Are you planning a ski trip this winter? Here are some tips on how you can make this trip fun and affordable.

Rent Your Equipment:
Skiing equipment may be very expensive and unless you are an expert and frequent skier, you are better off just renting the gear. For example skis and boots can be rented at the Tamworth Snowdome for $29.95-39.95 per day, with helmets going for $9.95 per day. Resorts also offer standard learn to ski packages that include equipment rental as well as group lessons and lift tickets as low as $70-$80 for ages 12 and older

If you are new to skiing, there is no substitute for for learning from a trained professional. Instead of falling a lot and hurting yourself in the process or irritating more experienced skier friends or family members, simply take a few lessons. Do not try to teach yourself. Most of the resorts offer skiing lessons.

Other things to do:
Many of the ski resorts have extra fun outdoor activities perfect for groups and families. If you are done with skiing for the day, you can take advantage of the fun on tubing runs, roller coasters. For Long Islanders, the nearest mountain coaster can be found at Jiminy Peak, which will take you down its 3,600-foot course at speeds up to 25 miles an hour ($7 ride with lift ticket purchase, $9 without). For even more excitemet you may want to head for the SkyRider, Hunter Mountain’s high-flying, high-adreneline zip line. The complete course takes three hours and costs $119. (There’s also a smaller, mid-mountain course for $89.)

If you are planning whole day of skiing, you want to make sure that you are fully rested when you arrive, and then ride home comfortably after a day of activities. M&V Limousine Discount Ski Packages include round trip transportation. We service the following Ski Resorts: Hunter Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Mount Snow in Vermont, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Shawnee Mountain and Windham Mountain Resort. Our packages start at $49.  Please view details for available dates and prices.