It really does pay to book your ski holiday in advance. So, if you aren’t already trawling through web pages, eager to book next season’s skiing trip, it’s time to up your game. Gather your ski-loving pals and get your heads together to plan your next skiing expedition. Here are a few reasons why it’s best to book sooner rather than later.
Scoop Great Deals on Lift Passes
Sure, it may feel way too soon to be planning New Year 2018, but no one can complain about cheap lift passes. Book ahead of time, and you’ll be able to get your mitts on super-cheap lift passes, namely two-for-one deals, which you’ll struggle to get later down the line. Reduced lift passes mean you can benefit from luxury chalets without having to pay a penny extra nearer the time. You’ll indulge in inclusive cooked breakfasts, and laze around in steam rooms and spas. Not bad, right?
More Date Choices
The later you leave booking your ski holiday, the less choice you’ll have when it comes to dates. Most get taken fast, so it’s a good idea to book your 2018 excursion as soon as possible. There’s a slew of fantastic deals, from discounts on five-star accommodation to awesome offers on ski-in-ski-out experiences, not forgetting après ski. All inclusive ski holidays can be a good option, as the logistics of getting from A to B are taken care of so your journey’s trouble-free as well as much slicker. Even better, there are no hidden costs with these types of holidays, as one price covers all. That means budgeting for your trip is straightforward, as you know exactly how much you’re going to spend.
Travel in Large Groups with Loved Ones for Less
Up for a family adventure? Now’s the time to book your accommodation to make sure you get the best accommodation for you. If you’re thinking of going with friends, opt for a chalet. Sometimes you can bag a real bargain – you can get as many as one in five travellers free at the most incredible chalets. Drink in the jaw-dropping mountain scenery, admire the dreamy chalet interior or sip wine on the balcony. Booking in advance also means you can benefit from free child places and takes the burden out of booking with a large group.
By booking early, you’ll only need to pay a deposit, as most travel agents allow you to spread out your payments. Or you can put aside the money each month so you don’t have to pay it in full, in one, big hit. When you’re booking in large groups, it makes it an awful lot easier, as collecting full payment from loads of people can get tricky – not to mention stressful. This can be especially useful when it comes to booking chalets at Christmas – the last thing you want is to fork out on your ski holiday on top of buying Christmas gifts!
Cheaper Flight Prices
You’ll find that most airlines’ seat prices are at their all-time low when they’re first announced. Often, they have a select number or seats at firm prices, but once these seats have sold out, then prices go up to the next bracket. By booking early, you’ll benefit from lower flight prices. Easyjet normally releases their prices around six months ahead. The good news? You’ll be able to secure flight seats from local airports for a fraction of the price than that of last-minute flight prices, which are sky-high. Even better, you won’t have to trek half way across the country to get cheap flights.