Winter sports gives us the adrenaline rush. The ski pass prices though may also make most travelers just dream of the cold breeze and the drop down the slope. Snowboarding and skiing really does not come very cheap. If you have a tight budget though, you can still enjoy the winter:
Try new skiing destinations
Instead of heading to the Alps, look for other skiing destinations in Europe. Head east this time and try Bulgaria, particularly Pamporovo or Bansko where the prices are on the lower end of the scale. There is also Poland’s Zakopane that offers budget ski passes. In the U.S., you can head to Badger Pass and Snow King Mountain.
Know the discounts
You can get some discounts for getting an early-bird pass. You also get discounted rates if you are a student, going with the whole family, large groups, disabled, or if you are staying for a few weeks.
Pick the right airlines
Despite all the rush during the skiing season, you can still get budget flights. Do your homework and you will surely save a lot of money on your airline tickets. Follow your favorite airline’s social media pages and catch their posts about promos.
Go for the package deals
If you can roll together the accommodation, flights, equipment, and lift pass, you can get wonderful bargains.
You can save a lot if you go off season. Find out when will be the best time to avail of the cheapest rates. Do not go when the school is on vacation since the prices will naturally spike up.
Cost cut on your gear
If you are planning to rent or purchase your skiing gear at the resort, then better say goodbye to your travel money. The wiser choice will be to get second hand gear. It needs a bit more planning but it will save you lots in the long-run.