Ski holiday trip is the fantastic option for those who are tired of chaotic routine and wants to revitalize their mind and body. The first thought that comes to the mind is the expenditure or cost of the trip, as primarily ski holiday is considered to be expensive in nature. However, you can easily manage your ski holiday trip with small budget. Let’s us… How?
Choose dates that serve best value
Avoid the prime time like Christmas, New Year, February half term or Easter to save your pockets. The cost of skiing is considerably lower at the beginning or end of the season as it involves risk of snow conditions, not being safe up to par. However, you can save your cost during these seasons and lessen the risk by selecting ski locations at higher attitudes where snow arrives early and last longer. Plan your dates strategically where you may find massive discounts due to off season.
Choosing right location
Choose ski location outside the usual exclusive areas of Switzerland, Austria of French Alps. The ski locations which are not much famous can cut down your cost right from hiring skiing equipments, lift passes, food and drinks.
Pick smaller and less well-known resort that includes your breakfast and dinner. At times you may also find free child lift passes along with the accommodation. You can even save your money choosing self-catering chalet. If the chalet is spacious, you can even cut down your accommodation cost by sharing it with other tourists. When you choose self-catering chalet, you can stock up fridge with good food and beverages and enjoy your meals on budget before you head out to nightclubs.
Reduce your travelling cost
Do your homework finding out budgeted airlines that gives great value on fare. Do not forget to consider hidden cost like account taxes, fees for luggage and ski equipments, booking seat, etc. Consider travelling by train which offers excellent overnight services that directly land you to ski resort. It will not only land you fresh to the slopes but save your one day cost on accommodation and food. If you are moving with your family or friends then consider hiring a car while driving from the resort to skiing destination. Also compare hiring cost along with fuel expense against ferry prices. Choose the one which suits your budget
Keep things simple
You can borrow special ski apparel, ski equipment and snowboard from your family or friends to save your cost. Layer up with winter clothing beneath padded jacket to protect from snow and cold. Remember to pack items like socks, shoes gloves, sunscreen as it may cost heavily at ski resort. Check out online websites if you can buy second hand skiing equipments and snowboard.
At the end, you can plan ahead and manage each area of your skiing trip that save you pockets but ultimately what it really counts is the memory that you will share together with your friends and beloved ones. Wish you happy skiing trip with small budget!!!