Great Ski Accommodations: Monarch Mountain and Holiday Inn Express, Salida


The perfect accommodations for your Colorado Group Ski Trip put you right where you want to be near the ski resort that meets your needs. If you’re taking a group with some less experienced skiers, then look long and hard at the Holiday Inn Express in Salida near Colorado’s Monarch Mountain.

Monarch for A Great Group Ski Trip

First off, Monarch is very attractive for a group ski trip. Because the mountain offers a variety of terrain, skiers of all levels will have a great time at Monarch. [Read more…]

Great Ski Accommodations: The Vintage Hotel, Winter Park

Great Group Ski Accommodations in Winter ParkWhen you’re looking for perfect accommodations for your Colorado Group Ski Trip, look long and hard at The Vintage Hotel in Winter Park.

Ski-in, Ski-out Convenience Without the Price

The Vintage Hotel is located a short distance from the base at Winter Park. But, instead of walking to the lifts, you get to hitch a ride on the cabriolet. The cabriolet is an open air gondola that takes your from the hotel area over to the lift area of the base. [Read more…]

Your Gnarly Group Ski Trip: Choosing Perfect Ski Resort

There are well over 30 ski resorts in Colorado and 8 in New Mexico. And they are definitely not created equal.

We’ve talked before about some things to consider when planning your group ski trip, and some things you can do to to make your ski trip better when you’ve got kids in the crew. But today I want to talk about a couple of things that can really make a big difference to the success of your ski trip. [Read more…]

Your Gnarly Group Ski Trip: Travel Insurance Takes the Stress Out of Your Colorado Group Ski Trip

You’ve done it. You’ve planned the perfect group ski trip. You look forward to great days on the slopes and great evenings of devotionals and bonding with your youth group.

Excitement is building as the day of departure gets closer, but then the unthinkable happens. The flu sweeps through your group, and you’ve got a bunch of really sick kids on your hands. They’re in no condition to ride a bus for 12 hours to a high elevation and then ski for a few days.

Those sick kids also ponied up several hundred dollars for this trip. It’s too late for the resort to rebook the rooms. There’s no refund happening this late in the game.

This is where group ski trip insurance comes in. This scenario impacts an entire group, but even when bad luck causes one person to cancel at the last minute, money is wasted. And trip insurance doesn’t just insure trip cancellation due to illness. Take a look at what it can cover:

  • Trip cancellation or interruption
  • Medical evacuation
  • Medical expense and transportation
  • Lost or stolen baggage
  • Car collision coverage
  • And more, all depending on your circumstances and the plan you choose

Ski Daddy recommends Travel Guard insurance for our groups. We don’t sell the insurance ourselves, but our groups purchase directly from Travel Guard.  There are several policies to choose from and as a group leader you can purchase insurance for the entire group and build it into the package price, or you can leave it up to the individuals in your group to purchase their own policy if they choose.

It’s important to understand the terms of your travel insurance policy – exactly what’s covered, how you can make a claim, and any time limitations on the coverage. But a little extra legwork now can save a lot of disappointment later.

However you decide to handle the insurance, this is just another way you can reduce the stress of planning a group ski trip. Let Ski Daddy show you how it can be a stress free process!