5 REASONS TO BOOK YOUR WINTER SKI HOLIDAY EARY

 

Get the best winter ski deals, flights and accommodation by booking early

Plenty of people are already looking forward to next year’s winter ski holiday, with many taking advantage of the benefits of early booking. With a wider choice of flights, dates and accommodation – especially during school holidays – and the ability to spread the cost of your holiday, it’s well worth booking before everyone else. Here are our top five reasons to get in there early.

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1. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE BEST DEALS

The sooner you book your winter ski holiday, the more chance you have of bagging a fantastic deal. Whether it’s early booking discounts, group freebies or specials on equipment hire, there’s a great range of deals to be had if you get in there quickly.

Early Bird deals vary but, in a nutshell, they include:

  • Discounted airfares to be booked and paid for by a certain date

And usually one or more of the following, with better pricing if bundled together:

  • Discounted accommodation (or bonus free nights)
  • Discounted or free lift passes
  • Discounted or free equipment hire

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2. GET THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATION FOR YOU

Do you want your own accomodation in a prime position on the mountain? Do you want it to be ski-in, ski-out? Do you want a hot tub to relax in after a hard day on the slopes? Make sure you get exactly the accommodation you want by booking early, especially if there’s a large group of you going.

Give you, your family and your friends the best chance of a fantastic stay by getting in before everyone else. Or just walking distance to the best Apres? 

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3. PEAK SEASON ON THE PEAKS

If you have children or can only go skiing during peak times of the year, you’ll want to make sure that you book early to get your favourite destination and have the best choice of accommodation and flights. Also, families travelling with kids will prefer to book interconnecting rooms which are generally sold-out if they leave it too late. Being Australian, there’s something magical about a winter wonderland holiday at a beautiful mountain ski resort in another country.

That’s why, by the end of April, international ski resorts are close to booked out for:

  • Christmas and NYE to the end of January
  • School holidays
  • Earlybird hotel rooms in bigger resorts. 
  • Smaller resorts like Silverstar, Big White and Sun Peaks. 

You also need to get in very early if you travel during local holidays, such as:

  • USA public holidays and Spring Break at the end of March
  • European school holidays mid-February
  • Chinese New Year in Japan

Are you flexible with your dates? We have amazing discounts and offers available outside of peak period. If you're looking for the best value, no crowds, beautiful bluebird days mixed with warmer weather - Feb & March skiing is for you! 

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4. PRE-PAY AND SAVE!

We get it. There’s a lot of life to live and pay for between now and your ski holiday. Especially if you have a family.That’s the beauty of booking early in the year through Skimax Holidays.

We only need a 30% deposit to lock in your ski holiday. That covers your flights, accommodation and anything included in the package.

The only time you may need to pay more is if your Early Bird deal or flights have special conditions such as payment in full by a certain date, etc. But when you weigh up the thousands you can save by booking early, it’s well worth the commitment.

Don't wait to get your lift tickets, ski school lessons or rentals until you get to resort. We have the best pricing for you. 

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5. AND RELAX…

There’s nothing better than the feeling of everything being sorted in advance for your winter ski adventure. It gives you plenty of time to dream about powder-white slopes and thrilling après-ski parties. Plus, it gives you the chance to plan every aspect of your trip to ensure you have the best time ever. Runs, restaurants, bars, shops – the more you know about your resort and its ski domain, the better your trip will be. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, why not book that exclusive restaurant early too?

The more you have sorted in advance, the sooner you can sit back and look forward to your holiday.

FOLIE DOUCE

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