As the only true ski-in, ski-out property in Aspen, The Little Nell is beloved for its convenience and superb views; après skiers love its raucous parties. In 2019, the boutique hotel renovated its public areas; the new look evokes Aspen’s rustic natural landscape and impressive contemporary-art scene. (The rooms and suites were renovated in 2017). The restaurants are also excellent, especially Element 47, with a superb wine cellar and world-class sommeliers. Stay in the Paepcke Suite, named for an illustrious Aspen resident. The art-filled one-bedroom suite has a private balcony overlooking the base of Aspen Mountain. After a day on the slopes, spend a quiet night by the fire playing chess or backgammon at a custom-designed game table, and ready yourself to face the mountain’s challenges again.