the Do’s and mostly Don’ts: Last Minute Bookings
Planning on coming out to Summit County to ski and snowboard this year? If so, make sure you are ahead of the game this season.
With new restrictions in town it has become a little more tricky to travel to the mountains. . .but that does not mean it has to be stressful. Here are some tips to make sure your travel plans go smoothly.
Traveling with a big party? If that’s the case. . try to plan on splitting larger groups in two. With current restrictions in place it is MUCH easier to book reservations with smaller parties. Staying together of course is always the main goal but for travel purposes and booking accommodations you may have more luck searching for a services with a smaller party. **We truly love bringing people up to our beautiful home, which is why we always suggest booking in advance. https://www.summitexpress.com/
Make sure to call hotels ahead of time. Many establishments are only allowing same family parties into accommodations. Looking for solo accommodations may be easier than traveling with a group. Here’s a good read for anyone coming into town https://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/27752/Amended-and-Restated-PH-Order—COVID-19
Book your ski/ride reservations ahead of time! We’ve already seen the tragic stories~ People booked a 5 day trip and only could reserve 1 day of skiing so they ended up cutting the trip short and flying home. Make sure if you are skiing with an epic pass that you make reservations ahead of time. A ski trip with no skiing is never a good time. https://www.epicpass.com/info/reservation-details.aspx
Riding Copper? Make sure to book a parking reservation if you are driving or plan on taking the free Summit Stage bus. https://www.coppercolorado.com/plan-your-trip/getting-here/parking Last minute bookings have been available here so this might be the first actual DO’s in terms of do’s and don’ts for last minute booking. If you do not find a spot, NO SWEAT just hop on the Summit Stage and bus on over to Copper. No need for a parking pass if you aren’t parking! https://summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/29947/Copper-Mtn-Win-20-21
All in all. . . the theme this winter is to make sure you are planning ahead. Last minute/spur the moment trips are always the best kinds BUT in these trying times booking ahead is always going to be the safest and most dependable option.
Lastly, whether you like the restrictions or not please adhere to all rules and regulations. I know this is a vacation town to most but to a lot of us this is a place we call home. We constantly have visitors coming and going from Summit County so please be courteous and keep our town and its locals safe. We all want to get back to work! Please help keep our season alive.
With that being said PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE support all the local business you can during your stay here. If you are ordering take out food or using any kind of services here please make sure to TIP. There are lots of people who make their living off tips and are currently taking huge cuts to make sure all our visitors can still experience how lovely are county truly is. Please HELP US HELP YOU!
Be safe out there everybody.