Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Vacation On The Cheap

I'm planning a vacation this winter. It will be a short one . A total of 3 and a half days. I'm getting real excited planning it. I'm trying to save money by going closer to home . My plans are to go down hill skiing and tubing. I will also use one of those days to shop as my supplies need stocked again. I'm trying to be practical with this vacation and save a little money. I don't need the most expensive hotel and don't need the most expensive ski resort to have fun. I have found an average hotel to book and probably not the best and maybe not so great , ski place in Ontario. It is probably good for a beginner and it is cheap. I couldn't believe the price of forty dollars for a lesson and equipment rental. The lesson is 75 minutes long and a lift ticket for the easy slopes. You can't beat that. They also offer tubing which requires no skill. They have two for one coupons for that also. I'm new to this type of winter experience and look forward to it. I'm more used to golfing in the winter than down hill skiing and tubing. I did though go to the mountains when I was a kid to tube . Then we would drive back home where it was warm. I grew up in Southern California. I have lived in several places but nothing as wintry as Ontario. I like it very much though and seem to thrive in a winter environment.
While people plan their vacations in Ontario to somewhere warmer and full of sunshine ; I'm content to stay in Ontario. It is cheaper and a chance to explore what is in your own backyard. I had many places to choice from also and when I get better I will probably try other places in the winter to ski. I like the winter season and embrace it. I also like putting a vacation together on a budject so I can save up for my next seasonal vacation. I have saved so much money by not travelling to the states any more and having a house in the states. I have so much fun exploring Ontario and look forward to the adventures I'm going to have this year.


  1. Sounds like it is going to be a fun vacation. I hope you have a great time.

  2. I totally agree about finding all the cool things to do closer to home sometimes, instead of always feeling like you have to leave. Sometimes we live near the funnest places and greatest things and don't even realize it! I hope you enjoy your vacation!