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Ready for Spring Break? Here’s 10 Planning Tips

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Are you thinking about going to Colorado for Spring Break? Do you have trouble planning an organized vacation? Here are some tips that will send you on your way to a nice, organized spring break in the Colorado Mountains.

Plan Early. In order to be prepared you need to plan your trip ahead of time. You should start the first steps of planning for spring break at least five months ahead of time.

Colorado-Keystone-skiingDo Some Research. It never hurts to make yourself somewhat familiar with the destination where you are planning your vacation. It’s good to have an idea of the culture, food, weather, and entertainment. For instance, Happy Hours, especially in Breckenridge, are a great way to save 

Determine Your Groups Budget. By setting a realistic budget for your group, you can maximize the amount of people who are willing to go on a ski vacation.

vacation-calendarDecide How Long Of A Trip You Want. Your group should be able to decide on trip length after a budget has been set. Knowing what budget your group is working with allows you to plan for as many days as possible in the mountains. 

Plan Your Transportation Details. Are you driving or flying? Will your vehicle be able to handle the conditions of the roads winding through the Rocky Mountains? What’s the best-priced flight? These are all questions that need to be accounted for well in advance of your trip.

Don’t Be Afraid To Use A Shared Ride From the Airport. If you’re flying into Denver International Airport and you need a lift into Summit County or the Vail Valley, then you need to be sure to book a shared ride shuttle with Peak 1 Express. Peak 1 Express not only has great service, but provides affordable rides and is cheaper than renting a car.

logo_Breckenridge_835_6542Decide Where Your Party Is Staying And Make Reservations. Your group needs to decide where the best place to stay is. Staying at a ski resort is a great option with advantages of being able ski-in and ski-out. Staying away from the ski resort will normally save you money and you could possibly be closer to the shopping center and bars.

Finalize Your Group Lift Ticket In Advance. poster-vs-3-2You can save money on lift tickets that are bought ahead of time. Also, since the tickets are purchased ahead of time, you can beat the ticket office lines. Get your group’s money together and get your lift tickets ahead of time. It will save your group money and time.

Know Your Cancellation Policies. Vacation groups throw money away every year because group members end up dropping out of the trip and their room does not get cancelled on time. Don’t fall into this trap! Have your plans finalized and know everyone is on board, before your cancellation window approaches. 

Be Sure You’re Prepared For High Elevation. Nobody wants to not be able to enjoy their ski trip due to elevation sickness. Be sure to drink plenty of water ahead of your arrival into Colorado and maybe take some aspirin, so the elevation won’t get to you and ruin your ski experience.

Whether you are an experienced skier or if it’s your first time on the mountain, Spring Break in the mountains is quite the adventure. So if you are ready for Spring Break, take a look at these 10 planning tips for an hassle free vacation.