5 Reasons to book your ski holiday early
We’ve noticed a bit of a trend emerging over the last few years. People are booking both later and earlier. We’re seeing a rise in people booking within 2 months of the departure date but also more people are booking earlier than June. We think there are several factors at work here, the world of digital holiday sales has made it easier to grab a last minute deal and we’re pretty sure that’s leading to more people booking later. So why are more people booking early? To explain why we’ve been thinking about the benefits of booking early.
5 reasons to book early
You get to look forward to it all year When your ski holiday is a real date and location booked in the diary you can look forward to it all year. Who hasn’t gone onto Google to look at pictures of the resort they’ll be going to and finding out what they want to do and see when they’re there? The holiday long anticipated is the holiday best researched and for that reason alone, it’s great to book early.
Tie in those unreliable party members When you want to get a group together for a ski trip every year, there are often a few people who might flake out but if they get themselves out there they’ll love it. The party organiser often has to ‘herd’ these party members or watch them drop out. One of the best ways to make sure the whole pack makes it out on the trip is to get them signed up early.
Who wants to pay for skiing around Christmas time? Skiing isn’t cheap, Christmas isn’t cheap. If you’re going to be funding your ski trip and getting your party committed it can be difficult doing that in December or even worse in January right after Christmas. So getting the deposit out of the way early and planning in advance has got to put less strain on your bank balance and that of your party members.
Flights are cheaper in advance When it comes to flights for skiing, the prices get higher the nearer you get to the departure date. We don’t need to really make this point, it makes itself. If you book early you’re very likely to save money on your flights. With our catered holidays, your transfers and food are taken care of, plus you can book your lift passes and other ski holiday essentials with us so getting it all sorted can be pretty simple.
You can choose the perfect place It’s true that the lowest prices in general are last minute deals but if you want to find the ideal holiday, it’s unlikely to be left on the shelf for long. Hunting around early for the perfect place gives you plenty of choice and if on previous holidays you’ve found a place you really like, you’d best secure it soon as it’s likely there are other parties out there who feel the same way.
Perhaps in the busy modern world a growing number of skiers are finding it best to get the holiday they want booked and secured with the people they want to go with. Some things are just too important to sort out late and for many skiers and snowboarders, having a great time in the mountains at least once a year is one of them. The price of flights especially at peak times can get extreme and is bound to be a factor. Whatever the reason, we’re glad to be securing more of our chalets earlier each season.