How to book a ski holiday

Thursday, May 10, 2018
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It is nearing the end of the ski season, however, if you’ve never booked a ski getaway, here’s how to book a ski holiday.

A ski holiday is no ordinary holiday! Think sun, skis, snow and…fun!

If you’d like a change from a week on the beach next year, then why not launch yourself into a fantastic ski holiday? A fabulous choice of getaway for families, singletons, couples and travel groups alike!

It may be nearing the end of the ski season, however, if you’ve never been on a ski holiday before or booked a ski getaway, then now is the time to get thinking about booking your first ski holiday! You’ll want to think, firstly, about which country you’d like to go to, what your budget is, what equipment you’ll need to hire, who you would like to take with you, whether you need childcare services and how long you’re going for.

Before deciding on where you are staying, you should consider the level of your ski ability and what level of ski runs would be most suited to your experience. You’ll also want to think about whether you will do cross-country skiing, or how you would like the après-ski scene to be. Some resorts, for example, offer a hardcore party scene, while others offer a calmer, more relaxed experience.

You’ll find plenty of ski resorts suitable for families, as well as those best suited to individual skiers and school groups.

At Snowfinders, we are experts when it comes to booking a ski holiday and we have plenty of ski chalets available. Therefore, whatever your priorities when it comes to travelling, we can help.

If you’re thinking about booking your first ski holiday or want to make the process of booking a ski holiday as simple as possible, then read on to find out how to book a ski holiday.

All you need to know about how to book a ski holiday

Choosing your ski resort

Your choice of ski resort should be based on a number of things, including your budget, your ski level and at which time of year you would like to take your ski holiday.

Ski holidays for beginners, for example, shouldn’t necessarily be based at premium price large ski resorts with massive ski areas. Beginners will find equal, if not more, satisfaction when enjoying the nursery slopes nearby a smaller resort.

It would also pay to think about whether you would like other activities to be on offer at the ski resort, like watersport activities, spa treatments and other entertainment features.

Want to ski with a view?

Do you want to visit a charming and pretty resort, like Kitzbuhel in Austria, or are you happy with a more purpose-built ski area?

Who are you taking with you?

Is it just you and your partner going skiing? Are you both experienced skiers? Or perhaps you are taking your entire family away with you and require childcare facilities? Or you may need nursery slopes for the younger family members or learn to ski holidays?

When booking your ski holiday, you will find various resorts that cater for various ski abilities, like Val D’Isere and Tignes in France. You’ll also find resorts with childcare availabilities, Chalet Bel Sol is a great choice of accommodation for childcare in Val D’Isere.

Après ski heaven or après-ski hell?

If a lively ski scene is important to you, then you’ll want to choose a popular resort that has a vibrant night life.

There are also plenty of ski resorts available with a more chilled out evening entertainment.

When is the best time to book a ski holiday?

The optimal time to book your ski holiday is the month of August, before the popular ski chalets and resorts sell out. It may indeed seem too early to book a ski holiday, however, you are more likely to get an early-bird deal and have a wider choice of ski destinations.

Build my ski trip with Snowfinders

Here at Snowfinders, we’re experts in the ski holiday industry and can help you build your dream ski holiday. Contact us now and we’re happy to help build you a happy (ski!) holiday!

 

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