Is skiing on your travel bucket list? For tonnes of us it is, so if you’re looking for a girl’s getaway with a difference, skiing could be right up your street. The great thing about skiing is that it’s an activity holiday that anyone can do, even beginners. So even if some of your girl squad have never skied before, it doesn’t matter, you can all learn together.
If you’re going to go skiing or snowboarding, it has to be in Colorado – home to some of the best ski slopes in the world. There are hundreds of fantastic ski resorts in Colorado, but the best ones are located in and around Snowmass. So if you’re going to go anywhere in Colorado, make it Snowmass, home to a range of mountainous slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Not to mention, some incredible on-site facilities and rentals in case you don’t want to travel with your gear and need to rent a womens snowboard. Think fancy restaurants, relaxing saunas and spas, and lively bars.
To ensure you have the most fantastic time away, here’s what you need to do:
Travel in style
What’s the number one rule for fantastic girl’s getaways? To always travel in style, of course. The good news is that even if you’re on a budget, thanks to deal sites, traveling in style is still doable. It’s just a case of working out the best time to book your flights and transfers so that you make the best savings possible. As a rule of thumb, booking early or late normally guarantees you the best deals.
Aim to book a flight where you and the girls can travel in first or business class so that you’re comfortable while you travel. Plus, if you have seats in first or business class, you’ll be treated to complimentary champagne. What better way to kick off your time away than with a glass of bubbly? Make sure that as well as booking your flights, you also book your transfers in advance. If possible, opt for private transfers as this will mean getting to your resort more quickly.
Pick the perfect accommodation
When it comes to selecting your accommodation, be choosy about where you stay. If there’s a big group of you, staying in a hotel might not be the best option. You’ll probably find that staying in one of the Snowmass lodging options – lodges and condos, is your best option. If you split the price between you, it will work out much cheaper than staying in a hotel.
The great thing about opting to stay in a lodge or condo is that you’ll have access to all the best facilities. Plus, you’ll be much closer to the ski slopes, and may even have the choice of having your stay catered, so you don’t have to worry about the cooking. What’s more luxurious than having your own private chef?
Make the most of your time
Before your trip, take the time to plan every last detail out, so that you can make the most of your time on the slopes. This means booking your skiing lessons beforehand, as part of a group or with a private instructor. If there are a few of you that need to learn to ski, it might work out well hiring a private instructor for the whole week and splitting the time and price. Skiing lessons can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re learning with your friends.
As well as booking lessons in, it’s also worth booking your ski passes in advance, as well as your equipment. That way, when you arrive you won’t have to spend hours queuing to get what you need. You’ll just need to give your booking details, and that’s it. If you want to spend as much time on the slopes as possible, this is definitely worth doing.
A few days on the slopes with your girl squad is the perfect way to spend your vacation. Just make sure to plan in advance, to ensure that you have the most fantastic time away.