7 Top Tips to Save Money on a Ski Vacation

by Julie on December 22, 2009

Ski and save in stunning Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.

The ski season is in full swing and if you’re planning your skiing vacation then make sure you’re saving money every step of the way with our tips and advice;

Research – Do your research on resort prices and compare, compare, compare. It could well be that the smaller resorts may come out cheaper. And ask around, you may know somebody that owns a ski chalet and who can rent (or lend) it out!
Drive Don’t Fly – If there is a whole crowd of your or if you are traveling as a family then a self drive ski holiday could be a cost effective option for you. You can also cram in all of your equipment and luggage to save on excess baggage charges.
Exchange Rates – Again do your research and consider which country will offer the best skiing deal for your currency, as exchange rates will affect your budget.
Go Direct – Give yourself more quality vacation time and go direct with the tour operator based in the country you’re traveling to and you’ll get much more flexibility than on a package holiday. Why not try a ski trip in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia or maybe a Finland Ski Tour On The Russian Border?
Self Cater – The more meals you create in your chalet, the more money you will save. And travel just outside of the resort to find a hypermarket to save even more.
…Or Go All Inclusive – With all your meals and drinks and even possibly lift passes included, an all inclusive ski vacation could be an ideal choice for you.
Ski Gear – Weigh up your options and decide whether you take you own ski gear and incur potential extra baggage charges (check with your airline) or whether you hire gear in resort.

As ever, add your own tips in the comments section below…

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