If shushing down a mountain of crystalline powder is your idea of heaven – or at least a heavenly vacation – you may be interested in ski condo rentals as an alternative to staying in a hotel. Condos can offer a variety of conveniences that a comparably priced hotel may not, and it may even be less expensive. A cozy mountain condo rental is especially practical for large families and other large groups who want a little more privacy, but still enjoy vacationing together.
Everyone wants the best holiday accommodations they can afford, but how do you know if you have found the best condo for your group?
You came to the mountains to play in the snow, not to spend hours driving back and forth from the slopes. The old real estate adage “location, location, location” is just as important when renting a ski condo as it is when purchasing a home. You will spend a lot of time driving around, lots of money on gas and car rental fees and less time enjoying your vacation if the rental isn’t close to the places you want to go.
If you’re skiing, it must be chilly outside. Make certain you know what kinds of linens are provided and how the unit is heated before renting a condo in the winter. Ask about amenities like wood-burning or gas fireplaces, extra blankets and electric blankets, towel warmers and heated floors. After a full day on the slopes the last thing you want to do is come home and shiver under your parka all night long.
You’re Well Fed
A big part of the appeal of a mountain condo rental is the convenience of preparing some of your own meals since it takes a lot of calories to shred that mountain all day. Find out where the most convenient place for food shopping is located and what equipment the kitchen is stocked with before you agree to a rental contract. If you are on a budget, bringing groceries from home will probably be a money saver since prices at resort areas tend to be higher.
There are ski condo rentals available in nearly every town where winter sports are popular. Your budget is the number one consideration when choosing a holiday rental, but if you can spend your days skiing, your nights cuddled under a warm blanket and your mornings enjoying a healthy breakfast before you hit the slopes, then you have probably chosen the best condo for your money. Enjoy it!