I live in Southern California, where many sun lovers aren’t excited about rain – Their consolation is “Oh well…we need it…”
Here’s another positive thought: That means snow in the mountains! You skiiers and boarders can appreciate that!
One way to save money on lodging is to… go now! No, I really mean, like, right now. If there is snow, the best deals are to be found today- after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. I know it doesn’t seem realistic in our crazy lives,and some of you may have just returned from a Thanksgiving trip. But someone’s gotta go! if you can make room in your calendar, scroll to the bottom for some specials.
On the other end – try renting a ski home right after the new year, say January 5 – 10 for example. First of all – there are more available, especially mid-week. I spent time on one of my favorite ski rental websites - tahoeluxuryproperties.com – and found beautiful homes that are totally booked between Christmas and New Year’s… but the week after is wide open, and less money.
Once again, I totally understand may not be realistic for families with kids in school, but those with young children, or those attending school with longer breaks, this is a good time to test the powder
Pray for a good snow season!
Here are some red hot specials going on NOW – (found in Outside Magazine www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/north-america/united-states/Where-to-Get-the-Best-Deals-of-the-2014-Ski-Season.html)
Snowbird has ski-in/ski-out lodging and lift tickets for $99/person before December 19.
Buy one night at any Winter Park Resort property between November 13 and December 20 and get a second night for half-price. Or, book at least two nights of lodging at regular price and get a free kid’s (ages 6-12) lift ticket with the purchase of an adult lift ticket, valid until December 19.
Steamboat’s Boat Launch pass sets you up for three days skiing between Thanksgiving and December 21 for just $129.
Sun Valley’s Pre-Holiday Package runs from November 28 through December 20 and features lodging and a lift ticket for $85 per person.