What kind of lodging do you prefer on a ski trip?

Discussion in 'Resort and Travel' started by Tricia, Jun 16, 2017.

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What kind of lodging and do you eat in or eat out

  1. Ski house with a bunch other ski friends

    13 vote(s)
    24.5%
  2. Ski house alone or family

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. Condo

    24 vote(s)
    45.3%
  4. Hotel suite

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  5. Hotel/Motel

    14 vote(s)
    26.4%
  6. Do you Eat In?

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. Do you eat out?

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. Combination of eating in and eating out

    43 vote(s)
    81.1%
  9. Do you like staying with a group of other skiers?

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Do you prefer to get your own lodging?

    21 vote(s)
    39.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Phil and I travel a bit, mostly for business, and find ourselves looking for someplace with a kitchen, whether its a condo, suite or VRBO type place.
    Occasionally we will stay in a motel if its only a few days but we find ourselves happiest when we can cook some of our own meals.

    What do you like to do when you travel?
    Do you eat in or eat out or a combination of the two?


    With the variety of questions, I'm allowing up to 3 votes per person to cover the possible answers.
     
  2. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I chose house with friends, but we would have to be well acquainted with them prior to a trip. I like to cook, so it has to have a kitchen with decent appliances (blender is a must). Ski in/ski out is nearly mandatory
     
  3. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Going into my 3rd season as an instructor Skier

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    Unless we're at the friends house in Vermont we are moteling it in western Mass or in Vermont/New Hampshire. Since we ski every weekend from thanksgiving until the end of April we like to keep it cheap. Besides we're just there to sleep anyway. Motels have continental breakfast so that's breakfast. We usually share a lunch and since we work at 2 of the mountains we frequent so that keeps costs down. We go out for dinner. During the week we rarely eat out so it all evens out. The fanciest places we ever stay at are when we go to quebec and out west with the ski club. Otherwise just give me a bed, microwave and a fridge and I'm set. Sometimes our friend Jen will crash with us when she snowboards with us so we usually get 2 beds but it's usually just Michael and I. We have regular motels we usually stay at and get to know the owners so it's like having extended family.
     
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  4. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yeah, we stay in ski houses with others but they are friends that we've grown close to over the years.
    When we do that we usually make a lot of meals in.

    We occasionally rent a small place with a couple people (example: Whistler trip with @VickieH and @Toni ) We all got along great and had a good time. We only made a few meals in, because there were so many apres ski options at the gathering.
    Vickie found the place, which was supposed to be a hen house with me, Toni and Vickie, but Phil crashed the hen house. It was a good way to get to know Vickie better. I'd do it again.
     
  5. fullStack

    fullStack Professional driver. Closed course. Skier

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    Main considerations:
    1. Is there snow
    2. Is there a hot tub
    3. Will the garbage/recycling cans be able to accommodate a large volume of empty adult beverage containers

    Everything else sorts itself out.
     
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  6. Bigtinnie

    Bigtinnie Formerly 'sbooker' in another world. Skier

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    I would be open to staying with friends in a house but as we're from sub-tropical Brisbane Australia we our mates aren't skiers.
    We usually stay in hotel style accomodation when we travel half way around the world on ski safaris. Eating out of an evening is part of the fun. If breakfast isn't included sometimes we'll buy cereal or granola and bananas for breakfast in the room. If staying slopeside sometimes we'll head back to the room for a sandwich to avoid the resort cafeteria extortion for a day.
    The 'half board' thing in European guesthouses sounds good. I guess you'd spend your cash on a nice table service 'longer' lunch on the hill in that case. Those mountain huts in Italy/Austria look fantastic.
     
  7. Dadskier

    Dadskier Getting on the lift Skier

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    I don't see free on the list here ...
     
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  8. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Getting on the lift Skier

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    Condo / House / Apt. here and usually eat in.
    We have a timeshare, never been there, it's in South Africa.... long story.

    Anyway, we trade it all around the globe because their currency, the rand, has a great trading value vs other dollar values.
    In any given year it will get a ski weeek plus a dive week for under a grand - totally insane.
    We have traded for Steamboat, Whistler, Dolomites, Austria and countless others, it works well for us.
    When that doesn't work we do VRBO with or without friends.
     
  9. pais alto

    pais alto me encanta el país alto Skier

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    Guest room at a friend's home. Group-participation dinners.

    I'm fortunate to know a number of people in cool places.

    But I've been known to sleep in the back of my car in the parking lot.
     
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  10. Bill Miles

    Bill Miles Putting on skis Skier

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    I go for inexpensive, even I have to drive a bit to the Mountain. Examples:

    Studio 6 in SLC
    Inexpensive motel (Day's Inn last time) in Bend
    Motel 6 in Mammoth Lakes
    Motel in Glenwood Springs for Aspen
    Least expensive motel in Frisco

    Did stay in nice time shares in SLT and near Banff, but they were purchased as part of a package where the primary purchase was a cruise.
     
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  11. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I don't understand the terms of the poll. What are we to do with the checkboxes that are questions?
     
  12. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Accommodation where I can cook. I had a studio at WB this year. I have a 1 bedroom with stand up loft at Tremblant. For the amount of days I ski, I couldn't afford to eat out every night. At Tremblant I plan for a dinner out 1 or 2x a month. Friends know when they come up its eating in. Part of deal is to supply one of the meals as I'm giving you free accommodations at one of the best ski resort in Eastern Canada.
     
  13. Fishbowl

    Fishbowl One Of the Tailies Skier

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    Cheap motels and hotels. As long as the sheets are clean and the shower is hot, we're good.

    We like to save money on lodging so we have more to spend on skiing.
     
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  14. scott43

    scott43 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Well..things change..toddler..need a bedroom suite..with kitchenette..and quiet. AND....indoor pool. :D
     
  15. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    Funny you should ask. Several of us have started trying to figure out Utah via PM. I love socializing with all you crazies, but as I get older and crabbier I need my space too. Dynamic tension...
     
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  16. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    All other things equal, old school MAP skiers' hotel. E.g., Alta Lodge. Tends to be pricy, though.

    Second choice, ski house or condo with 3-5 simpatico friends.
     
  17. cbk

    cbk AKA Carl; it's all about the stoke! Skier

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    Dang! You beat me to it!!! :roflmao:
     
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  18. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Skier

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    I never realized I had a choice. I just do what Mamie tells me..
     
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  19. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    HA

    My post and poll choices where really made by Mrs. 53, but she has great taste in travel :beercheer:

    The eating in/cooking out is mainly due to me as I travel 6 months a year and prefer to not eat in restaurants whenever possible... plus I cook better food than the restaurants serve.
     
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  20. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald Got Dragons? Skier

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    Hokkaido -- ski-out/in hotels (because the package tour rates are the best deal going)
    Nozawa -- a lodge w/breakfast & dinner (been going there for almost 30 years)
    SLC -- Studio 6 if solo, but I have rented a really nice condo near the base of LCC with a group of friends in the past
     

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