The snow is falling and so are ski holiday prices
A ski website which claims to allow skiers to book either package holidays or build their own trips including flights, accommodation and transfers has been launched in time to catch the first snowfall of the winter.
Skiingholidays.com allows users to search by destination, date or departure airport. Users can see snow reports and also search for holidays according to their level of ability, by the depth of the snow or by apr?s ski facilities.
London-based skiingholidays.com is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators and package holidays bought online are protected by the company's Air Travel Organisers' Licence.
Users will find that the site only lists the larger, more popular resorts however and, even though a number of durations are offered, most of the available holidays are for traditional seven-night durations.
Meanwhile, a few of the larger ski operators have already begun discounting Christmas and New Year ski packages, presumably due to poor sales. Peak season offers are not likely to be around for long, however, so anyone planning a Christmas or New Year trip to the mountains should book soon.
Thomson Ski (www.thomsonski.co.uk/specialoffers/specialoffers.html) has discounted several ski holidays departing on December 19 and returning to the UK on Boxing Day. Included are several seven-night packages to Austria, starting from £548 per person including flights and half-board in a four-star hotel.
Inghams (/www.inghams.co.uk/ski-holidays/late-deals) is also offering money off departures to Austria on December 19.
Kuoni (www.kuoni.co.uk/EN/promotions/Pages/ski_offers.aspxis) has a number of special offers for early December and January departures. A further five per cent discount is available to skiers who book online.