Aspen/Snowmass skiers have just saved 10% on their ski vacation by waiting to book while watching the Australian dollar surge from 93 USD to $1.02 USD in the past fortnight.
But skiers are urged to book their Aspen/Snowmass vacations now, as international economic factors send the Australian dollar into a continuing “kangaroo bounce”.
On October 11, the Australian dollar recorded a 13-month low of 93.88 USD, a 17c drop since July. Last week, the Australian dollar rallied to 103.5 USD, the highest since September 16, following optimism that EU leaders were set to hammer out a final deal to rescue debt-laden Greece from bankruptcy.
However, the dollar dropped a cent overnight amid speculation that an upcoming European Union summit will be unable to solve the Eurozone debt crisis.
As snow begins to fly in Aspen/Snowmass, and with the Aussie dollar currently above parity, Director of Public Relations Jeff Hanle says Australians are in an ideal position to get the best value out of their Aspen/Snowmass vacation package.
“Like powder days, fluctuations in exchange rates can be hard to predict. When a powder day comes you don’t want to miss it, and when the exchange rate swings in your favour it’s best to jump on it and book your trip”, he said.
Likewise, Ben Cardenas, Marketing Manager at Travelplan says the dollar is great for Aspen/Snowmass skiers who already have access to substantial discounts. “Now, they can also choose to either save significantly, or perhaps indulge in a more lavish trip than otherwise planned. Accommodation is heavily discounted, with up to 20% off at leading properties. Longer stayers really benefit, with ‘ski 14 days pay 8’ passes and buying 8 days of lessons scores 14 days.”
Travelplan is currently offering a package for $3733 per person departing peak season on January 17, 2012, including Virgin Australian airfares with taxes, 7 nights accommodation at The Gant, a 6 day Four Mountain Lift Pass and resort host services. Contact Travelplan on 1300 754 754 or www.travelplan.com.au.
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain open November 24, with Highlands and Buttermilk following suite on December 10.