USA and Canada car hire
The flexibility and independence of having your own car adds an extra dimension to your ski holiday, especially when there are other nearby ski resorts to try out.
Unlike many other operators, we ensure the car we include is appropriate for the number of people travelling (see table below).
All car hire bookings include Fully Inclusive Insurance so you won't find there are extra charges when you pick the car up. If you want, there is the option to choose Gold Insurance.
Car types available
|Car type||People*||Luggage**||Typical car in this category||UK equivalent|
|Compact car||3||3||Nissan Versa||Ford Focus|
|4 door full size||4||4||Chevrolet Impala||Audi A4|
|4x4||5||4||Ford Explorer||Kia Sorento|
|People carrier||7||5||Dodge Grand Caravan||VW Sharan|
* Recommended number of people for car type
** Should take this number of standard size suitcases
We have tried to ensure that we always include the right car for you group size, whether you are two or ten people travelling. To make sure you are comfortable with the car included we have given you an idea of the number of people, luggage and type of car to expect. Car makes and models to differ so please use this as a guide.
For bookings of more than 4 people please speak to our reservations team to book your car since the larger types of vehicles are on request.
- Car rental hire charge for the duration of your stay for the car appropriate to your party size (see above)
- All weather tyres
- Fully Inclusive Insurance (includes Unlimited Mileage, CDW, $1million Liability Cover, Taxes, Surcharges and Airport Fees)
What's not included
- Additional Drivers and any Young Driver Surcharges
- One way drop charges
- Ski rack rental ($5–$8 per day USA/Canada and must be requested at the time of booking and paid locally)
- Board racks are not available
- Child seat rental (approx $6.99 per day, maximum charge is $70)
- Tolls, parking costs and entrance fees to national parks (e.g. Banff National Park, Canada)
- GPS/Sat Nav
All drivers must be aged 21 or over and bring a full valid driving licence from their country of residence.
Car hire vouchers
Details regarding your pre-booked car hire are contained within your ticket booklet.
A major credit card is needed as a deposit and will be debited for any charges at the time of rental.
Children up to 4 years old are required by law to be transported in approved child seats. These must be requested at the time of booking and will be provided by Alamo at a cost of approx $6.99 per day, with a total cost not exceeding $70 (USA & Canada) which is paid locally. A refundable deposit is also payable.
To include additional drivers there is a cost locally when you pick up the car. This is included in the Gold Insurance if you book with us in advance.
Drivers aged less than 25
Drivers under 25 years incur an additional Young Driver Surcharge of $25 (US & CAN) per day (payable locally).
These are $300 for Canada for drivers aged 25 years and over and $500 for drivers aged 21–24 years. Excess is NIL in USA.
They are not offered or allowed for use on Alamo rental vehicles and you may consider upgrading to a 4x4 in the UK. Please check on weather conditions when you pick up your car as occasionally with heavy snow, some roads may close and you have to stop and resume the journey when conditions have cleared. You may not always be able to upgrade locally.
Each vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel you will be charged for the full tank upon collection of the vehicle and then can return it empty (there is no refund on unused fuel). If you chose our Alamo Gold package there is no charge for the full tank of fuel included.
Alamo Gold Insurance option from £5 per day USA & Canada
Includes 3 additional drivers and a free tank of fuel.
Alamo GPS option
Although driving in North America is very easy, if you want the extra help and security of satellite navigation then you can include a GPS locally at an extra cost (needs to be requested in advance).
How to book
0871 231 5655*
* Calls to 0870 and 0871 numbers cost 10p per minute plus network extras