02 Dec Why you Should Book Your First Ski Holiday
If you’ve yet to strap on a pair of skis and enjoy the majestic alpine setting of a ski resort, then we’ve put together a few reasons as to why you shouldn’t wait any longer:
It’s not as expensive as you think…..
While ski holidays aren’t always the cheapest holidays on the market, there are ways to help keep the costs manageable. It is a holiday after all, so you want to have a bit of luxury and you want to enjoy where you stay.
Our top tips for getting the best value for money out of your ski trip:
- Ask an experienced ski operator (like Kaluma) for the best tips and the best in-resort information on keeping the costs down
- Keep your eyes out for any amazing deals that may currently be running
- If you can, travelling during the non-peak period (early-mid January is always good) will always be at a lower price than during peak times
- Think about a ‘reverse-weekend’ for a short break; traveling Sunday – Wednesday is always better value than the typical Thursday – Sunday weekend
- Staying in a catered ski chalet is a great option for avoiding extra hidden costs as you will have breakfast, afternoon tea, evening meals and all drinks included
- Utilise any in-resort concierge service offered to you. An on the ground team will have the best knowledge on the best value ski hire, informative advice and information on lift passes and the inside knowledge on where to eat and drink to help save a few pennies for the apres ski bars! Like this blog about Courchevel, by Richard.
The food & drink
Another great aspect of a ski holiday: the food!! Ski resorts are full of fantastic bars and restaurants where you can try local dishes (who doesn’t love an Austrian schnitzel or glass of warming vin chaud on the top of a mountain?) and, of course, the renowned ski holiday classic fondue or raclette. Whether you would prefer a catered chalet where a professional chef can tailor the menu to suit your needs, or a B&B hotel so you can experience a different restaurant each evening our portfolio of properties has something to suit everyone.
It’s good for you!
But don’t worry! You can burn off all that amazing food and drink by skiing. It is a fantastic way to keep fit, burns calories and works those core muscles, not to mention your glutes! Plus you spend the day out in the fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine, all whilst releasing endorphins to help you relax.
While you are taking in all that fresh air and Vitamin D, you can enjoy the breath-taking scenery. The landscape in the Alps is unlike anywhere else in the world, and the only way to properly take it in is from the top of a mountain in a pair of skis.
And there is so much to do than just skiing
While skiing is obviously the main part of a ski holiday, there are so many other activities to do in the mountains. From the new Aquamotion water centre in Courchevel, to ski-doo and husky rides in Baqueira de Beret or the world’s highest zip wire in Val Thorens, there is so much to choose from to help make your ski holiday memorable. Not to mention the spas, ice skating, tobogganing, bowling, shopping…….
So, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and book your first ski holiday now. There are still some fantastic deals to be had for this coming ski season. I think you’ve run out of excuses.