Generally, a ski season refers to the period when snowboarding, skiing and other alpine are possible in an alpine sport. A ski season will normally last from early through to mid to late spring. In the US, for instance, the season starts form late November and run to late April.
For this article, the purpose is to explore why you need to prepare early for the upcoming Ski Season.
The Main Stages of a Ski Season
As typical ski season feature three stages, hence three levels of lift ticket costs:
The very beginning and end of a ski season, featuring a limited number of open lifts and patchy snow cover in the mountain’s lower sections.
While the mountain I completely snow covered, the lift pass sales are not lucrative enough to warrant opening of all lifts or all sections of the mountain.
All lifts and runs are open. The period is usually at the summit of the ski season or during public or school holidays.
Why You Should Plan for Ski Season Early
While most ski resorts are yet to open, savvy skiers are already on with the preparations for the upcoming ski season. There are several benefits that come with early planning. These include:
Beating the rush
While last minute preparations expose you to myriad of disappointment, early planning allows you to research on the perfect accommodation as well as having ample time to decide on what to carry.
Flexible Payment terms
In addition to other discounts, ski resorts may present early bookers with down payment options on ski passes among other fees. This enables you to save up for your dream holiday, without accruing debts.
The success of most ski resorts is partly attributed to the brilliance of their managers. One such manager is Andy Wirth – President and CEO of the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Olympic Valley, California.
Born in 1963, and a graduate of both the Colorado State University and the Scotland – based Edinburgh University, Wirth has carved out a successful niche in the hotel industry as far as his career is concerned.
Nothing ruins a ski holiday faster than realizing you didn’t carry the necessary gears. Take time before the ski season arrives to assess what your need in your collection to avoid last minute rush and related disappointments.