Why Booking Early Is The Key To The Best Powder Adventures

Experience world-class skiing and snowboarding, breathtaking scenery, and endless adventure at Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort

Planning your dream ski getaway can be an exhilarating experience, but timing is everything. By booking early, you unlock a world of advantages that can elevate your mountain escape to new heights. From securing prime accommodations to maximising savings, this guide will unveil the secrets to a seamless and unforgettable ski adventure.

1. Cost: Many hotels and resorts offer enticing early booking offers, allowing you to capitalise on substantial savings. The earlier you book, the bigger the discounts—a smart strategy for stretching your holiday budget further.

2. Availability: Popular resorts and top-tier accommodations are in high demand, making early booking a necessity. By securing your desired lodging well in advance of the upcoming ski season, you avoid the disappointment of missing out. Shared three bedroom suites also sell out quickly, and usually before the start of the season, so it’s wise for larger groups and families to confirm their bookings ahead of time.

The luxurious 519-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain

3. Flexibility: When you book early, you gain access to a wider range of flight options and dates, ensuring a seamless travel experience. As popular dates fill up quickly, early bookers enjoy greater flexibility and convenience.

4. Deposits: Most ski holidays require only a small deposit, often around £250 per person, to secure your hotel and flights. The remaining balance isn’t due until 10 weeks before departure, providing ample time to plan and budget accordingly for luxury and group trips.

5. Smaller Resorts’ Appeal: While renowned ski destinations are alluring, smaller resorts offer a unique charm and an authentic low-key community feel. These hidden gems are particularly popular among families, often booking up quickly due to their cosy ambiance and personalised experiences.

Silver Star Mountain Resort is a small mountain village set in one of the most beautiful parts of British Columbia

6. Ski Safaris: For those seeking a truly immersive skiing experience, booking a tailor-made ski safari well before the season commences is crucial. These multi-resort adventures often involve intricate logistics and limited availability, making early planning essential to securing your desired itinerary and accommodations at each destination.

7. Return flights: Early bookers have the advantage of a broader selection of flight dates and times, ensuring a smoother, stress free journey to the slopes. As flights fill up, prices tend to increase, again making early booking a wise decision.

8. Peace of Mind: With your ski holiday booked well in advance, you can relax and savour the anticipation, free from the stress of last-minute planning and potential disappointments.

The steeps of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort are genuine thrillseeker territory

9. Exclusivity: Unlike some destinations, last-minute deals are rare for Canadian and US ski holidays. By booking early, you secure your desired experience without sacrificing value or missing out on any special promotions. Subscribe to our newsletters and stay up to date on all our latest news and offers.

10. Early Access: As an added perk, early bookers will be among the first to be notified when lift passes, lessons, and rental packages become available, ensuring access to additional early booking specials and discounts.

For a seamless journey to North America’s pristine slopes, contact a Frontier Ski specialist and let us handle all the details, ensuring a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure tailored just for you. Call us 020 8776 8709 or email us at ski@frontier-travel.co.uk today. ATOL PROTECTED No 5405 ABTA W3207.