Picture yourself hitting the ski slopes and relaxing afterward with a gourmet dinner. That mental vacation could be more than a stress break. In September, it could actually save you some money.
If you book for the winter holidays through mid-January, "you will get a significant discount right now," in September, Mendelsohn says. "Resorts would rather lock you in at a lower price and know who's coming."
By booking in September, you can get discounts of 5 percent to 20 percent off the cost of those winter trips.