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Old 12-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ski Homes for 15+ people

Hey everyone,

It's me again! lol
Now, I'm planning a trip on January or February for 15+ of my buddies. We're looking to rent a ski home for 2 nights.. So it will be like ski and party all day long, with bbq, hot tub, etc... you get the idea.
We're all in NYC and prob will be heading to VT - any mountain, doesn't matter much.. preferably mount snow-stratton, not killington that's for sure.. So we want to stay at a relatively less crowded resort with decent trails and snow.

I'm wondering if anybody from forum ever did this before, where did you get the ski home, how much was it, how was the experience etc.. I'm sure it will be FUN, but since I'm responsible for the logistic, I wanted to get some inputs on which home @ which mountain..

All help is appreciated!!!
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I need to bump this..
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I do these trips every year, but we go out West.

From my experience, a place that sleeps 15+ is pretty rare, 8-10 is more the norm. 15+ means 7 or 8 different beds and you'll only get that in a 4-5 bedroom place that has pull-out sofas, bunk beds etc.

Try VRBO.com for direct owner ads, but places that big will be thin on the ground. It does look like there are some in Vermont. Most will have a minimum age for renters, a $1000 damage deposit and an extra cleaning fee.

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I do these trips every year, but we go out West.

From my experience, a place that sleeps 15+ is pretty rare, 8-10 is more the norm. 15+ means 7 or 8 different beds and you'll only get that in a 4-5 bedroom place that has pull-out sofas, bunk beds etc.

Try VRBO.com for direct owner ads, but places that big will be thin on the ground. Most will have a minimum age for renters, a $1000 damage deposit and an extra cleaning fee.
do you mind telling me about your trips to the west? where do you go, how much does it cost etc.. small details only

it might also be an option for a small group of friends.. I mean, I was working on my list right now about how many people would 75% join us, and I'm seeing 20+ people.. which is very crowded imo..
We might break the group and go out to somewhere else.
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The past 2 years we've gone to Kicking Horse. First time because it was high on our list of places to ride, the second time because we just couldn't find the same quality set-up for a reasonable price in Revelstoke (#1a on the list).

So this year we got a 4+ bedroom place, 3 bath, slope-side, hot tub for $2500CDN for a week. That's a sweet deal, more normal is $4500 It'll sleep 15, but that's with 2 in every bed and 2 in each pull-out sofa. We're 10 and 4 are couples so we'll all end up with our own bed, but shared rooms

We eat well, but cook all our meals and return to the chalet for lunch every day (yeah slope-side!) Food works out to $100 each for the week.

We shop hard for discount tickets and generally pay about $50 each per day.

We fly into Calgary and rent cars. With more than 6 people, we find it cheaper and easier to rent a a cargo van for 2 people and all the gear and luggage. Then rent enough mid-sized cars to fit all the rest of the people in. Mini-Vans are expensive to rent and the cheaper cargo van takes away the need for roof racks, etc.

All told, it runs around $750 each for the week (accommodations, food, lift tickets, cars) plus flight and beer. Probably about what you'd pay in a hotel ($100-$125pppd) but it includes food and car rentals and we're staying in a 4000 sq ft luxury chalet versus a hotel room.

Frankly, accommodations are only a small part of the cost, flights are the killer as is eating in a restaurant/ski lodge for every meal. But, for a larger group, ski-in/out is worth paying for as is the extra space of a house/chalet versus hotel rooms.

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I have been on one trip with more than two dozen people. Putting everyone in the same house (mansion really, since you are going to need a place with 5-6 bedrooms and 4+ full bathrooms) will not be cost effective. Such places exist, but the place we stayed in SLC with 5 bedrooms was $15,800 a week.

Granted, this place was very high end construction with ski in/out access to Snowbird, but even a place that with 2/3 that cost would still be $10,000+ a week (more than $100 a night per person).

You'll get more bang for your buck with two or three adjacent properties than can handle 6-8 people each.

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Hey everyone,

It's me again! lol
Now, I'm planning a trip on January or February for 15+ of my buddies. We're looking to rent a ski home for 2 nights.. So it will be like ski and party all day long, with bbq, hot tub, etc... you get the idea.
We're all in NYC and prob will be heading to VT - any mountain, doesn't matter much.. preferably mount snow-stratton, not killington that's for sure.. So we want to stay at a relatively less crowded resort with decent trails and snow.

I'm wondering if anybody from forum ever did this before, where did you get the ski home, how much was it, how was the experience etc.. I'm sure it will be FUN, but since I'm responsible for the logistic, I wanted to get some inputs on which home @ which mountain..

All help is appreciated!!!
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You'll get more bang for your buck with two or three adjacent properties than can handle 6-8 people each.
We are going on our second year in a row at 2 different locations staying in a mansion. Both out west, but have also done the mansion thing in warm weather/beach climates. The tough thing for you is you are only going 2 nights. hard to get a good deal anywhere with only 2 nights. a lot of bigger condos and homes have a 3 day minimum. Most mansions would like one week minimums and 2 weeks to a month is a more common rental. Now even with these hurdles, a little hard work could still land you a mansion. definitely check VRBO, but literally start googleing Mansions for rent in whatever town you decide to go. Large homes for rent, etc. They are going to have crazy listing prices to rent one of these, and that usually scares people away. You need to find a few that are available and call the owner directly. don't just go with the we are a bunch of dudes looking for a place to party and crash for a couple days. come up with a more adult story of why you want to stay in their house for a couple nights. Retreat, meetings, group looking to buy real estate, whatever. Most of these homes have a pretty high vacancy rate, so the right owner may be willing to rent one out for a couple days just to help pay the mortgage/fees that month. we can usually lock these down for about 100 bucks a person per night, but since you are looking at 2 nights, you will be lucky to get one for about 3 grand. 200 bucks a person per night. Pretty expensive, but awesome. Just make a bunch of phone calls, ski towns are small communities, somebody will hook you up with what you are looking for. And negotiate price, some money is better than leaving it vacant.
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PM me. My wife's biz partner has a slope-side condo at Okemo, on Sachem trail. Five bedrooms plus loft. Should sleep 15 easy. Literally just steps from Sachem trail...you ride down to pick up your lift tix in the morning.
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I was just talking to some guy up at Vail yesterday and he said he was paying about $4000 a month for a condo in west Vail that he was renting with some friends. Not exactly slope side but seems cheap as hell compared to some of the astronomical figures I've been hearing about .
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The bigger "resort" towns are almost always expensive. By "resort" I mean the nightlife, the shopping, the "experience". Vail, Aspen, Whistler

That said, there's really good value to be had in the more "rustic" and remote places that roll the sidewalks up after sundown. Weekly rentals or longer have the best rates. And let's face it, if you're 15+ then you are your own party.
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