Colorado: Flights & Rental Cars

First you have to book your flight of course! It’s usually the most expensive part of a trip, but in this case, your ski resort expenses will probably top it! You can get a good flight deal! Denver is a large hub of United, but I wouldn’t recommend them as the cheapest option.

Southwest offers a great deal to Denver! Right now it’s showing $69 one-way just three weeks out, but you may not be able to get both legs at that cost. The weekends are more expensive. If you purchase them a month or two in advance, you should be able to get a $138 round trip though.

Southwest is the best bet traveling to Colorado to ski. All the ski resorts you’re probably interested in are just a 1 - 3 hours drive from the Denver airport. The airline offers free carry on, a free checked bag, and a free snowboard/ski/boots bag! You can’t beat that!! Most other airlines like Frontier and United require an extra fee of around $130 for a carry on and checked bag. That’s not even counting another bag for your skis/snowboard – if you’re bringing your own.

Use Southwest’s Low Far Calendar to book your Denver flight.

Rental Car | YBT

In our last couple trips to Denver this year, we rented from Hertz and Payless (not the shoes!) Both worked out great! With Hertz we got a Dodge mini van for only $96 for 5 days! That’s insane! We split that 3 ways making it $32/pp! Now with Hertz if you have AAA, they will remove the young driver fee! A classic AAA membership is $66/year, which could pay for itself considering Hertz has a $27/day extra charge for drivers 20-24 years old. At Payless Car Rental, currently it’s around $140 for a car for 5 days. I mean that’s awesome! Both car rentals were easy to deal and we didn’t have any issues.

- Kaleigh


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