Dreaming about going skiing but not too keen on the prices? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. The fact is that it’s the price of taking a trip to the slopes that stops most people from booking a winter skiing break.
After all, skiing is renowned for being a price holiday, isn’t it? It’s not just the cost of the flights and accommodation either; it’s all of the extra costs, such as life passes and equipment hire.
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The truth is that even in a long weekend of skiing could set you back by a thousand pounds, but here’s the thing – it ‘could’ potentially set you back that amount, that doesn’t mean it has to.
The fact is that with some smart thinking and clever hacks, you can book a break at a much lower cost.
Search for more affordable resorts
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that to have a good time; you need to book one of the best resorts. Because that isn’t the case, not at all.
Book a trip to one of the cheapest resorts, and you can save yourself a whole lot of money and make your trip much more affordable.
Eastern Europe and Italy both have slightly cheaper resorts on offer, including Austria’s Ellmau Resort in Austria and also the Livigno Resort in Italy. However, don’t make the mistake of dismissing expensive resorts completely.
Instead, take the time to see what you can get for your money there. For example, resorts in Vail, such as Marriott’s StreamSide Douglas at Vail are seen as being expensive, but they can offer families and larger groups excellent value for money. Providing children with free travel, free equipment hire and ski passes.
Compare different resorts and see what is on offer for your money. Just because a resort offers cheaper accommodation, that doesn’t mean it’s the right option for you and your travel buddies.
Because it’s ski passed and equipment hire could be incredibly expensive. To find the best deals, shop around and compare a few different resort prices, along with what you get for them.
Is a package a good option?
A high percentage of people choose package deals when it comes to skiing, but you could also choose to plan your trip yourself.
By booking your accommodation, flights and skiing passes yourself, you may be able to save a significant amount of money.
Of, it may also be a good idea to look online and compare the cost of all-inclusive trips. For instance, some all-inclusive trips come with great deals attached, such as covering the cost of all your food and drink for the duration of your stay.
There are some package deals that also cover the cost of your travel insurance, which can help to keep the cost of your trip low.
Choose the right time to go
As with any destination, there are certain times of the year that are more expensive than others to book. You’ll find that as the skiing season comes to a close, trips become much cheaper.
So this is a period that it’s always worth looking at, to see what kinds of deals are on offer.
A trip to the slopes doesn’t have to break the bank; the cost of it will completely depend on how you plan it and how smart you are about comparing prices and sniffing out the best deals.