Now is the time to plan your Snowmass vacation to reap the benefits of shoulder season, and here’s why!
Shoulder season — generally mid-April to June and September to November — combines the advantages of both peak season and off-season travel.
Summer’s warm weather (70-80 degrees) leads to a surge in tourists hoping to take advantage of the prime conditions for outdoor activities like hiking, golf, and of course Food & Wine Festival. But as the number of visitors increases, so do the prices. While it’s slightly cooler in shoulder season (averaging 60 to 70 degrees), there are definitely benefits to timing your vacation outside of high season.
More Affordable Rates. Rates on Stonebridge Condominiums decline as much as several thousand dollars a week beginning mid-April once the powder hounds leave. This allows you the option to upgrade to more luxurious accommodations at a drastically reduced price. Use that savings to supplement your budget for meals and entertainment.
Savor the solitude. Plan early to have the widest selection among our fabulous condominiums. The picturesque mountain views from our heated outdoor pool could be yours for the taking; or perhaps you could have your own private soak in one of our hot-tubs followed by a stint in the sauna or steam room. In addition, gear and rental shops typically offer major discounts (20% – 60% off) on last seasons gear on brand names such as Mammut, Patagonia, POC, and the The North Face to name a few.
Fewer People. Avoid the lines at the airport, get your favorite scenic dinner spot and enjoy front row parking literally anywhere. Better yet, find a secluded hiking trail all to yourself! You’re also guaranteed to land a spot on the Maroon Bells tour or hike with a Park Ranger and have his or her full attention during off-peak months.
Perfect Weather. Knee-deep powder is replaced by knee-deep wildflowers, and the mood around town shifts from the intimate coziness of winter to the anything-is-possible activity of summer.
The longer, warmer days, combined with the typically dry valley and snow-capped peaks, provide the perfect venue for bagging a multitude of activities in one day. Give us a call today and we will help you find just the right condo for your spring getaway!