Top Ten Saving Tips for Skiing - How to save £££s!
Affordable ski holidays do exist and affordable skiing is possible! Ski Collection specialises in 3 and 4 star self-catering ski apartments and hotels in the French Alps, offering you top quality ski accommodation but that doesn't mean you have to pay top prices. To help you save some pennies we have come up with ten ways to help you save money this winter and book a good value ski holiday allowing low cost skiing!
Tip 1 – Affordable Skiing with Ski Collection
Thank you for visiting Ski Collection, we are proud to bring you a carefully selected range of high quality ski accommodation and we are confident you are getting value for money when you book your holiday with us. If you think you have found the identical holiday elsewhere for less, please feel free to ask our team of ski holiday experts to talk you through our quote. Comparing prices can sometimes be a little confusing due to the various aspects that make up a holiday. Please read our tips below to find out more about what makes Ski Collection holidays affordable.
Tip 2 – Ski apartments + self-catering = Affordable ski holidays
Booking self-catering ski accommodation will cost a lot less than catered chalets or hotels and is a great way to holiday with friends, family or as a couple. Self-catering offers total flexibility, convenience and gives you complete control over your holiday. Self-catering ski holidays are fantastic options for not only families with young children, but also large groups and those that may have special dietary needs such as vegetarians or vegans.
This is not to say that you couldn't eat out a couple of nights during the week but by taking some food with you, buying supplies at a hypermarket on the way and by eating in the majority of the week you will certainly save money. It is also great for people who want a bit more privacy. Apartment sizes can vary meaning it is ideal to tailor the apartment size to your particular group. Prices are per apartment not per person so there are no under occupancy charges and you do not need to share space with strangers as you might in a catered chalet.
A good option is to go for a large apartment and fill it with family, friends or colleagues. You will have plenty of space to sleep and a spacious living area to socialize in plus the more people you can share the cost between, the more affordable your ski holiday becomes. All these ski savings add up to good value ski holidays.
Tip 3 – Ski in a group to get good value ski holidays
Choose a large apartment and fill it with family, friends or colleagues! You will have plenty of space to sleep and a spacious living area to socialize in plus the more people you can share the cost between, the more affordable and low cost your ski holiday becomes. The cost of a week's accommodation can be as little as £165 per person per week.
See our Go Large for Groups page for more details on good value ski holidays.
Tip 4 – Ski in resorts off the beaten track and make ski savings
Choose to ski in a resort you may consider to be off the beaten track and enjoy excellent value for money, unique character and intimate charm that just cannot be found in the major ski resorts.
Tip 5 – Ski Offers = Ski holiday savings
By checking our various special offer pages for our current ski offers you could make some super ski savings in many different ski resorts. If snapped up, these ski holiday savings make very affordable ski holidays possible.
See our Ski Deals page for a full selection of our different offers to help you make some great ski savings.
Tip 6 – Ski savings with our Self-Drive Packages create good value ski holidays
Driving is by far the most flexible option allowing you as much luggage as you can fit in, control over your own timetable and stops whenever you feel like it (just for a coffee or even overnight at one of our En-Route Hotels). We are able to offer you low cost prices and good value for money ski holiday packages due to our negotiations with the ferry companies and Eurotunnel. Plus, despite the exchange rate, diesel is still generally cheaper in France so buy your fuel at a hypermarket there and you will save even more! Ski holiday savings all round!
See our Self-Drive Package page for more details on good value ski holidays.
Tip 7 – Ski resorts by train = Low price skiing
Train is a good value alternative to flying and ideal for those who prefer to leave the car at home. We can arrange two train options: Direct Ski Train or Eurostar Beyond (with a change at Paris). Take the evening train both ways and you could benefit from 8 days skiing instead of just 6. A private taxi transfer can also be cheaper when taken from/to a train station rather than an airport, saving you even more money! We can of course pre-book these for you also (from Bourg Saint-Maurice, Moutiers and Aime train stations). Yet another way to create affordable skiing.
Tip 8 – Ski extras, pre-book them all for low cost ski
We can pre-book all the ski extras you will need: Ski Insurance, Ski and Snowboard Equipment Hire, Ski Lift Passes, Ski School and Spa Treatments. By pre-booking you will save precious skiing time, benefit from keen prices that are not affected by the exchange rate, reassurance in knowing everything is arranged and ready for you and peace of mind that everything is pre-paid for. It’s not just the travel and accommodation that create affordable ski holidays, all these ski extras can allow you some great ski savings!
See our Ski Extras page for more details and information on special offers and low cost ski extras.
Tip 9 – Ski but spread the cost = Low cost skiing
These days we have pay as you go mobile telephones, pay as you go electric and pay as you go Travel cards, so why not pay as you go ski holidays! Book early and spread the cost by paying in instalments that suit your budget and bank balance! Doing it this way will ensure that you have enough left for your spending money, having gradually already paid for your good value ski holidays.
See our Ski Offers page for our current special offers, allowing you low cost skiing.
Tip 10 – Ski Collection, book affordable ski holidays with confidence
So, you've saved all this money and booked your affordable ski holiday with Ski Collection, now you want to ensure your savings are safe? No problem! When booking with Peak Retreats' Ski Collection you have the best guarantee of complete financial security as we are an ABTA bonded company (ABTA No W5537). This is peace of mind you do not receive when booking your ski accommodation and transport independently.
See more about us page for more details on why you should book your affordable ski holiday with Ski Collection.