Why Book With Snowcapped Travel?
Snowcapped Travel is a skiing and boarding specific ski travel business offering a new real-time and on request self-service quoting and booking 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. You can arrange your online quote here.
We can also arrange all your airfares for you – but airfares are done via a custom quote for you.
How Does the NEW online quoting / booking system work?
You can arrange your own ski holiday quote by filling in your destination, start date, end date, number of adults and children. To prepare your own quote you pick your property and room type, lifts, lessons, rentals and transfers. Please be aware that we are continuing to add in more resorts, properties, lifts and lessons into the booking engine (on a daily basis), so if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for with the online quoting system – we can arrange a custom quote for you as well – plus we can arrange all of your flights for you via a custom quote as well.
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 quotes, just let us know via the custom quote page.
How Do I Make Changes To My Quote?
When you prepare your own quote, you’ll receive a copy of the quote via email plus you will also receive in a separate email with your login details. Click here to Login In – where you can change dates, remove or add items and recalculate your quote. Your will need your emails address and password to login.
I Have Lost My Password – How Do I Rest My Password?
Click here to Login In – where you can reset your password.
How Do I Turn A Quote Into A Booking?
You can turn your quote into a booking when you Log In or go to your email quote and click on the book now button. Please be aware when you click on the book now button, your credit card will be charged the deposit amount for properties that are ‘live inventory’ otherwise your credit card details will be securely stored as property confirmations can take up to 48 hrs – as explained in further details below.
What Percentage Of The Accommodation In The New Online Booking System Is Live Accommodation Inventory?
Around 30% of the properties in the booking engine are live inventory, which means the property is available because we have direct two way connectivity with the property, and your credit card will be charged the deposit amount. The rest of the properties are “Subject To Availability”, which means we will confirm the property’s availability within 48 hrs, and your credit card details will be securely stored but your card will not be charged the deposit – until we have the confirmation through from the property.
If for some reason that property isn’t available your reservation agent will come back to you with suitable other options for you.
Should I Book Airfares While Waiting For An Accommodation Confirmation?
No. Don’t book any airfares until your accommodation component is confirmed by us. 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 for you – click here – custom quote.
If The Accommodation Says “Subject To Availability” And I Want To Book This – When Do You Charge My Credit Card?
For properties that say “Subject To Availability”, we will need to first confirm the availability for you before we charge your credit card the deposit amount – and property confirmations can take up to 48 hrs. So the online booking system is designed to securely record your credit card information – but it won’t place any charges on your card – until we have a confirmation back from the property.
If The Accommodation Says – “1 Room Left” – And I Want To Book This – When Do You Charge My Credit Card?
For properties that say “1 Room Left”, this meas it is live inventory (in most cases) and there is one room left at that price because we have direct two way connectivity with the property, and your credit card will be charged the deposit amount.
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.
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.