18 Jul The Advantages of the Reverse Ski Weekend
What is a Reverse Ski Weekend?
Now most of you reading this are probably asking what the heck is a “reverse weekend”? let alone know the advantages of it!
Well let me tell you.
The Reverse Ski Weekend is a phrase that we coined a while ago and now seems a very commonly used one in the travel industry.
If you think of a long weekend as a Thursday – Sunday, then the reverse of that is simply a Sunday – Thursday – well, in actual fact it’s a Sunday – Wednesday – a short but very effective three night holiday.
In ski chalet terms, there aren’t many companies who offer short breaks in a chalet. Most operators want the whole week booking and don’t offer any flexibility in this. It’s seven nights or nothing!
Kaluma have always been flexible and we have always offered ski weekends. Weekend skiing is SO popular and for some many reasons:
- Less time away from work
- Less time away from family
- You simply don’t want to ski for a whole week
- The thought of 6 nights of après ski is daunting!
- The cost of a week long holiday can be quite high….
Ski weekends usually sell very quickly and quite easily (in our chalets anyway!) but one of the reasons that hotels and other chalet operators shy away from offering short weekend breaks, is because it leaves the early part of the week to sell, which has traditionally been quite a hard sell. Hotels started putting the prices up for the weekend or charging a premium for a short break in order to help spread the financial risk of not selling the start of the week.
The ‘Reverse Weekend’ is Born
We saw this as a great opportunity and we now sell the “reverse ski weekend” at a significantly reduced price, making the early part of the week very attractive indeed.
You can enjoy a three night reverse weekend break at one of our chalets at about half the price of an actual three night weekend. You get all the luxury, all the service, all the trimmings at a fraction of the cost.
There are several other benefits too:
- Cheaper flights for the midweek return flight
- Quieter slopes as no weekend skiers
- Time the flights right and you can get three and a half days skiing in
St Anton Reverse Ski Weekend Example
How you can make the reverse ski weekend work for you at one of our Kaluma chalets:
- Book a stay one of our St Anton chalets – Eden Rock, Montfort, 53 or Narnia.
- Take an early EasyJet flight from London Gatwick to Innsbruck on the Sunday morning, landing in Innsbruck at about 10:20.
- We book you a private transfer from the airport and you arrive in St Anton by 11.45 at the latest.
- A quick snack in the chalet on arrival, straight to the ski shop, up the lifts and you are on the slopes by 12.30.
- Fit in four hours of skiing before hitting the après ski bars.
- Luxury back at the chalet with your hosts taking care of all your needs and skiing all day Monday, Tuesday and most of Wednesday.
- On Wednesday finish skiing at 14:00, quick shower and change, picked up by your private transfer at 14:30, at the airport for 15:30 and ready for the 16.50 flight back to London Gatwick.
What a fantastic three nights and three days of skiing, with your luxury chalet accommodation snapped up at a great price.
We now have more and more people taking advantage of these prices and the reverse weekend is now becoming more and more popular with our regular guests. It’s a great way to do a company ski trip (maybe the first one?). It could be a trial as the cost will be significantly cheaper then a weekend trip – as long as you can justify that time out of the office. Quite often the budget can dictate these events, so this is the perfect excuse!
Groups of friends also like this option, as its quality time spent together with some affordable luxury and quieter ski slopes.
All it takes is one phone call to the office and we can arrange it all for you, from start to finish.