Leveraging data about weather and ski vacation bookings, Ski.com believes January 9-14 will be the best week to get a good deal and face the smallest crowds on a ski or snowboard vacation in 2017.
Skiers can save up to 45% at popular resorts during that time, including Aspen, Jackson Hole and Beaver Creek compared to the December holidays, Spring Break or Presidents Day week.
Ski.com said it used weather information from OpenSnow and analyzed cost and arrival data of more than 25,000 recent Ski.com reservations. Arrivals for January 9-14, 2017, are half of what the company is seeing during Christmas week and on average 44% lower than any week in February.
While “the absolute best pricing and least crowded resorts can be found in early December and late April when conditions are less predictable,” the company said, “we found the second week of January to be the perfect time for those who want the best possible combination of all three factors."