5 Things to Know When Planning Your Ski Vacation

Nov. 12, 2015

Planning any vacation can feel like a daunting under taking, particularly a ski vacation. Between selecting the perfect lodging, to dealing with all your clunky skis, boots and gear, and determining which lift ticket or ski pass is the best option for your stay-length, even the savviest traveler may become fatigued.

Leave that to us. The premier ski vacation is waiting for you and we’ve got the tips that will help you get there! From booking dates to hitting the slopes, we’ve got you covered!

1. It’s All About That Date

Who isn’t looking to get the biggest bang for you buck when booking a trip? Dates make a huge difference, and we’ve got your work cut out for you with our numerous Vacation Deals. Visit Vail when everyone else is in school or at work and you’ll find lodging rates that are discounted as much as 50% compared to higher demand dates like holidays. Not to mention, you’ll also enjoy easy access to the lifts and have your pick of the best restaurant reservations in town.

Looking to enjoy great holiday events, vibrant nightlife and top apres spots while you’re on vacation? Plan your trip for early season and experience some of Vail’s best events of the year like Vail Snow Days, Vail Holidays, Burton US Open and more!

Check out the best time to come to Vail this winter>

2. Location, Location, Location

With so many options at a resort like Vail, selecting the right place to stay or even the right Village to base your ski trip out of can feel overwhelming. Learn more about each of Vail’s three villages: Vail Village, Lionshead Village and Golden Peak. Each has their own charm, advantages and unique specialties. Don’t want to limit your options to just one Village?

3. Getting There is Half the Fun

We have you covered between our robust travel options including shuttles, private cars, our regional airport and even a partnership with a private jet service. Learn more about flying into Denver International Airport and enjoying free wifi while the Epic Mountain Express shuttles you directly to your lodging doorstep. Or fly into our very own Vail/Eagle Airport (EGE) and you’ll be a quick 30 minute ride from our slopes.

4. Getting on The Slopes

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Picking your perfect pass or ticket is no easy task with so many options available. Take our advice and explore all your options before you make your decision. If you’re looking to take multiple ski vacations this winter, you’ll maximize your dollar with one of our Epic Passes. But hurry! Book now for the lowest guaranteed price!

Insider Tip: Our Epic 4 Day Pass offers an incredible value for guests looking to ski over a weekend. Most guests 3-4 days and the Epic 4 Day will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Only looking to ski 2 or 3 days? Save your extra days for a powder-day escape later in the season or turn your weekend into a 4-day getaway and enjoy a quiet weekday on the hill.

Or if you’re looking to head to Vail for a casual 1-2 Day escape, book your lift tickets online now! You’ll save money and beat the lines at the ticket office come November.

5.  Let Us Take Care of You When You Get Here

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You’ve made the big plans, now kick back, relax and don’t sweat the details! We’ve thought of everything you could ever need so you don’t have to. For an elevated dining experience explore the astounding views, renown culinary delights and on-mountain exclusivity of the Game Creek Restaurant, The 10th Restaurant, Bistro Fourteen or a variety of on-mountain dining locations.

Whether you’re looking to roast marshmallows and drink cocoa after a long day on the hill or head for a world renown spa, our Signature Properties will have your every whim and desire ready and waiting.

Don’t break your back dragging your gear here, leave your skis and boots at home. Stop by a Vail Sports location to work with an expert technician to select a top of the line gear and get you custom fitted.

Make the most of your visit to Vail this season. The lifts start turning early this season.

Book your trip today!