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December 28, 2010

Skiing in the USA and Canada

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Skiing in the USA and Canada.

U.S.A.

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).
http://wikiski.com/wiki/index.php/Skiing_USA_on_a_Budget
Greyhound go from Las Vegas to Reno. $77 – greyhound.com
autotourusa.com
rentawreck.com
carrentalexpress.com
http://www.hostelhandbook.com/usa/index.htm

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley Season Pass before May 9th = $369
http://www.squaw.com/season-pass

Tahoe Accommodation
Spirit Air fly to Las Vegas.
http://www.aboutlaketahoe.com/lodging.htm
http://reno.craigslist.org/
http://tahoeinfo.com/
http://southtahoetourism.com/South_Lake_Tahoe_Lodging.html

+ Doug’s Mellow Mountain Retreat.
3787 Forest Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-8065

http://www.motel6.com/
http://www.super8tahoe.com
Driftwood Lodge
Lampliter Inn
Seven Seas Inn
Lone Pine Lodge
Monaco Inn Hostel –

Heavenly
$339 season pass – http://www.skiheavenly.com/tickets-and-passes/season%20passes.aspx
Epic Pass – $599 – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone or Heavenly.
Shuttle area – http://www.skiheavenly.com/lake-tahoe/resort-map.aspx

Taos

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. http://www.snowmansion.com/winterrates.html

Schweitzer Ski Resort

http://www.schweitzer.com/ – Season pass $699 until end of october.
Sandpoint is the town nearby.
http://www2.cdapress.com/classifieds/rentals_furnished/apartments/

Montana

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

Whitefish
Patti
Mountain Apartments
430 Colorado Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-862-7817

Big Mountain season pass ~$550.

Non-hostile Hostel
+ Bunkhouse Travelers Inn and Hostel
217 Railway Street
Whitefish 59937
406-862-3377

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

Wyoming

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.
West:
Orbit Hotel and Hostel – 7950 Melrose Ave.

Miami

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

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. usahostels.com – ~$20
Imperial Palace.

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

Canada

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

Vancouver
HI Vancouver Central

Kamloops
HI Kamloops

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

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

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

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

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

Revelstoke
The town is 6 kilometers away.
Season Pass is $612 before June 25th, $699 till October 1.
SameSun – $25
Poppi’s ~$35
http://secure.bcclassified.com/bluefin.cmp?cPath=16000&cstr=Rental&sfid=1055 (Revelstoke Times Review)
http://www.thestoke.ca/list
http://vernon.kijiji.ca/f-housing-W0QQCatIdZ34
Craigslist Kamloops. http://kamloops.en.craigslist.ca/
place a “seeking accomodation” ad on TheStoke website, as well as in Kijiji Vernon and Craigslist Kamloops.

Fernie
HI Fernie Raging Elk Hostel – http://www.ragingelk.com/ – $25
FernieCentralReservations.com
SKI AND SEE ADVENTURE LODGE
www.fernierealestate.com
Fernie Season pass is $839 until June 4.
Fernie, Kimberley, Nakisa Pass is $899 until June 4.

Silver Star
12 Lifts.
SameSun ~$35

Nelson
HI Dancing Bear Inn, Backcountry Hostel

Rossland
Mountain Shadow Hostel (mshostel.com) ~$20
http://cranbrook.en.craigslist.ca/
Is near Red Mountain Ski Resort. http://www.redresort.com/ – 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

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