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Colorado´s Colorful Ski Destinations

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Colorado, the centennial state, offers world-famous skiing in an astonishing natural environment that makes for every adventurer. Adding to all the range of ski and snowboard activities, you can hike, try mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting. The excitement brought by the upcoming ski season in Colorado prompts us to showcase some of its most emblematic ski destinations.

Breckenridge is associated by many with the finest ski resorts and settings for winter sports. Beautiful Breckenridge cabins are found in this historic mining town with numerous interest spots and museums to complement your ski trip.

Aspen is famous for its astonishing snow-capped mountains and luxury Aspen hotels, but it is much more than a playground for elites. Aspen attracts hundreds of ski enthusiasts and regular tourists that explore Aspen’s rich cultural history, arts and recreational activities. Find Aspen accommodations in Rentalo.com.

Steamboat Springs is another popular ski destination, known for its “cowboy culture” and uniqueness. Numerous museums, beautiful Victorian homes and a big selection of Native American arts can be found in Steamboat Springs. Those coming to this town for a skiing adventure can count with a wide variety of affordable Steamboat Springs vacation condos.

The Winter Park Ski Resort owned by the City and County of Denver, is a small town with abundant cross-country ski opportunities and trails, including the popular Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This nice and secluded spot is located at the southern end of the Fraser Valley in a subalpine region completely snow-covered for six months every year. Don´t forget to check out our Winter Park lodgings.

Telluride, the former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River is one of Colorado´s 20 National Historic Landmarks and a popular ski destination. Mining was replaced by the ski industry in 1972 and since, it has flourished as a preferred ski destination for adventurers and outdoor sports lovers. Check more Telluride vacation cabins in Rentalo.

Vail, established in 1966 is at the base of the Vail Ski Resort and is famous for having the second largest single ski mountain in North America. Amongst a picturesque surroundings, Vail offers the perfect place for bold skiers and snowboarders. To find more information on Vail accommodations, visit Rentalo.com.

Plan your next ski trip to Colorado, great scenery in a well-suited and professional ski industry, you will not regret it. Check out more information in Colorado vacation rentals or read our blog post on ski travel. Enjoy the slopes!

Ready to hit the slopes? Check out these ski travel tips.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Start planning your ski trip and enjoy a white-snow sporty vacation. Consider the most popular ski vacation destinations, browse our ski vacation rentals in the US, and prepare your gear to hit the slopes this upcoming season. At Rentalo, we want to help you make the most of your ski travel by providing some useful tips and recommendations.

Plan your ski trip accordingly

The earlier you plan your ski trip, the better the chances you get discounts and better deals. Consider an early or a late season trip, also try a mid-week journey to avoid crowds and get special discounts at selected resorts. If you are flexible with your travel dates, you may also want to try last-minute accommodations and ski packages; check directly with the ski resorts for special deals and availability. Also, be attentive to special resort promotions that bundle ski and stay offers; some of these include lodging, lift tickets and quick ski instruction. You will save money on packaged offers.

It is also a good idea to check detailed ski reports and weather conditions in the ski location of your choice. Check also available and open trails, and visit the resort´s website for updated relevant ski information. Some resort websites have live webcams that may give you a better grasp on the spot you are visiting.

Traveling with your ski gear

If you are taking your own equipment, check your ski gear during your ski trip planning so you can review and pair it to local ski conditions. Prepare a list with everything you may need; remember to check boot and ski clamps, wax your skis and take clothing in good condition.

You may probably want to rent a car that comes with a ski rack to place your gear and ask for GPS navigation devices that also come handy if you are driving around and skiing at multiple locations.
If you are flying to your ski destination, check the airline regulations before you start packing. See if there are special and separate regulations for your luggage and a sports bag. Remember, ski bags may be large in size and heavy, check if your gear meets the cargo size and weight requirements in advance of your ski journey to avoid paying extra fees. You may want to consider taking your boot bags and a day´s set of ski clothing on a separate bag, that way if your luggage gets delayed, your skiing won´t be held up.

Skiing may be a demanding and exhilarating experience. Plan your next vacation trip in advance, check our ski destinations and lodgings in Colorado. Review vacation rentals in Breckenridge, ski homes in Vail, vacation homes in Steamboat Springs and hotels in Aspen. Enjoy the slopes!