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Tales from a Ski Share House

Tales from a Ski Share House

There is one thing that New Yorkers know how to do all too well: share tight quarters.  Whether that means stuffing 4 people in a 2 bedroom apartment in the Village, or making the trek to the Hamptons or LBI to squeeze a dozen frat guys into twin beds to share a house for the summer, we let go of a tiny bit of personal space so that we can love life without making any sacrifices.

This winter, some members of the We Ski NYC team have swapped metrocards and weekends bundled up on the subway for snowboards and weekends bundled up on the K-1 gondola by becoming shareholders at a shared ski house in Killington, Vermont.

While the occasional bus trips can surely cure some winter blues, there is no better way for snow-a-holics to get their snow fix and hit as many days on the powder as possible than to join a share house.  Becoming a member of the house allows the housemates to have a home base at a specific mountain.

Throughout the season, other members of our share house will be guest posting  on their experiences at the house.  To kick it off, we’re giving you the top reasons to look into joining a share house (as if it wasn’t obvious!)

Some of the perks of having a ski share house are:

  • having a season pass for unlimited access to the mountain to ski and ride as many days as you can

  • the ability to leave your snow essentials at the house instead of schlepping them back and forth

  • creating bonds with other like minded snow bunnies

  • getting out of city

  • ability to check out mountain area apres spots

  • road tripping

  • getting first tracks

  • and of course, bragging rights

Seasonal rentals can be found at many of the vermont mountain towns.  Check Craigslist or google “(insert mountain name here) share house” and you’ll probably find at the least some postings, or at best, dedicated organized websites.

Do you have any advice or crazy stories from your share house? Post them in the comments!

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