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Booking your youth group ski trip. Best places to go. Best company to use. Nexstep Travel

It’s that time of year. Students are returning to school and your youth group is getting ready for the upcoming events. For many, a winter ski retreat is on the horizon. Now is the best time to start planning for the winter, since the best lodging options sell out first. The first thing to do is pick a date. If you’re close enough ( less than 4 hours ) to a ski resort, any non holiday weekend will always work best ( in Friday, Ski Sat, Depart Sun ) This will allow more affordable options as well as being far less crowded.

If you need to drive more than 6 hours, then a holiday weekend seems more appropriate ( in Friday, Ski Sat & Sun, depart Monday ) MLK ( JAN 17-20) and PRESIDENTS ( FEB 14-17 ) are popular weekends as well as Christmas break dates. Once you have the dates in mind, just give us a call. Our Nexstep Travel Adventure Specialist will put together various package options based on your budget, ideas and drive time. We work with 13 ski resorts and have hundreds of package options. It’s never been so easy and affordable to book your next winter ski retreat!

Compare rates to resorts in WV ( Winterplace, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley), MD ( Wisp ) NC ( Beech Mtn, Wolf Ridge, Cataloochee, Sugar, Appalchian ) VA ( Massanutten, Wintergreen) IN ( Perfect North) and CO ( Keystone, Winter Park, Sunlight ).


Get a quote today 800.275.2095 #easypeasy

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"Cheap" Group Ski Trips. Easy & Affordable retreat options to Winterplace, Wolf Ridge, Beech Mtn and more!

Although we really don’t like using the word “Cheap” to describe our ski retreat packages and service, sometimes people do use this term when looking for the most bang for their buck. We understand that being a good steward of your youth finances is important!

Simply put, Nexstep Travel offers the best group rates and service in the industry. We offer more options to make sure our customers are getting the best discounts available. Contact one of our Adventure Specialist today for expert advice and sample options to meet your groups dates, drive time and budget.






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Youth Group Retreats. Group Travel Company specializing in Ski, Rafting and Adventure Trips.

Nexstep Travel works with youth ministers in the southeast, setting up their summer~winter~fall adventure retreats. We offer group rates and personalized service. We take care of ALL the details!

Contact us today and learn more about the many destinations we offer as well as why 300 + youth pastors choose Nexstep each year.

#happyleader #happycompany 800.275.2095


  • We're a free service!

    1. We save you Time. Did you know that 53% of group leaders spend more than four hours shopping for options? Nexstep Travel is your one-stop-shop for researching multiple resorts and properties and booking the entire package in one, trusted place.

    2. We save you Money. Our long-standing relationships allow us to negotiate deep discounts. We have hundreds of lodging/lift ticket/adventure package deals available. Straightforward Pricing with great value.

    3. We offer more Options. We offer 15 adventure destinations in the Southeast | Mid Atlantic and 200 + lodging options, making us the one of the largest providers of adventure retreat packages in the Southeast.

    4. We provide Personalized service. Our Adventure Specialists are lifelong ski, board, raft & zip adventure enthusiast and will ensure you have your best trip yet! We're on site at most of the resorts we work with.

    5. We are Professional. Smart. Available. Experienced. Customer Focused. Our Team has booked over 5,000 Trips since 1999!

We work with Adventure Resorts in West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Indiana and Colorado.

Group Lodging. Group Discounts.  Winterplace Ski Resort,  Asheville Adventure Center,  Snowshoe Mountain,  Ace Adventures,  Canaan Valley,  Timberline, Adventures on The Gorge,  French Broad River,  Beech Mountain, Universal Studios Orlando,  Wolf Ridge Ski Resort,  Blue Ridge Assembly,  Glade Springs Resort, Cataloochee,  WildWater Rafting,  Wisp, Sunlight Ski Resort, Perfect North, Sugar Mountain, Massanutten Ski Resort,  Asheville's Fun Depot,  Wintergreen, Disney World and various Retreat Centers.    We take care of all the details :   Lodging ( hotels, condos, cabins, slope-side ), Meeting space ( 15 to 1,000),  Meal Plans,  Lift Tickets, Ski  & Snowboard rentals, Lessons, Motor Coach & Van rentals, Driver rooms, Tubing,  Rafting, Hiking, Beach Retreats, Zip Lining, Canopy Tours, Mission Trips & more!   Group Sales. Discounts. Packages. 

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Group Summer Retreat Options. Rafting, Camping, Zip Lining, Tubing, Hiking and more! Nexstep Travel

It’s time to start looking at Summer Retreat Options for your youth group. Let Nexstep Travel show you just how easy and affordable your next adventure can be! From day trips to overnight lodging, we have hundred’s of package deals to meet any groups drive time, dates and budget.

We work with rafting ~ zip lining companies in WV, NC, TN & GA as well as have access to numerous camps, hotels and retreat centers. ONE CALL. ONE LESS TASK. ONE HAPPY LEADER. Contact Nexstep Travel today for a free quote. 800.275.2095

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Easy and Affordable Group Rafting Trips. Pigeon, French Broad, Ocoee, Nantahala, Chattooga and more! Nexstep Travel

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Looking for group rafting options in NC, TN, WV & GA? Look no further! Let Nexstep Travel take care of all the details. Group rates on lodging , meals, zip lining, rafting, meeting space & more! Call today to learn just how easy & affordable your next group adventure can be.


Nexstep Travel 800.275.2095

2019 Youth Group Ski Retreat Options/Ideas. Winterplace, Snowshoe, Timberline, Beech, Wolf Ridge, Catalooche Ski Resorts Group Rates / Nexstep Travel

Now is a great time to start looking at 2019 winter ski retreat options. Let Nexstep take care of all the details! We offer group rates/discounts for lodging, lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals, Meeting space, meals, Transportation, Tubing, Ice Skating, Zip Lining and more!

With ONE CALL, you’ll have instant access to hundreds of options to choose from. We’ll find the perfect package to meet your dates, drive time and budget.

Contact us today for a fast~free~no hassle quote. Book your ski trip today!



Group Ski Trip .. How to book your 2019 ski retreat. WV, NC, MD, VA, CO, IN

Booking your next group ski trip has never been so easy with Nexstep Travel ( the 1st step in group adventures )

Just let us know what dates you're looking to go and we'll take care of the rest.    We'll put together various options ( lodging/ rentals / lifts/ meeting space / transportation / & more )

We work with 15 ski resorts in WV, NC, VA, MD, IN & CO and hundreds of lodging options .   Get the best group rates and lodging options with one call.  

Contact us today for a fast / free / no hassle quote. 800.275.2095  or online   / 



Compare Rates to 14 ski resorts with one call. WV, NC, VA, MD, IN & CO. Group ski retreat packages. Nexstep Travel

Looking to compare rates to ski resorts in the Mid Atlantic and Out West?  Look no further!   Nexstep Travel offers group discounts and special rates while offer the best service in the industry.  Trusted by over 300 youth group's each year,  Nexstep can take care of all the details!

Winterplace, WV.  Snowshoe, WV. Timberline, WV.  Canaan Valley, WV.  Ski Beech, NC.  Wolf Ridge, NC,  Cataloochee, NC.  Massanutten, VA.  Wintergreen, VA.  Wisp, MD.  Perfect North, IN.  Keystone, CO.  Winter Park, CO  &  Park City, UT.  


Contact Nexstep Travel today for a fast~free~no hassle quote.    


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Start Planning your next winter ski retreat to North Carolina. Nexstep Travel

Now is the time to start planning for your 2019 winter ski retreat.    Nexstep Travel  offers hundred's of options with just one call.   

Looking to go to North Carolina?    Contact us today for the best group rates and lodging options to your favorite NC Ski Resorts.   WOLF RIDGE,  SUGAR MOUNTAIN,  SKI BEECH,  APPALACHIAN and CATALOOCHEE


Nexstep Travel   online quote  

toll free  800.275.2095

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French Broad River , Asheville NC Youth Group Rafting Trip w/ Nexstep Travel

French Broad River  INFO

  • The closest whitewater rafting to Asheville! Our outpost is only a 25-minute drive from Asheville, NC.
  • You'll have FUN! Guides are funny, entertaining, and great with people. They love what they do and want to be sure that you have the best experience possible.
  • French Broad River rafting is much warmer and less crowded than other area rivers.
  • FOOD!    French Broad River comes with a covered pavilion for lunch or snack.
  • Want to zipline and raft on the same day?   We can set that up for you!  

Call Nexstep Travel today for great affordable group rafting options on the French Broad River.   800.275.2095

info from our friends at  French Broad River Adventures


Nolichucky River TN Group Rafting Options Nexstep Travel

Nolichucky River Gorge Trip Details:

  • An experienced River Guide in every raft. Our guides carry all required safety certifications. Safety is our highest concern.
  • You will arrive at our outpost 30 minutes prior to your schedule trip time, all guests are required to sign a waiver, pre-trip safety talk, fitted with PFD, helmet and paddle, short bus ride to the put-in.
  • Ages 10+
  • No experience required. Recommended for healthy active people. Please check with your physician if you have health concerns.
  • You will end your river trip at our Outpost.  Our facility offers hot showers, changing rooms, sand volleyball court, fire pits and stocked trout pond.

CALL NEXSTEP TRAVEL to get your customized group quote  ( lodging, meals, activity, mission opportunities, meeting space and more)    800.275.2095

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Pigeon River, Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Group Rafting Nexstep Travel



The Pigeon River offers two exciting trips ranging from big splashy white water to a quiet float for the youngest first-timers. The popular Upper Pigeon is five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids – with views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, making for a thrilling ride through drops like Powerhouse, Big Rock, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide and Double Reactionary.
The easy-going Lower Pigeon is the perfect trip for novices, for families with small children or those seeking a fun and relaxing river experience. This is a mellow 2.5 hour trip on class I and II white water, and has the lowest age restriction of any trip Wildwater runs – age 4!


Summer trips are scheduled 4 days a week, from Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday plus Saturday.


There are no scheduled water releases in the Spring & Fall in the Tennessee Smokies on the Pigeon River. However, we often are able to raft on gorgeous fall days when seasonal rains have brought the levels up, or when the power companies need to release water for extra power generation. Water levels range from class I-II and sometimes we get class IV rapids! We usually don’t know levels until time of rafting – so call our reservations office for more information and reservations!


Enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains while visiting us in Hartford. The Wildwater facility offers a clean shower house, two cozy shops to browse through, and our very own Pigeon River Dog House where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon snack. We have two pavilions to enjoy a picnic lunch with your family. You can also enjoy a friendly game of volleyball or cornhole before or after your trip. All Pigeon River trips have a guide in every raft.


Call Nexstep Travel today for a free quote.   Group Rafting at it's best!     We work w/ our friends at Wildwater LTD.    ( info from Wildwater web site )   800.275.2095

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We're now booking summer Raft/ Zip / Mission trips. Contact Nexstep Travel today for a quote!

Raft~Zip-Mission       Whitewater Adventures

Looking for your next summer retreat?  Look no further!      Nexstep offers spring/summer/fall packages to meet any group's dates, drive time & budget!    


New River, Gauley, Pigeon, Ocoee, Chattooga, Nantahala, French Broad River, Nolichucky .

rafting, zipline, hiking, biking,canopy tours  

Save Time and Money  ... Contact us today!  800.275.2095


Youth Group Summer Rafting Options. Easy & Affordable packages to Asheville NC / French Broad River and more!

It's been a GREAT ski season ( minus the warm temps the last couple of weeks )  but now it's time to start looking ahead to spring/summer/fall.     Did you know the Nexstep Travel has options for your next rafting/zip line adventure?  #yeswedo      Contact one of our Adventure Specialist today to get great rates and options.   We have hundreds of options to meet any group's dates/drive time and budget!   NEXSTEP TRAVEL   800.275.2095



Ski Retreat Special . Wolf Ridge Ski Resorts / Asheville NC Nexstep Travel $97

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort  / Asheville, NC

  • 2 nights hotel lodging in Asheville, NC
  •  1 day lift tickets    9am to 4:30pm
  •  1 day ski rental
  •  lesson 
  •  2 continental breakfast
  •  Nexstep Staff on site
  •  1  free lift ticket with every 15 paid 

$97 per person  


CALL TODAY and learn just how easy and affordable your next ski retreat can be! 

Nexstep Travel    800.275.2095 

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Church Ski Trip. Group Rates | Group Lodging | Church Group | Youth Group Ski Trip. Nexstep Travel

Nexstep Travel offers group rates and discounts for groups.   Lodging, lift Tickets, ski and board rentals, tubing tickets, meeting space, meals and transportation..... EVERYTHING under one roof! 

Youth Groups. Boy Scouts. College/ Singles Ministry and more.

We focus on your trip,  so you can focus on your people.

A Travel Service for Your Ministry.     

Call today for a fast ~ free ~ no hassle quote.    800.275.2095 

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Youth Group Winter SKi Retreat Options / Ideas. Free Quotes. Winterplace, Snowshoe, Beech, Cataloohcee, Wolf Ridge & more. WV, NC, VA, CO. Nexstep Travel

Now is the time to start planning for your 2017-2018 youth group winter ski retreat.    Call Nexstep Travel today and get a free / no hassle quote.  We offer group rates and packages to 15 ski resorts in WV, NC, VA, MD, IN and CO. With one call,  you'll have instant access and discounted rates to any of these great resorts.    Our adventure specialist know just what you'll need to make sure you're group is getting the best trip based on your drive time, dates and budget.     Call today!  800.275.2095 or go online 


Winterplace, Snowshoe, Wisp, Beech, Massanutten, Canaan Valley, Timberline, Wintergreen, Cataloohcee, Winter Park, Perfect North,  Wolf Ridge,  Ski Whitetail, Keystone,  Steamboat.

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Group Ski Trip. Winterplace, WV. Snowshoe Mountain. Canaan Valley. Wolf Ridge NC. Beech , Sugar. Group Sales

Nexstep Travel.   We offer group rates and packages to 15 ski resorts in WV, NC, VA, MD, PA, IN & CO.     Get a quote today!   Lodging ( hotels, cabins, camps, slope-side, houses )  Meeting Space ( 15 to 1,000 )   Lift Tickets, Tubing Tickets, Meals, Ski and Snowboard Rentals, Motor Coach Rentals.  Drive Room rates.   Everything under One Roof!   Contact us today for a fast~ free ~ no hassle Quote.   Adventure Specialist are ready to help!     #skiraftzip #happyleader #happycompany #winterplace #snowshoe #perfectnorth #massanutten      800.275.2095


Travel Blog .. March 27, 2017

~We're finishing up with ski season and moving into summer.    This week is the perfect time to catch our breath before diving into rafting/zip lining & mission trips.  

~NEWS for April.......  Wes and Kelly are getting married April 22nd!   The whole Nexstep gang will be on hand to celebrate this wonderful occasion.      


CONGRATS Wes and Kelly!!