Snowpak Advice

When to Start Planning a Ski Vacation When to Start Planning a Ski Vacation

When to Start Planning a Ski Vacation

It’s a standard question: “how early should I book for a ski trip?” The easy answer is as early as possible...with an exception.The general rule of thumb is if you know you want to go skiing, start planning early. Sure, you could...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

When Should Your Child Learn to Ski? When Should Your Child Learn to Ski?

When Should Your Child Learn to Ski?

How early should you teach your child to ski? This is a tough question to answer. It completely depends on both you and your child. Here are some factors to consider.CostAt most resorts, your youngest children will get a free lift...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Should You Pack Your Own Ski Gear? Should You Pack Your Own Ski Gear?

Should You Pack Your Own Ski Gear?

Nobody wants to travel with big, heavy ski equipment. It’s a hassle and it can be really expensive. So, should you even bother?DrivingIf you’re driving to your destination, you might as well take your gear. Rentals aren’t cheap and...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Save Money on Ski Lessons Save Money on Ski Lessons

Save Money on Ski Lessons

Have you taken a ski lesson? If not, you probably should. Ski and snowboard instructors are well-trained and they can help you make drastic improvements in short periods of time.I only took one lesson when I was a kid, then I...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Let’s Talk Travel Insurance for the Snow Let’s Talk Travel Insurance for the Snow

Let’s Talk Travel Insurance for the Snow

Travel insurance is a pretty constant debate amongst vacationers.Honestly, the questions and frustrations are pretty valid. Sure, it’s not all that expensive, but is it really necessary? Aren’t they just nickel-and-diming us on an...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Is Ski-In/Ski-Out Worth It? Is Ski-In/Ski-Out Worth It?

Is Ski-In/Ski-Out Worth It?

When we imagine a “ski vacation,” we don’t think packed shuttle rides, uphill slogs while shouldering skis or the long drive home. Our brains just forget these inconvenient details, going directly from the slopes to a nice cozy...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Cheap Eats on a Ski Trip Cheap Eats on a Ski Trip

Cheap Eats on a Ski Trip

Have you eaten at a ski lodge lately? The prices have gotten beyond ridiculous. Four dollars for a soda? Twenty dollars for a burger and fries? It’s out of hand.It’s not like most of these places are serving gourmet food. They’re...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 21, 2017

Drive Times and Distance Between Ski Resorts and Gateway Airports Drive Times and Distance Between Ski Resorts and Gateway Airports

Drive Times and Distance Between Ski Resorts and Gateway Airports

How long its going to take you to drive from the airport to the ski resort? Maybe you want to drive between ski resorts. How long is that drive going to be? We have put together drive times and distances between ski resorts and...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 19, 2017

Ski Resort Lift Ticket and Season Pass Prices for 2017/18 Ski Resort Lift Ticket and Season Pass Prices for 2017/18

Ski Resort Lift Ticket and Season Pass Prices for 2017/18

Compare the lift ticket prices for 2017/2018 for the following mountains. Find the best resort based on the total cost of lift ticket prices and season passes.ALABAMA LIFT TICKET PRICES AND SEASON PASS PRICESSki ResortAdult...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 19, 2017

Airline Ski and Snowboard Bag Fees Airline Ski and Snowboard Bag Fees

Airline Ski and Snowboard Bag Fees

All airlines have special baggage policies for your skis and snowboards so we have put together a quick summary of how each domestic US airline treat your snow equipment!In general, airlines allow snow equipment (skis / snowboard...

Written by Jack Lee • Jul 19, 2017