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How far in advance should you book a ski holiday?

We all love the excitement of booking a last-minute getaway and gearing up for the trip, with anticipation building as the ‘go’ day draws ever closer. But, for some, travelling safely in the knowledge that everything has been planned months in advance is essential, and this is definitely the case with most ski holidays.

There is a lot to be said for booking early when it comes to your impending adventure on the snowy carpets of your favourite mountain resort. Read on to find out when the best time to book a ski holiday is and how you can benefit from booking a ski trip in advance.

Find the right resort for you

When you book a ski holiday in advance, you can benefit from a choice of chalets and hotels. We recommend scouting out the best ski resort around 12 months in advance as this allows you to benefit from the top accommodation picks and the very best deals.

It is also important to find a resort that not only matches your needs but your skiing ability. With this in mind, by booking a ski holiday 12 months in advance, you will have your pick of the resorts, meaning you will always end up at one that perfectly suits your needs.

Find the best bargains

As the old adage goes, “the early bird catches the worm”. The same can be said for those of us who book bright and early.

When you book 12-months in advance, you not only benefit from finding the very best resort to suit your needs, but you can find loads of money-saving deals. From all-inclusive deals or free lift passes or ski hire, many travel operators offer big benefits to those of us who book early.

Plus, if you have an organised group of friends and family, you might benefit from a group discount, which helps reduce the cost even more. We recommend you book a ski holiday 10 to 12 months in advance to get the best benefits.

Book in the early season

If you’re wondering when the best time to book a ski holiday is, you might be mistaken for thinking that you should book for the main season from December to March. But, if you are looking for a way to reduce your costs slightly, perhaps you should look at booking in the early season. For most European resorts, November and the early weeks of December are often heavily discounted.

To make the most of your money, book an early season holiday 10 to 12 months in advance. So, start looking in January for your November or December ski holiday.

Organising rentals

Book a ski holiday in advance doesn’t just mean booking your chalet or hotel. It can also mean reserving lessons and rental equipment. By booking your holiday well in advance, you might be able to benefit from lower pre-season prices at a range of ski resorts throughout the world.

Plus, this means that all of your equipment woes are taken care of long before you travel, so all you need to do now is sit back and relax in anticipation of your holiday.

Start your training in advance

So, now you’ve planned out your next epic ski adventure, all that is left for you to do is to find your mountain legs again and start practising. If you’re an experienced skier or snowboarder looking to enjoy some time on the slopes before you head out on your next alpine adventure, what better way to do it than to book a lift pass at Chill Factore? Choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 4-hour lift passes and brush up on your skills.

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