It’s time to face the facts, summer is over! The cold mornings and shorter days are here. And while the pumpkin spice crowd gears up for another season of boots, vests and skinny jeans...there’s another group of people that are already looking past the fall. This is the time of year where the die-hard skiers dust off their equipment and start to consider which ski resorts to visit this winter. And the safest and most efficient way to shred the the most gnar is to travel by private jet. With all the freshie pow-pow slated for this winter, let’s take a look at some of the best ski resorts out there and how to get there using air charter.
Charter a Private Jet to Aspen
Aspen and skiing go together like peanut butter and jelly. And speaking of jelly, weekend warrior skiers (such as the author of this blog) would do anything for a chance to spend time at this iconic resort. Accessing these heavily sought after 76 trials can be logistical challenge in itself. Why not skip the 4 hour drive from Denver and charter a Learjet 40 into Aspen/Pitkin International Airport? The time saved sets you up to spend another day on the slopes and the experience flying into ASE Airport is second to none. Check it out!
Another Colorado powerhouse in the world of epic ski resorts is Breckenridge. With its more approachable 1.5 hour drive from Denver, this could give you access to a larger selection of aircraft inventory to consider. Good charter brokers should be on the look out for empty legs and other opportunities to take advantage of business jets based at this larger airport. Once there, you'll be able to experience the five peaks that feature over 180 trails, including a couple half pipes, if you're feeling brave. If you're considering chartering a jet for the entire family, all your gear, and the dog, use a midsize jet like a Hawker 800 XP. And if you're looking to sound cool, try just calling it "Breck".
We could go all day about chartering to ski resorts in the Rockies, but if you crave that more west coast vibe, Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley Resort is for you. Charter a jet to Reno to access one of the most popular ski destinations in the Sierra Nevada's. With six peaks and a Base-to-Base gondola with neighboring resort Alpine Meadows, you won't even have time the to find a connecting flight to Reno, so all signs are pointing toward chartering a private jet. If you're curious about how much something like this might cost, read on and check out our handy private jet cost estimator to start planning your upcoming trip.
We might be a little biased, but if you're not a complete skier until you Ski the East! We understand that there's a certain appeal to the the snow quality and long seasons out west. But with that said, it might be time to test your skills (and pack warmer gear) by chartering a jet to Jay Peak in Vermont. Sitting right up against the Canadian border, Jay Peak can be accessed by Burlington International Airport (BVT). If you're looking for a pattern of consistent powder days that effortlessly make for epic photos, you might want to stay out west. But if you're ready to to conquer the raw terrain spread across the 70+ trails, consider chartering a Learjet 60 to fit your equipment and best skiing buddies. If the raw conditions and east coast snow is too much for you, you're in luck, as the resort has a pretty cool water park on site.
Which ever ski resort you plan on chartering to this winter, be sure to consult with the aviation experts at Air Planning, LLC. We're able to help you navigate through the complexities of the private air charter market and help you chose the a safe, reliable private jet for this winter's escape from reality.
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