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When fresh powder hits the slopes, people flock to Colorado ski resorts by the tens of thousands. Summit County alone receives an average of 300 inches or 762 cm of snow per year, bringing winter vacationers and locals along with it. The winter season can be quite expensive here in the Rocky Mountains, and prices can fluctuate very rapidly amongst winter-oriented companies, so here are some tips that can keep a little extra dough in your wallet.

Ditch the Rental Car

Traveling to the Rocky Mountains is a daunting task, even for skilled drivers, as the weather conditions can change within a heartbeat. Take the burden off traveling through unforgiving snow packed passes, and let the skilled drivers of mountain shuttle companies like Peak 1 Express handle getting you to the Summit County and Vail Valley ski resorts. Peak 1 Express offers a private shuttle service for you and your loved ones (ideal for a flexible start time) and shared Mercedes Sprinter shuttles, holding up to 14 passengers with rates as low as $44 per person. These rates can fluctuate as last minute rates are higher than booking in advance.

Fly Competitively

While choosing your airline, lock in your ticket as soon as possible. Things are getting back to normal at Denver International Airport (DIA) meaning that it is becoming one of the busiest Airports in the nation. According to the Denver Post, almost 32.2 million people passed through DIA in July, and winter travelers will surely exceed that. Booking your flight early can cut your airfare by as much as 75%.

Pre-Book Gear Rentals

Save money by booking with outfitters such as Breckenridge Ski and Sport, a local business with plenty of parking and new gear. Breckenridge Ski and Sport (BS&S) is located a short distance from the resorts and the mountain. You get 30% off ski and snowboard rentals with BS&S by booking ahead of time online. They also save you money by driving you to their store to get your gear fitted properly, with an in town service for those located in Breckenridge.

Reserve Your Spot on the Mountain

When going skiing and snowboarding at any Colorado ski resort, you must purchase lift tickets. These tickets can be very pricey if you wait until after you have arrived in Colorado, and you run the risk of lift tickets being sold out at some resorts with limited availability. To avoid the headaches waiting in line to receive your tickets, call or visit their website to look at the lowest rates available for your group.

These are some of the easiest ways you can save money this winter season by getting ahead of the game and purchasing mountain transportation, flights, gear rentals, and lift tickets. If you need any help with mountain transportation in Colorado, reach out to Peak 1 Express at 855-467-3251 or by visiting our website at mountainshuttle.com.