Cheap Ski Deals Are Here To Stay

The British ski travel market has shrank almost 11% last season to just over 950,000 ski travellers. At its peak there where close to 1.2m Bits enjoying an annual ski break, now the numbers are almost down by 250.000, with spare capacity in flights, transfers and accommodation. The big question for the 2011/2012 winter season is whether the current financial austerity measures reduce the number of ski travellers even further and what impact will this have on ski accommodation prices?

France seen the biggest reductions

Last year, France, the biggest destination for British skiers, took the biggest hit as cost-conscious skiers defected to less expensive resorts in Italy and Austria. France is still the most popular destination among British skiers, but it's the smaller, cheaper resorts have done better last year, partially helped by the amazing snow conditions even at low altitude. It remains to be seen if overseas skiers are willing to take the 'snow' risk this season and book their holiday in smaller often lower altitude ski resorts.

Ski Operators are flexing their muscles

Ski travel operators believe that the ski market is set for a recovery this winter despite drop of Brits travelling last season. Many operators used their buying power to secure better accommodation prices and are trying to tempt skiers back to the slopes with some great deals. Even offers for short breaks are on the up as operators try to match growing demand for mini ski breaks. In the past, operators only offered short breaks to certain resorts, during special low season periods and on specific days. Now the short break offers included many resorts in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Slovenia.

Self-catering on the increase

The independent ski travel market fell sharply last season and many no-frills carriers reduced capacities to airports near ski resorts. However self-catering is on the up, as many holidaymakers prefer to stay in rather than going for an expensive meal out. Companies specialising on self-catering such as Pierre & Vacances reported large increases on bookings made last year. This will be seen as good news for independent accommodation owners for the coming season.

Good ski accommodation deals here to stay

Wherever you go, whatever you choice of resort, we believe that cheap ski accommodation is here to stay for the foreseeable future. You don't have to go to exotic locations such as Bulgaria, Spain or Andorra to secure a good deal.

Try Ski Accommodation Finder to find a good deal in any ski resort. Our system allows you to submit a request for 'any' accommodation type. See what offers you can get. You might be surprised and pick up a chalet deal for less than the budget you had in mind for your ski vacation.

Please also try our sister site Ski Transfer Finder. Helps you find Cheap Ski Transfers and get Ski Transfer Enquiries in the same way Ski Accommodation Finder does.

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