>> Jan 9, 2014
So you have decided to go on a ski holiday. If you know where you want to go, half the job is done because choosing a ski vacation is not easy. If you want to travel abroad, there are some very good skiing destinations in Europe, Canada, and Japan. There are some wonderful ski resorts in the US also.
You also have to go at the right time because the ski season is not the same every where. For example, the ski season in Canada and the US is between November and April, while in New Zealand, it is between June and October. While choosing a location, cheap is not always best either. The cheaper the ski vacation package, the higher the chance that you will miss out on some important ski essentials and facilities.
The rate you are quoted is typically for the entire holiday and not per day. These are normally for two persons (twin room). Do not forget the more-is-better rule. If you are going to go alone, be ready to pay more for lodging, than if you would have, if you had gone with your partner or group of friends. Here are a few things that you should look for in a ski holiday package.
There will usually be a bar where you keep a tab, a lounge area where you can watch satellite TV with other guests. There might also be a sun terrace, a restaurant, a money exchange facility, and ski lockers. See if the hotel provides skis on rent. Some will also include the services of a ski instructor. Other features you can look for are sauna, beauty and massage treatments, and childcare.
You will most likely be given a twin room (unless you make a special request for some other kind of accommodation). Your room will have a balcony or a terrace and a bathroom with a shower. Sometimes, for some extra payment, you can opt for a room with a better outside view (piste view) or even bunk beds, if you are traveling with friends.
Outbound and inbound flights
Your ski holiday package may include outbound and inbound flights. If you want a particular seat, you may have to pay extra. The package may include meals (some do not, so check with the ski holiday operator). The ski holiday package may include transport between the airport and the resort.
Things to look out for
There are some facilities that may or may not be included in your ski holiday package, but you may expect. In most cases, while you stay at a lodge or hotel, breakfast is complementary. You may have to pay for lunch and dinner (if you eat at the hotel) in which case, it will be added to your tab. Some hotels offer complementary lunch and dinner, but you will have to check with the hotel. The price you have been quoted for the ski holiday package usually does not include the service charges. The hotel service charges will usually be included. Note that if you rent a taxi or a car to do some sightseeing, you will have to pay for it yourself.
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