Ski Trips

Category Archives for Ski Trips.

Lots of Additional United Flights to Ski Towns Loaded

United has recently beefed up their winter flight offerings to ski-towns in the Western United States, so if you don’t yet have your award (or paid) flights booked for your family’s winter ski trip, today is a good day to check availability. Some of the flights are offered year-round, but many of the flights to smaller ski towns such as Telluride, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Idaho Falls, Glacier Park and Big Sky operate only from late December to late March.…

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Big Updates on Hyatt Place Keystone in Colorado

Last year I shared the great news that the Inn at Keystone had been sold and was rebranding as a Hyatt Place Keystone! If you aren’t familiar with Keystone, it is a genuinely family focused Colorado ski resort that is in the Epic Pass family that also includes Vail, Whistler, Park City, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and many more resorts. Points-friendly hotel options in the Keystone area are pretty limited, so a Hyatt Place located just a short walk to the mountain base area…

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Save on Holiday 2018 – 2019 Travel By Booking SPG Properties Now

A couple weeks ago I shared that the Starwood Preferred Guest booking window was stuck in early December 2018 instead of extending through the 2018 winter holidays and into January 2019 as it normally would via an 18 month booking window. I didn’t know if this was a temporary glitch or an intentional decision by SPG/Marriott. Either way, it was a major bummer for OCD points planners like myself because the expensive winter holidays are exactly when I love to…

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Skiing at Canyons Park City With a Family

We selected the Hyatt Centric Park City and the adjacent Canyons section of the Park City Ski Resort for this year’s mom/daughter ski trip primarily because it was a great value on Hyatt points, and it was somewhere we hadn’t yet skied. You can read all about the Hyatt Centric Park City in this post, or check out the video below to see the hotel and the mountain in action, but now it is time to focus on our time…

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Hyatt Centric Park City Review and Tips

I was lucky enough to grow up in a middle class East Texas based ski-loving family. That reality meant that as a kid we would drive all through the night once or twice a ski season to get to the mountains in Colorado or New Mexico. Obviously it was worth it, but as the one who is now the parent, I am just not super interested in driving all through the night to get to snow, though I do still want…

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Feedback Wanted on New Mommy Points Travel Videos!

Now that we have once again started to travel a little more, I want to tip toe back into the world of making short travel videos. A few years ago, when we were zipping around the world a bit more frequently, we made a few Mommy Points videos that mostly live here on YouTube. While none of those videos were ever box office or YouTube hits, they were at least fun to make and hopefully useful to those who wanted an…

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Peek at the Best 15,000 Hyatt Points I’ve Spent

My daughter and recently I snuck off without the one year old and dad to Park City for the weekend, and while it was super tough to leave home for the first time without the littlest, being here has been incredible. So incredible there hasn’t been much time for blogging…which I think is the sign of a good trip. Well, there’s that and even my fingers are beyond exhausted from serious skiing! While I will keep it short today, I wanted…

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7 Things to Look Forward to on a Trip With Just the Big Kid

I can’t remember the last trip I took without at least one kiddo along for the ride. I mean, I had a same day turn around flight for work about 5 months ago without any kiddos, but I truly can’t remember the last real trip without kids. I think it was about two years ago, but there have been a lot of practically sleepless nights between then and now, so I’m not sure. However, I can remember my last trip…

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Getting Good Value from American AAdvantage Miles After All

A few weeks ago I shared my disappointment with where the American Airlines AAdvantage program currently ranks among similar frequent flyer programs. Delta used to be the program that many mocked by calling their SkyMiles SkyPesos, but American has taken over my unofficial bottom slot as being the most difficult program in which to find logical saver award space tickets. I gave examples of some pretty standard hub to hub routes where there just were virtually no saver awards for a…

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Hyatt Place Coming to Keystone, Colorado!

I know many families that love to ski, but very few that love the high price tags that can come along with Colorado ski vacations. Miles and points + some other money saving tips can make a family ski vacation much more doable, but there are several ski resorts and communities that simply don’t have any chain hotels available, or at least not any that are convenient to the slopes. One such resort community that I love for families, but…

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