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What’s new at EuropeMountains.com in 2015/16
This season we have prepared for you many new features. Three of them are in our view particularly noteworthy:
- Over 100 new destinations - in response the questions of many of our users in recent years, we have significantly improved our offer of Austrian and Italian ski resorts.
- Ski passes included in the price – in most Austrian and Italian resorts, base offers are calculated on the basis of ski passes. As a result, you can instantly see what the total cost of the trip will be. In almost every case, our offer with passes has the best price you can find on the market. Those who do not wish to purchase ski passes can easily remove them at the price calculation stage.
- Great group offers - we have attractive offers for all those who go skiing with a group of friends. If you plan to book 5 or more rooms/suites, please contact us. We will prepare a perfect offer and help you organize the stay of the whole group, including coordinating payments. Simply fill out our group ski holiday reservation form.
The 2015/16 ski season is full of opportunities to go skiing at good prices. Here‘s a brief review of them.
December 2015 - Free Ski and not only
The beginning of the season is associated by many people with a free pass. No wonder, after all the time from late November until the fourth week of December is the time of Free Ski
. Selected Italian ski resorts organize a special promotional campaign for skiers. As part of this campaign, anyone who makes a reservation for accommodation in the period from November 28 to December 19 receives a free ski pass. Contrary to appearances, skiing in December
is a great thing. Although the days are short, the lifts work from 8 AM to 4 PM - you can ski the whole time. Low temperatures and snowfall that is frequent this time of year guarantee excellent snow conditions on the slopes. Among the resorts offering free ski passes, Livigno
(and its duty-free zone) is arguably the most popular, but we also recommend the nearby Bormio (50 km of trails up to a height of 3000 m above sea level) and skiing in Madonna di Campiglio
and Val di Sole.
However, Free Ski in Italy is not everything. Almost all ski resorts in the Alps prepare promotional activities for tourists visiting them before Christmas. As a result, you can experience an enjoyable week of skiing in many Italian and Austrian ski resorts
at prices just slightly deviating from an apartment in Val di Sole
with a free pass.
Christmas 2015 in the Alps
Each year it is more and more popular to spend Christmas in a hotel or a rented apartment. This year, we recommend considering a Christmas ski holiday in the Alps
. There are several reasons why you should think about a trip to the Alps. Although it might be hard to believe, skiing holidays in the Alps don‘t have to be very expensive. Prices during the Christmas week (19-26 December 2015) are several dozen percent lower than during the New Year period. Lower occupancy than during the highest season results in the lack of crowds on the slopes. Finally, skiing during the Christmas holidays is an active form of relaxation, far more effective than traditionally spending time at the Christmas table.
Skiing on New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day 2016
The week from 26 December 2015 to 2 January 2016 in the 2015/16 season is the absolute peak of the season. Although a skiing trip on New Year's Eve
is not the cheapest way to go, the Alps attract many lovers of skiing and snowboarding. As every year, we did our best to make our offer of New Year trips wide and meet the needs of everyone. However, you should keep in mind that when planning to go skiing on New Year's Eve, you must act quickly. Starting to search for ideal accommodation in November will lead to disappointment, which is why we encourage you to contact our consultants today. They will present offers for a week with a ski pass and ski insurance, even below 500 EUR per person.
Ski discounts in January 2016
Austrian hoteliers often describe the time during the last three weeks of January as "January hole". They refer this way to the lower occupancy rates of alpine accommodation facilities which are usually common after the 10th of January. Many of them significantly lower their prices in this period. As a result, a ski holiday from 9 to 16 January 2016 may have a similar cost to the aforementioned, popular Free Ski trips. Skiing in January
usually means cold temperatures, not a lot of sun, but uncrowded routes. Ideal conditions for wide carving turns over the entire width of the ski runs. Our catalogue is full of suggestions for skiing in January 2016 at a price lower than 500 EUR per person.
Winter Vacation - February 2016 (February half-term)
As every year, most of Europe has a school break in February. If you have the opportunity - go in January or in March to avoid this period. Prices are astronomical then, and there are many people on the trails and in the bars.
However, if you don’t have any other choice and you have to go in February, consider smaller resorts. Skiing in the Alps in February
has one advantage - all ski resorts offer excellent conditions then. Both large and small resorts are safe choices.
Skiing in March 2016
A skiing holiday in March
is one of the most common choices of our customers. This is hardly surprising. The days are getting longer and sunnier, the temperatures are higher than in January and February, and the trails are perfectly prepared. We have prepared a series of fantastically priced offers of accommodation for great skiing in March 2016. In particular, we recommend skiing in March in Passo Tonale and the nearby resort of Madonna di Campiglio - Pinzolo. Holidays in March in Val di Sole are also noteworthy. These resorts start Free Ski before others, from March 12 you can book accommodation with a free ski pass.
Easter 2016 - March 26 - April 2, 2016
As with Christmas, we strongly encourage you to go skiing at Easter
. In 2016, Easter Sunday is on March 27, so it is the perfect period to spend time with the whole family in the high mountains.
Free ski pass and other discounts - April 2016
December and April are the best months for lovers of cheap ski trips. The spring edition of Free Ski starts from 9 April 2016. The Italian ski resorts taking part in Free Ski throw in a free pass for anyone who books accommodation in a hotel or apartment. When planning a ski trip in April, it‘s worth choosing high-altitude resorts. From 9 to 16 April, you have a wide choice of offers, but after April 16 we recommend choosing Free Ski in Livigno or Bormio
Feel free to contact us. We will be pleased to help you select an offer and guide you through the whole process of booking the perfect ski trip.
The team at EuropeMountains.com