Cheap ski vacations don’t have to be winter holidays simply restricted to schussing the slopes at the local town hill, although, this is certainly a viable option for many. However, jumping in the family car, or boarding a plane headed for a more full-service ski destination, can truly be a reality even for the more budget conscious skier or snowboarder. One has to simply be a tad more strategic relative to the particular time period and avoid traveling during what the travel industry refers to as “peak periods.” The peak winter time slots usually include major holidays when work and school schedules permit more slope time and thus higher demand.
Contrary to popular belief, one doesn’t have to give up quality when looking for cheap ski vacations, or better yet, a more “economically friendly” way to spend time in the mountains. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa in downtown Victor Idaho actually offers the best of both worlds – luxury accommodations in a pristine setting that practically screams cozy, comfort, unique, deluxe and best of all, affordable. Teton Springs literally sits in the heart of America’s premier winter playground. From your lodge accommodations it’s a quick 30 minute drive to both of the Rockies best known powder snow ski destinations, Grand Targhee & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Grand Targhee appeals to every skill level of skier and snowboarder
If there is a raw beginner in the group, the Targhee Ski School has qualified instructors that will have everyone sliding downhill in no time. And while this Wyoming gem of a resort is known for its powder snow, they also boast two distinct mountains and groom a significant portion of their slopes on both Fred’s and Peaked Mountain. Their SnowCat Adventures is another option for those looking for untracked turns all day. A significant slice of Peaked Mountain is reserved exclusively for powder hounds. There’s open bowls and glades and incredible tree skiing on this snowcat excursion. Many liken it to heli skiing relative to the experience but the cost is significantly less.
Crossing over Teton Pass offers incredible views
When traveling from Teton Springs Lodge & Spa over to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, you’ll cruise over Teton Pass and your reward at the Summit are the most incredible views of Jackson Hole looming in the distance. Be sure to take the time to pull into the scenic overlook and take in the sights. Some may be intimidated by Teton Pass but It’s a very well maintained mountain road and public transportation is also a viable option and available from Victor, Idaho to Teton Village. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has an international reputation for its rugged, and some say, untamed slopes, but resort owners have made an impressive commitment to insure there are plenty of trails to suit every level of snow slider.
The best skiing location to rest after a day on the slopes
Getting an affordable ski vacation package is also more easily achieved if you bundle all the critical elements of your dream getaway, namely lodging, lift tickets, perhaps food and other recreational activities. This is where Teton Springs Lodge & Spa truly shines. They offer terrific cost savings on skiing at Grand Targhee, coupled with lodging in their deluxe condominium hotel. There are even “peak” periods throughout the winter when a complimentary, as in Free, extra night on a package is included and no strings attached. Cheaper ski vacations at this year-round property also include package elements as exotic as snowcat tours and heli skiing. With the favorable rates at Teton Springs, you can afford these add ons!