How To Find Great Ski Lodging

Posted in Planning Smart
by Kristen on December 27, 2012


Ski Right Into Town from Park City Mountain Resort

Once you have decided where to hit the slopes this winter, your next toughest choice is to find a place to stay. An internet search will turn up endless choices and price ranges for ski lodging.

The rates have a “starting from” price, which can also throw you off.  Prime ski season probably won't fall into that attractive "starting from" price. 

Since you are headed on a "ski" trip, for the best experience try to stay as close to the action as possible.  How close you will end up will depend on your budget.  You can always find good rates, but they might be farther away.  Or you might get a screamin' deal on a ski-in, ski-out condo, but it might not fall into the “swanky” category.

The best advice is to find someone who has been there and knows the area.  Don’t know anyone personally?  Once you have determined which ski resort you would like to visit, call their lodging specialists.  The resorts often have access to a wide range of lodging, at all price points and locations.  Calling the resort will give you someone who knows the area inside and out.

All major resorts will have a tab on their website for Lodging, Accommodations, or Vacation Planning. Click that tab and navigate your way through.  If you’re not sure, sometimes it’s best to just pick up the phone and give them a call. 

Package deals offered by the resort can often be your best bet, which can have extra add ins such as breakfast, lift tickets, spa treatments, or even a free night when you book a few nights.   

 Here are a few tips to keep in mind:


  • Decide what’s most important – location, amenities, size, or décor.  To get everything you want might cost you.

  • Call the Resort Lodging Specialists. They will have the best scoop on the area. 

  • Ask about Package Deals 

  • Reserve early for the best selection, especially over holidays.  Non-holiday weeks will offer lower rates and fewer crowds. 

For other tips, check out Ski Lodging: Questions to Ask Before You Book and Ski Lodging: Hotel or Condo? 

If you area headed to Park City Mountain Resort this season, give their lodging specialists a call.  I’m sure they will be able to help you find the best place to stay. If you are headed to another area and still have questions, you can also "Ask A Snowmama".  This group of Snowmamas and Snowpapas have been skiing far and wide, and might be able to help you out wherever you decide to go.  Happy booking!


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