Where do you want to ski, which is your preferred destination, a European resort or do you fancy travelling further afield? You can ski now virtually all year round with popular ski resorts in Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand the Middle East and Asia. As soon as you have decided you can set about booking it. There are numerous flights from all International airports to Ski destinations around the world, booking a ski flight is simple however do look closely at the special deals available for your ski luggage.
Different airlines offer incentives to book your flight with them and these prices can make a considerable difference especially if you are on a budget, you also need to decide are you looking for a flight only or booking a package holiday? Flights only to ski destinations are reasonable as you would expect but it’s the hidden extras on ski flights that really increase the total amount of your holiday.
So, how much is it going to cost to transport ones ski luggage by plane? The honest truth is it varies from airline to airline there are a couple of airlines that do not charge so it is worth checking out all the options to have a clearer picture. Not only will you pay for your normal checked in luggage but you will pay again for your sports equipment and it can be as much as 75.00 Euro each way at the time of writing.
Ski wear and ski equipment can be heavy and cumbersome and you are generally only allowed anywhere between 15kg – 23kg of checked in baggage add your sports equipment on top and it’s not cheap. If you see a flight to a ski resort that looks too good to be true, it probably is, check the price for baggage, sports equipment and the baggage allowance the chances are it will be costly, don’t be caught out!
There are however alternatives have you ever heard of luggage carriage? This is a service which collects your skies, boards and bags from your home and delivers them directly to your resort if you wish they can collect from your resort at the end of your holiday and take them home for you too. This service is available to European destinations. Ski carriage service offers something similar a warehouse and delivery service or door to door, the prices are available upon request and sometimes it could work out cheaper than paying for ski luggage at the airport. It will also help not having to cart all of your equipment around with you so it’s worth a thought.
If you’re booking a package deal look at various different tour operators again there may be incentives they offer, they want your business and want you to book with them, but take everything into consideration, possibly cheaper sports equipment rates or extended baggage allowances, weigh up all the costs involved do your sums first and there won’t be any surprises at payment time.
Once you know the costs of flights, baggage prices and sports equipment prices you need to know the costs of accommodation if you haven’t booked a package, cost of airport transfers and insurance which is a must! Skiing is a wonderful lifestyle and makes for a great adventure, it’s not a cheap holiday, expect to pay more than your average annual holiday, but it’s worth it! Fabulous snow-capped views, fresh clean air, the rush of skiing on piste and relaxing at the end of the day après ski style is awesome!