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Travel Wifi: How To Have WiFi While Skiing In The US

Posted by Yoko Uchida on Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM



The US has some of the best ski resorts in the world. It is the home of many sizable mountains that are worth vacationing on. Not only are the conditions and snowfall great, but also the lift facilities and accommodations are modern and well-maintained. Many lovers of winter sports come from around the world each winter to enjoy resorts like Alta, Jackson Hole, and Vail. Organizing a ski trip in the US can be challenging, as destinations are remote. If you are not familiar with the route and you are renting a car, having some form of a GPS device is a good idea. A travel wifi option is important if you want to stay connected while you are vacationing. Staying in touch with family and friends, posting your conquests online, and navigation just to name a few. Keep in mind that roaming charges can be very high if you use your foreign mobile phone for data.

Hotel WiFi

Your hotel will most likely have a WiFi connection that may be free or paid and limited to the lobby or your room. This is sometimes convenient for casual use to stay in touch and to post updates on social media but does not solve your navigation needs. Hotel internet is a very good often free connection that makes your stay more comfortable. In order to drive and navigate safely and efficiently to your hotel it is good to look into a mobile hotspot daily rental, which is an inexpensive travel wifi alternative to roaming. 

Public WiFi

Public WiFi is also very popular in the US. Some tourist centers, city parks and squares have WiFi networks which you can use with a time limit. Almost all restaurants and bars will have free WiFi which will help you stay in touch. Coffee shops also have WiFi connections and are a good option if you are bringing your laptop and need to type in a few emails or make a Skype call. These networks help you to stay connected if you are staying in one place and know your way around.


You can use your mobile device to navigate when you are driving from the airport or if you are visiting multiple mountains in one trip. One way to do that is to turn on the roaming feature of your mobile operator. Roaming is a great tool for quick calls or text messages when you need to reach someone. However, it is very expensive and can bring your bill up very quickly if you use it for data hungry tasks like navigation and maps. Alternatively you can get an international SIM card but the prices here are also by the minute and MB so you have to be careful.

Pocket WiFi Hotspot 

There is a lot of driving involved in navigating to and from the mountains, to hotels, airports and if you are hoping to different resorts. If you are planning to rent a car, it is good to have mobile internet connection to navigate and use maps. A good option, when you plan your trip, is to order a mobile hotspot device that can be delivered to your home or your hotel. You can use internet on multiple devices with a travel wifi hotspot and speeds are as fast as the local 4G network. That way you will have one thing less to worry about and will not waste time when you get from one place to another.

Topics: Inbound Tourist, Young Backpacker