With a ski-in/ski-out condo, you can put on your skis the second your foot goes through the door. Renters can ski right down to the chair lift or lodge. If you have already purchased your lift ticket or season pass, you can head right to the chairlift. Essentially, choosing this rental option is a convenient and fun way to experience the resort. Want to wake up earlier than your fellow vacationers to grab the first run of the day? A ski-in/ski-out condo makes that easier, facilitating automobile-free independence.
However, those seeking Ski-In/Ski-Out Condos should proceed with caution; though some properties may tout themselves as ski-in/ski-out, they may actually be 150 feet from the slopes. If you have any doubts, we recommend viewing the local property description, utilizing Google Maps, and—if possible—visiting (or having a friend visit) the property beforehand.
Admittedly, there are different degradations of ski-in/ski-out access. You may or may not be able to put your skis on the moment you walk out the door if you have to negotiate tight stairs. Still, it’s a far cry from having to load your skis on an SUV or shuttle just to get to the lift.
We also want potential renters to know that it is possible to choose a ski-in/ski-out condo while on a budget. Though these accommodations are often 15-20% more expensive than their less convenient counterparts, some resorts will allow you to bundle your accommodations with daily lift tickets or seasons passes, creating massive savings. Moreover, if you’re on a budget, we recommend seeking out resorts with an abundance of ski-in/ski-out availability, as they will likely offer more affordable accommodations.