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The Benefits of Booking an Early Ski Trip

You may well be the type of person who loves waiting until the last minute to book their holiday, but when it comes to cheap snow holidays, Christmas, New Year and Easter are particularly busy periods, so it’s important that that you get yourself prepared. There are a handful of reasons why, which we are going to tell you about here. So, if you’ve got a friend who leaves it late, get them to read this and make sure they’re on it!

Better Prices

When you book in nice and early, you’re often treated to the early bird-type prices. As a general rule, you’ll find that ski holiday prices go up (depending on who you book with), so when you book early you’re more likely to enjoy those alluring lower prices.


Leaving it to the last minute can often mean you don't get to choose the location or accommodation you want. Imagine finding the dream place with your mates, only to find that you’ve left it too late and it’s been snapped up – you’d be gutted! Book early and you’ll not have to go through the pain of losing out.

If you’ve been on a snow holiday before, you’ll probably fall in love with the place you stayed, which means that you want to snap it up for the next year. The last thing you want to do is find that nowhere is available and you have to go on a family break to somewhere boring in the UK instead, and no one wants that, do they?!


If you’ve booked flights in the past at the same time as your friends but an hour or so later, then you may well have seen that they’re more expensive than what your friends paid. How annoying! That’s because most airlines tend to work on a fluid pricing model, which basically means that seat prices are often at their lowest at the time of release. Airlines such as EasyJet tend to release their prices around six months in advance, so snap them up quick and sit back and relax as you watch the prices get higher!

Large Groups

If you are hitting up the slopes with your friends, and you’re in a large group, then planning ahead is a must. It can be hard enough to get what trip you want when it’s just two of you, let alone when you’re rolling eight deep! Sorting things out nice and early will give you more choice, increasing the chances of you having the absolute best time in the mountains – something that Hucksters are all about!

Spread the Cost

Paying for Christmas, Christmas parties, New Year Eve Parties and Birthdays are never cheap, and if you have a holiday booked, you want to make sure that you can pay for it, right?

By booking early, you can then put aside a special little piggy bank and save up your money so it’s all ready to pay for everything when then time comes.

So, there’s just a few handy hints on why you need to be on top of your holiday booking game if you are going to get the trip you want. When you think about it, there’s nothing too hard to overcome, just make sure you’re on the ball and you know what you need to take care of. Don’t spend hours in the WhatsApp group chatting about which ideas are the coolest or you’ll miss out! If you need some help with your booking, contact us today and we’ll help with anything you might be stuck with.

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