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December 28, 2010

Skiing in the USA and Canada

Filed under: Skiing — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:35 am

Skiing in the USA and Canada.


For a visa to the USA you may need a Visa Waver which you have to do online. Or get a visa from an embassy.
Border officials may require evidence of $400 per week, onward ticket, obligations at home(children, jobs etc).
Greyhound go from Las Vegas to Reno. $77 –

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley Season Pass before May 9th = $369

Tahoe Accommodation
Spirit Air fly to Las Vegas.

+ Doug’s Mellow Mountain Retreat.
3787 Forest Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-8065
Driftwood Lodge
Lampliter Inn
Seven Seas Inn
Lone Pine Lodge
Monaco Inn Hostel –

$339 season pass –
Epic Pass – $599 – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone or Heavenly.
Shuttle area –


Season Pass is $799 before October 1st, and for $999 thereafter. The Millennium Pass can be purchased for $575 before October 1, 2010. It is good for 70 days of skiing at Taos.
Abominable Snowmansion Skiers Hostel – Taos Ski Valley Road, Arroyo Seco.

Schweitzer Ski Resort – Season pass $699 until end of october.
Sandpoint is the town nearby.


Montana International Backpackers Hostel, Bozeman
Yellowstone Yurt Hostel, Cooke City.
West Yellowstone Hostel

Mountain Apartments
430 Colorado Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Big Mountain season pass ~$550.

Non-hostile Hostel
+ Bunkhouse Travelers Inn and Hostel
217 Railway Street
Whitefish 59937

Salt Lake City
The Avenues HOstel, 107 F Street, Salt Lake City
The Ute Hostel, 21 East Kelsey Avenue, Salt Lake City


Jackson Holes
+ The Bunkhouse, 215 North Cache, Jackson
+ The Hostel X , Box 546, Teton Village, WY 83025

Los Angeles

Acess to internet may be found at free public libraries.
In Holloywood try:
+ Orange Drive Manor Hostel – 1764 N. Orange Drive.
+ USA Hostels-Hollywood – 1624 Schrader Blvd.
Orbit Hotel and Hostel – 7950 Melrose Ave.


FLL to Tri-rail – to Miami or Super Shuttle
+ South Bank Hostel – 235 Washington Ave.
+ Floyd’s Hostel and Crew House –
445 SE 16th St., Fort Lauderdale 33316
Deauville Hostel & Crewhouse – 2916 N Ocean Blvd.

Las Vegas
There are shuttles (Bell Trans) or taxis from airport. Greyhound bus station is downtown.
Las Vegas International Hostel, 1208 S Las Vegas Blvd. ??
Sin City Hostel
USA Hostels – Las Vegas , 1322 Fremont St. – ~$20
Imperial Palace.

Silver Legacy. Wildflower Village. Buses from Las Vegas to Reno take about 20 hours.
Shuttle to South Lake Tahoe – have a shuttle to Stateline from Reno Airport.

Canada fly from Mazatlan to Vancouver 7 Jan – April -$750+ total.
Australians get 6 months without a visa.

HI Vancouver Central

HI Kamloops

Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks International Hostel ( ) ~$29
The resort is 45 minutes from Kamloops. You can share house for $500-600 per month.

HI Penticton Hostel, 37km to Apex Mountain Ski Resort.
Apex Mountain is near Nelson, Cranbrook and Fernie.

Kelowna International Hostel, SameSun.
Share houses from $450-600 per month.

Big White Ski Resort
Season Pass >$1000.
Check with Central Reservations at
The Urban Retreat Hostel.
45 minutes from Kelowna.

Crystal Mountain
30 minutes from Kelowna. Season pass is around 450. 3 lifts only.

The town is 6 kilometers away.
Season Pass is $612 before June 25th, $699 till October 1.
SameSun – $25
Poppi’s ~$35 (Revelstoke Times Review)
Craigslist Kamloops.
place a “seeking accomodation” ad on TheStoke website, as well as in Kijiji Vernon and Craigslist Kamloops.

HI Fernie Raging Elk Hostel – – $25
Fernie Season pass is $839 until June 4.
Fernie, Kimberley, Nakisa Pass is $899 until June 4.

Silver Star
12 Lifts.
SameSun ~$35

HI Dancing Bear Inn, Backcountry Hostel

Mountain Shadow Hostel ( ~$20
Is near Red Mountain Ski Resort. – Season pass $832 until october 30th.
Other nearby towns are 3K, Trail. Rossland is a small town so there is not much accommodation for season.
Maybe Rossland is a small town and there is not much accommodation. ??

Castle Mountain, Alberta.
Nearby towns – pincher creek , beaver mines. crowsnest pass.

USA and Canada Ski Resources

Pat’s Ski Mad World

1 Comment »

  1. Rossland –

    Nelson –

    Kootenays towns = REvelstoke, Cranbrook, Rossland, Kimberley, Castlegar, Nelson.

    Also, Whitewater ski resort is near Nelson. Still have to research it.

    Comment by admin — September 11, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

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