Spring Break 2024

Friendly, helpful advice – Call 800-821-2176 / Text 956-299-3746
Friendly, helpful advice Call 800-821-2176 / Text 956-299-3746

Spring Break 2024

Friendly, helpful advice – Call 800-821-2176 / Text 956-299-3746

ABOUT OUR COLORADO SKI TRIPS

For many of our fans, hitting the slopes and seeing some snow is their idea of a great student trip. Inertia offers Sunday check in’s for our winter break ski trip in January, as well for our spring break ski trips in March. Our Purgatory trip is 4 nights/5 days while our Breckenridge trip is 5 nights/6 days. These trips offer an incredible value as lift tickets are INCLUDED – a $150 value per day. Joining friends on the Mountain? No problem – there is plenty of great restaurants, ice skating, snow tubing, snowcat tours & more to keep you busy

OUR COLLEGE SKI TRIPS INCLUDE:

WE FEATURE THESE COLORADO SKI TRIPS:

Winter Break Ski Trips – January 7th check in
Spring Break Ski Trips – check in any Sunday in March

WE FEATURE THESE COLORADO SKI TRIPS:

4 nights / 5 days

Breckenridge, Colorado

5 nights / 6 days

PRICE A COLLEGE SKI PACKAGE

COLLEGE SKI TRIP

COLLEGE SKI WEEK ACCOMMODATIONS

Inertia Tours offers amazing condos with full kitchens to save you money as well as big living rooms to hang out after a long day on the slopes

COLLEGE SKI PACKAGE SPECIFICS

WINTER BREAK SKI TRIPS – JANUARY 7TH CHECK IN

Trips priced around:
4 nights/5 days Purgatory Colorado $599 per student
5 nights /6 days Breckenridge Colorado $799 per student

Trips are based on 6 or 8 people per condo
  • All trips are Sunday Check in
  • We include all tax & service fees in our pricing
  • Transportation to/from Colorado is NOT included
  • Condos have full sized kitchens with living rooms and fireplaces
  • Optional add on for highly discounted ski or board rentals And ski/board lessons available – contact us
  • Prices listed are subject to change/availability
  • Optional roundtrip airport transfers from Denver to Breckenridge are $149 per person. Our Purgatory @ Durango is a drive to destination ski trip
  • All trips SELL OUT BOOK NOW !!!
ALL BRECKENRIDGE CO TRIPS
  • 5 nights/6 days
  • Include 4 days of lift tickets at 5 mountains
  • Breckenridge Condos are all in a walk to lift category Within 5 blocks of lift or gondola
CLICK HERE for elevation & mountain stats on Breckenridge
ALL PURGATORY @ DURANGO CO TRIPS
  • 4 nights/5 days
  • Include 3 days of lift tickets
  • Purgatory Condos at prices listed are either at
Cascade Village or Purgatory Village CLICK HERE for elevation & mountain stats on Durango CLICK HERE to see live Mountain Cams on Durango

FLYING TO COLORADO FOR BRECKENRIDGE SKI:

Most major airlines fly into Denver, Colorado. We do NOT recommend flying into Vail (minutes from Breck) due to consistent inclement weather related delays. Remember, if an airline has a weather delay you will receive no compensation and may not be able to fly out for days or even up to a weeks time!

Don’t gamble, you will be very sorry if you do try. Unless you have a Learjet, don’t fly into Vail.

Fly into Denver. Prior to arrival, you will want to book a shuttle as driving a rental car in bad weather is not smart, (plus you need to be 25 years old), and Uber/Lyft way too expensive.  It takes about 2 hours to drive from Denver to Breckenridge depending on traffic & weather.

Allowing for 3 to 3.5 hours from Denver Aiport to Breck is very smart.  On the way back, make sure you book your shuttle for 6 hours prior to your flight as Denver airport security is severely backed up, and you could encounter poor weather driving back.

Shuttles companies to book your roundtrip transfers (book at least 15 days in advance)

DENVER AIRPORT TO BRECKENRIDGE (DOOR TO DOOR)

Besides checking Expedia for airfare on major carriers into Denver, make sure you check direct on Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, & Southwest. NOTE: Southwest has NO BAG FEES for your gear

Fresh Tracks Transportation970-453-7433www.freshtrackstransportation.com
Epic Mountain Express970-754-7433https://www.epicmountainexpress.com/
Colorado Airport Express720-662-8070https://www.coloradoairportexpress.com/
Mountain Shuttle (peak 1)866-GO-PEAK1www.mountainshuttle.com
Summit Express970-668-6000www.summitexpress.com
Breckenridge Shuttle970-455-4042www.breckenridgeshuttle.com
Atlas Express Shuttle303-761-0111www.atlasexpress.com

DURANGO/LA PLATA COUNTY AIRPORT TO MOUNTAIN (DOOR TO DOOR)

Please note, check flights on American vs. United for best rates. If you are over 25 years old and can rent a vehicle, consider flying into Albuquerque to save money.

Buck Horn Limos & Transfers970-769-0933https://buckhornlimousine.com/airport-shuttle/
High UP Tours970-238-0136contact@highuptours.com
Animas Transportation970-259-1315http://animastransportation.com/

DRIVING IN FOR WINTER BREAK SKI OR SPRING BREAK SKI AS A STUDENT

Weather getting to Denver can be tricky in January or March, let alone once you hit the mountains west of Denver. If you only have a 2WD or rear wheel drive car, please don’t even CONSIDER driving in. You will likely not make it.  This INCLUDES 2WD SUVS and trucks.

Front wheel drive cars with good tires, as well as 4WD vehicles are best suited for the road trip. A couple tips here – prior to leaving make SURE you have either AAA Plus roadside coverage (for towing and/or breakdowns tows up to 125 miles) for about $100 for one year of coverage OR call your auto insurance and get roadside assistance (much better than AAA).

If you break down or go in the ditch, having this coverage will take that bad experience to one you can deal with so far from home. Not having it can spell thousands in unneeded expense. You can drop the coverage if you use your auto insurance once you are home. Typically, $30 to $50 per month.

Next, once you hit Colorado, whatever google maps says, allow for it to take 2x’s as long from the Colorado border as it says to Breckenridge or Durango for your college ski deal. Icy or snow packed roads can take a 2 hours drive from Denver to Breck and make it 4 hours if not 6 hours very easy. Tell inpatient people to just stay home. Taking it slow is the way to go.

Pre-collect for gas roundtrip based on your trucks gas mileage, as well as enough money for a full service car wash and vac. If you don’t, plan on getting shafted from your friends as once people are back they will not pay you what they owe.  If they don’t want to do this, tell them to get their own flight.

Don’t offer to pick anyone up either at the airport – if it’s Denver, it will add easy 2 hours each way to your already long trip. Even if in Durango (15 miles from Mountain) flights get delayed – and you’ll be sitting at the airport for THEIR convenience and $$$ savings not your own. Don’t get duped

We are happy to answer questions about college ski week trips. Call us 877 – 633 -2386 or email us info@inertiatours.com for helpful advice on all of this. Colorado ski is amazing, but doing research will save you tons of headaches.

Exploring the Rich History and Vibrancy of College Ski Clubs in the USA

Introduction

Winter sports have long been an integral part of American collegiate life, fostering a sense of camaraderie and adventure among students. One of the most cherished traditions within this realm is the existence of college ski clubs. In this comprehensive report, we will delve into the fascinating history of college ski clubs in the USA, their cultural significance, and provide an up-to-date list of active college ski clubs across the nation.

Inertia Tours is one of the leading provides of college ski trips in the United States, with decades of experience in student travel.

The Evolution of College Ski Clubs: A Historical Perspective
Early Beginnings

The roots of college ski clubs in the USA can be traced back to the early 20th century when skiing gained popularity as a recreational activity. As winter sports enthusiasts emerged on college campuses, informal gatherings and skiing excursions began to take shape. The first recorded college ski club is believed to have been established in the 1920s, marking the beginning of a trend that would soon sweep across the nation.

Post-War Boom

The post-World War II era witnessed a surge in interest in winter sports, and college ski clubs flourished during this time. The Baby Boomer generation embraced skiing as both a competitive sport and a leisure activity, giving rise to organized clubs on campuses from coast to coast.

Cultural Impact

College ski clubs became more than just a group of winter sports enthusiasts. They evolved into tight-knit communities that celebrated the thrill of the slopes and the joy of shared experiences. Ski trips, competitions, and social events became staples of college ski club calendars, fostering a unique subculture within the broader college community.

The Significance of College Ski Clubs
Community Building

College ski clubs play a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community among students. The shared passion for skiing creates bonds that extend beyond the slopes, contributing to a supportive and inclusive atmosphere on campus.

Skill Development

Participating in a college ski club offers students the opportunity to develop and hone their skiing skills. From beginners to advanced skiers, these clubs provide a platform for individuals to learn from each other, attend workshops, and improve their techniques.

Physical and Mental Well-being

Engaging in winter sports is not just about physical activity; it’s also a powerful tool for maintaining mental well-being. College ski clubs promote a healthy lifestyle, encouraging members to stay active during the winter months and reap the benefits of fresh mountain air and stunning landscapes.

Active College Ski Clubs in the USA – This is FAR from an exhaustive list of active college ski clubs in the USA that participate in booking college ski trips.
1. University of Colorado Boulder - CU Ski Club
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Established: 1936
  • Activities: Annual ski trips, competitions, ski maintenance workshops.
2. University of Vermont - UVM Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont
  • Established: 1954
  • Activities: Weekly ski outings, participation in regional ski competitions.
3. University of Utah - UU Ski Team
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Established: 1947
  • Activities: Competitive ski team, training programs, community outreach.
4. Montana State University - MSU Ski Club
  • Location: Bozeman, Montana
  • Established: 1962
  • Activities: Backcountry skiing excursions, avalanche safety courses.
5. Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Ski Team
  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Established: 1920
  • Activities: Intercollegiate ski competitions, annual Winter Carnival.
6. University of California, Berkeley - Cal Ski Team
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Established: 1958
  • Activities: Freestyle and alpine skiing, involvement in local ski events.
7. University of Wyoming - UW Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Location: Laramie, Wyoming
  • Established: 1975
  • Activities: Ski and snowboard film screenings, fundraising for winter sports charities.
Conclusion

College ski clubs in the USA have carved out a unique space within the tapestry of collegiate life, blending the thrill of winter sports with the camaraderie of community building. As we’ve explored in this report, the history and significance of these clubs extend far beyond the slopes, contributing to the holistic development and well-being of students. Whether racing down the mountains in competition or enjoying a leisurely weekend ski trip, college ski clubs continue to be a cherished and dynamic aspect of the American college experience.

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