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5 Ways to Make the Most of the Early Ski & Snowboard Deals and Packages

Tuesday • October 27, 2015

- Get your Dollar, or Pound,… or Euro to work extra hard for you! 

1) Book Now

Seriously. The best deals of the season are on right now. They’ve been arriving in your in-box and on your social media feeds, stop ignoring them. You might think they are just trying to grab you early, which they are, but it’s no lie. They really are the best package deals of the season. Plus if you're from the US, Europe or the UK the exchange rate is awesome for you with additional savings of 30% to 50%! And those savings continue as you spend your vacation dollars while travelling in Canada (assuming the exchange rates don't have a dramatic flip over).

 2) Book Your Lift Tickets At THE SAME TIME as Your Accommodation

You won’t find a better price on multi-day lift tickets unless you can use points or you stumble upon an abandoned 20 on your way to the ticket booth. Besides, you are coming to ski/board, right? Have kids? There are some package deals on now offering free days and  kids 12 & under ski for free with the purchase of adult lift ticket.

3) Invite a Couple More Ski Bums

Most deals and packages are calculated per person with double occupancy. Adding 2 more members to your group reduces the hotel cost up to an additional 50% off the room! Yes, it might get cozy if you’re sharing a 2 queen room. Just remember, you’re here to ski, not set up camp in your hotel room.

4) Know the Rules

Like every great deal, there’s fine print. Check the blackout dates (times of the season where the deal is not valid.) Take advantage of those times when it isn’t peak season. Bonus? Less competition for those fresh pow turns. Double check the package end date. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

5) Call a Reservations Agent! 

This could be through the ski resort or local tourism organization, even some local accommodators offer excellent ski & stay packages. These reservation agents are booking packages all day long and can see if changing the package or arrival dates or other details will improve on your price. They will know the availabilities without hunting and they will do all the booking legwork for you. The best part, they are local destination experts! 

Now make the most of Fernie's early ski & snowboard deals and packages before it's too late!

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