If you haven’t pre-planned your skiing holiday this season then there’s no need to panic. With plenty of last minute ski holidays available in some of the world’s best snow resorts, you can enjoy an action packed ski adventure without any of the usual holiday booking fuss.
Whether they’re offering luxurious resort facilities or the most basic of ski cabins, the same basic rules apply to all forms of seasonal accommodation: they’ll only make money if rooms are full.
By leaving your booking to the last minute you give yourself an excellent opportunity to find big savings, with ski resorts slashing prices to fill their rooms.
Booking all of the elements of a holiday by yourself can be tricky at the best of times. Ski holidays feature an added degree of organisation with the need to arrange ski equipment hire, transfers and lift passes – something which may seem difficult if you’re looking for last minute ski holidays or a first-timer.
One of the best solutions are all-inclusive ski packages. These mean accommodation and transport are all pre booked and are included under one purchase price, with extras such as equipment hire, food and ski passes potentially thrown in as well. It’s worth checking with your tour operator and getting a deal that caters to your requirements.
When it comes to booking a ski holiday, there is an endless array of destinations and resorts to choose from. All resorts cater to different budgets and abilities, so it is worth investigating the best option for you and the rest of your party.
You should consider the lengths of pistes at the destinations you are considering as this will be an important factor for your party’s skiing abilities. Resort elevation and the number of lifts should also be taken into account and those who want varied activities should investigate the facilities available for other winter sports such as snowboarding and bobsledding.
Bulgaria is renowned for its affordable rates and first class beginner slopes while the French Alps have a more varied and sometimes, more premium destinations. Mayrhofen in Austria and Arinsal in Andorra offer excellent ski packages for the last minute booker with a variety of ski options for all abilities.
The good news is that last minute packages don’t need to mean budget accommodation. Whether you’re a fan of basic facilities with excellent access to the slopes or luxury ski resorts with all of the trimmings, you’re sure to find a package that suits your taste and budget.
Remember that it is important not to sacrifice comfort when booking last minute so always consider the number of people in your party and the type of accommodation you’re interested in.
Access to the slopes will naturally feature high on your list of priorities but it is worth evaluating the dining options and après ski activities as well. Nowadays, many ski resorts are just as popular for their nightlife as they are for the ski slopes and this means these facilities cannot be overlooked when booking.