Nothing could ruin a ski vacation faster than not making it up the the ski resort. Some resorts, like those in the Park City area, do not require much canyon driving or very steep terrain. But other canyons can wind around at steep grades. Add some snow or icy conditions and you might end up heading back to your hotel.
Just as all parents handle raising children uniquely, they also have unique views on when children should begin a sport like skiing or snowboarding. In the extremes parents are skiing with kids strapped to their front or back in a baby carrier back pack – certainly not likely recommended by child safety advocates – while other parents want their kids to wait until they are at least teenagers, hoping maturity will help them maneuver more safely down the hill.
Most ski schools will accept children starting at age four depending on their maturity and sometimes depending on whether they have an older brother or sister to learn with them. Most experts believe children under the age of four do not have the attention span or muscle strength it takes to really learn and enjoy the sport.
Last year Ski ‘N See sent out customer satisfaction surveys following online ski rental reservations. We always strive to offer the best customer service experience in town and want to thank everyone who takes the time to tell us what we are doing right as well as what might need improving.
Out of the more than 1,100 respondents so far this season, Ski ‘N See’s Customer Return Score is at 93% — putting us well above our Utah competition based on numbers some have provided in the past. We calculated the Customer Return Score (CRS) following similar guidelines as Satmetrix Systems’ Net Promoter Score (NPS), which is based on customers responding that they would use a company’s services again and would recommend them to a friend or colleague.
Ask any skier or snowboarder what they pay attention to most when they are getting ready for a day on the mountain and most will tell you they need to see well, they want to stay warm, and well-fitting boots are important. And, from choosing the right gear to taking the right ski runs, knowing your skill level can also make a difference in your day.
Thanks to a dip in the nation’s economy, the ski travel industry is changing. Skiers are finding ways to keep costs down without skimping on luxury, amenities, or the memories that last well beyond the trip itself. For those planning a ski trip with a family or group, with the goal of enjoying plenty of quality time, private homes are becoming a favorite getaway place to stay.