If you’re looking to score the best winter deals and ensure you have a choice in top accommodations when it comes to your next ski getaway, you’ll want to book your trip by the end of August.
According to mountain vacation package site Ski.com, booking a ski trip by the end of the month ensures that you’ll be able to get the best deals on accommodations, flights, and lift tickets. The site reported it is currently seeing savings of up to 40 percent for lodging options at popular destinations like Whistler and Vail when booked by August 31.
This time frame also ensures ski enthusiasts are able to secure ski-in, ski-out accommodations, which the company said can be some of the first to get sold out.
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“There’s a finite number of prime hotels and condos, as well as a finite number of flights that go into these typically smaller airports in the mountains,” Dan Sherman, vice president of marketing at Ski.com, told Travel + Leisure. “People often wait until they get into winter mode to start shopping for their holiday vacations ... and at that point, it’s too late for many resorts.”
If you’re wondering which winter wonderland to explore next, here are 12 locations around the globe offering prime deals and top-notch amenities for those looking to book early.