2017 SnowBound Magazine

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Plan Now For A Stress-Free Ski Outing

Winter sports trips can be thrilling experiences. You will spend time on Olympic-caliber slopes, view vast expanses of wilderness and visit charming ski towns, all alongside friends and family. However, every group planner knows that it takes hours of organizing to reach that mountainside. Ski and snowboard trips pose numerous hurdles ordinary group vacations may not. In addition to transportation and lodging, you’ll need to consider equipment rental, weather conditions and balancing the varied skill sets of a large group. It’s daunting—enough to plow away any thoughts of that perfect January powder.

Luckily, we at Snowbound have a passion for both winter sports and group travel, and we’ve enjoyed compiling this 2017 edition as the ultimate resource. We reached out to ski club organizers and industry professionals across North America for Advice from the Experts, where they offer guidance on everything from apps to airfare. Have disengaged adolescents in tow? We profile teen ski school programs and underage clubs in Teenage Tips. We highlight the latest trends in mountain technology and clothing in 6 New Equipment and Outerwear Offerings, while 5 Tips for Cost-Conscious Ski Trip Planners provides easy methods to shave your budget. Need a pick-me-up after a long day on the slopes? Top-Shelf Après-Ski covers mountain hotspots from California to New Hampshire with advice on house specialties.

Finally, Finding the Right Ski or Snowboard Lesson guides group members at any skill level to the appropriate ski school class. As well, we provide several Site InSpections that detail the best mountains and resorts in the country.