A third of British Skiers and Boarders (350,000) now travel independently to the Alps, so its not something to be wary of anymore. One of the biggest developments in the ski industry in the last ten years has been the switch from large tour operators to smaller companies and independent travel. Here is how to do it best.
Your options are fairly simple: Planes, Trains, Auto mobiles… and Buses.
By Plane: Still the main route to the Alps, flying is often the cheapest and easiest way to do things IF you know how to get the best deals.
Early! The earlier the better, book it as soon as you can.
Even better, sign up to the airlines newsletters and they will tell you as soon as the new prices are released. This is when you get the £30 flights! – this happens in the summer, normally in July and August for the budget airlines.
If you can’t commit to booking early, then you can gamble on a last minute package deal. This has good and bad points; As well as some great low prices, it means that you can see where the snow is and hold out for those resorts; but of course your choices will be limited and you may not get the exact type of accommodation you wanted. But hey, that’s why its a gamble, and if you know what you’re doing and research well, then there’s no reason you can’t get a great deal.