3 Reasons We Need To Talk Ski Holidays. Now.
I know, I know – you probably haven’t had even had your summer sunshine yet, and I want to talk snow at you.
But – now is absolutely, definitely and categorically THE best time to start thinking about your ski holiday. If you want the best options (and the best prices) it’s really important to be one snow-step ahead, and get your top family ski holiday booked now.
We’ve previously only enjoyed the odd day in the snow (snowboarding in the Cairngorms is a shiny treasured memory for us) – but a ski holiday is on the bucket list. I’ve heard it’s like visiting Africa – go once, you’re smitten forever.
(and if you’ve never been skiing, and are wondering if you’re too old to start, I suggest you head over to the rather fabulous family travel blog Pigeon Pair & Me – Nell only started skiing as an adult, and has written about it so persuasively she has me convinced I need to book for this year!)
So here’s the top 3 reasons you need to be thinking about booking a snow holiday RIGHT NOW…
- Everyone wants the school holidays!
Availability is a huge issue when you book later – as the season is limited (and everyone wants to travel on the same dates) if you want any actual choice then booking early is the only thing to do.
- ‘Last minute deals’ are a myth for school holidays dates.
If anything, it all becomes more expensive the closer you get. Leaving things for the ‘last minute deals’ just makes everything all the more stressful when there is limited or no availability – and it’s all at inflated prices. The morning private lessons you wanted to book will have no free spaces, and the babysitting chalet nanny to allow you a romantic evening out will be ridiculously expensive (IF you can find one at all!).
- Plan and Prepare.
With plenty of time available, you can really plan your stay to make the absolute best of your trip. And if you’ve never tried one before, a concierge service totally removes the hard work! A concierge team will have tried and tested all the resort suppliers, and will have years of experience working with the best chalet companies, ski schools, transfer suppliers and activity companies in resort. As soon as you’ve booked your trip, start organising the activities and details – you’ll find the holiday itself runs like a dream without all that last minute stress.
If you have any questions about skiing as a family, or if you’d like help on booking your own ski holiday please give The Oxford Ski Company a call on +44 1993 899 420 and speak to one of their experienced team or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.