Why Book With Snowcapped Travel?
Snowcapped Travel is a skiing and boarding specific ski travel business offering ski holidays via an online get a quote system that includes special early bird discounts accommodation, transfers, lifts, rentals and lessons that saves you money and time because you can arrange your whole skiing holiday in the one place with the one ski travel company including airfares.
How Does the NEW online quoting system work?
Simply tell us what you want here and our experienced team of ski travel consultants will prepare a custom quote for you that can include, flights, accommodation, transfers, lift passes, rentals and lessons.
Can I Book Airfares Through You?
We are a full travel agency and we have access to all of the special online airfares, as well as some off-line special wholesale airfares so we can take care of all of your airfare needs for you. To arrange an airfare quote, just let us know via the custom quote page.
How Do I Make Changes To My Quote?
Contact your ski travel specialist – their contact details will be attached to your quote.
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?
Mostly but 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.
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.
If you want to purchase any Epic passes, please contact us.
What If I Book My Accommodation Via Airbnb etc – Can I Book The Rest Of My Ski Holiday Through You?
Unfortunately no. Obviously you are free to book your accommodation through airbnb and the like however you need to be aware that you won’t be able to gain access to any of our special discounted airfares, lifts, rentals, (kids ski and rent free) and transfer deals. That’s why it’s always best to prepare a quote with us, so you can compare the total cost of the whole holiday, as you may be surprised how much you can save with us – when you include all of the saving we can offer you.
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.
I Am A Travel Agent Can I Book Through Snowcapped Travel For My Clients?
Yes, because we are a ski travel wholesale company we work directly with travel agencies across Australia. To register as a travel agent go here – Travel Agent Registration link.