Cheap Way to go out west from east coast? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9
Default 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!
shsu1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
racer357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 385
Default

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.
racer357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9
Default

Yeah, I saw that the 40% is awesome depending on the dates I can possibly score a $200 RT flight from ATL to DEN
shsu1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Default

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.
Kurver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
henry06x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racer357 View Post
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.
__________________

Academy Propaganda rev - Rome 390 Boss
New for 14-15
Yes the Basic - Now IPO
henry06x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9
Default

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
shsu1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
Reformed Creep-o-saurus
 
poutanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurver View Post
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!
poutanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breckenridge, cheap, college, vail

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums