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Monday, January 4, 2016

How to plan a ski trip on a budget

Skiing is not a cheap sport. But you can still do it, even on a budget. I gathered some resources for you to help you plan a ski trip this winter, even if your means are more limited.
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A mom named Evelyn in San Francisco is the keeper of a lending closet of infant and toddler snow gear. She has clothes ranging from 3 months to 4T available for anyone to borrow for free. If you have gear to donate, especially for larger sizes like 5 and 6T, please reach out to her. She'll also accept mittens and gender neutral clothing to loan out. If you're interested in borrowing or donating clothes, fill out this form.

If you're flying into Reno, you can ski the day you arrive, for free. Details here.

Looking into season passes? Check out the over/under here.

How to plan a ski trip on a budget - a round-up of great links from fellow family travel bloggers.

I wrote a piece last year for Gothamist on where to ski free. A couple of the options are good for the Bay Area residents, including the Shell's Ski Free deal (if you want to ski in Colorado), and getting a Tahoe license plate from DMV, which gives you 2 ski tickets in Tahoe.

Here's another great round of up travel bloggers on planning the perfect ski trip with kids,

And another round up from travel bloggers on 30 Skiing Tips for Beginners, by RWeThereYetMom.

What are your best tips for skiing on a budget?

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