I'd like to do a prime season family ski trip this year, between Christmas and New Year. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this for a reasonable price (reasonable is all relative) ?
I've looked into Whistler, Banff / Lake Louise, and Vail and am finding pretty much the same thing:
Accommodation prices for family of 5, in village, walking distance to lift start close to $1,000 per night ++
Many have 7 night minimum during these prime dates
Most have a zero refund if you cancel within 75 - 90 days of the stay
Any way to stay at a prime resort walking distance to lifts at lower prices ?
Considering I'm going there to ski, if it's terrible or non-existent skiing in December, any way to cancel at minimum loss ?