The off-season is the best time to start planning your upcoming ski vacation. Prices are lower, deals are available, and your mind is free from the stress of last-minute travel arrangements. Don’t overlook your lodging during this planning stage. Comfortable vacation lodging makes or breaks your vacation. Here are some tips to help you and your family relax the right way after hitting the slopes.
1. Cozy Comfort
You and your family plan to spend most of the day on the slopes. Nobody needs to tell you that skiing is a good work out. You feel tired and ready to relax when your return to your room. Make sure those rooms come equipped to meet your relaxation needs. Ski lodgings cater towards outdoor winter activities. Amenities include:
Access to indoor lodge and activities
Privacy of a cabin or apartment
You have the choice of staying in a cozy rental cabin or a large, resort ski lodge. Hotels are typically nearby for traditional lodging. Local residents rent out their homes during the winter months for ski enthusiasts and those looking for long-term rentals. Select the style of lodging that works best for you. Cabins and home rentals offer privacy. Lodges are ideal for families with children, as many lodges offer activities for kids and even provide childcare.
2. Area Attractions
Look beyond the slopes. Not every day is a guaranteed good day for skiing and snowboarding. Are there interesting local attractions? Is the lodge located near a bustling town or city? Look up a list of local restaurants. Choose ski vacation lodging that is close to these attractions and the slopes if you do not plan on bringing a car. Check into any shuttle services offered by the ski resort.
3. Budget Friendly
Planning ahead gives you options. Don’t wait until everything gets booked. Booking early gives you more choices, both in lodging and in price.
Choose lodging appropriate for your budget and the length of your stay. Travelers staying for a week or more benefit from a rental arrangement versus a hotel. Some hotels and lodges do offer extended stay reduced rates. Be sure to inquire into any special deals or reduced rates when you make reservations for accommodations.
Make sure you get the most out of your ski vacation. Book in advance and use one of our valuable coupons to get the lodging of your choice in the best area at the best price.