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How to find deals at Western Resorts?
find the ski clubsusually package deals with a group is the best way to go. I use www.skimartysmountains.com. She has great trips at a very reasonable price. Generally stays in an ave but nice hotel, but how much are you in the hotel. Most people are from the raleigh, nc / charlotte, nc / pittsburgh areas, but trips are not limited. She has four formal trips a year, or can put together a package for your group. Give Marty a ring....
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Anyone with a computer and a telephone can kill the prices in the link above.
For example: 6nights/6days lift at the lodge tower(Vail) including breakfast with 4WD rental car and R/T airfare into Denver for $1775 for two.
Retracting Spam alert. Seems to have posted thoughtful responses on other threads.
not spam - i actually use martys mountains & meetingsthanks for noting that my posting wasn't spam. I'm sure there are tons of options to find cheap rates and am not suggesting this link is the best. It's just one that I use. Selection may also depend on your circumstances. I gave up trying to coordinate a group of friends years ago. Marty's Mountains and Meetings has provided me a great option. Her prices aren't bad and she allows for the single traveler at no extra charge. In actuality, I've been skiing her trips for over 10 years. We have a 'core group' that goes on 2 trips each year and have become great friends. It's a reunion every time. Maybe should have shared this info as well to begin with.
Europe has cheaper lift tickets, but the trip is not necessarily cheaper. The cost of your flight will be the determining factor.
Hope this helps. It's worked for us!
One of the things people overlook. Depending on the year and the snow of course-there are places in the west who have great lodging and skiing deals. Yes Vail, Aspen etc. have great reps and big prices. Would you like to experience real western powder and virtually uncrowded slopes? You could do the following and save lots of cash and/or credit.
Stay in Rossland BC, ski Red Mt. and go cat skiing one day cheaper than a stay in the more expensive Colorado resorts.
Fly into Spokane and have 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane close bye, go over to Couer d alene and have Sweitzer, Silver and Lookout within a little over l hr away or less.
Fly into Spokane and do the circle with stops in order: Silver Mt. Lookout Mt. Whitefish, Fernie, Sweitzer or alter a little and include Whitewater and Red Mt.
In a normal year you chances of some good, uncrowded powder skiing is very good.
And there are quite a few Bears that live within this area and can give you accurate snow reports and some would love to ski with you. I have no reservation in showing my stashes to someone who doesn't live close.
I was just thinking - how about some pictures.
Silver Mt. last year. Notice the crowds and powder on the lower part.
Lookout Pass Ski area or the Montana/Idaho Border at exit Zero. Nice powder and really crowded slopes Well my partner anyway/taking pic.
Cat skiing at Big Red Cats, Rossland BC
Cat skiing again (I just love this pic)
Whitewater, bud randy in the trees, there is 2200 fall line of this
Sweitzer another small mt. up here.
OR YOU CAN COME AND SKI WITH ME. MY DRIVEWAY BELIEVE IT OR NOT.