Travels with Larry Olmsted: For A Great Ski Vacation Try a House Instead Of Hotel

Posted on 20 January 2014

Not your grandfather’s ski house: this “single family” rental home in Steamboat Springs, CO sleeps 32 and spans 14,000 square feet with Great Rooms and gourmet kitchens on every floor. Courtesy of Moving Mountains.

Not your grandfather’s ski house: this “single family” rental home in Steamboat Springs, CO sleeps 32 and spans 14,000 square feet with Great Rooms and gourmet kitchens on every floor. Courtesy of Moving Mountains.

 

A good friend of mine from San Francisco takes his family skiing to Utah’s glitzy Deer Valley in high style every Spring Break, and has for years – but he has never stayed in a hotel.

“It’s just so much more comfortable with a house. We have plenty of room, the kids have their own space, it’s a lot easier to have breakfast here rather than going out, and we can do laundry, which piles up fast on a ski trip with three kids.”

Some travelers have always chosen to rent condos or homes to save money, but that is not exactly the point at top ski resorts like Deer Valley, where homes can be just as pricy as luxury hotels. The idea is to have a better ski trip.

Read more at Forbes.com

 

larry  Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.

One Response to “Travels with Larry Olmsted: For A Great Ski Vacation Try a House Instead Of Hotel”

  1. Ed Wetschler says:

    Right on, Larry. Not only do my wife and I save money by eating in (which means having a place with a kitchen) when we’re skiing, but that’s all we really want to do; we have little desire to go out again after a day on the slopes. Solution: ski houses. Or at the very least, condos.


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