Everyone knows ski vacations are pricey. Yet you've already made the most important decision towards saving money -- you've chosen Silver Star mountain resort, a gem in the British Columbia wilderness that is substantially cheaper than it's big brother Whistler (at least for now).
Here are some further tips to help you stretch your dollar at Silver Star Mountain Resort, on your accommodation, lift tickets, meals and more.
Myth: booking your flight at the last minute is often better than booking far in advance. This idea could have been started by airlines or travel agents that needed to unload a number of unsold seats quickly.
Rest assured, it’s always better to book as early as possible. Last minute bargains are certainly possible, but they remain the exception. A mid-week flight can further reduce your cost.
Booking your Silver Star mountain resort accommodation directly with homeowners and small companies saves you money by avoiding the burden of middle agent fees. Many owners quote their prices for up to the maximum sleeping capacity of the property, not per person. And as an added perk, most owners have free parking, whereas rental managers and hotels can charge additional nightly parking fees.
I’m sure you’ve heard that two is company, and three’s a crowd. But consider sharing the cost of your Silver Star mountain resort accommodation with a few other friends and the price drops dramatically.
Plus, having extra people doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing personal space. Even renting a larger property can end up costing less per person than a Silver Star condo split among a single couple or family.
Keeping kids entertained between hitting the ski slopes can be a pricey affair. Television and movie rentals are generally a fail-safe alternative to going out. Consider packing a number of fun alternatives to help in the slow periods, such as a few classic board games, a pack of crayons, or absolutely a pack or two of cards. After all, there’s nothing quite like an evening of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit after a day of hard skiing.
This one is a killer. Eating out is easily one of the fastest ways to burn a hole in your finances, especially if you’re vacation lasts more than a few days. The easiest alternative is to book your accommodation with a kitchen and prepare at least some of your Silver Star Mountain Resort meals ensuite. Not much of a chef? Not to worry, try searching a few simple recipes online before you go and surprise yourself. Your wallet will thank you.
While strolling the streets and browsing the shops, keep an eye out for Silver Star Mountain Resort guides and helpful maps that often include discount coupons for various activities and restaurants. Even if you only save a few dollars per coupon, by the end of your trip, you could end up saving a significant amount. On the other hand you’re likely to spend that money anyway since you’re on vacation. Either way, you can afford to do more!
ATM’s can get you out of a jam if you’re short on cash, but the surcharges on each withdrawl can quickly add up. The machine will charge you on the spot and you bank will charge you on your next monthly bill. Avoid the problem by purchasing traveler’s cheques, using your credit or debit card (as long as there’s no charge), and carrying a decent amount of cash.
If you’re from one of the countries that allows you to collect Airmiles (currently Canada, UK, the Netherlands, Spain and the U.A.E) then you can get free lift tickets this season! Simply redeem 300 miles for a weekday pass or 375 for a weekend pass, and you’ll be “skiing” all the way to the bank. Find out how to redeem your miles at your local Airmiles website.
If you have not yet booked your Silver Star mountain resort accommodation, start your research on our direct reservation site, which features top-located Silver Star mountain resort vacation homes. Our reservation system is fun, friendly, easy and fast. View the exact Silver Star mountain resort property you will stay in before you book it online (as opposed to a "example" of what you might get!)
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