It is the season to go back to the slopes for new and experienced skiers as well as snowboarders. The last few months have seen a decrease in demand for ski trips, and as peak season approaches prices keep getting slashed, making this a perfect opportunity for a chalet-vacation.
But why have people been running away instead of towards the mountains? Fresh memories of resorts opening late because of the lack of snow coverage and difficulties when travelling in the snow-covered Alps have surely been a serious turn-off for snow enthusiasts, and understandably so.
Given this context, prices have become as low as € 300for half a board week, with flights included, and a fully catered chalet holiday can be booked for just under € 500, according to industry insiders France Ski. Opportunities like these are thus ripe for the taking, particularly for those who always believed snow trips were firmly out of their budget range.
According to industry professionals, such early and hefty discounts haven’t been seen for a very long time – if ever – as packages have been discounted by a third of their original value, with some reaching close to a 50% sale price.
Last minute bargain offers are aplenty for those who look for them online, and insiders go as far as saying some of these week-long trips can come even cheaper than staying at home, something which should definitely perk up the ears of bargain hunters as well as those who dream of a snow covered hills.
Following the previous years’ trends, resorts in Eastern Europe also continue to provide great choices for those who want a good yet accessible ski or snowboard holiday, with a TripAdvisor survey showing that Bulgaria’s Bansko and Slovenia’s Kranjska Gora provide snow enthusiasts with some of the best value packages of the season.
Snow conditions remain unpredictable, but such attractive prices may bring hordes of enthusiasts to the slopes, even if the powder itself fails to show.