I want to travel out to the Western US a lot this coming season. I am from Chicago so I have access to a few different forms of travel.
I am looking at all places to snowboard in the Western United States (Colorado, Utah, California, Montana, Washington, etc). I don't really care about where exactly, just whatever is cheapest. I would probably go during the weekend (Thursday-Sunday) and will be traveling with anywhere from 1-4 people. I AM
open to more unique routes to take to get out west and places to stay. A traditional flight/hotel works but can be expensive.
If anyone has stories or scenarios where they were able to travel to a resort very cheap PLEASE share them here. I am looking for any advice that might be outside of the box thinking compared to traditional routes
-Any site like Expedia, priceline, etc work for low fares or wait for Southwest deals but does anyone know of back end routes to get cheap flights. Credit Card points, 2 for 1 deals, stand by discounts, currier discounts?
what about Amtrak or a bus?
: besides bus/taxi/shuttle/car rental. does anyone know of a cheap way, a share car service? can you pick me up?
- What routes do you take to find places to stay that are different from the common priceline/expedia/hotels.com sites? Maybe a route to get a last minute deal on the place to stay? Has anyone tried couchsurf.org
in some of these mountain towns like park city, Vail, aspen, etc?
maybe some site has a service for people to watch your home for the weekend?
cheap lift tickets? where to get discounts?
a future thank you for all the advice!