Upon looking at the history of ski bookings online, the marketplace for vacation rentals determined that at least 50% of ski destinations and homes with more than 4 rooms, were fully booked by October each year. This means that if you are planning to go on a ski holiday with your family, the time to book is now, as space is running low.
The biggest obstacle that travellers come across is that there are only a few ski homes for rent, so booking your trip long before you want to go, is key. With snowfall predictions higher than previous years, the booking of holiday homes is starting to pick up and is sure to overtake the numbers of previous years.
Travellers often book at the more popular ski destinations first, like Whistler, Park City, and Beaver Creek, and may find that these destinations are nearly full. In 2016 almost all HomeAway bookings were finalised by 15 November.
Looking around in the shops, you can clearly see who has already booked or planning to book their ski holidays, as they are already shopping for their gear and very warm clothing. For some, a ski holiday is a once in a lifetime experience, and it is not very hard to see why someone would want to go. Sipping on hot cocoa, making memories with the family. It’s like a fairy-tale come true.
Ski.com advised that families that are winter sport enthusiasts have to start their planning for their ski Holiday, as early as August to make sure they book at lower prices and the best spots.
When planning your ski holiday, there are other factors to take into account. Factors like flights, ski gear (should you not already have) and ski school bookings (for those that can’t already ski). Most places allow you to place a small deposit to book your spot and pay the rest later. That way you know your spot is secured.
Making your bookings before the time will also reduce last minute stress levels. To reduce your cost, even more, you can book the start of the season to avoid the Christmas rush, and be able to ski without bumping into others.