For skiers and snowboarders, the start of the 2017/2018 season has been a story of the haves and the have-nots. With the weather phenomenon La Nina “little girl” gripping North America, the northern resorts such as Bridger Bowl in Montana have been inundated with snow, current snow base is at 132% of the usual average. On the other side of the story, southern resorts in Colorado and Utah are only getting around 65% of what is usually expected at this time of the year. For snow seekers, this means your usual port of call for going skiing or snowboarding might not be available right now. Ahead of you, is the daunting task of spending hours sieving through the fragmented internet to research, plan and book your next ski holiday.
The research and planning phase of a ski holiday has never been a pleasant experience. The internet provides an endless supply of snow-related content. While it succeeds in providing breadth, information is often generic and fragmented across hundreds of websites with poorly designed user experience. This leaves travelers frustrated and exhausted to the point where deals are missed and ideal destinations overlooked. In today’s on-demand culture, a much more curated and authentic experience is required.
Recognising this problem, SnowPak reinvented itself this year with a focus on providing the best insider tips on resorts, sourced from the locals and insiders who have lived and breathed their local mountains. Coupled with a thoughtfully designed user interface, you will be able to quickly familiarize yourself with the selected resort, regardless of whether it’s your first time visiting or your fifth trip for the season.
“At SnowPak, we have simplified and streamlined the Ski Holiday planning experience for our users. We didn’t just stop there, local authenticity is what makes our user experience unique. We went further and provided our users with insider’s tips as if they were speaking with friendly locals on a chairlift or over a beer at the bar” says David Shi, Communications Director of SnowPak.
Planning your ski holiday through SnowPak is an intuitive and enjoyable experience. SnowPak will take you on a guided tour of the resort through authentic guides such as Whistler Blackcomb which are packed with insider tips sourced from local mountain enthusiasts. You will learn how to avoid chairlift queues, where to find secret powder stashes and choose the best place to go for a beer and make some friends after the chairlifts have stopped. Once you have found the right resort for you, just click or tap on the resort package page and pick your travel dates.
On top of the ever-growing list of resort guides, SnowPak also provides expert tips on a variety of ski and snowboard related topics. Recently, they released a visually detailed infographic demonstrating a comparison of the four most popular ski passes with important data such as price, resort coverage, snowfall and elevation. With the current snowfall shortage, SnowPak has also provided a comprehensive list of over 200 major ski resort opening and closing dates and their lift tickets and pass prices. Plus, with various all-inclusive ski packages to numerous destinations, discounts and informative ski resort statistics, SnowPak distinguishes itself as a pioneer in providing snow seekers a fully curated skiing experience.
With SnowPak, planning your ski holiday has never been easier, the entire experience feels refreshing just like the cold alpine air on top of the mountain.
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