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.
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.