It is usually pretty crowed on a weekend, so I plan to be at Camelback on Thursday (January 24th) - Friday (January 25th), but please feel free to plan to stay according to your schedule.
What to do:
Camelback offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing.
a. General link: http://www.skicamelback.com/Ski-and-Stay/Area-Lodging.aspx
b. Where I usually stay: www.chateauresort.com
On a weekday, the daily rate is about $89 (if you show a AAA card at the check-in, you may be able to get a discount (the rate may be about $75).
c. Lodging townhouses, etc.: http://www.camelbackrentals.info/
They cost about[masked] per night for up to 10 people with a 2-night minimum stay.
a. Equipment: You can rent skiing/snowboarding equipment right at the ski resort (http://www.skicamelback.com/Rentals-and-Amenities/Rentals,-Amenities---Services.aspx).
b. Clothing: There are places nearby that rent ski jackets, pants, etc. (as you drive, they have big signs outside)
a. For beginners:
i. THE LEARN-TO DEAL OF ALL DEALS!
•All day Beginner Lift Ticket
•90-minute group lesson
•All day equipment rental package Ski or Snowboard
•Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
•Lesson times at 10am, 2pm and 6pm.
•Package is for ages 6 years old and up. Available online only, space is limited.
ii. $129 Explorer Card! (a $285 value)
Ages 6 & up!
Learn to ski or snowboard with the Explorer Card! 3 one-day packages include:
•beginner all day lower mountain lift tickets
•All day rentals—ski or snowboard
•90 minute lessons. The lessons are beginner lessons with access to up to 4 learning slopes and lifts.
PLUS! Your Passport To Winter Fun coupon book, loaded with money saving offers for you and your friends too! Up to $219 in value! Coupons include discounts on Learn To offers, Lift Tickets, Snowtubing Tickets, Mountain Coaster and Camelbeach tickets for the 2013 season.
This program is for beginner skiers or snowboarders 6 years old and older.
•After you complete your third lesson, turn your Explorer Card and Instructor Evaluation card into Guest Services in exchange for a[masked] CamelCard that will include (2) 50% off rental vouchers and (2) 50% off 90 Minute lesson vouchers.
•Read more about the CamelCard above.
Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. Price and restrictions subject to change†. See bottom of the page for details.
b. General rates: