the most luxurious winter wonderland resorts across the world.
By Chad Chisholm
Photo Credit: Amanda Pugas/Portillo Ski Resort
#10 | Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, Canada
Nestled amongst the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, this stunning year-round resort in Whistler's Upper Village brings glacial skiing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides during the winter months. From the ski valet to the steamy outdoor pool, service is always exceptional in the Four Seasons Brand, Four Seasons Whistler is no exception to this Golden Rule.
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#9 | Panorama Springs Lodge, British Colombia, Canada
These slopeside ski-in-ski-out condos afford access to Panorama Springs Hot Pools while watching skiers and snowboarders glide down the trails in this Canadian Winter Wonderland. With a cold pool, two waterslides, warm pool, splash pad, two hot tubs and sauna, the chill will be gone soon after enjoying this sprawling facility open 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.
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#8 | Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA
Squaw Valley USA features some pretty spectacular views, from Lake Tahoe to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Home of the 1960s Winter Olympics, the winter resort is minutes north of Lake Tahoe. Resort at Squaw Creek recently underwent a $53 million resort-wide renovation to the ski-in-ski-out property. Heated outdoor pools with waterslide pair with the resort's own ice skating rink for an unforgettable winter resort pool experience.
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#7 | Snake River Lodge & Spa, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The closest resort to Jackson Hole Mountain, Snake River Lodge and Spa boasts a waterfall in its resort pool. Adjoining the Avanyu Spa, the slopeside grotto-esque hideaway is part of the 17,000 foot facility. Open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., there are plenty of hours in the day for winter activities, spa treatments, and pool time.
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#6 | Gstaad Palace Hotel, Switzerland
Built in 1913, the opulent and luxury heavyweight Gstaad Palace Hotel is home to indoor and outdoor pool facilities nearby to Bernese Oberland winter vacation hotspot. The indoor pool becomes a dance floor and night club at night, while the outdoor facility has all the majesty of the Swiss mountains with the winter sporting season lasting from November until May due to the high altitude.
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#5 | Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This Aman Resort Pool is at home at Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With some of the world's leading snow conditions, this nearby ski resort is utopia for panoramic views, vistas of the Grand Tetons, and a pool that exemplifies the "peaceful home" atmosphere of this resort making for a world-class experience.
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#4 | Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek, Colorado
The saline-based pool of Westin Riverfront affords spectacular views of Beaver Creek Mountain at the LEED Silver certified mountain resort. With three infinity Jacuzzis overlooking the Eagle River, direct access to world-renowned Spa Anjali, and steps from Richard Sandoval's Cima Restaurant, this stunning Colorado pool is a must while in the Vail Valley.
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#3 | Badrutt's Palace, St. Mortiz, Switzerland
If exquisite luxury, alpine wonder, and an experience at a historic forerunner in all things sublime is on your winter wish list, Badrutt's Palace of Switzerland is the perfect place. With indoor pool overlooking the snowy landscape, the "Grande Dame" of the Swiss Alps is still leading the way in luxury accommodations and services, with a spectacular glass-encased winter resort pool.
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#2 | The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah
The iconic ski lodge at the base of Snowbird Ski Resort is home to numerous pools and outdoor hot tubs. The lodge, originally built in 1973, has been renovated to become the luxury flagship of the resort's four properties. Open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., the year-round outdoor heated pool is located on the third floor overlooking the breathtaking mountain views.
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#1 | Portillo Ski Resort, Chile
Where snow meets sky and breathtaking glacial lake vistas meld with opulent poolside amenities, the Grand Hotel Portillo in Chile is the #1 Winter Resort Pool in the world. The isolated, yet all-inclusive Hotel Portillo is home to unbelievable views, skiing, and amenities, even its own disco on the first floor. Without a town, crowds of people, or a worry in sight, the unbelievable pool is the ultimate place to take in some chilly air, a warm soak after unprecedented skiing, or gourmet food poolside at the most spectacular winter sporting pool, south of the Equator nonetheless.
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