Snow Swapping – a mountain Airbnb without the fee

By Richard Patey / February 20, 2014

Snow Swappers are a home swapping club specifically for ski-home owners in ski resorts. It all began when two home-owning sisters from Chamonix, France, were looking for cost effective ways to ski in other areas. The company offers property owners the chance to stay in a large variety of  homes in 11 different countries from New Zealand to Chile, Switzerland, Russia and Japan.

Each listing includes photographs, essential ski knowledge, resort information and a property description along with a special section specifically for owner’s swapping wishes. If you like what you see, Snow Swappers will connect you with a fellow home owner and you can start the swap conversation from there.  What’s more, it is currently free to join.

So whether you live in a resort year round, or just use it as a second home, you’ll likely want the chance to ski elsewhere once in a while. Perhaps you’re curious about the huge mountains, endless motorway pistes and limitless powder fields of British Columbia or maybe you fancy skiing in Japan? American home swappers may love the idea of traditional wooden chalets, Alpine hospitality and the infamous European après ski culture.

As with other home exchanges, Snow Swapping allows you to live like a local in your chosen destination. Get all the insider information from the homeowners and share all you know with your swap partner – this means you won’t waste any time skiing like a tourist. You’ll know the best slopes and the best restaurants to try before you even get there.

About the author

Richard Patey

Skier & boarder by day, internet marketing warrior by night :) Did a ski season with Gav in Whistler back in the day and now live between Norwich UK & Jasna SK

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