There are many benefits to organising your own ski holiday with an independent catered chalet company as opposed to booking with an ‘all inclusive’ holiday operator – a great choice of ski accommodation, lovely, delicious homemade meals, knowledgeable and helpful owners/chalet hosts, flexibility to suit your needs, I could go on…
That said though, one of the tougher aspects of booking this type of chalet holiday is working out how much your ski holiday is actually going to cost in order to talk the rest of your group into joining you. So here’s our blog that will hopefully help you out.
Firstly, what do you need? Accommodation, that’s a given and is usually the first thing you will want to secure. Next is travel to your chalet which is usually flight + transfer (although could be train + transfer or self-drive).
For a ski holiday in Meribel in the middle of the season (using the week beginning 30th January as a guide) in one of our great chalets with lovely chalet hosts (us) this is our guide per person:
Accommodation (half board, afternoon tea and minibus service): £449 at Chalet St Joseph
Return flight Gatwick – Geneva: £140 (Easyjet price based on search made on 1st October 2015 with one hold bag)
Return airport transfers: from £60 (based on 8 people sharing a private transfer)
So that’s just £649 for ski accommodation with a hot tub and travel to resort. We think that’s pretty good (and in fact significantly cheaper than some other ‘all-inclusive’ ski holiday operators in the area).
After that you’ll want to factor in your ski pass which works out at £203 for a 6 day 3 Valleys pass (600km of ski runs, 5 snow parks and unlimited off-piste) and for anyone wanting to hire equipment, ski & boot hire starts from £70 with our 10% guest discount at Slide Candy (great service, delivery and fitting at the chalet).
Add a bit of a slush fund for a few après-ski beers and a bite to eat in the middle of the day and you’re ready to go!
This is the best time to book if you want to secure the best price for your flights and ensure a stay at your favourite Meribel-based chalet company (or future favourite!). In Chalet St Joseph, the week commencing 30th January is still available along with weeks in March so you can still take advantage of the incredible value for money and service we offer. Just get in touch.
TTFN, Heather & Andy x