Headed out on your first ski vacation and don’t know where to start? Nothing is as fun as a ski vacation during the winter! With the snow and the slopes all around you, you will undoubtedly have a vacation to remember. However, you will want to be as prepared as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions about planning and booking a skiing and snowboarding vacation.

Q. What does ski in ski out mean?

A. Typically, a ski in ski out vacation rental is one that is directly located on the ski slopes.

Q. Are ski in ski out lodgings worth the extra cost?

A. Yes, especially for the convenience aspect. Choosing to stay in ski in ski out lodgings is worth the money, since you will save on transportation costs; you won’t have to worry about lugging heavy ski gear from slope to slope, and you will be directly located near your accommodation so you can simply swoop down and grab dinner once you are hungry. However, it is important to realize that there are plenty of ski in ski out lodgings available at different budget prices for families of all sizes.

Q. Should I rent or buy equipment?

A. This depends on your lifestyle. If you are a beginner, it is always a good idea to rent your equipment not only to save money but to ensure a proper fit. However, if you see yourself going on ski trips a few times a year, buying your own gear will be worth the investment.

Q. When is the best time to book a ski vacation?

A. Generally speaking, the earlier you book a vacation the cheaper it will be. The most expensive travel times include the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Martin Luther King weekend, President’s Day week, and spring break, so expect premiums for these times. Have a flexible schedule when planning and you will have nothing to worry about!

Q. Do I need to know how to ski?

A. Absolutely not! Plenty of ski resorts offer lessons for skiers of all experience levels. Don’t let not knowing how to ski keep you from an amazing vacation!

Now that you know the basics of booking a ski trip, you need a place to stay. Consider choosing a seasonal rental property for your vacation; fully one out of four family travelers have stayed in a vacation home or condo rental within the past year, as opposed to a conventional hotel or resort. So follow their lead and book your lodging with Access Winter Park today.