Originally Posted by realph
Hi guys/gals, this is my first post.
Me and around 9 friends are planning to go away on a ski holiday for the first time next year. We're all in our early 20s and I'm looking for resort recommendations. We're not set on any location just yet, so I'm totally open to suggestions. We've been going to the Snow Centre up in Hemel Hempstead to have lessons to get a taste for it. We're also planning to have some sort of lessons on the real slopes too!
I also wanted to know how much we should be (roughly) paying each for a chalet (that sleeps 10) and ski passes and any other costs we might overlook whilst we're planning this. I'm sort of hoping that the large group number might help us reduce costs *fingers crossed*.
Any help or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
Just a couple of quick suggestions to start off with:
First, the best way to save money is to avoid all of the school holidays if at all possible. Christmas/New Year is the most expensive time of the season. February half-term is the second most expensive. Easter (if it's an early one) is the third most expensive. The cheapest time is in the middle of January or middle of March.
Second, keep going to the lessons in Hemel. The more you learn before you go on your trip, the more you'll enjoy your trip. Think of those snow dome sessions as an investment in your happiness.
Third, the cheapest deals I've ever found from the London area have been trips to France. In mid-January, I've seen deals for flights (from Gatwick), transfers, and accommodation (2 people sharing a studio flat) for about £200 per person. At the moment, the cheapest prices I'm seeing are around £300, but they'll probably come down a bit in the next couple of months.
. They've usually got a wide range of trips to compare. Most trips are 7-night deals running Saturday-Saturday or Sunday-Sunday.Edited by CerebralVortex - 7/29/13 at 2:18am