Saving Money On Your Ski Holiday
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If you're planning a ski holiday and you want to book a catered chalet, there are plenty of things you can do to save money. Skiing holidays have a reputation for being expensive, but this does not have to be the case. If you follow these tips you may make some savings on your next holiday.

Choose the Right Dates

If you can be flexible with the dates when booking accommodation in a catered chalet you will definitely be able to save some money. Go for the quieter periods and you may also be able to get discounts on flights, ski schools and more. School holidays are the most expensive times to go skiing, but of course you may not be able to avoid these times if you have children. If you don't have to go during the holidays, try to go before Christmas or for the few weeks after mid-January for the best deals.

Book Early (or Late)

Travel companies like to secure bookings early, so try and book your holiday as soon as you can. They often provide discounts for early bookers but, alternatively, if you wait right until the last minute you can also often pick up a special deal. Last-minute deals can give you huge savings, so this can be a good option.

Choose the Best Resort

The more popular resorts are going to cost more in general, so consider going to a lower profile destination. You may have your heart set on the French Alps, but why not try somewhere in Slovenia or Bulgaria? Whichever resort you choose, check to see if there are any major events going on at the time because if there is a competition or festival this can see prices rocket.

Consider a Self-Catered Chalet

If you have your heart set on a catered chalet, that's fine. And in fact, this can be better value than a hotel and you may even get some added extras thrown in like a free ski pass. However, if you want to save even more money, self-catering is a good option.

Compare Prices for Flights, Insurance, Etc

Make sure you compare flights, travel insurance and anything else that you can to secure the best deals. It is easy these days to compare services by going to a comparison website and doing a bit of research.

Rent Ski Equipment

Ski equipment is expensive and you may not want to splash out on new skis, poles, boots, a helmet and goggles. So why not save some money and rent it instead? Book it online in advance to make even more savings, and then you will also know that your equipment will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Save Money and Have a Great Time

Whether you are booking a catered chalet or any other type of accommodation, and wherever you are planning to go on your holiday, you can save money if you follow these simple tips. Ski holidays can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to cut back on the costs.

Danielle Hodges is the Marketing Manager for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service offering bonded holidays staying in a catered or self catered chalet in La Tania and other fantastic destinations. For a luxury or good-value skiing holiday and the best catered chalets call Ski Amis.


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