|Lock your luggage with locks the TSA can get into (without your keys!)
after they inspect from TravelSentry
(available at Walmart!) and Safe
|Help out a starving ski instructor - Cosby
Travel Pro will work really hard to book your travel. Let Arleta do
the leg work to save you money and get all the details taken care of.
|myskitrip is a pretty cool site
that covers every major resort and then some.
has trips to 30 different resorts. Slick, Easy and Informative. Not sure
about the prices.
|Why lug your skis on your trip? Sports
Express will pick up from your house and deliver skis directly to the
resort for prices starting at $29 (1 way). They use UPS or Fed Ex.
is a short term discount card for a bunch of mostly obscure East coast ski
resorts, but hey, Jay Peak is pretty cool.
has info for a lot of western resorts. Rusty likes the organization by
resort or town, plus the extra links for mountain info, maps, etc.
Powder Skiing Adventures offers guided powder experiences based out of
various Alberta and BC resorts.
has taken over the business that Teen Winter Sports
used to do. This is a DC organization that puts together a lot of ski trips for teens.
has a great site for researching resorts and good deals in their email newsletters. Check out their travel
lists packages by area you want to go to (walking through a lot of
packages is a little awkward - keep hitting the next button)
|Ski.com - hey
somebody had to get that URL! They've got a good mix of different packages
for the big name western resorts.
Lynx ski vacations offers last minute travel bargains. Click on newsletter signup to
get notices of last minute deals.
|Ski Canada (while
the exchange rate is still great). Ski the "back woods" of Canada on
the MagikBus - check out their
Powder week (Rusty says this looks way cool).
| More general travel related resort
(Rusty likes what they've done to their site). Central Holidays
specializes in European trips. Adventure on skis
specializes in European trips. Another Europer is Lindenmeyr.
|Aspen Ski Tours does the Rockies. SkiTheRockies
has a nice clean site. SnowVentures
says they customize vacation packages (mostly CO resorts, but all over out
does Eastern US and Canada, eh?
fashions themselves as adventure travel consultants.
has coupons! Colorado-ski-vactions
is yet another CO discounter. Vacationsinc
just does Winterpark and Silvercreek but they have online booking.
|Colorado Ski Holidays welcomes international customers.
|Tours de Sport thinks they have the best prices.
Nelson travel runs skirun.com (online trip quotes).
|Ski Vacation Planners is yet another site. EastWestResorts
does CO, Utah and Big Sky (ho hum).
|Banchi does East and West US.
|Amtrak has ski
trips by train. (try Big
Mountain in Whitefish, MT or the Vermonter)
specializes in high end condo rentals and has an ok search engine. Great
for groups of 4+. They have a snow guarantee that allows you to change
plans if the snow is bad.
Getaway has "research info" on 36 "popular" resort
from the ski tour operators association. They have some last minute deals.
Click on the current specials link.
is slow and has no prices. That's why they are last on the list. Maybe
they'll get better next year.
has trips to the big time resorts all over the world.
has lots of European and South American destinations and escorted trips.
Just make sure to click on the alpine vacation planner graphic.
Snosearch is another Euro+SA
tour operator. They've got sample prices on their site!
Sport Adventures has a few specials. Their offers to other resorts are
"custom" vacations (i.e. call them for a price).
is at ski resorts too! Their web site is a little non-skier friendly. You
have to search for resorts by activity (even that is goofy - not all
resorts show up on the search) or know ahead of time where they are at.
Which is: Crested Butte, USA; Les Arcs, France; Alpe d´Huez Les Bergers,
France; Valbella, Switzerland, Val d'Isere/Tignes France;
has a travel planner for 15 US resorts, but it was dog slow when Rusty
tried it. Good for searching bit by bit.
|TheRusty has at least one British visitor, so
here's a UK ski travel
agency. Actually if you're going to Europe, the Brits can sometimes
get better prices.