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Don't have time to plan that dream skiing holiday or snowboarding adventure? Instead of staring at your computer screen, wouldn't you rather be on the ski slopes right now, enjoying the skiing holiday of your dreams?

Let SnowVentures save you both time and money by planning your next ski vacation for you. From finding ski resorts that fit into your budget, to securing lift tickets and managing your transportation needs, we can handle it all.

The SnowVentures team of ski travel professionals is experienced in planning skiing holidays and we absolutely love to ski and snowboard. We offer discounted customized skiing and snowboard vacation packages to major destination ski resorts throughout the Western U.S., Canada, and Europe. Our team, with more then 85 combined years of ski travel experience, can plan the skiing holiday that fits both your interest and your budget.

When you are ready for a truly memorable ski adventure to the mountains of your choice, complete our Contact Form or call us today at 1-800-845-7157 and make it a SnowVenture.

 

Meet the Team

Cory McAlpine
Mountain Vacation Specialist

Cory is celebrating his 4th year with SnowVentures and his 6th year in the ski industry. Introduced to skiing at the age of 4, Cory's first big mountain ski trip was with a church group at the age of 15, leading him to the dream of being a true mountain man. That dream was realized when he moved from Minnesota to Summit County, Colorado 6 years ago.

Cory says, "I was always involved with the booking process of my own travel, and always loved planning ski trips for me and my friends. When I moved to Colorado, not really sure what I wanted to do after college, I applied for a Ski Vacation Specialist position and it ended up being a great decision. I love booking vacations, whether it's a ski trip for a client or my own personal travel. I treat every trip I book as if it were my own trip, making sure my clients are getting the best deals and places to stay."

Cory's Favorites:

  • Best Mountains to Ski: Vail, Snowbird, Whistler
  • Best Ski Movies: Art of Flight, That's It, That's All
Favorite Travel Destinations: Costa Rica, Thailand, Lake Powell, Telluride

 

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Kai Nilson
Mountain Vacation Specialist

Born in Colorado, Kai has always loved the Rockies. After a family move to Minnesota, Kai - being the only skier in the family, planned his family's first Rocky Mountain ski vacation at the age of 13. That experience of poring over all the ski magazines to decide upon a destination was almost half the fun for Kai, and here he is still planning ski vacations 21 years later! That first trip he planned for his family? They chose Keystone, of course -- long known as a great family mountain and resort!

Kai says, "A few years back, I was fortunate enough to spend 5 seasons as one of Deer Valley Resort's ski instructors. Utah, the Beehive State, has been my home for over 10 years now, and I've spent the last 7 years planning ski vacations professionally. During that time I've traveled to most of the major western ski resorts across 6 states and 2 continents to lay down some turns and check out their scene with your perspective in mind."

Kai's Highlights:

  • Telemark skier
  • PSIA Certified Ski Instructor
  • Served 4 years in the Navy
  • Vacations anywhere with a sailboat or set of skis
  • Wants to take his kittens skiing with him :)

 

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Lilly Howard
Mountain Vacation Specialist

Lilly moved from Florida to Breckenridge in 1998 for love, and found it, along with a new appreciation for the mountain lifestyle. Lilly joined SnowVentures in 1994 and says it was the best career decision she's made. She and her family, including husband Randall, daughter Emma, son Joey, Judy the cat and Polly the dog, all enjoy the Colorado active lifestyle.

Lilly says, "I love creating vacations that will be lasting memories. I like listening to my clients to find out what they are looking for and what they want from their vacation. I then find them the best vacation to fit their desires and needs, while meeting their budget. I take my own family vacation planning seriously, as it is the best time we have together as a family, and you can trust that I will do the same for your vacation. I love hearing from my clients after they travel, and have created bonds with many clients through the years. People ask me what is my favorite resort and that is a difficult question to answer -- I love each resort for its unique experiences, and I really enjoy the process of listening and identifying what will be a perfect choice for you and your family."

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Randall Howard
Vice-President, Mountain Vacation Specialist

Randall has been coordinating ski and snowboard vacations for more than 25 years. Originally from Florida, Randall transplanted to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in 1987 for a first-hand perspective of the "ski bum lifestyle." The next few years of traveling to nearly every ski resort in America, Western Canada and Western Europe provided many experiences that solidified his expertise in the art of planning a perfect ski vacation. As one of the founding partners of SnowVentures in 1995, Randall made Breckenridge his home base and has been sharing the magic of the mountains ever since.

Randall says, "The magical mountain lifestyle that drew me here is now being instilled in my children, Emma and Joey. One of the biggest thrills for my family is waking up early after a big storm and hitting the mountain together for a day of powder skiing, from first chair to last chair! Breckenridge is my " backyard" and is still one of my favorite mountains."

Randall's Favorites:

  • Vail ~ the Back Bowls still amaze me!
  • Steamboat ~ best glade skiing anywhere!
  • Jackson Hole ~ when you are looking for a challenge, scary steep!
  • Lake Tahoe ~ there is almost too many choices!
  • Summer activities ~ camping anywhere in Colorado is good, as is golfing, hiking, biking and the many mountain resort festivals -- Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a must!
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Sue Viup
Mountain Vacation Specialist

Sue is a New York native with a love for skiing since high school. She always dreamed of moving out West and after her first ski vacation to Steamboat Springs, she made her dream a reality by moving to Breckenridge, Colorado. For the past eight years, Sue has been skiing and playing in the mountains as a part of her job, as well as traveling to other mountain destinations to gain first-hand knowledge and expertise to share with her clients.

Sue says, "Now, with my 6 year old daughter, Mackenzie, I get to experience all of these wonders with her, which makes them even better. What an amazing place for her to grow up. You can find us hiking, biking, skiing, going to concerts and just about anything outdoors. The passion I have for this life translates into wanting my clients to experience the same excitement and joy on their ski vacation."

Sue's Favorites:

  • Best Mountains to Ski: Vail and Beaver Creek
  • Favorite Apres Ski Spot: The deck of Garfinkels in Vail, margarita in hand
  • Best Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub: Vail Cascade Resort
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Anne Courcier
President

Anne started her career in Aspen, Colorado with Continental Airlines. After a few years of traveling the world, Anne settled in Breckenridge and started a small business from her passion for the mountains. Now, after more than 30 years of working and playing in the Rockies, Anne shares her time between the mountains in the summer and the beaches of Mexico in the winter.

Anne says, "We have recently seen a shift in the travel industry ~ from the online, self-booking trend to the hiring and use of a trusted advisor. At SnowVentures, we believe that a ski and snowboard vacation should be enjoyable, including the planning stages. We will help guide you through the multi-step, multi-decision process while offering invaluable firsthand experience and priceless advice along the way."

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Super Support Staff

Since the beginning of the company, the SnowVentures team has recognized the importance of having a good support staff. We've enjoyed the loyal and loving support of many furry friends throughout the years, and rely upon them every day.

In loving memory of Kodiak, our favorite German Shepard


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