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Should I book my ski holiday early? Will I get the best deal?

This depends on three things….When you are planning to go – how many people are in your group – If you have your heart set on a specific property.

Ski Groups

We always recommend groups, especially larger ski groups of 8 or more book early. This is even more important if you are travelling in peak periods or you want a chalet just for your group. Availability is key for groups. The ski season is short and very busy and if you leave it too late things can get booked up.

If you want a particular ski chalet for your group, or even a hotel then book early. Why wait when it may get booked up. Remember if just one room gets booked in a chalet you want, you cannot have that chalet to yourselves. Even if you don’t have a specific chalet you want, if you leave it too late you could end up booking a chalet in a resort that wasn’t your first choice as all the chalets there are full.

Its very unlikely for a group you will get the benefit of a late ski deal. These are usually offered by tour operators for the last one or two rooms in a property. As you will need more than this it won’t apply.

Ski Families

Families travelling in peak school holiday periods should always book early. Even if you are not a group or a large family, peak periods, especially February half term and New Year get booked up early. One of the quickest things to get booked up are the kids clubs as there are very limited spaces available and they are very popular.

If you book early you can put down a small deposit, just £99pp in some cases. You can then pay off your family ski holiday in smaller amounts over a longer time, so its easier to budget, particularly for families paying higher prices for school holidays.

Early booking ski deals

You don’t have to wait until the last minute to get a ski holiday deal. Early booking deals offer big savings and the lift pass deals you may have seen are generally only available for early bookings. Some operators offer buy one get one free lift passes on top of group discounts. Have a look at some of the best group and early booking ski deals around at the moment…..

 

EARLY BOOKING & GROUP SKI DEALS

SKIWORLD - BOGOF – Bu one get one FREE lift pass – Jan dates: BOOK BY 30th APRIL
SKIWORLD - EARLY BIRD SAVINGS – book early and get cash off your ski holiday
SKIWORLD - GROUP DISCOUNTS – Group discounts from just 6 people and up – Up to 20% off per person
MARK WARNER - EARLY BOOK DEAL – Save up to £150pp: Book by 29th April
INGHAMS - EARYL BOOK DEALS – Only available until 30th June. Save up to £420 per person!
INGHAMS - Enhanced group deals – groups as small as 6, up to 1 in 5 go FREE.
NEILSON - GROUP DEALS – groups 7+ get up to 20% off, or £150pp if a whole chalet is booked + half price lift passes
NEILSON - EARY DEAL – book a Neilson Mountain Collection hotel or chalet & get haf price lift pass
SKI BEAT - Easter chalet packages just £679pp
CLUB MED -  Up to 20% off and kids stay FREE + Pay for 7 nights at Christmas and get an 8th FREE

 

To find out more about the best group or family ski holiday deals, contact one of our ski specialists who have all the information to find your perfect ski holiday and the best possible deal.

Paul Baskell

So, what do you think ?