It’s almost that time again! Weather forecasters have predicted that the 2011-2012 ski season is going to be off-the-hook at ski resorts around the country. If you have been cash-strapped, don’t give up! There are ways to fund your skiing obsession. We hope the following ideas may make your dreams come true:
- One of the most lucrative ways is to earn cash for gold. If you are the possessor of gold jewelry that you don’t use, a Rolex that you don’t wear, or gold bullion, now is the perfect time to make top dollar with gold prices soaring.
- Selling gold is another option. Do you currently own gold jewelry, gold watches or gold bullion that you don’t want to part with forever? You can borrow against its worth with a jewelry loans. You may be able to borrow enough to help you buy your pass. Just remember to pay the loan off as soon as possible to make it worth your while.
- Sell silver, platinum or diamonds. You can also earn top dollar these days by selling most precious metals. Make sure that you have a good understanding of the worth of each item. The more educated you are, the better off you’ll be.
- If you choose to sell gold/other precious metals, make a concerted effort to find a dealer that you trust. Never feel pushed into making a decision and in the case you think you should receive more money for an item, don’t hesitate to give another broker a try. Finally, when taking a loan make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully. Never rush through the process in an effort to get to the ski slopes faster.
You may be excited to know that industry experts have recently revealed most ski resorts are attempting to make seasonal passes more affordable for locals and weekend warriors. For example, Aspen offers a variety of seasonal passes that range from seven-day to one-day passes. Seasonal passes usually also come with restaurant and equipment discounts.
Once you’ve raised enough money for you ski pass, the fun can begin!