We are noticing more and more demand for long ski weekends, with people looking to get their ‘ski fix’ without taking too much time off work or encroaching on their family/social commitments. The traditional ski weekends involve arriving in resort on a Thursday, skiing for 3 days before departing on the Sunday and heading back to work on the Monday *sigh*
We look at the benefits of taking an alternative approach to a skiing weekend, by arriving in resort on the Sunday before leaving on the Wednesday. Maybe not the norm, but here are just a few reasons why a Sunday-Wednesday ski trip should be considered!
Cheaper Air Fares
Most airlines offer cheaper fares when flying out of the UK on a Sunday and arriving back mid-week. Although availability for flights on these days might not be as frequent, the money saved will more than make up for this. Although we are unable to provide flights, we highly recommend finding the best airfares via www.skyscanner.net. Once you touch down in Geneva, we’ll be able to whisk you up to Verbier where a glass of bubbles awaits!
Luxurious chalets, affordable prices
Having already accepted bookings from a Wednesday to Sunday, we have some great availability in some truly stunning chalets. In addition, the prices on offer are as low as can be, with catered chalets such as Skye, Berbou and La Siesta available for less than £100 per person per night. Not only will you be staying in one of Europe’s most desirable postcodes, but you’ll be treated to sensational food and wine throughout the duration of your stay.
Maximize your time on the slopes
Time is precise during ski weekends, and maximising your time on the slopes is of paramount importance. We all know that Saturday and Sunday are the busiest days on the slopes, when locals and tourists alike are in pursuit of fresh powder. Why not avoid the queues, enjoy quieter slopes and make your own fresh tracks on a Monday and Tuesday?
No compromise on your working hours
The major appeal of a Thursday to Sunday ski weekend is that you only need to take 2 days off of work to enjoy at least 3 days on the slopes. True, but this is also possible on a Sunday to Wednesday break. An early morning flight into Geneva can see you on the slopes by Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the quiet slopes on a Monday and Tuesday, take an early flight out of Geneva on a Wednesday and be back at your desk by 9am! Admittedly a tough day, but it’ll be the weekend again before you know it.