Why Book With Snowcapped Travel?
Snowcapped Travel is a skiing and boarding specific ski travel business offering real-time and on request special early bird and discounted skiing airfares, accommodation, transfers, lifts, rentals and lessons that saves you money and time because you can arrange your whole skiing holiday in the one place.
Will I Save Time And Money Booking With Snowcapped Travel?
Yes, definitely because we only deal with skiers, boarders and family skiing holidays so we won’t be beaten on price. You can save even more, and be the first to find out about our very latest specials when you sign up for our newsletter.
Can I Just Book Snow Accommodation?
Not always. We have secured amazing specials with our accommodation partners for you, however on some occasions these need to be sold as packages. When you book your ski accommodation through us, you can save from 10% – 50% on accommodation. Plus you can save 15% – 50% on the walk-up rates when you book your lifts, rentals, transfers and lessons through us. Plus we have negotiated kids ski free deals at many of the major resorts.
Our accommodation booking engine offers a mix of live and on request accommodation options for you. What this means is that we are connected to over 500 snow properties live, where we can arrange your booking in real time and confirm your rates. We are adding more properties to the live system each week.
There are also other properties at the resorts that don’t have a live booking system yet. So for these properties, we have negotiated special contracted rates for you and loaded them into our system with all of the early bird discounts and specials so our booking engine will always work out the very best price for you – on a request basis.
Can I Book Lift Tickets, Lessons Or Rentals Direct With You?
Yes, when you also book your snow accommodation through us. Otherwise, the answer is no (with a handful of exceptions below) because our special skiing and boarding rates on lifts, lessons and rentals are only available as part of a packaged ski holiday program that includes some snow accommodation at the resort included with your booking.
There is a few exceptions here including that you can book your EPIC passes through us – with the exception of the EPIC Australian passes.
If you want to purchase any Epic passes, please contact us.
Where Should I Go For A Great Skiing Holiday?
Canada for great snow and value for money. Japan for powder and a cultural experience. The US for great service and consistent snow. Europe is coming off fantastic snowfalls and offers vast resort experiences.
How Do I Avoid Altitude Sickness?
Symptoms of altitude sickness include a headache, nausea, fatigue and trouble sleeping due to a lack of available oxygen. People with persistent headaches, loss of appetite, vomiting and continued lack of sleep by the second night should seek medical attention.
Being short of breath while sitting during the second or third day may be a sign of high altitude pulmonary oedema, where water is in the lungs. This is rare, though, affecting only 1 or 2 percent of people going to the mountains. It’s highly preventable if someone seeks help immediately.
Who gets altitude sickness
Altitude sickness can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, physical fitness or previous experience with altitude. Even someone who lives in Denver can get sick when travelling to the mountains. Physically fit people are more likely to exert themselves, though, leading to increased chances of altitude sickness.
Ways to curb altitude sickness
It’s recommended to avoid alcohol and salty foods. Drink moderately more water than usual. It’s also recommended taking a day to acclimate to a lower elevation and rest before hitting the slopes.
Altitude sickness typically kicks in at elevations around 7,500 to 8,000 feet, especially if you are sleeping at that altitude. When people sleep, their breathing patterns are much slower, which lets in even less oxygen exacerbating the altitude’s effect.