Posted on 17 Nov 2023

Top 10 Amenities Guests Love in a Ski Vacation Home

Embarking on a ski getaway goes beyond conquering the slopes—it's about finding a home away from home that offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Ski vacation homes come packed with amenities tailored to cater to every guest's needs, elevating the experience from ordinary to extraordinary. From sought-after ski-in/ski-out access to the bliss of a private hot tub or steam shower, these homes redefine the essence of a perfect winter retreat.

Discover the coveted features that elevate your mountain stay to unforgettable heights.

Top 10 Ski Vacation Home Amenities

1. Ski-in/ski-out access

The ultimate ski vacation luxury is being able to strap on your skis or snowboard outside your home and slide on right out to the slopes. And then back for lunch or at the end of the day. No need for a car or shuttle to get you to the lifts.

Check out our ski-in/ski-out homes here.

2. Private Hot Tubs, Saunas & Steam Showers

After a day on the slopes, soothe those sore muscles by relaxing in a private hot tub. A bonus is when they’re outside with a view. Watch the sunset, enjoy the outdoor sparkling lights that come on at dusk all over a ski town, and even the occasional fireworks display over the ski mountain.

Check out our homes with private hot tubs here.

Some prefer to go Nordic-style and enjoy the dry heat of a sauna. Take it from the Finns who are out skiing in the cold all winter long. There are more saunas in Finland than cars. Others, however, need humidity since the air is so dry and steam showers are just the remedy. Look for a vacation home with a sauna and/or steam showers and you’ve got your own personal spa.

Check out our homes with private saunas. 

3. Ski Area Views

Some people prefer seclusion but might want to have just a peek of some runs at the top of the mountain. If you want to be closer to the action, choose a home with views of the base area. Either option could allow you to see fireworks, night skiing lights, kids on the magic carpet, or ice skaters in the village.

Check out our homes with mountain views here.

4. Ski Storage

It’s no fun lugging skis and poles around, especially with kids in tow. Some properties have ski valets who will take your skis right out of your hands at the bottom of the run and have them waiting outside the next morning. 

Many luxury vacation rental homes have separate ski storage rooms with plenty of cubbies to store gloves and goggles. And boot dryers so you can start the next day with your boots dry and toasty warm.

Visit here for homes with ski valets and visit here for homes with boot dryers.

5. Fun Zones! Theater Rooms, Game Rooms, & More Fun

Picture this: your mountain getaway is more than just a place to stay—it's an entertainment haven.

  • Theater Rooms: Experience movie nights like never before in dedicated theater rooms, complete with big screens and surround sound.

  • Game Rooms: Challenge friends and family to games of pool, shuffleboard, foosball, and air hockey in fully-loaded game rooms.

  • Arcade Games and Video Games: Indulge in arcade classics or delve into the latest video game titles, catering to diverse gaming preferences.

  • Board Games and Puzzles: Enjoy quality time bonding over classic board games and brain-teasing puzzles, perfect for creating memorable moments.

Visit here for homes with theater rooms.

6. Fully-Stocked Professional Kitchens

Big breakfasts to fuel everyone up for a day of skiing and then dinner for a hungry crowd after a day outside requires a lot of cooking and a big kitchen. Many luxury vacation rental homes have such spectacularly functional, well-stocked kitchens - two dishwashers and stoves with eight burners - that it’s a treat to create meals for your group. Not to mention the kitchen islands where guests can sit around and converse with the chefs.

7. fireplaces & Firepits

Some may argue that a fireplace is an essential amenity in a ski vacation home. Start your day sipping your morning coffee in front of the fireplace while you check out how much snow has fallen overnight. After skiing, put the boots on the boot dryer, lose the jackets and snow pants and head straight to the fireplace for après. Crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine and recount the adventures of the day.

8. Offices & Fast WiFi

Sometimes even on vacation you must check in with the office, maybe take a meeting or send some emails. It’s that much more tolerable if you can make a few runs, maybe even First Tracks before the rest of the group is even out of bed, and then head back to the chalet with a quiet office and fast WiFi. No need to work at the kitchen table when your luxury vacation home has a closed-door office with desk and chair, and a view as a bonus!

Check out our homes with closed-door offices.

Check out our homes with 200+mbps WiFi.

9. Complimentary Shuttle Service

The next best thing is a complimentary shuttle service if your vacation rental home is not within walking distance of the slopes. Drivers will show up in your driveway, load your gear, and off you go to the base area. Oops, someone forgot their goggles at the house.?! No problem, call the shuttle for a quick trip back to the house. Dinner reservations? Easy, request a shuttle. Let someone else do the driving on snowy mountain roads in the middle of winter! 

Tip: Uber and Lyft drivers can be hard to come by in Resort towns.

All of our homes offer complimentary shuttle service in the winter.

10. full-service guest services team

Planning a ski vacation for a big family or group can be complicated. If you have a local Guest Services Team to assist, it eliminates the stress of navigating all the logistics. They can help book airport transfers, ski lessons, equipment rentals, lift tickets (and in some areas deliver them to your rental home), arrange grocery delivery, in-home massage, and any number of other activities, such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. 

Every guest of Moving Mountains has complimentary access to our full Guest Services Team.



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