There is no doubt that the package holiday can offer exceptional value. But one thing to be wary of are over-enthusiastic reps who will try to sell you anything and everything from the moment you book your holiday. Ski rental, lift passes, lessons and pub crawls. You name it, if they can sell it to you they will.But if you are savvy you can easily avoid this money downfall.
Take ski rental for example. A little bit of research before you go can end up saving you a packet. Most resorts offer discount rental shops that offer last season’s gear for a fraction of the price. Websites such as www.best-price-ski-rental.com are a good place to start as they will provide a benchmark from which you can compare individual quotes.
If you are travelling with a group don’t be afraid to call or email the shop and haggle for a group discount. The bigger the group the bigger the discount. If they refuse a discount, hang up that phone and try the next shop. Resorts are jam packed with rental shops, the majority of which will be very keen to get your business.