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Why It's Good Most Big Ski Resorts in North America are on Multi-Resort Passes

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/28/2017, 5:45 PM

Skiing has always been a pricey vacation activity. But today, it’s difficult to know whether one’s investment will pay off. You reserve a room months in advance, buy your lift tickets, maybe make reservations for good après ski meals, and show up at the mountain—only to find it’s brown instead of white. True, many resorts are expert at snow making. But as dedicated skiers and snowboarders know, the...

Still Hoping to Get Away for Spring Break? There Are Some Deals Out There

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/11/2016, 8:00 PM

Good things probably came....to those who booked early this year for spring break. Alas, airfares are only down 4% from last, despite much lower fuel costs for the airlines. And those trying to score a last minute deal may come away empty handed, if it involves domestic airfare, as planes are already pretty full for March and April. It your plans don't include a flight within the U.S., however...

Active Vacations Without the Sticker Shock: How To Save on Ski Trips, Bike Vacations, Weight Loss Spa Getaways and More

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/27/2015, 10:45 AM

Sunlight, the breeze at your back and, perhaps, a bit of sweat on your brow? Those can be pricey commodities in the world of vacations. As anyone who’s ever tried to charter a boat, book a ski trip or plan some other form of outdoorsy vacation knows, sometimes getting close to Mother Nature, or getting in shape while you holiday, means anteing up big bucks. But there are resources on the w...

Outside Magazine Publishes Some Solid Advice for Money-Saving Ski Vacations

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/16/2013, 4:00 PM

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado / Photo: Alex Kerney It's not often a mainstream glossy magazine publishes travel tips that don't push readers toward prohibitively expensive, jet-set, see-and-be-seen diversions, but Outside magazine's online list of ways to save on skiing in 2014 is genuinely useful for saving tons of cash. The title, "The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season," is worded th...

Schussing Savings: No It’s NOT too Early To Book Your Winter Ski Trip

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/24/2013, 6:00 PM

No white stuff: less green stuff—that’s the crude equation that rules the ski industry. It was a point driven home in the winter of 2011-2012, when snowfalls that were 50% lower than normal. That led to the least profitable North American ski season in 30 years. Last year’s schussing was better, and the industry saw an 11% increase in the number of people buying lift tickets. But even with tha...

Schussing Savings: No It’s NOT too Early To Book Your Winter Ski Trip

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/24/2013, 6:00 PM

No white stuff: less green stuff—that’s the crude equation that rules the ski industry. It was a point driven home in the winter of 2011-2012, when snowfalls that were 50% lower than normal. That led to the least profitable North American ski season in 30 years. Last year’s schussing was better, and the industry saw an 11% increase in the number of people buying lift tickets. But even with tha...

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