$9999 for 4 adult return airfares to USA in peak season, departing Australia in late December 2022 or early January 2023 including 10 nights on snow in January 2023 school holidays, in a 3 star apartment, with full kitchen, private bathroom, 2 sleeping areas, 3 or 4 beds & only 150m flat walk to 6 & 8 person ski lifts !!!
This is not a typo !!!
( don't want this 10 nights on snow accommodation ? Talk to us. We can swap it for up to AUD$4000** worth at almost any hotels or apartments anywhere in the world, at anytime in the next 12 months )
updated 3pm AEST Saturday 6 August 2022
NOTE: this sale must end 5pm AEST Monday 15 August 2022, or while inventory lasts
While many others are paying far too much to ski or snowboard in North America, you can save a fortune, by zigging, while everyone else is zagging. Most airfares alone in peak season, are more than $10,000 for 4 adults.
Skiing or boarding does not have to be expensive in North America, you just have to do it the right way.
repeating .... for only AUD$9999
for 4 adults or a family of 4 (total cost not each)
4 adult return airfares to LAX or SFO (from BNE, SYD, MEL or ADL) including an extra checked bag which can be an oversized ski or snowboard bag (total 45 kgs each)
You can earn Qantas frequent flyer points, flying on any of the following flight itineraries below ($100 to $200 surcharge per adult apply to some departures)
if you have a small group, choose any dates in either direction, subject to availability & airline confirmation at our contract rates:-
(we can also do one way flights from Australia, not from USA)
Brisbane/Los Angeles 21 December/back from Los Angeles 14 January
Brisbane/San Francisco 27 December, San Francisco/Fiji 14 January, 5 nights Fiji, Fiji/Brisbane 21 January (if don't want 5 nights in Fiji, this can be reduced for a fee)
Brisbane/Los Angeles 27 December, back from Los Angeles 21 January
Brisbane/Los Angeles 1 January, Los Angeles/Fiji 14 January, 5 nights Fiji, Fiji/Brisbane 21 January (SPECIAL DEAL:- $200/person towards Fiji accommodation included, or if don't want 5 nights in Fiji, the number of nights can be reduced, for a fee)
Brisbane/Los Angeles 1 January, back from Los Angeles 18 January
Brisbane/Los Angeles 1 January, back from Los Angeles 21 January (+$100)
Brisbane/Los Angeles 2 January, back from Los Angeles 18 January (+$200)
Brisbane/San Francisco 3 January, back from San Francisco 21 January
Sydney/Los Angeles 26 December, back from Los Angeles 14 January (+$100)
Sydney/Los Angeles 29 December, back from Los Angeles 14 January (+$100)
Sydney/Los Angeles 3 January, back from Los Angeles 22 January
Sydney/San Francisco 5 January, back from San Francisco 24 January
Melbourne/Los Angeles 17 December, back from Los Angeles 10 January
Melbourne/San Francisco 22 December, back from San Francisco 5 January
Melbourne/Los Angeles 5 January, back from Los Angeles 24 January
Adelaide/Los Angeles 26 December, back from Los Angeles 14 January
10 nights on snow from 3 to 13 January 2023, at Copper Mt resort Colorado, voted the best value & best family resort in all of North America, which has some of the best skiing anywhere in the world.
These apartments are 3 star, approx. 50 sq m (10m x 5m) with full kitchen, 2 sleeping areas, private bathroom & can sleep 4 to 6 people in 3 or 4 beds.
They are located only 150m flat walk to a 6 person hooded chairlift (the longest in North America) & a 6 person chair/8 person gondola combination lift in the photo above.
Flights from 10 or more major international airports in California to Colorados 2 international airports + another 3 smaller airports are not included, as many people want to use their Qantas or Virgin frequent flyer points, (from 11,800) to get to Colorado. Copper Mt is located 90 mins drive on 4-8 lane interstate hwy 70 from Denver or 60 min drive on 4 lane hwy from Vail airport.
Alternatively Southwest, the largest domestic airline in the U.S., have just loaded their flight up until 8 March 2023. Fares from California start from only US$59 & include 2 bags, one of which can be a ski or snowboard bag.
General info on the resort can be found at www.CopperColorado.com
Lift passes aren’t included as many people have season passes at Australian resorts, which include Colorado resorts, but lift passes can be added if needed & the good part is one child is free with adult purchase.
Price guide for adult lift pass when purchased with accommodation like above, with 1 child under 16 free is USD$74/day, or USD$37 each.
Of course, accommodation can be extended before & or after & can be upgraded.
If any kids are under 12 years, the international airfare component drops by $250.
i) Do your own thing before &or after your on snow dates, for example go to Disneyland, drive to San Diego, drive the famous Hwy 1 to San Francisco & then drive another hour to Napa Valley, drive to Las Vegas & Grand Canyon, fly somewhere else in USA or Canada, possibly using Qantas or Virgin frequent flyer points
ii) transfers from airport to resort-again many ways to get there, very low cost govt run express coaches & 14 seater vans from Denver, Uber or private shuttle vans from airport or private car rental
govt run full size coaches direct Denver to resorts on weekends
govt full sized coaches, 4 times a day, every day
Pegasus - new Bustang service
govt run, 14 seater vans up to a dozen times a day operating Thu to Mon in both directions
of course, you can get a Uber from any airport in Colorado to the resort or scheduled or chartered shuttle transfers from most airports to resort or rent a car. You can rental a car/SUV from Enterprise at Denver 5 points to nearby Silverthorne on a one way, one day basis.
Private car/SUV rental is available in Colorado from www.turo.com you just cannot rent one way.
A free county bus service operates from the resort to Frisco & beyond many times a day. The winter 2022-23 timeable is not available yet, but here's the 2021-22 timetable.
free buses go all over the county all day & night, to Silverthorne, which has great shopping at https://www.outletsatsilverthorne.com/directory/
Keystone, Breckenridge etc.
Wanting to maximize your time on snow, skiing or boarding ?
Stay in Denver the night of Saturday 31 December & get the early Snowtang coach express to the resort & you can ski up to a whole day before check in or stay at an airport hotel & get a shuttle or Uber to the resort, anytime that suits you on Sunday 1 January.
Then on Friday 13 January, either check out & head back to Denver or check out and then go skiing/boarding, part day or all day, have a shower at the Athletic Club (free) & get a Bustang coach (4 per day) or Pegasus van back to Denver (Around a dozen times a day)
Stay in Denver downtown for the night & get the train to the airport Saturday 14 January to fly back to Los Angeles to fly back to Australia, the same day.
An initial holding deposit of USD$40 is required by the resort.
Then 1 week later, 50% of the accommodation is required. The balance is due before 1 November 2022 & can be paid direct to the resort by credit card. They do not charge a credit card fee.
$1000/person is required for airline deposit, with the balance 1 month later.
Prior to 1 November, accommodation costs are fully refundable, less USD$40 +20% & refunds will be in USD$.
Lift tickets, are subject to price increase if not fully paid by a certain date, yet to be advised by the lift company.
Prices are subject to exchange rate variation.
frequently asked questions
1. what if we have 2, 3, 5, 6 or more people in our group ?
We can easily work out the additional costs & if you will fit into these apartments or we need to find you something bigger.
2. what if we have a group of singles, no couples ?
Just let us know the bedding required & we will find a few apartments to suit.
3. can we upgrade the accommodation ?
Of course, subject to availability. It will simply cost more. One of the reason for such good prices, is the lift company manages an enormous number of apartments & hotel rooms, so we only have to deal with one entity.
4. can we check in before 3 January & stay after 13 January 2023 ?
Of course, subject to availability. Prices per night before 1 January are double or triple the prices from 1 January. Prices after 13 January are more for the 3 nights of Martin Luther King long weekend, they then revert to similar pricing.
5. we don't want to fly on any of your set international flight itineraries. Can I depart/come home earlier or later?
Of course, simply tell us your preferred dates & we work out the cost.
6. we want to take skis/snowboards. We've heard all airlines are now charging up to $600 return for a ski or board bag.
How much will it cost in this package ?
We have contract fares, which allow an extra baggage allowance included (2 bags 30kgs & 15kgs one of which can be an oversized ski or board bag)
7. can we see actual photos of the apartments ?
Yes & more info on the resort at www.CopperColorado.com
& we can in most cases, send you links to the exact apartment you are looking at.
8. we'd like to pay by credit card. How much does that cost ?
Most of the accommodation & lift ticket components can be paid with any major credit card with no surcharge (you might want to check if your bank charges international transaction fees). For the rest, a 2% fee applies for Amex, Visa, Mastercard. We will give you a breakdown.
Note the components in USA, the accommodation & lift tickets will always be in USD$. This portion of the package is subject to exchange rate variation. The airfare component is in AUD$ &includes all current taxes & charges.
The flights are confirmed, the on snow accommodation is confirmed.
for more on the incredible aircraft that flies direct* Sydney to Los Angeles & back everyday
As always terms & conditions apply. Airfare component costs are non-refundable, but name changes can be done up until 3 business days before departure for a fee currently $260 per change. It is essential that exact names, as per passport are supplied, as changing 1 letter of a name constitutes a name change & the fee applies. Lift ticket costs are non-refundable, once fully paid.
Other terms & conditions apply. If uncertain about anything please ask.
(* direct means same aircraft, it does not mean nonstop; as always airline & other terms & conditions apply; if you don't use the snow accommodation in the $9999 package & use the $3000 worth of hotels & apartments, a small handling fee of $50 will apply to each separate hotel/apartment booking)
(** $4000 if we can book it & we can get normal commission)
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