Sleep on the cheap
Swanky digs are nice, sure, but cutting back on lodging costs helps you save dough for the important things in life, like 30-racks. Enter: Hostels. Nowadays, you can find budget- oriented accommodations with loads of perks: free breakfast, après parties and more. Plus, what’s not to love about the sociability factor? Below, we list some of our favorite hostels that are situated close to some of the raddest skiing out there.
JACKSON HOLE, WY
The Hostel – $40
Located steps from the iconic tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, The Hostel offers one hell of a deal. There’s a waxing room in which to prep your gear and free WiFi, to boot.
HI Whistler – $39
This hostel utilizes the remnants of the Olympic dormitories built for the 2010 Winter Games. Modern in its styling, there’s ski storage, a café in the lobby to satisfy your caffeine fix and nightly activities to keep the après going.
Turn of the River Lodge – $37
Two minutes from some of the best skiing in the East, this spot provides you with affordable lodging, free breakfast, a ski tuning room and can even hook you up with discounted lift tickets.
The Snowmansion – $30
Just 10 miles from Taos Ski Valley, the Snowmansion is full of quirks and perks. Housekeeping services will keep your room tidy, while a communal kitchen lets you cook your favorite meals with new friends.
The Bivouac – $79
The über stylish “Bivvi” is a diamond in the rough. With Norwegian pine bunks, a continental breakfast and outdoor hot tub, you’d think it couldn’t get better. But it can: It’s just a 10-minute walk from the Peak 9 base area.