Stupidly Cheap Ski DealsWritten by Dan Morgan, Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Skiing doesn’t need to be expensive if you know the right places to look. Forget the travel agents, forget online comparison sites, look instead for websites traditionally associated with “deal-a-day” shopping vouchers sites.
You heard it here first - sites like Groupon and Wowcher are now offering heavily discounted deals on a week’s skiing at some pretty decent resorts.
The best ski deals aren’t promoted in the same way that the other daily deals are where some cheap sushi or a half price massage drops into your inbox – you have to go looking for them. On Groupon, for example, you have to trawl your way through the ‘Travel’ section and drill down to find the deals. But persist, there’s likely to be something on there of interest!
The ski resorts on offer are a mixed bag and aren’t always the most prestigious. However, that’s not to say that the pistes on offer are poor quality by any stretch of the imagination.
It’s easy to spend well in excess of $1,000/£750 per person for a week on the slopes – and that’s before ski hire, lift passes, food and drink. So it’s well worth checking out what’s on offer on the more well-known discount deals websites.
There are deals for as little as $300/£220 per person all in. Flights, transfers, accommodation, morning and evening meals, lift passes and ski hire all included. It’s fair to say that the accommodation isn’t always the greatest, but who goes skiing just to stay indoors? So go check it out for yourself. I just found a deal at £219 for 7 nights accommodation including meals.