A Guide to Planning Skiing Trips with Friends

Skiing trips with friends can be lots of fun, especially when the trip is carefully planned and well organized.  For instance, you must decide which resort you will be visiting, choose the specific accommodation, buy the necessary clothing and sports equipment, and travel to the location.  This article will provide information on some top considerations to make when planning the ultimate skiing trip with your friends.

5 Tips for Planning Skiing Trips with Friends

Tip #1:  Consider Your Travel Budget

Planning the travel budget is one of the most significant considerations to make because it ensures you have enough money for the trip.  An extra budget will be required for things like entertainment, ski-lift passes, non-skiing activities, food – anything that is not included in the vacation packages.  If you don’t already own ski clothing, ski gear and skiing boots, you can rent these items from a ski shop; however, you will need to pay some costly rates.  The main idea when planning a vacation budget is to have some extra cash available in case of any unexpected emergencies. Often you can book ski holiday packages that offer great value.

Tip #2:  Planning the Trip

To avoid any potential stressful scenarios, it is highly recommended that you plan the trip ahead of time.  This does not refer to the travel itself, but also the time you spend at the ski resort and the activities in which you plan on taking part.  Consider the “timetable” for your vacation and decide how much time will be spent on non-skiing activities and how much time will be spent on skiing.  If you are traveling with friends, it may be best to divide the planning responsibilities.  This will make planning simpler and each person will be in charge of a separate part of the vacation plan.

Another factor to consider when planning is the weather conditions.  It is essential to find out if there will be snow at the skiing resort when you plan on visiting.  Ski resorts are not always surrounded by a mass of snow, so it is best to check the weather reports beforehand instead of arriving and finding yourself void of any skiing options.

Tip #3:  Choosing Your Travel Companions

If you plan on traveling overseas for a long period of time, it is advised that you head off with people you know and get along with well.  New people are welcome, but dealing with new faces can be difficult when going on long trips because you will be together for the majority of the time.  No person is perfect and they may have some habits you find annoying or strange.  Of course, this is not a reason to avoid traveling with friends.  Go on trips, have a good time with your pals, and bring back some good memories!

Tip #4: Searching for Group Discounts

A lot of money can be saved by taking advantage of group discounts.  To attract visitors, ski resorts are offering people traveling in groups more and more special discounts.  Dependent on the group discount, you can find yourself enjoying cheaper accommodation, flights, ski or board hire, and even ski-lift passes.  To receive these discounts, it is advised that you book your ski vacation during the summer months.  This is the time when the majority of discounts are available and you can save money!

Tip #5:  Booking A Transfer

To avoid any stress, lines or other annoying issues with airport transfers, it is recommended that you book the transfer well in advance.  Private transfers are available for groups and these can be useful to reach ski resorts in comfort, on time and without any additional cost.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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