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Tips On How To Save Money During Your Ski Vacation

Updated on May 25, 2013

Most people say that having a ski vacation can be very expensive. This is very true for those people who do not know how to spend their money wisely. To save from your ski vacation and yet having a great time do not need to be a secret or mystery. There are actually many ways that you can save as much as possible without overspending.

Here are some tips that you can use to turn an expensive ski vacation into an affordable and yet enjoyable time!

Make sure to plan

Planning is very important. Though some people might like spontaneity and head the slopes when they feel like it, this can actually hurt your wallet. To save money, planning is the key.

Most ski resort will offer great discounts and special deals when you book early. Do not wait for snow to start falling or when you feel that it is the start of winter. If you can book as early as before Labor Day, you can slash a significant price off your tag.

In addition to this, when you need to take the airplane to get to a ski resort, it will be helpful to book earlier. Airliners can give you discounts when you schedule your flight months before. Avoid booking during peak season as this is the time when airlines will increase their fare rate.

Ski with a group

If you are the lone type of person, then it is time to get that social skills running. When you travel with other people or with group of friends, you can avail of special promos that are just offered to a specific number of people. When you ski with a large group, say 10 to 20 people, you can get huge discounts in ski lessons, ski rentals, accommodations, lift tickets, and many others. Moreover, you can rent a big house or ski in luxury then split the overall cost. You will actually be happy to see how big your savings can be.

If you do not have some people coming with you, you can go in some crowdsourcing site and find people with like mind and interests. This way, you can complete the number you need to avail discounts. Going with a group can be an exciting time as you can meet new friends. Just like what they say, “the more, the merrier”.

Stay and ski midweek

There are less people who ski during the midweek. This might be because people are working at that time. You can take advantage of this as most ski resorts will offer great deals during midweek to lure more people. Skiing midweek can enable you to use the lift for as low as 5 pounds.

Borrow equipments

Yes, this might sound going too far but not for those who really want to save money. Instead of buying new equipments, you can borrow from your friends and relative. If this is not possible, find pre-owned equipments from garage sale, eBay, or Craigslist.

These are some of the tips that you can use if you want to have great savings on your ski vacation. You do not need to spend too much. All you have to do is be resourceful.


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