When you choose Backpacker Tours for your ski vacation, you'll get more than you expect.  First-hand experience, savings, and peace of mind are a few of the things you'll receive when you vacation with us.   Most importantly, you will have the vacation of a lifetime and that will leave you with happy memories to always treasure.


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Why Choose Backpacker Tours?

-We do ALL of the Work

-Lowest Price Guaranteed!

-Store discounts at The Backpacker on ski clothing and gear

-Direct charter flight for the 7-night Mardi Gras Trip

-Firsthand knowledge of the ski areas

What do the packages include?

-Round trip air fare

-Ground transportation


-Lift Tickets

-All Tax and Resort fees

About Backpacker Tours

In 1969, as an employee of the LSU Union, my father- Dale Mathews was asked to plan a ski trip for LSU students.  After his first year taking students to Red River, NM, he quickly saw the potential for popularity of the winter sport with Louisiana adventure enthusiasts.  After a few seasons arranging ski trips with students and friends, Dale began selling winter gear to travelers on his buses headed to the mountains.  It didn’t take him long to realize that Louisiana needed a store that provided adventure gear to locals.  After a few more years of planning ski trips and doing door to doors sales of encyclopedias and copy machines, Dale opened the first Backpacker at the North Gates of LSU on September 12, 1974.


As the second generation owner of The Backpacker brand, I continue to hold Backpacker Ski Trips as the cornerstone of our foundation.  We recognize that travelers have more options than ever for booking vacation travel, and we are confident in the services we provide.  We guarantee the lowest prices on all of our packages and we provide unmatched knowledge of the ski areas that we work with.  We know the best way to get you there, the exact location of properties, how to avoid the crowds, and how to plan for mountain travel all in one place.  Backpacker Tours travelers also benefit from in-store discounts, group rates on ski rentals, on-call service from one of our representatives before and during travel, and so much more.  Along with our price match guarantee, these services come at no additional charge.  Considering traveling to the slopes? Give us a call and experience what we have to offer at the lowest prices available. - Michael Mathews


Dale Mathews

Dale Mathews (right), Aspen Highlands 1977

Mathews Family

Michael Mathews (right) and Family in Snowmass, CO Mardi Gras 2015



What Our Customers are Saying

Barrios Family Testimonial  "We had a wonderful second time at Steamboat! The Backpacker helped me plan both of our trips which my family loved. We can't wait until next year for our trip with Backpacker!" - The Barrios Family
 "The Lodge at Vail was wonderful, centrally located and steps from the lift. Booking with Backpacker made the whole trip easy and worry-free. Bundling airfare, lodging, equipment rentals and airport transfers save you time as well as money." - Gina Wilson  

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