The ever-rising popularity of skiing holidays is a true testament to the unbeatable excitement, escapism and overall experience that they provide to holidaymakers. Once solely a preserve of the rich, now it is possible for people with regular jobs to enjoy several days in thrilling skiing environments, such as the Swiss Alps or the Pyrenees, without breaking the bank. That being said, skiing holidays do, however, still tend to be more expensive than the majority of other holiday types that are available. This is partly inescapable due to the cost of hiring equipment and the fact that there aren’t a large amount of budget options for skiing holidays in the way that there are for the more popular beach and city styles of holiday. However, with careful planning and by following the helpful money saving tips below, it is possible to save a significant amount of money when booking your skiing holiday. Let’s take a look at the tips!
Carefully Choose When To Book Your Skiing Holiday
As with any holiday, the time of year that you choose to book it for will have a large effect on the amount you have to pay for what will be, in effect, exactly the same holiday. With skiing holidays, this is an especially relevant fact to be aware of as, due to there being far fewer skiing holiday resorts than regular types of holiday and getaways, the difference in what you pay usually ends up being even more. The cheapest times of year to book a skiing holiday are away from major holidays – such as Christmas, New Year and Easter – and are to be found when people are normally still at work and when there is a slight chance there may not be snow. The weeks from late November through to mid-December usually offer excellent value compared with times such as the term break during mid-February.
Some Countries Are Less Expensive Than Others For Skiing Holidays
If you want to seriously lower the costs of enjoying a wonderful skiing holiday, then one of the most important decisions you can make is not to go to one of the most expensive countries for your holiday. Some countries are markedly more expensive for what will be a largely similar experience for the skier. Switzerland, Austria and France have tremendous reputations as countries with outstanding skiing resorts, however, booking in these countries will come at a cost, not only in terms of what you will pay for actually skiing, but also in terms of food, drink, accommodation and transport. Looking slightly further afield to countries with excellent options for skiing as Slovenia, can potentially halve your costs when you look at the entire cost of your skiing trip.
Skiing is never going to be the absolute cheapest type of holiday you can book for you and your family. However, nowadays, it is possible to reduce the cost of a skiing holiday to an affordable level which wasn’t possible a decade or two ago. Key to achieving this reduction in cost is to choose carefully both the dates and the country you want to go to for your skiing holiday.