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Why should I buy a ski package instead of buying everything myself?

Here are insider tips from some of the best ski vacation professionals available. They specialize in planning winter mountain vacations. It's what they do. It's all they do.

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Answers To Your Ski Vacation Planning & Booking Questions.

Ask Linda.

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Why should I buy a ski package instead of buying everything myself?
Advice provided by ski & snowboard vacation expert:
Linda Crouch, from Ski.com.

Why use a travel agent or tour operator to book a ski vacation?
Why not book online?


While it may sound a bit counterintuitive, you will save time and money by booking with a travel professional.

Yes, the internet has made it possible to research destinations and book your trip online, but the mass of options available can be incredibly daunting and time consuming to sift through. Your decision might be based on an educated comparison and guess, but it's still a guess!

Ski.com has longstanding contracts with all the major ski resorts in North America, Canada, Europe and South America, and I have access to live inventory and pricing 24/7 as well as exclusive deals on lodging, lift tickets, even flights! Plus, I've toured hundreds of properties and ski resorts around the world, and my expert advice is free to my clients! I can suggest the best places to stay based on your budget and group's needs, tell you where to pick up your rental equipment and answer any questions you may have about the destination.



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Ask David.

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Why should I buy a ski package instead of buying everything myself?
Advice provided by ski & snowboard vacation expert:
David Lean, from Rocky Mountain Getaways.

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive and I am always excited to answer it. As a frequent traveler, I take many trips ranging from short weekend excursions to multi-week adventures overseas. The recurring theme on each ski vacation I take is that there is an extensive amount of planning required compared to most other types of travel. There are so many aspects to a ski vacation including lodging, air/ground transportation, weather, ski conditions, terrain, lift tickets. For a family add in ski rental equipment and ski school as well as other activities to the equation and a ski vacation is like no other trip.

The first reason you should book a package is so you have an expert such as myself to help plan each component of your trip so it can go as smoothly as possible. From selecting the correct ski rental shop location to making sure you are getting to your destination as easily as possible, working with a ski travel expert takes a load off your shoulders from the planning perspective. Also, I am here to help in case there are any bumps in the road with any aspect of your trip. If your flight is delayed or you need to add an extra day of ski school, an expert like myself has the resources to fix any issues that arise with as little stress to you as possible so you can enjoy your vacation time.

The next reason to book a package as opposed to buying everything separately is to have all of your documents in one place. Companies like Rocky Mountain Getaways do all of the legwork to gather your confirmation numbers and conveniently organize them for you into one document which can be an easy resource for you to get directions or important phone numbers all in one place to make traveling less stressful. It sounds simple but having everything you need in one email can make your vacation go much more smoothly.

Lastly, booking a package WILL save you money over buying everything yourself not to mention valuable planning time. Many of the rates for components such as lift tickets and equipment rentals we offer include free days and heavy discounts which are exclusive deals that can only purchased as part of a lodging package. It is true there are websites out there that offer discounted lift tickets, but read the fine print carefully as many do not offer any refunds or grace days if you plan on skiing for multiple days.

You can contact me to allow me to customize a package for your based specifically for your needs.

Cheers and safe travels!



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Ask Bree.

Get a ski vacation quote from Whistler Blackcomb.

Why should I buy a ski package?
Advice provided by ski & snowboard vacation expert:
Bree Procter, from Whistler Blackcomb.

Package deals generally include lodging and another component like lift tickets or an activity. We love packages because it allows us to bundle products and pass the savings on to you! If you see a great deal, jump on it quickly as the best deals sell out quickly.


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Answers To Your Ski Vacation Planning & Booking Questions.

Ask Travis.

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Why should I buy a ski package instead of buying everything myself?
Advice provided by ski & snowboard vacation expert:
Travis English, from Alpine Adventures.

Buying a package offers special pricing and discounts to clients that are available exclusively to Alpine Adventures. Their extensive knowledge, experience and expertise can help save not only money but time planning. While providing a seamless experience. A package also has the benefit of having all of your itinerary and travel plans all in one place.

Why is it less expensive to buy a packaged ski vacation?
It's less expensive to buy a packaged ski vacation because Alpine Adventures and wholesalers have a direct relationship with all of the major resorts, airlines, ground transportation. They can also sift through the sometimes overwhelming amount of options saving time and keeping in mind a client's budget.



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Answers To Your Ski Vacation Planning & Booking Questions.

Ask Cassandra.

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Why should I buy a ski package instead of buying everything myself?
Advice provided by ski & snowboard vacation expert:
Cassandra Davenport, from Alpine Adventures.

Alpine has contracted wholesale pricing with all our vendors and can pass these savings onto you. It is my job to then custom your package specifically to your needs and budget by finding the very best offers available for your dates. Talk to an expert and save yourself hours trying to match you and your family to the best resort and property. I have been there, skied there, stayed there and am happy to share my expertise with you.


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