It may be summer but it’s never to early to start planning ahead for the ski season, especially when planning North American holidays.
Many skiers often wait until the start of the ski season to book their snow-filled escape. However, waiting for a late deal can cause you to miss out on some fantastic early booking offers.
Waiting until the start of the ski season to book a last-minute deal could also mean you reduce your choice of destinations.
Many popular destinations such as the major ski resorts of North America have very few late deals available and with many airlines running sales on flights now is the best time to book your ski season getaway.
Ski Safari, for example, currently has a fantastic selection of early booking deals. Booking your ski season break with them before August 31 can ensure you big savings in a selection of luxurious accommodation, with many hotels offering discounts of up to 70%.
A sample of early ski season offers
- Save up to £1,800 per person this ski season. A 10-night holiday at the five-star Four Seasons Whistler starts from £1,629 per person, based on two sharing and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2014. A nine-day lift pass will cost £382, a saving of 40%.
- The Canadian resort of Tremblant lends itself to families wanting to go further afield at half-term. A relatively short flight time of less than seven hours, combine with excellent resort facilities from the superb ski school to the compact resort centre. Stay at the four-star ski in/ski out Sommet D’Neige from £1,269 per person for seven nights, based on two adults and two children sharing a two-bedroom condo. Departing February 15, 2014 and including flights and transfers. For 2013-14 kids under 12 ski free with an adult, meaning six-day lift passes for a family of four cost £262.
- As one of the most famous resorts in the world, Vail offers a fantastic ski area with fabulous back bowls and a ski paradise for intermediate and advanced skiers as well as snowboarders. Stay 10 nights at the five-star The Sebastian, Vail’s newest luxury boutique hotel, with prices starting from £1,850 per person in a deluxe room, based on two sharing and includes breakfast. Price includes flights and transfers. Epic local pass for 10 days is £326. Departs in January 2014.
- With extensive terrain, a modern infrastructure, new accommodation options and the latest in lift systems, it’s clear why the Canyons’ transformation has continued to flourish. Vail Resorts announced recently that Canyons is now under their direction, which can only be good news for the third largest ski resort in USA. Canyons will now be included on the Epic Pass, allowing skiers and riders to experience up to ten North American ski resorts. And access to Park City and Deer Valley ski areas adds to the appeal. Stay ten nights at the four-star Sundial Lodge with prices starting from £1,235 per person in a studio, based on two sharing. Price includes three nights free, breakfast vouchers, flights and transfers. Nine day lift pass, including two days free, costs from £232.
- If you’ve previously booked with Ski Safari you could bag yourself and a friend a £50 Amazon voucher. For every friend you recommend Ski Safari to that books their first holiday by August 31, you each will receive an Amazon voucher as a thank you.