Planning a ski trip... A year in advance
December 19, 2013 8:23 AM Subscribe
Help me figure out all the logistics involved in planning my very first big-boy vacation: A ski trip to the Rockies. I could use location recommendations or tour companies if any of you have experience with that. Details inside
posted by nickhb to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So after starting my first job with an actual paycheck, and reading study after study saying that experiences are better than objects, I've decided that my first major purchase will be a ski trip vacation in the Spring of 2015. The problem: I've never planned a major vacation before. I need recommendations from people who have been there and done that. Here are some specifics:
-Budget: What cost am I looking at? I'll be saving my bonuses from this year and next. I'd like to keep it in the $3000-$5000 dollar range. That might be impossible, I really don't know.
-Time: I'd like to go in February of 2015, for about 7-10 days.
-Location: I definitely want the Rockies. My family used to take yearly vacations to Telluride, Colorado. I realize that's insanely out of my price range, but that's the sort of place I loved and the feeling I want to invoke again.
-My skiing ability is moderate. When I was 15, steep groomed blues were the peak of my ability. It's been 8 years and I've grown 8 inches since then, so I doubt I'll be at that level when I return.
-I'd like to use a touring company if possible. I'll be traveling alone or maybe with one other friend, so a built-in group of people to ski with and hang out with would be great. Anybody know any good package deals?
If I'm forgetting anything important, please let me know. Thanks!