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Ski Travel Deals

As any snow enthusiast can tell you, ski vacations are excellent – and expensive. Between the ski gear you need, the cost of checking an oversized bag of ski equipment, and lift tickets – not to mention the airfare and room at the ski resort – you’re talking about a hefty pricetag on any ski trip.

Which is why hunting for ski travel deals is so important if you’re one of those people who can’t stay off the slopes for long.

Here are a few posts that will help you scout out the best deals on a ski vacation, whether you’re looking for cheap airfare to get there, the best budget ski resorts, or how to save money on getting your stuff where you want to be.

Best Ski Vacation Destinations

When you’re planning a ski trip and you’re looking for the best ski destinations, you’re going to have a little trouble sorting through the search results. What, exactly, constitutes “best?” Does it have to do with the quality of the powder? The scenery around the slopes? The services at the resort? The availability of good rental equipment? The sort of ski lessons on offer?

As you can see, there are many things to consider when you’re looking for the “best” place for a ski vacation. Here are a few of the categories you may want to think about when planning your trip, and some ski resorts that fit the bill in each case.

Ski Vacation Travel Tips

No matter what kind of trip you’re planning, it’s always good to get travel tips beforehand. Learning about what the local food specialties are, or what gestures are offensive and should be avoided, or how to ask where the toilet is in the local lingo – these are all good things to know before you arrive in a new place. Even if you’re planning something as simple as a ski trip, there are things you probably know to look into before you get there.

But there are other things you might not consider until it’s too late – i.e., after you’ve booked your trip. The list below includes some of the things you should think about before you even book your ski trip.

>> And don’t forget to read all about how to find cheap airfare for a ski vacation!

How to Find Cheap Ski Trip Airfare

While some people are content to chase the sun around the world when they travel, other people are more interested in cold weather destinations. Just as it’s always beach season somewhere, it’s always ski season somewhere, too.

Although typically summer tends to be one of the most expensive times to fly, because so many people travel specifically to ski there are many ski-centric destinations that experience their highest airfare levels in the winter. So looking for ways to save money on ski trip airfare is a good start to saving money on your vacation. Depending on where you’re going, you could find that airfare is at “low season” levels because the spot you’ve picked for skiing isn’t as popular – or you may find that the airfare is at near-peak prices. If fares are higher than you expected, you’ll be pleased to know there are some tricks you can use to avoid paying full price for your ski trip airfare.

Cheap ski vacations: Book early and save big on ski packages

CB102070Summer may be just starting to fade away, but with those very first leaves to change, I am already thinking about the upcoming ski season. Blame my Colorado roots and ski racing past, but as soon as Labor Day has come and gone and the first signs of fall start to appear, I start getting antsy for the first snow and ski season. As it turns out, being impatient for ski season isn’t necessarily a bad thingas booking a ski vacation early can help to save you some big bucks later this winter.

Book early for affordable ski vacations

CB102070With the symbolic end of summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about the upcoming ski seasonand booking your holiday or winter ski vacation. For powder lovers like myself, the changing leaves and crispness in the air makes me eagerly anticipate the first snow fall and gets me all too excited about the upcoming ski season. And, while skiing is certainly not an inexpensive sport and ski vacations tend to be on the pricey side, a great way to save money is by booking your winter travel plans far in advance to maximize on deals at resorts (like 50% off at Vail and the 4th night free in Sun Valley). Think Snow! Great Ski Deals. Book now on Expedia!

Hot deals at ski resorts right now

skier1Temperatures here in Portland are in the triple digits this week and while soaring temperatures may not make you think about snow and ski vacations, now is actually a great time to score a great deal on that annual ski trip. With airfares still low now (though they are starting to creep back up again), booking your winter travel now could potentially save you a whole lot of money on hotel and airfare than if you wait until later in the year. Sure, we’re still in the middle of the summer, but maybe scorching temperatures actually have you missing the snow. Or, if you are like my little brother currently skiing in New Zealand, you may be one of those that would just assume skip summer altogether for a year-long ski season. Think Snow! Great Ski Deals. Book now on Expedia!

Save now on your 2007-2008 Ski Vacations

old_ski_guy.jpgImagine what it must have been like to have been the first person to slap some wood on his feet and to propel himself down a side of a mountain. The thrill must have been something. According to the experts at Wikipedia, there’s evidence that skiing existed as far back as 5,000 years ago. That means for 5,000 years people have been shredding powder, running into trees and tearing up knees all in the name of the ski adrenaline rush.

The sport has progressed a lot since those ancient times. Heck, skiers probably didn’t even wear neon colors until at least the 1970s. The weren’t even snowboards around when Richard Nixon was president.

We’ve come a long way. The only problem is that with technological progress there come costs. Namely the price of ski lift tickets. Resorts across the country are charging an arm and a leg to allow you to hurl yourself down their mountains.

United Vacations is here to help. They have some excellent vacation packages on ski resorts throughout North America — resorts like Aspen, Banff, Jackson Hole and Lake Tahoe.

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Ski vacations on sale. Don’t forget the lift tickets and ski rentals! Book now

Cheap Flights to Salt Lake City

Cheap Flights to Salt Lake City

Set between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, the City of the Saints is best known for its Mormon roots and some of the world’s greatest skiing.

The powdery snow of the Wasatch Mountains is known as “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Having hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City offers winter-sports enthusiasts world-class facilities. In the summer, the mountains offer great hiking, ranging from easy walks to rock climbing the higher peaks.

But make no mistake, Salt Lake City has urban lifestyle offerings. In the performing arts the Utah Symphony and Opera and Ballet West are both nationally acclaimed. There are art galleries and museums to browse, the Utah Arts Festival draws a crowd, and the nightlife might surprise you.

Cheap Flights to Salt Lake City