It doesn’t matter whether you are going skiing for the first time to a destination like Aspen, Colorado in the United States, or maybe staying at some luxury chalets in the French Alps. If this is your first time going on a ski vacation, one thing you should do is be smart with your spending. After all, the last thing you want to do is go home broke after your vacation!
So, with that thought in mind, take a look at these practical ideas you can pursue to save money on your imminent ski trip!
Stay in a Chalet
Many first-time skiers naturally assume that they should stay in a hotel resort by the slopes. The truth is, it makes more sense to stay in a catered ski chalet in locations like the ones in Panorama in Canada or Meribel in France.
Chalets typically include breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all guests so you can save money on your food expenses while on your ski vacation. Plus, you have more freedom and flexibility when staying in a chalet versus hotel accommodation.
Look for an All-Inclusive Package Deal
As you know, there are many elements that make up the overall cost of a holiday. These include flights, accommodation, transfer to and from all airports, and, of course, food. When you pay for those costs separately, you usually end up paying a lot more than you should.
One way around that problem and a proven method of saving money on your ski vacation is to opt for an all-inclusive package deal.
In a nutshell, you pay a fixed price for everything you need on your ski vacation. And because of the low upfront price due to discounted deals negotiated from travel agencies, you’ve got more money to spend on whatever you like during your vacation!
Some all-inclusive package deals may even include vouchers for free travel on ski lifts at your chosen resort.
Be Smart with Your Currency Exchange
Are you planning on going abroad for your first ski holiday? If so, you will no doubt need to exchange money to buy some foreign currency. The good news is that thanks to the digital age we live in, it’s easier than ever to find ways of paying little to no currency exchange fees.
Whatever method you choose, be sure to avoid exchanging currency at an airport. That’s because you will get charged much higher fees than what is considered acceptable.
Be sure to do your research online before you travel. Doing so will leave you with more money in your pocket!
Choose Your Travel Dates Wisely
Lastly, it’s worth spending some time researching when is the best yet cheapest time to travel.
As you can imagine, prices can skyrocket during peak holiday seasons. If you’ve got no choice but to travel during a peak holiday period, such as during school holidays, there is one trick you can try: leave your booking until the last minute!
While it’s useful to book ahead, some travel agencies and airlines will heavily discount holidays near the time of travel.
Thanks for reading – and good luck!