Spring is certainly in the air, and if you aren’t dealing with crippling allergies, you’re likely seeing this as the most beautiful time of the year. Perhaps the one thing you’re not thinking about is taking a vacation at a ski lodge because, well, it’s spring, and ski lodges are a winter thing, right? Who goes skiing in the spring?
Well, it turns out, you’re a little out of touch with how ski lodges work & when you can find some of the best times to hit the slopes. Spring ski lodge trips are actually a ‘thing’ and something that you really should invest some time in trying out for yourself. Look back at any discussions you’ve had with your family about going on a skiing holiday, but after talking it out, you just don’t want to deal with the super-cold weather & adverse travel conditions that could keep you in an airport lobby. Well, taking the same trip in the spring proves to be advantageous for the simple reason that when seasons change, weather becomes less of a hindrance.
If the idea of a ski lodge vacation in the spring intrigues you, you’re not alone. Travel industry experts have noted that more people are choosing to take trips usually slated for winter during the spring simply because the activities they wanted to indulge in aren’t really affected (in some case, conditions improve). These experts also point out the biggest benefit of traveling in the spring – you’re traveling “off-peak” and that means big savings!
Why not take the family on that ski lodge vacation you’ve all been dreaming about during the spring? Other big perks include smaller crowds than during the winter or summer, and weather is usually very temperate, so the crush of very cold or oppressively hot aren’t even a factor.
Here are a few tips to plan the perfect spring ski lodge vacation:
Plan for All Conditions & Weather – Yes, the weather is tremendous in the spring, but you still have to plan to wear layers. Days and nights bring different temperatures, as do changes in elevation.
Look At Alternative Activities Beyond Skiing – You’re there to try your hand at skiing, but there’s also snowboarding. You could hit the hiking & biking trails, or you could go fishing in a mountain stream.
Plan the Trip Ahead of Time – Even though you’re planning a trip during an off-peak time, it’s becoming popular, so plan ahead. Moreover, planning ahead can help if changes come up between booking your trip & heading out.
Rental Gear – If you’ve ever traveled with too much luggage or a lot of checked bags, you know it can be a real pain. Having your own ski gear can seem cool, but renting gear at your destination may be more cost-effective in the long-run and save you a headache.
A ski lodge can be quite the step up for a family looking for a little shake-up in their vacation repertoire. Even so, traveling during the spring can make for great pricing, amazing weather, less crowding, and a chance to really get into contact with nature. It’s a trip with almost nothing else but upsides, and that’s saying a lot.