10 Tips for Group Snowboard Ski Trip Planning to make the Best Snowboard Group Trip in California
There’s lots of ways to go about getting travel information on the web as you plan your individual trip. TravelZoo.com , Snow.com , or straight up “googling” ” Best Snowboard Group Trip in California “.
Regardless of your approach, you already know (or have a vague idea) of what you need, want, and how much coin you think your group can muster on a budget. Here’s a few tips to make this your Best Group Snowboard Ski trip ever, as you gather your information and pull together data.
- List your group’s purpose: Why are you going? When you know what you want to accomplish, the choices become much more obvious for your Group Snow Travel Expert.Snow, conference, business meetings, youth group trip with skiing/snowboarding as a sidenote. Is it an all out ski trip , so a Deer Valley ski-only destination will work, or a die-hard snowboard trip where a June Mountain Transworld Park rating in top 10 North American Parks matter?
- When can you travel to the snow: Are you open to Off-peak times, midweek, or early late season deals? Or do you have to travel on President’s Weekend, or Martin Luther King 3 day weekends? (Hint: you can save thousands on midweek and offpeak group and individual travel) which brings us to point number 3.
- Determine your ski group ski snowboard travel budget: Can your group afford $1000/person for a 5 day super adventure to Powder Mountain, and throw in an optionalheli-ski for fresh-tracks, or is it a local cram in 1 cabin for a night or two and a possible lift ticket option at a smaller local resort like Bear Mountain or Snow Summit in Big Bear, California?
Set a realistic budget so you can get the most participation for your group, or bang for your buck for your corporate ski trip.
- Get your goals in front of a qualified group vacation planner: Group Travel holds lots of location, budget and planning pitfalls. Individual trip planning through the usual web suspects is pretty easy. (Sadly i even do it, when I am going somewhere I’ve not been before to get deals and local intel).
The truth is Group Planners like Charter Bus Group, and others, can make your planning result in a successful group event where you have a great time accomplishing your groups purpose.
- Book now:Notice I did not say early. You can always block a snowboard or ski group trip (almost always), especially if your flexible on dates. The important part is that you need to lock in your rates, and dates so you can promote. You won’t have real rates until you lock in your dates.
- Get the word out: Once you’ve booked, and set your budget get those guys up to speed and SECURE THEIR COMMITMENT WITH A DEPOSIT.
Make it a Christmas gift option, a layaway plan, or a price point encouragement to sign up early. The best bet is to stir their energy, show them pictures, share your previous trip experience, then get them in, so they can budget and join in on the fun.
- Know your Cancellation for Hotel, etc: It’s just your parachute, but better a parachute to know when you might be in trouble, than a base jump with no landing plan.
Groups loose thousands of dollars each year, by not knowing when to change their number from 40-30 and drop 3 hotel rooms. Be smart and realistic. After all your travel agent would rather save you money and headache, than have you have a horrible, money losing experience.
- Plan your Transportation Details:Are you driving? Have chains? Any late check in instructions you should be aware of, if you’re driving all Friday night to arrive at 1am. How much time do you need to get to the airport? Any extra fees for carrying your skis/snowboard on the plane?
- Finalize your group lift ticket (usually required 2 weeks in advance)– The reason you save money on group tickets, is because it’s prebought, and the ticket desk does not have to deal with mummified skiers or boarders in their lift lines slowing down their morning operation.
So once again: get your peoples money in hand, know what tickets you need, and place that order. They’ll be sitting their nicely bundled and easy to distribute when you arrive.
- Just get out there and enjoy the snow:When you get there, the work should be behind you (or left in the conference room for business discussions, while you re-energize on the slopes before the next meeting). There’s one reason Charter Bus Group is Here! So you can get out and play.
No headaches, hassles or forgotten details.
We’re here for your next adventure. Corporate trip, group ski trip with friends, a family ski trip, or a a church group ski trip. You should always get a great rate and service with whomever you choose! And above all else a great experience.
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