Skiline.co.uk is listed as one of the top 3 ski agents in the world, here are our 10 tips to book a cheap ski holiday and how you can squeeze every last bit of value for money from your ski holiday and book a cheap ski holiday that feels nothing like a cheap holiday.
Table of Contents
- Free Ski Passes
- Self-Drive Ski Holidays
- Ski In A Group To Get A Group Discount
- Consider Less Well-Known Ski Resorts For Better Value
- Avoid Peak Dates, And Ski Off-Peak
- Book On A Tuesday
- Be Flexible On The Dates
- Book An All-Inclusive Ski Holiday
- Extra Beds In A Hotel Or Ski Chalet, Often Mean Extra Discounts
- Sign Up For Newsletters
Free Ski Passes
From time to time, it’s possible to get a free ski pass, sometimes this is provided by the lift companies helping their tour operator partners to sell holidays on off-peak dates. Everyone needs a ski pass to go skiing, getting a free ski pass is perhaps the easiest way to reduce your ski holiday by over €375 per person. Even a ‘Buy one get one free’ deal is worth grabbing.
Self-Drive Ski Holidays
With four skiers in a car, sharing the driving and the costs, it’s a fast, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly way to travel to the mountains. You can break up the journey with a break for lunch to make the journey more enjoyable. By booking a package, you can get big discounts on the Flexi Plus Euro Tunnel crossing. Flexi Plus allows you to drive onto the first available train and jump the queues.
Ski In A Group To Get A Group Discount
Tour operators and travel agents love groups and will always offer extra discounts to attract them. In catered ski chalets, you can often get free places. At skiline.co.uk we will always ask our partners for extra discounts and apply our own to ensure you get the best deals and discounts.
Consider Less Well-Known Ski Resorts For Better Value
The difference in the cost of a ski holiday to Val d’Isere versus Valmorel is huge, but both have fast modern ski lifts and excellent skiing. Our sales consultants can provide essential information to help you find the best alternative to skiing in the biggest known ski resorts.
Avoid Peak Dates, And Ski Off-Peak
The difference in price between a peak date such as Christmas or New Year versus early December departures can be huge. Unless you have a very good reason to travel on a peak date, don’t! The slopes are less crowded and you save money, what’s not to like about this cheap ski holiday tip?
Book On A Tuesday
This is a trade secret that many in the ski holiday business won’t tell you, it’s also the reason we send out our email offers every Tuesday! Marketing departments at all tour operators hold meetings called “Trade meetings” every Monday, to discuss how bookings had been over the weekend and look at where prices need “tweaking” to motivate bookings. These “Tweaks to prices are always released on Tuesday mornings!
Be Flexible On The Dates
Be ready to change your holiday dates, if you can be flexible, you can often save £100’s by either going a week earlier or a week later, the difference in snow cover probably won’t change. This is often especially the case in December, January and March ski holiday dates.
Book An All-Inclusive Ski Holiday
Now an all-inclusive ski holiday may not, at first glance, look like a cheap ski holiday. But our Club Med ski holidays, include everything that most ski holidays don’t! Such as a full 3-course lunch with wine, coffee and even cocktails, if you want. When you have finished skiing, go to the bar, order everyone a drink and put it on your bar tab, don’t worry, all the drinks, even the cocktails are included in the price you pay. We calculate that the extra free stuff like the ski pass, 5 full days of ski lessons, an off-piste mountain ski guide and all your lunches add up to around £700 or more per person. What’s when that all-inclusive ski holiday really starts to look like a bargain.
Extra Beds In A Hotel Or Ski Chalet, Often Mean Extra Discounts
Lots of hotels and ski chalets, offer rooms that can take an extra bed, these beds are often available with discounts of up to 50% or even free child ski holidays. If you are travelling as a group of 6 friends, see if you can book two triple rooms, rather than 3 twins, you will be surprised at how much you can save.
Sign Up For Newsletters
The Ski Line e-mailers are emailed to registered users every Tuesday, our sales team, marketing department and directors carefully select the best cheap ski holidays that are available to book that week. By signing up to receive these specially selected deals around 24 hours before they are loaded onto our website, helps skiers make informed decisions about what and when to book.
Book any Ski holiday with skiline.co.uk and we will offer you a half-price deal on ski rental, with our partner Ski Set.
It’s just one of the ways, Ski Line clients get a better deal when booking their ski holidays.
Chat with our experts
For more tips when booking a cheap ski holiday, call our expert sales team on:020 8313 3999