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Family ski trips are the perfect time to use miles and points to make otherwise high travel expenses somewhat manageable. Since Hilton has properties basically everywhere, you can often use your Hilton points to stay right next to some amazing ski destinations. I haven’t always given Hilton the same amount of coverage as some of the other programs, but with the new Hilton cards such as the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express available with up to 100,000 point sign up bonuses, let’s talk about where you can use Hilton points to stay at ski-friendly hotels around the world.
Stay Close to Several Colorado Mountains
Of all of Hilton’s ski-friendly properties, I think the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge may offer the best balance of price and location. This hotel is right across from some of the Breckenridge lifts, and for a reasonable 60,000 Hilton points per night, you can book a room selling during the peak ski season for $500+ per night.
Not only that, but families will love to know that they even have standard rooms with two king beds, something I am not sure I have ever even seen before in a standard room!
A brand new option for using Hilton points in Colorado can be found at the DoubleTree by Hilton Vail that I covered a bit more in-depth here. This location requires a ride on the hotel shuttle to get to the lifts and goes for a higher 80,000 Hilton points per night during the peak ski season. Given the higher rates and award prices, it could make for a great weekend award night redemption if you want to stay at a Hilton in the Vail area.
If you are looking to stretch your Hilton points a little bit more, the Hampton Inn & Suites Silverthorne can be booked for just 40,000 points per night. This hotel is located just off of I-70 and within striking distance of several popular mountains including Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain. This hotel is right near the Summit County shuttle stop, so you could hitch a ride to the slopes and leave your car in the hotel’s parking lot.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Steamboat Springs can also be booked for just 40,000 Hilton points per night and while it isn’t a fancy hotel, it gets solid online reviews. The Hampton Inn Steamboat has its own shuttle that will take you to the mountain, and of course, has the free hot breakfast that can be found at all Hampton Inn properties.
Ski Utah in Style
The most upscale of the Hilton ski properties can be found in Utah at the Waldorf Astoria Park City that goes for 80,000 Hilton points per night. This large property is a ski-in resort via Canyons, and to get up the mountain you take the hotel’s Frostwood Gondola right from the property! There is also a complimentary hotel shuttle that will take you into Park City.
If you are looking for a full-service ski resort, this should be a place on your list since you can use your Hilton points or, even better, a Hilton anniversary weekend award night to keep your points safely in your account.
Canadian Hilton Ski Properties
Hilton’s footprint extends well beyond the United States, and they have several ski-friendly properties just north in Canada. One of their mountainside locations can be found in Whistler Village at the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa. This hotel is located almost as close to the base at Whistler as the Westin Whistler and can be booked for 80,000 Hilton points per night.
If you prefer to head east to ski, there is a Homewood Suites by Hilton Mont Tremblant that can be booked for 40,000 – 60,000 Hilton points on most nights during ski season. Based on photos and reviews, this property looks to not be in the overall nicest condition inside, but it gets consistently good marks for its location in Mont Tremblant.
Explore skiing beyond North America
Hilton has thousands of hotels around the world, so you aren’t limited to just the North America ski destinations when using your Hilton Honors points. You could choose to head to Japan and stay at the Hilton Niseko Village for around 40,000 points per night where you can ski up to the hotel and after your runs try out their two heated swimming areas.
If you are hoping for some Swiss skiing, you can stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Davos for 40,000 – 50,000 Hilton points per night. This hotel is within walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops, as well as buses that will take you to nearby Swiss ski mountains that are just minutes away.
When you have enough Hilton Honors points in your account, your potential ski destinations are really only limited by your imagination since there are Hilton properties near ski mountains big and small all over the world. I’d love to hear where your family has used Hilton points to save money while hitting the slopes!
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