Are you worried your Fernie ski vacation will break the bank? Are you afraid to pull together your budget and stare at the potential cold, hard, numbers? Fear not, you've come to the right place. We've collected some sure fire tips to save cash, on your Fernie accommodations, Fernie activities, Fernie lift tickets, and more. Read on...
Know exactly when you’re like to have your vacation? Booking far in advance often means early bird savings. If you’re flying, try to leave in the middle of the week as most people prefer the weekend and prices are correspondingly higher.
Be aware that carriers will not always make their price drops obvious – if you’re rate is higher than expected, subtly badger them for a discount and you may secure a deal. Reserving your Fernie accommodations in advance can also allow for negotiating cheaper nightly rates, especially if you’re flexible by even a few days.
Booking your Fernie accommodations directly with homeowners and small companies saves you money by avoiding layers of middle agent fees. Prices are quoted for up to the maximum sleeping capacity of the property, not per person. And don’t forget, most owners have free parking, whereas most rental managers and hotels have additional nightly parking fees.
Did you know that lofts and dens can often serve as comfortable bedrooms? Don't rule out this option, because booking a 2 bed + loft home, rather than a 3 bedroom home, could save you thousands of dollars on your Fernie accommodations. After all, there are a lot more interesting ways to spend a thousand dollars.
When searching for your Fernie accommodations, check out the larger properties and consider inviting a good friend, another family or favourite family member! Getting a bigger property and adding an extra two people could save you a few hundred dollars by spreading the cost out. This is especially true if the larger property is almost the same price as the slightly smaller one.
Some Fernie accommodations promotions either sound too good to be true or aren't quite what you expected. Here are some things to watch out for that will save you from wasting money on scams:
- Hidden nightly parking fees
- Prices quoted per person, and not for up to the total maximum sleeping capacity of the Fernie accommodation
- Deals where availability is suddenly sold out, so you have to call someone - watch out, you will be upsold.
- Hidden sales taxes and fees
- Blind booking, where you are not given the name of the Fernie accommodation you are staying in until after you have paid for it.
Let’s face it, unless you’re planning on the Super Value menu at the local fast food outlet, eating out is expensive. Factor in a few drinks, a dessert for the kids, and the tip, that can add up over a multi-day vacation. Consider buying groceries and preparing at least a few of your meals ensuite. Some ski lodges include at least basic kitchen facilities. Better yet, book your Fernie accommodations directly with an owner and have all the culinary tools at your disposal (Note: actual cooking ability not included).
Purchase a Canadian Rockies discount card, entitling you to some decent benefits. In particular, free ski days and cheaper daily rates. Cards can be purchased directly off the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies website.
If you have not yet booked your Fernie accommodations, start your research on our direct reservation site, which features top-located Fernie vacation homes. Our reservation system is fun, friendly, easy and fast. View the exact property you will stay in before you book it online (as opposed to a "example" of what you might get!)
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