Posted on 9/29/2017 by Alyssa Hubbard
How to Save Money on Your Family Ski Vacation at Keystone
There are some easy ways you can make your family ski vacation a little more affordable. Check out these tips for saving money on your next family ski vacation here at Keystone Resort. Take Advantage of Guest Discounts When you stay with SummitCove, you'll receive a copy (electronically in your confirmation and a hard copy at check-in) of our Key to Keystone coupon book, chock full of exclusive discounts on everything from your rental car or airport shuttle, your ski rentals, dining, and activities like snowmobiling and zip lining. Be aware and take advantage of these deals and you can save a pretty penny! Some of the best offers include 25% off ski rentals and a free margarita! Pack a Lunch Eating lunch on the mountain can be very expensive, so why not pack a bagged lunch for your family? Lockers are available inside the mountain lodges, so pack lunches in a backpack and then stash the bag in a locker and head back for it at lunch time. Cold cut sandwiches, string cheese, granola bars, chips and fresh fruit are all great options to bring. Foldable soft sided water bottles are great to fillup on water and save room in your pack or jacket. Stay Outside of River Run Village If you don't mind taking a shuttle to the ski resort, you can often find lodging options that are much more affordable than properties that are within walking distance to the slopes. You'll also enjoy the fact that these properties tend to be quieter and more spacious and many have their own heated swimming pools and hot tubs. [caption id="attachment_24579" align="alignleft" width="660"] Northstar Townhomes, located in West Keystone, about 1.5 miles from the Ski Slopes[/caption] Purchase Lift Tickets in Advance Whatever you do, don't wait until the day you ski to buy a lift ticket! We always recommend purchasing a season pass if you are skiing more than 4 days in a ski season, but if you are buying single day lift tickets, they are always at the lowest rates when you buy them online at least 7 or more days in advance of your first day on the mountain. You'll also save time by skipping the lift ticket lines! Do Your Grocery Shopping BEFORE You Get to Keystone There are some small grocery stores in Keystone, but for the best prices and selection, we highly recommend stopping at a major grocery store before you get into Keystone. The closest option is the City Market (part of the King Soopers brand) located off of Highway 6 in Silverthorne. You will pass right by it, on the left if you take the Dillon / Silverthorne Exit 205 off of I-70 to get to Keystone. There is also a super Target in the area, turn right off of exit 205 and head North about a mile. Cook Meals at the Condo Eating out for every meal certainly gets expensive, so plan to make some of your meals at your vacation condo. SummitCove stocks the rental properties with everything you need to prepare a meal, such as pots and pans, knives, cutting boards, utensils and more. There will also be a starter supply of dish soap, a sponge and dishwasher detergent available for you to cleanup. Plan easy to prepare meals like spaghetti, tacos, or roasted chicken with vegetables. You can also get stuff for grab and go breakfasts with muffins, bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, perfect for a quick bite before heading out to the slopes. Book Your Condo or Vacation Rental EARLY SummitCove Lodging offers some great early season deals to kickoff the ski season. Sometimes we even run promotions that have no blackout dates, meaning even those holiday stays can be booked at a discounted rate. You'll also realize that the best properties get booked first, so the sooner you book, the more likely you are to get the property you want and at the right price. Booking your lodging should be one of your very first steps when planning a ski vacation.