At These Top 10 Resorts, the Valet Takes Your Skis

SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Ski season may be nearly over, but the competition among the country's most luxurious ski resorts remains as hot as ever.

A survey by ElegantRooms.com lists The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, in Colorado, as the most expensive ski resort in the United States. The cost to stay at the hotel is about $1,179 a night. But only about $5 behind Bachelor Gulch is Utah's St. Regis Deer Valley. The No. 2 most expensive ski resort in the country charges an average $1,174 a night. Aspen, Colo.'s Little Nell rounds out the top three with an average overnight rate of $1,047.

The rankings are based on a comparison of hotel room rates among all luxury hotels inside U.S. ski resorts. The survey was conducted during February and March.

Nine of the 10 most expensive hotels on the list are in either Colorado or Utah. The exception, the Amangani, is in Wyoming near the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A stay in a standard double room there costs $1,040 per night.

The top two ski resorts in the country are truly luxurious properties.

A Forbes four-star rated resort, Bachelor Gulch is a fully ski-in, ski-out property on Beaver Creek Mountain that just underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation. The new look ins inspired by the great mountain lodges of the National Park System in the Western United States, with rustic lodge pole pine beams and stone fireplaces.

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