Think ahead and plan - that’s the trick to finding the perfect mountain holiday for anyone not wanting to use up all their savings. Here are this winter’s best saving tips for wallet-friendly holidays.
- Travel outside the school holidays and enjoy a short week
- Stay a little further from the slopes
- Share lodging with family and friends
- Pre-book in plenty of time
- Rent your ski equipment
- Book now - pay later
1. Book early and get a discount
We run multiple promotions throughout the year for discounted deals, such as Valle's family weeks, our Member Weeks and our unique and recurring Book Early Discount. See all our current promotions here »
2. Save even more and become a SkiStar member
As a member, you get access to a host of unique offers and discounts that will give you BIG savings on everything from lodging and SkiPass to ski rentals and ski schools. SkiStar Member has five membership levels, and as a member you get to accumulate activity days and reach a higher membership level. The higher your membership level, the more and better benefits you get. Become a member »
3. Keep a lookout on your e-mail and our website
We post the latest offers, such as affordable last-minute deals on skistar.com and our social media channels. We also send offers in our newsletter, so be sure to keep a lookout both online and in your e-mail inbox. If you haven’t already subscribed to our newsletter - subscribe here: become a member »
4. Find the right time
Plan your holiday outside the school holiday and make it a shorter week - Sunday to Thursday. In January and March, there are fewer people, more space on the slopes, and lodging is usually cheaper.
5. Stay in the surrounding areas
You’ll find excellent lodging options farther away from our ski areas to bring the cost down. Oftentimes, the ski slopes are no more than a few minutes away by car. To be extra kind to both the environment and your wallet, you can leave your car and take the ski bus to the slopes instead. The ski bus is free for anyone with a SkiPass that’s valid for 1 or more days
6. Share lodging
Renting a large cabin or apartment and sharing it with relatives or perhaps several other families brings the price per person down significantly. See the full range of large cabins in the mountains »
7. Pre-book online
SkiPass, ski school and ski rentals are always cheapest online, so save time and money by pre-booking your products via skistar.com or in the SkiStar app. You can either download or pre-book your SkiPass, or pick it up at our SkiPass pick up automats.
8. Rent equipment
Renting ski equipment is an affordable and surefire way to ensure you have freshly waxed skis that are ready for the slopes when you arrive. Our ski rentals are always located close to the slopes, making it easy for you to change, swap or get help.
9. Group ski school is perfect for everyone
Letting the kids go to group ski school means that everyone in the family can get the most out of their holiday. Kids learn to ski from skilled ski instructors, while also making friends and mountain memories to take back home. For parents, ski school for the kids means some well-deserved time off on holiday.
10. Eat home-cooked food
Skip the restaurants and cook food in your cabin or apartment. Bring a thermos of soup or stew with you on your skiing adventure, or grill sausages and have hot dogs on the slopes. Don’t forget a thermos of hot chocolate and/or coffee, and you’ve got an affordable alternative to both lunch and swedish fika. You can also prepare your own food at home that you can freeze and bring with you to the mountains.