My boyfriend and I want to spend 2-3 months skiing in the western U.S. for (hopefully way) under $3,000/month. Any ideas for where, when, and how to do this?
Basically, this is just the winter version of this extended ski vacation question
, with some added restrictions.
I'm starting to plan and create a budget for next winter's ski trip, but even with some research, I'm realizing I don't quite know where to start.
The "problem" is that my boyfriend and I are really flexible with time, and location; not quite so much with money (but more so, if we start budgeting now).
Also, I don't know much about skiing out west or for that length of time, so I need some help!
What we want:
-- we're in the midwest; eastern skiing is not entirely off the table, but he has family on the west coast and we were going to plan on visiting them, too.
-- between November - March
$1200/month (or less!) for housing
-- we'll have a car, so staying 20 minutes or so from ski lifts is fine.
Ideally, less than $3000/month
-- is that doable? we don't need ski equipment, and we're both okay with roughing it, as far as food and housing is concerned. Lift tickets, housing, food, gas -- am I forgetting anything?
Also, we wouldn't mind working during this vacation, but I don't want to plan on finding employment, especially since we wouldn't be there more than 3 months.
I've looked on sabbaticalhomes.com
(and will continue to keep an eye on it) and some other rental sites, but I haven't found any other great sites or resources for monthly rentals yet, especially for only 2 people.
Obviously, I don't have to find a place to stay right this minute, but I would like to know there are options in our price range.
Haven't tried craigslist, either, mainly because we haven't yet decided where we want to go. Missoula, Montana is the prime contender at the moment, but other suggestions would be great.