Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the Colorado Slopes!


We are lucky this season.. The snow came early.  All the resorts will open with a reasonable and very pleasing number of lifts and trails from which to choose.

I think we are always lucky… It’s great to live or visit here!.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!  Be well and enjoy yourselves!

Breckenridge family dining w mountain backround

The Gang at Snow Sport Vacations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Epic Passes - Yes Really the Best Deal :-)

Mother Nature is reminding us to THINK SNOW with the recent storm and powder predicted for our state over the next five days!  Epic Pass purchase is only available until November 24th.
All too often, snow resort visitors find themselves standing at the ticket window expressing SHOCK at the latest lift ticket prices.   For the resorts, lift ticket price methods have evolved dramatically in recent years. Looks a little more like airline ticket prices.. (Side-note... I was once told that for every plane that takes off, there might have been as many as 5000 different price options from the time the flight went up for sale and the time of take-off!!!).   Well, the practice of daily fluctuating lift ticket prices is a reality.  Factored into the daily management price decision are # of runs and lifts open, as well as snow conditions.  Call a lift ticket office today and ask them the price for a ticket on Dec. 26th.  You'll get a quick "I don't know".
Fortunately, there's somewhat of a solution.. sort of a middle-ground, factoring in that you might not know when you want to take your snow vacation, but also giving you advanced purchase price protection.  Epic Passes, offered by Vail Resorts and valid for use at ~11 different resorts, allows for you to pick 4, 7, or unlimited # of days on the hill at a fixed price.  And you need not know which days you'll visit or even which resort at time of purchase.  If you travel at the Christmas / New Year's holiday, you might save as much as 30% or more than the window rate...
Is this a perfect deal?  No.  You have to pay your non-refundable dollars NOW.  But, it certainly is good enough and you'll enjoy the savings for having committed early.
The snow is great already.  No need to worry about the weather either.
Epic Pass... Buy now till November 24th... 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Aspen Mountain to Open Early for the Weekend of November 16-17

         Snowmass and Aspen Mountain to Open Daily for the Season November 23

Early Season Snow Allows Both Mountains to Open Before the Scheduled Thanksgiving Day Opening

Aspen/Snowmass, CO., November 10, 2013 – Aspen Mountain will open for the weekend Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, twelve days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will be open daily for the season on Saturday, November 23, five days before the scheduled opening.

Early season snow and cold temperatures have allowed crews to work around the clock and get the mountains ready. Aspen Mountain will open with top-to-bottom skiing down both the Spar Gulch and Copper Bowl sides of the mountain. Skiers and riders will enjoy more than 200 acres of terrain, 3,267 of vertical on an 18 inch base. The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express Chair will be open as will the Sundeck and Ajax Tavern.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Snow in Colorado!!

Q: When should I travel to get the best deal?
Calendar cartoonANOW!!!  The early season snow is looking VERY promising this season, so let's get you on it ASAP. However, if you can't, then...
Avoid school vacations! Early December and early April will give you the biggest bang for your buck.  However, there are great deals from early January until mid-February and then again in early March.  Mid-week stays can be cost-effective, too. Try and stay for at least 4-nights, for further discounts. (and more FUN!)