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Cheap Accomodations in Fernie and Golden..???

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Hey everyone.. I'm going to be at Fernie and Kicking Horse between the 14th and 20th of February. I'm going with 3 other guys, and we're looking for cheap accomodations. We're all college students so saving as much $$$ as possible is key. We aren't fussy at all, and are willing to consider anything that will be warm and has a couple of beds and a bathroom! Finding a spot close to the hills or that we can at least hop in a cab or shuttle from is important too. I was thinking motor inn, or cheap hotel or something similar. Anyone have any suggestions?


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I don't know about Fernie but I will be at Kicking Horse 2/9-17. Have you checked the Kicking Horse Resort web page? Look under Ski & Stay Accomodation Packages and click on Motels. Several of the less expensive motels offer a night including lift ticket for less than $80. Considering the full price of a ticket to be $49.75 that means your only paying about $30 for the room. And these are Canadian dollars.

I don't know about shuttle buses. Call the people at Kicking Horse accomodations number and ask them....

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Ooopps! I just noticed you're on P.E.I. I assume you are attending a Canadian college? Takes the price of the lift ticket down $10 and eliminates the advantage of the US=>CDN conversion. As a "package" I guess that increases the cost of the room to about $40.
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The bottom of the pricing structure for the areas will be hostels. There are a couple in Fernie and one in Golden. Check them out at www.hostel.com. Most good hostels have all the inside info on transportation, lift passes, etc. I can tell you that the hostel in Golden has a bad reputation. It is not up to what most people consider the standard for Canadian hostels.

Hope you guys have a great trip!!! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Stayed at the Raging Elk Hostel in Fernie - a good international crowd - lots of Aussies. They provide transport to the hill (can be early b4 the lifts open so handy on a p/day) as well as organising a variety of fun evenings. LArge TV lounge, and you can either get a private room with TV, small bathroom and refrigerator or get a bunk in one of the six person dorms. Something like $17 - $25 a night when I went 2 years ago. Oh and free (i.e. they provide the mixed up batter) pancakes in the morning!

Hadn't stayed at the Hostel in Golden but would recommend motel anyway. Transfer to the hill supplied by local cab company. $1.50 (2 years ago) each way in minibuses.
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One of the best deals can be had at Castle mountain. There have been a couple articles about this resort in the ski mags this year. I believe the latest one was in Ski Canada. This is a great skiers mountain but not fancy. If I remember correctly, lift tickets are $25.00. You will have to contact Castle, KH and/or Fernier to see what shuttles are available. I wouldn't mind a PM when you get back to let this NB'er know what you thing of KH and Castle if you go there. Have fun and..................
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