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Ski Package Holidays by Destination
Skiing is more than just a holiday. It's a passion, it's adrenaline fuelled escapism, it's the only sport you are encouraged to stop and have a beer half way down a mountain. It's an awesome way to let off steam, have fun and make memories that will last forever.
That's why skiing-deals.co.uk exists. Our purpose is to bring you closer to the slopes by giving expert advice on where your next trip should be AND searching the web for the best deals for your next skiing or boarding trip. What are you waiting for? It's time to plan your next trip now!
The only thing that makes a skiing holiday more enjoyable is getting a fantastic deal on it. If you are after a bargain you have come to the right place. We find the best skiing holidays on the web and bring them here for you to pick the right one for you, at the right price. so what are you waiting for? Choose your perfect skiing trip today!
Cheap Ski Holidays
A popular option for many people is to purchase complete package holidays, meaning everything you need is included in the total price. Unlike the do it yourself trend for summer holidays, using sites like lastminute.com and Expedia, skiing trips tend to still be organised by specialist tour operators like Inghams, Neilson and Crystal Ski. There are a couple of main reasons behind this. Firstly there tends to be fairly lengthy transfers involved from airports to ski resorts, taking on average almost three hours. The travel companies can cost effectively provide coach travel to the resort for a much more reasonable price than booking your own taxi. And not many people want to hire a car to drive through the Alps in thick snow! Secondly all the lift pass and equipment hire companies tend to be small family run businesses with whom the travel companies already have distribution relationships.
We only work with large reputable travel companies who have a passion for delivering the best in class skiing holidays. We only let the biggest names share their best skiing holiday deals and special offers with our customers, such as Crystal Ski, Neilson, Inghams, Mark Warner, SnowTrex, Club Med to name a few. Here at Skiing-Deals.co.uk we search for the best deals to make sure we save our customers time and effort when searching for the perfect skiing holiday.
Ski Package Holidays
Skiing is a favourite holiday for many families. Choosing the right resort and the right hotel is crucial to making sure a family skiing holiday is relaxing and fun and not stressful and infuriating. It’s important to choose a resort that has child friendly ski schools and also check for kids clubs and babysitting / child minding facilities, many of which will be run by the tour operator. Depending on the age and stamina of your children these can be a god send to know your children are safe, allowing the adults to get in a few more adventurous runs in the afternoon.
Also remember to do some planning, especially with small kids. Check how close the hotel is to the ski school and lifts. Spending a few extra pounds on a more convenient location and removing the need for a ski bus and a 1.2km walk carrying 3 pairs of skis and a 5 year old will be a sound investment you will be thankful you made every day of your holiday!
Last Minute Ski Holidays
One of the best ways to grab a bargain is wait until the last minute to book your skiing holiday. Generally, the later you leave it, the better the bargain. You may well have to make some compromises on country, resort, hotel and board, but you can save a lot of money in doing so. There are certain things you should check before booking a last minute deal. What is the snow level like at the cheap resort? How long is the transfer? Are the ski runs suited to your ability level? How far away from the main lift and or ski school is the hotel? If you are happy to take the gamble you could grab a last minute bargain skiing holiday.
Skiing holidays range from self-catering to bed and breakfast, half board, full board and then top of the shop is all inclusive. All your meals, drinks and snacks are included in the price. And if you book a Skiing Weekend you can also bag a bargain, as it's a shorter trip it generally costs less.
As an alternative to staying in a hotel you could book a ski chalet. Which can be full board all the way through to self catered. They range in sizes from suiting a family of 2 right up to housing 20+ guests, not always from the same party, so some people use them as a way to meet new people.
Savvy shoppers will bag bargains and booking a skiing or snowboarding holiday is no different. The demand for skiing holidays is very seasonal so tour operators often run promotions and special offers to help stimulate demand. Typical times to grab a deal are just when the new season holidays are launched, booking six months to a year in advance can help you get free lift passes, buy one get one free on equipment hire, free meals or drinks or even an upgrade on a flight or train.
As with all holidays if you can go outside of school holidays you will get a much better deal than if you have to go during Christmas or Half Term. In fact, many parents are now choosing to pay the fine to take their children out of school to go skiing as it is much cheaper. Likewise end of season deals can deliver good value, just watch out for the snow conditions and the temperatures, you don’t want to end up with an Alpine walking holiday!
And of course booking just before the departure date, even up to the night before, can save a fortune.
There is a growing trend for single people to travel alone and meet like-minded people to do the things they enjoy and make new friends. Skiing is no exception and singles skiing holidays are now common place. People tend to either book through normal tour operators like Crystal Ski or Neilson and make friends when they arrive, in ski school or join guided ski tours. More recently specialist travel operators for single skiers and boarders have appeared to cater for the new trend. They will only sell holidays to single individuals, so everyone on your trip will be in the same boat.
If money is no object you can really do skiing in style, both in Europe and in Canada and the USA. Verbier, Banff, Aspen and St Moritz are a few of the exclusive resorts with luxury chalets, 5 star and above hotels and wonderful slopes to boot.