One of the biggest decisions we make when planning a vacation is lodging. Decisions are driven by budget, location, property ratings, amenities, and proximity to your favorite winter activity such as skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. While there are some savings and concessions that can be made on a winter getaway, skimping on a slopeside location shouldn’t be one of them, and here’s why:

  • No need for a car. When you park your car at your residence, you may no longer need your car until it’s time to head home. Plus, you’ll likely enjoy underground parking or a private garage, so if it snows during your vacation your vehicle will remain snow and ice-free. Not driving? Simply take a shuttle for condo essentials, or better yet – have your residence pre-stocked with groceries before you arrive from companies like Resort Delivery (currently available in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Snowmass). Contact your concierge for companies in your destination.
  • A short distance. Walking in full ski gear to ski-lift is quite the effort not to mention parents tasked with carrying their children’s ski gear. With ski-in, ski-out lodging you can store your gear in a private ski locker (or ski valet) and you’re mere steps from the slopes. Voila—your ski day is off to a great start before you’ve made any turns.
  • First tracks. The early bird gets the fresh morning corduroy or untouched powder! For those who want to maximize the day, staying in a ski-in, ski-out residence will eliminate any additional time getting on the mountain.
  • Take a mid-day break. While skiing is fun it can also be tiring, especially for children. With the ability to ski to your residence, you can relax and refuel with lunch or a snack as most ski-in, ski-out residences will have a full kitchen or kitchenette. Perk – you’ll save money by not having to pay for the expensive resort prices.
  • Après on site. When it’s time to unwind and reminisce with a cocktail and comfy footwear after a day on the slopes – what better spot than your own patio, deck, or terrace? Most residences offer furnished, outdoor space and showcase brilliant views of the mountains and slopes. No more crowded, loud bars, and let’s face it—nobody knows how to craft a Moscow Mule as expertly as you do. Plus, a designated driver is not needed when you stay in.
  • Unparalleled location. Most ski-in, ski-out residences are located near or within an alpine ski village. Not only do you have the slopes outside your door, but you may be within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, shopping, ice skating, movies, live music, and more.

Before you book a ski-in, ski-out vacation rental, you may also consider if there are any factors prohibiting you from booking on the slopes. Do you need to drop the kids at ski school? Do you have a non-skier in your group looking for easy access to shops, restaurants, ice skating, and more? Are you skipping the dishes and planning on eating out every meal? If so, make sure the location you choose is ideal for your unique group.

Visit eastwest.com to explore our expansive collection of studio to five-bedroom residences located in Beaver Creek, Vail, Aspen, Snowmass, Colorado, and also Lake Tahoe, California. Our team of experts will help you find the perfect property for your next mountain adventure.

McCoy Peak Lobby

McCoy Peak Lodge – Beaver Creek, CO

Great Bear Lodge

Great Bear Lodge – Northstar, CA

One Snowmass East – Snowmass, CO

One of the biggest decisions we make when planning a vacation is lodging. Decisions are driven by budget, location, property ratings, amenities, and proximity to your favorite winter activity such as skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. While there are some savings and concessions that can be made on a winter getaway, skimping on a slopeside location shouldn’t be one of them, and here’s why:

  • No need for a car. When you park your car at your residence, you may no longer need your car until it’s time to head home. Plus, you’ll likely enjoy underground parking or a private garage, so if it snows during your vacation your vehicle will remain snow and ice-free. Not driving? Simply take a shuttle for condo essentials, or better yet – have your residence pre-stocked with groceries before you arrive from companies like Resort Delivery (currently available in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Snowmass). Contact your concierge for companies in your destination.
  • A short distance. Walking in full ski gear to ski-lift is quite the effort not to mention parents tasked with carrying their children’s ski gear. With ski-in, ski-out lodging you can store your gear in a private ski locker (or ski valet) and you’re mere steps from the slopes. Voila—your ski day is off to a great start before you’ve made any turns.
    Great Bear Lodge

    Great Bear Lodge – Northstar, CA

  • First tracks. The early bird gets the fresh morning corduroy or untouched powder! For those who want to maximize the day, staying in a ski-in, ski-out residence will eliminate any additional time getting on the mountain.
  • Take a mid-day break. While skiing is fun it can also be tiring, especially for children. With the ability to ski to your residence, you can relax and refuel with lunch or a snack as most ski-in, ski-out residences will have a full kitchen or kitchenette. Perk – you’ll save money by not having to pay for the expensive resort prices.
  • Après on site. When it’s time to unwind and reminisce with a cocktail and comfy footwear after a day on the slopes – what better spot than your own patio, deck, or terrace? Most residences offer furnished, outdoor space and showcase brilliant views of the mountains and slopes. No more crowded, loud bars, and let’s face it—nobody knows how to craft a Moscow Mule as expertly as you do. Plus, a designated driver is not needed when you stay in.
  • Unparalleled location. Most ski-in, ski-out residences are located near or within an alpine ski village. Not only do you have the slopes outside your door, but you may be within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, shopping, ice skating, movies, live music, and more.
McCoy Peak Lobby

McCoy Peak Lodge – Beaver Creek, CO

Before you book a ski-in, ski-out vacation rental, you may also consider if there are any factors prohibiting you from booking on the slopes. Do you need to drop the kids at ski school? Do you have a non-skier in your group looking for easy access to shops, restaurants, ice skating, and more? Are you skipping the dishes and planning on eating out every meal? If so, make sure the location you choose is ideal for your unique group.

Visit eastwest.com to explore our expansive collection of studio to five-bedroom residences located in BeaverCreek, Vail, Aspen, Snowmass, Colorado, and also Lake Tahoe, California. Our team of experts will help you find the perfect property for your next mountain adventure.