Whether you’re planning your first trip to the slopes or are a seasoned pro, everyone likes the chance to save money.
Ski trips can often come with additional costs such as lift passes and equipment hire and with the price of lunch on the mountain in some popular resorts enough to make anyone shiver it’s easy to blow the budget.
If you’re planning to head to the mountains, here are 10 ski holiday hacks to help save money on your trip.
1. Choose a chalet stay
Staying in a chalet or chalet-hotel takes a lot of the guesswork out of how much you’ll end up spending once in resort. Chalet board means you get a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea (usually including cake and maybe soup) and a three-course dinner every day except one – the chalet hosts’ day off. Wine at meal times is frequently included, meaning you can also save money on bar hopping if you wish.
2. Go all-inclusive
Taking this one step further, plumping for an all-inclusive package may seem an expensive initial outlay – but it means holidaymakers spend virtually nothing during their stay.
All-inclusive specialist Club Med offers holidays with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. Included in the price are flights, transfers, full-board accommodation, drinks, lift pass, ski school and even extras such as off-piste guiding.
As the year’s prices are set before the season begins, going all-inclusive means British skiers and snowboarders will be largely sheltered from currency fluctuations when in resort.