How To Holiday In The Snow On A Budget

Posted on: 1st March 2013

Cheap Snow HolidaysAustralia’s ski fields are loaded with hot deals, fantastic discounts, and even freebies if you just know which ski resorts to peruse. Here’s how you can score cheap snow holidays in the best ski resorts around the country.

  1. Be flexible on your ski holiday schedule. It goes without saying that weekends are always packed with the ski fanatics so if date and time is a negotiable thing for you, choose to spend your fun-in-the-snow activity during the middle of a week. July and August are peak months so if you don’t mind going in June or September, then that can cut your expenses in half.
  2. Get accommodations off-snow. If you want to enjoy cheap snowboarding vacations, stay in the outskirts of the ski fields rather than within the ski resorts. Of course, it is also easier on the budget if you stay at sea-level lodgings. Altitude can be very expensive. But if you don’t have a car and you don’t mind shelling out some serious cash on the view, then it will be worth it.
  3. Spend your snow holidays as a group. The more, the merrier. In this case, the bigger, the better. Because you will get cheap ski rates if you bring your family or friends to the snow. When you share a room with your mates, you can enjoy the most considerable savings.
  4. Choose an all inclusive package. This will allow you to enjoy early bird discounts and added perks from ski resorts.
  5. Make early reservations. It will not only heigten your anticipation but will also enable you to take advantage of the best deals that ski resorts offer.

Cheap Snow Holidays


Some ski centres offer lower charges when you ski in the afternoon. You can also enjoy great discounts if you are a student or a senior citizen. If you have limited snowboarding budget, don’t forget to take into account other expenses such as lessons, lift tickets, equipment rental, etc. If you are talking with a ski consultant, you may want to ask the advantages of getting a travel insurance and the extent of its coverage.

Where you do your shopping and dining can also make an impact on your ski vacation fund. Make your plans well ahead of time to make the most out of your skiing adventure. Or if you really are dying to enjoy cheap snow holidays without spending anything, join a competition to win a trip to your dream snow destination. 

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