Our guide to the best time to visit
Throughout the typical ski-season, there are certain dates and weeks that are most popular for guests to book. Given their high demand, these dates will sell out quickly, oftentimes during the latter half of the previous season and during the Spring and early Summer.
We encourage all of our guests to bear this in mind when booking their vacation with us; proactively engaging early on gives you the best chance to book your dream stay at the perfect time.
Peak Dates during the ski season include the festive period between Christmas and New Year, President’s Day weekend and the Spring Break season.
A full list of the most popular dates can be found below:
|Opening Day – Dec 15||Dec 16 – 20||Dec 21 – 25||Dec 26 – Jan 2||Jan 3 – 7||Jan 8 – 12||Jan 13 – 16||Jan 17 – Feb 16||Feb 17 – 23||Feb 18 – 23||Feb 24 – Mar 3||Mar 4 – Apr 1||Apr 2 – Close|
Guests should also know that, in the majority of cases, nightly stays are sold based on whether they are considered a Peak Date. For example, if 5 nights have been booked between 22 and 27 December, the nightly rate for this rate may fluctuate because the nights between 24-27 December are regarded as Peak Dates, whilst 22-23 would not.
What to Expect during Peak Dates:
It is important to remember that during the Peak Dates, each resort will be at maximum capacity. This means that, in addition to higher accommodation prices, guests will also experience busier slopes and longer lift wait-times, as well as more competition for restaurant and activity bookings. For guests who do choose to book during these dates, we highly recommend organizing all extras well in advance. Furthermore, guests aiming to vacation during peak dates will need to be aware that many accommodation options will require a longer minimum-night stay. Many homes will not accept a booking for fewer than 5 – 10 nights.
Alternatives to Peak Dates:
Guests who choose to vacation outside of the aforementioned Peak Dates can look forward to a host of perks. These include: lower nightly rates for accommodation, quieter slopes, shorter lines for chair lifts, and less competition for activity, restaurant and event bookings. Relevant dates would include the beginning and end of each season, plus during late January/early February between the Festive period and Spring Break. It is important to remember some important caveats, such as more temperamental ski and riding conditions, as well as uncertain start and finish times to the season.