Ski vacation on a budget

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Budget Ski Vacation

It’s not easy to book a ski trip on a budget. Because of the expense of accommodation, ski passes, and lift tickets, you’re going to have to be super organised and plan your trip carefully to make sure you have the funds for everything. There are hundreds of sites out there that offer discounted ski passes and accommodation, but it’s important to do some research to find the best deals available.

Shop early

There are early bird deals from ski resorts on ski passes - this includes the EPIC pass and the IKON pass which goes off sale when season hits. These ski passes give you access to a range of ski resorts and are flexible. That said, you need to check for black out dates to make sure you buy the correct ski pass. Lift tickets over the counter can cost double to triple the amount. This is the same with ski lodging. Look to book ski lodging that have free cancellation so you can save a spot, but cancel down the track if plans change. That said, for most ski accommodation, cancellations made less than 30 days before your trip may cost you a cancellation fee. The best ski deals are also often the ones that require a multi-night booking, especially if you plan to ski for several days. When booking a multi-night stay, be sure to check for cancellation fees.

Book a Ski Vacation Package to save

There are a lot of online ski package providers that bundle all your ski trip into one package. You can get ski lodging, flights, ski gear, ski passes, ski everything! from the one spot. Trusted ski tour operators include Summit Cove and TourRadar . You can save because they can discount the individual ski items in your package.

Ski Tour Operators

Consider a ski tour operator. Great ski tour operators know how to ski, where to go, what to do, and how to make your holiday memorable. They can take care of everything so you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about anything else.

Visit Smaller Ski Resorts

The big ski resorts like Breckenridge, Vail and Aspen are fantastic and they know what they're doing, but such a premium quality of service comes with a cost. There are, however though, terrific low profile alternatives in most ski areas from British Columbia to Colorado and New England. Some research can help you save lots of cash and get a wonderful holiday. These mountains often have an extra homey feel and fewer people.

Ski in Spring

Spring skiing is about having fun, being outdoors, and enjoying the great weather. If you can get out early enough in the season, you'll find yourself paying less for your ski trip than if you wait until later in the season. You'll also enjoy a better tan.

Rent ski gear in advance

A lot of ski resorts offers discounts if you book in advanced and are renting for a week. Make sure to check their website before booking.

Related Links

Best Colorado ski resorts for families
Guide to Breckenridge Ski Resort