Renovations at The Elevation Hotel (800-258-2633, www.skicb.com) in Crested Butte, CO, will be half completed for this season; specify clients' preference for renovated rooms. Odd numbered rooms in the 43-57 series on floors 3-6 have the best views of the ski area. The Presidential Suite (#558) has two bedrooms, three baths, a fireplace, kitchenette and stunning mountain views. Summit Suites are also large enough to accommodate families.
Come autumn, there's one thing that skiers and riders want to know: What's new at the resorts? Mostly, the news is of new chairlifts, snowmaking and grooming machines, but the coming ski season also brings hotel and spa development from at least four major western resorts.