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Cheap Way to go out west from east coast?

Hey guys I'm in Atlanta, GA I've been out to Breck, Vail, Keystone a few times that was paid for by my family. Now I'm in college and I want to go out there with some friends I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for how to go out there affordable? I have been looking at college catered ski trips through college travel agencies like echotours.com, collegeskipackages.com, or lifestylez.com? I'm trying to get me and a few friends out west from the east coast and I am trying to find the cheapest option. Please let me know if guys have had any experience with the above or found other options!
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Through tomorrow, Southwest has bargain flights Anywhere in the us.


I am going to Denver Jan 7th from Indy for 138.00 round trip.

That might help with a budget trip.
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Yeah, I saw that the 40% is awesome depending on the dates I can possibly score a $200 RT flight from ATL to DEN
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I'm in college and going on a 6 day trip to Telluride for ~$900 including airfare. It's a lifestylez trip but only open to the University of Illinois ski club. If your school has a ski club I would recommend joining, as you often get good deals on trips, passes, gear, etc. Joining a club is especially good for trips because usually the more people that go, the cheaper it gets.
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Through tomorrow, Southwest has bargain flights Anywhere in the us.


I am going to Denver Jan 7th from Indy for 138.00 round trip.

That might help with a budget trip.
Shit thanks for the heads up! I'm going to CO in January and just looked it up and I can book a direct flight for $163! That's less than half what my flight normally is. Need to get my shit straight by tomorrow so I don't miss that deal.


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Have you ever used lifestylez or any of those college ski booking sites before? I was looking at the reviews for some of them and a lot of people got screwed over in terms of paying extra fees and getting downgraded in their housing? Let me know
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I'm in college and going on a 6 day trip to Telluride for ~$900 including airfare. It's a lifestylez trip but only open to the University of Illinois ski club. If your school has a ski club I would recommend joining, as you often get good deals on trips, passes, gear, etc. Joining a club is especially good for trips because usually the more people that go, the cheaper it gets.
Yeah I was a member of my universities outdoors club. We did frequent trips to Jay Peak from Toronto for usually about $400 for the week (including bus, condo, lift tickets and a meal one night).

If you want to do something yourself, try to find a college week or mens week or something at the resort so your lift tickets are cheap, then see if you can get a seat sale around that time. If you can, then book a 4-6 bed room in a hostel for the week. Should make it tons cheaper and most hostels have kitchens so you can cook your own food.

I've stayed in a few and sometimes they're noisy but I never had a bad sleep. They're usually very basic inside but who cares, I'm not there to be pampered, I'm there to snowboard!
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