Frequently Asked Questions
How can LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com offer such great deals?
LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com is a real last-minute ski reservation site working directly with the country’s top ski vacation resorts. We don’t take a small discount off of the regular rates and pass them off as “last minute specials”. The resorts offer us exceptional deals on an exclusive basis because they need help from LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com filling unsold rooms at the last minute. We simply pass the savings on to you.
What is this new First Minute Ski Getaways program?
Our First Minute program offers great rates on Ski Getaways when you book early. Traditionally, ski resorts start filling up in the fall but of course, earlier is better. When we approached our ski resorts with the idea of offering great deals for skiers who book their ski getaways in the summer, they loved the idea. With our First Minute Ski Getaways program, you can save now and ski later!
Why can’t I get an on-line quote?
New deals come in all of the time so it is impossible to be up-to-date with an automated system. We would end up spending all of our time updating our system and still not get you the latest and best deal! By offering everyone a customized quote, our experienced reservation staff can also offer options that might save you even more money or would make your ski getaway even better!
Why are the dates that I want not available?
There would usually be only two reasons. Either the resort is sold out or is close to sold out or the date that you have chosen is too far in the future. We usually get our deals from the resorts about 2 – 3 weeks in advance for our Eastern destinations and as many as 4 – 5 weeks in advance for Western destinations so we might not have any information on your booking period yet. Check back regularly because the resorts can release rooms to us at any time. You could be the one to save – big time!
Can I get a Last Minute deal during the holidays?
Most of the resorts sell all of their available space during holiday periods, usually at premium prices. We do have offers for the holidays that can save you money but it is very unusual for us to get a last minute deal. It is best to book early for a holiday vacation to ensure that you get the dates that you want.
How are the reservations made?
The resorts set aside lodgings for LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com clients so your reservation is confirmed by email immediately upon booking. We provide you with a LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com booking number for your reservation at that time. Within 24 hours, we will send you another email including the details of your lodgings and your confirmation number from the resort. Please have both confirmation numbers available at the time of check-in.
Why do some resorts have relatively late check-in times
Ski resorts and hotels are subject to large numbers of guests checking out and checking in on the same date. Also, if the resort accommodations are condominiums, preparing them for new guests take longer than it would for a standard hotel room. If it is not an unusually busy period, an early check-in time is a possibility but is never guaranteed. We can request an early check-in time and the resort will do everything in it’s power to get you into your accommodations as quickly as possible.
You ask for payment by credit card. Is it safe to give you my information?
We process all of our transactions through the PayPaltm system, one of the most secure credit card processing companies in the world today. We take every step possible to ensure that all of the transactions are made in the most secure environment and believe that our payment process properly safeguards your credit card information.
Is my personal information kept private?
Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
Since we work for the resorts, LastMinuteSkiGetaways.com honors the terms of the individual resort’s refund policy. For complete details on all of our policies, please go to Responsibilities, Terms and Conditions.