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10 Best Ski Resort Vacation Rental Destinations

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Whether you”re traveling with a small group or extended family, a ski resort condo or townhouse is always a good option. Stay cozy and comfortable at any one of these ski resort rentals that offer close proximity to the slopes and range from affordable to luxurious.

Written by Courtney Elko


Sugarloaf Mountain Resort – Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Sugarloaf Mountain offers snow tubing, snowshoeing, live concerts and a children"s ski program for younger kids and teens. The Sugarloaf Village Condominiums are surrounded by three chair lifts and has direct access to the Perfect Turn Children"s Program. The condos, with either a full or efficiency kitchen, sleep two to four people, and are within walking distance of several restaurants and shops. Located near Whiffletree chair lift to intermediate and beginner hills, the studio, one- and two-bedroom Gondola Village Condominiums offer a childcare facility for children ages 10 weeks to 5 years old.

For more information, visit our Sugarloaf rentals page.

Okemo Mountain Resort – Ludlow, Vt.

With great snow quality and family pricing, Okemo Mountain Resort is an affordable family ski option. Located slopeside at the base of Solitude Peak, Solitude Village offers a three-bedroom, split level villa that sleeps 10. The private recreation center offers an indoor/outdoor heated pool, Ping-Pong and an arcade room. Trailside Village gives visitors the classic ski house and is located on Sachem Trail, which gives skiers the perfect ski-in, ski-out opportunity. These are older, three-bedroom units with a loft area and fireplace, plus the firewood! Another great option is Westwoods Village Condominiums. Located mountainside, the condos are just minutes to the slopes and have access to Spring House at Jackson Gore, which has a pool, hot tub and spa services. The three-bedroom condo has a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi. Shuttle service is also available on busy weekends. An affordable family lodging option is the Brookhaven condos located in downtown Ludlow. Guests are 1.5 miles or minutes to the slopes and a shuttle service to and from the mountain is available. The three-bedroom units have a fireplace and access to Spring House at Jackson Gore.

For more information, visit our Okemo rentals page.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort - Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.

Smugglers' Notch Resort offers children"s ski and snowboard programs broken up by small increment age groups. The North Hill Community has one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condominiums featuring mountain views. There is an indoor lap pool, which has a children"s splash playground and an in-resort shuttle that can transport guests to the mountain or the Village Center. Located mid-way on Morse Mountain, the West Hill Community, has one-, two- and three-bedroom condos and is within walking distance to the Village Center. Kids will also love the year-round outdoor, heated pool and game room. Highland Hills, Village East and Village West communities also offer one to five bedroom condominiums.

Stowe Mountain – Stowe, Vt.

The 116 trails, gondola skyride, performing arts center and kids" and teen programs make Stowe Mountain a great family ski destination. Bingham"s Cottage is a five-bedroom house with four bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and fireplace. Mountain Glen is a three-bedroom, ski-in, ski-out townhouse that also has a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and private ski storage. The Lodge Condominiums, located near the Home Run Trail, offer one- and two-bedroom units with a wood-burning stove. You"ll also find one to four bedroom units at the Mount Mansfield Townshouses. All of the complexes offer free Wi-Fi.

For more information, visit our Stowe rentals page.

Hunter Mountain – Hunter, N.Y.

Hunter Mountain has 57 trails and 12 lifts for skiers and boarders and the largest snow tubing park in New York. Lucky for visitors, Pinnacle Condominiums sits atop the Hunter Mountain Base Lodge, offering two to six bedroom units with easy access to the slopes. When the kids tire of skiing, they can hop in the heated, all-season outdoor pool. Liftside Village is exactly that, the 59 condos offer ski-in, ski-out privileges and is near a chairlift. The condos have a full kitchen, private balcony and fireplace.

Jack Frost Big Boulder – Lake Harmony, Pa.

Jack Frost Big Boulder offers 27 trails at two separate mountains, terrain parks, snow tubing and night skiing at Big Boulder. Laurelwoods Village at Big Boulder Lake offers many house and townhouse rentals that overlook the lake and the slopes. While the rental units are not located on the mountain, the slopes are a one-minute drive or half mile away. The properties, many of which have hot tubs or Jacuzzi tubs, can sleep anywhere from eight to 16 people.

Aspen Snowmass – Snowmass Village, Colo.

Snowmass is perfect for the family who has skiers or boarders of varying levels. The resort offers everything from expert terrain to beginner hills and visitors never have to ski the same trail twice because there are so many options. Aspen Alps Condominiums are located next to the Silver Queen Gondola and offer a pool. The two-, three- and four-bedroom units offer slope- or town-side views with a full kitchen and fireplace. Woodrun Place, located in the heart of Snowmass at Fanny Hill, has an onsite ski shop, heated pool, hot tub and free covered parking. Families can choose from one- to four-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens. Located across from the base of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Square offers fireplace studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom condos all with a fully equipped kitchen and queen-size sofa bed. The Crestwood Condominiums offers three levels in affordable units: Standard, Deluxe and Premier. Located on the slopes, the ski-in, ski-out options make it convenient for the skiing family. Other options include Destination Resorts Snowmass, Interlude, Lichenhearth, Stonebridge Condominiums and Viceroy Snowmass.

For more information, visit our Aspen rentals page.

Copper Mountain – Copper Mountain, Colo.

Located 75 miles west of Denver, Copper Mountain is at a 9,700-foot elevation and offers more than skiing and snowboarding. Families will love snow tubing, ice skating, sleigh rides and snowmobiling. Fairways Neighborhood, located in the East Village just 400 yards from the Super Bee lift, has two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes, each with a full kitchen and sleeper sofa. Cirque Neighborhood is located in the West Village, about 100 yards from the high-speed quad life, Union Creek. The two- and three-bedroom condos offer a kids" playroom, ski lockers and underground, heated parking. Located less than 50 yards to American Eagles lift, the Burning Stones Neighborhood offers studio units with a kitchenette or full kitchen. A sleeper sofa or Murphy bed is also available in the units.

For more information, visit our Copper Mountain rentals page.

Whistler Blackcomb – British Columbia, Canada

Located two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb is THE place for the adventurous family, but the resort doesn"t forget the beginners either. There are 8,171 acres of varying terrain levels from heli-skiing to bunny slopes, making Whistler the largest ski resort in North America. Located alongside Dave Murray Downhill ski run, Taluswood The Ridge, offers luxury ski-in, ski-out townhomes. Blueberry Hill is a private, four-bedroom home that sleeps 10 and is located just 1 mile from Whistler Village. It has a gourmet kitchen, outdoor hot tub and large family room with a media center. Aspen on Blackcomb is a lodge-style condominium building with ski-in, ski-out availability, and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. This desirable location allows visitors to walk to ski lifts or take a ski shuttle to lifts that are further away. Whistler offers several other lodging options including Northern Lights, Arrowhead Point, Fitzsimmons Walk, Mountain Star, Glaciers Reach, Granite Court and Powderhorn.

For more information, visit our Whistler rentals page.

Northstar California – Truckee, Calif.

Northstar offers 3,170 skiable acres at an 8,610-foot peak elevation and has seven terrain parks for all ages and skill levels. Located in the heart of the Village of Northstar, Great Bear Lodge features three- and four-bedroom condos with views of the ice skating rink. Families can walk to the slopes and cozy up around the outdoor fire pit at night. Big Horn Lodge offers one-, two- and three-bedroom condos at the base of the mountain. Many of the units are located slopeside and offer ski-in, ski-out opportunities. Families will also love the outdoor hot tub and ski locker.

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