Ski Butlers Blog - Nikki Bongaerts

Top Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

Did you know that August and September are two of the best months to book your ski vacation? While our minds may still be focused on summer, you're going to want to start looking ahead to your winter trip and nail down all of the little details sooner than later. Especially if you want to benefit from serious savings and a wider variety of lodging, airfare, and equipment options.


Last Chance for Ski Apparel Deals

We all know that the off-season is the best possible time to get steep discounts on ski apparel, but with fall quickly approaching, these deals won’t last much longer. Today, we’re breaking down some of the best remaining pieces of ski apparel available over at Backcountry. While sizing can be limited at this time of year, this is your last chance to cash in before all of the new gear hits the market in October!


Top Three Seasonal Ski Jobs

It's officially August, which means that ski resorts around North America have posted their winter job openings and have ramped up hiring efforts. Maybe you just graduated from high school or college and are looking to live your dream in the mountains, or maybe you just retired from 40+ years in a corporate role and want to spend the remainder of your working days in a ski instructor uniform, ripping daily laps down the mountain. Within the next few months, aspiring ski bums can hit job fairs, apply to various roles online, or get creative with ways to move to their dream mountain town. In honor of this exciting time of the year, we're breaking down what we think are the top three seasonal ski jobs. 


Using Your Ski Pass in the Summer

If you skied or rode just about anywhere in North America this season, you experienced the record amounts of snowfall that has led to resorts across the West extending their seasons. But they say all good things must come to an end, and with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Snowbird recently closing, Mammoth will be one of the last resorts to end its ski season with an estimated close date of July 27th. 

Whether or not you have next season’s Ikon or Epic pass collecting dust in your desk drawer, maybe you have recently decided to book a summer trip to your favorite ski resort. What will you do without some nice groomers and beautiful glades, you’re wondering? Have no fear, because these days, ski resorts are offering summer services like never before.