Now that skiing is becoming quite popular, more people want to learn how to ski. But especially during high season ski schools have limited capacities. Anyone who waits too long to book a ski lesson runs the risk of not getting into to the wanted lesson. In the past, it was not unusual to book the ski lesson on the spot and at the beginning of your stay, but nowadays it is highly advisable to book in advance.
Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth booking your ski lesson in October:
The largest selection of lessons
If you start looking up ski lessons at an early point, you will have more time to find the right lesson for you or your children. Since ski schools have different offers, it is advisable to inform oneself about the different levels of experience before booking. Additionally, it should be considered whether a group lesson is a right choice or whether a private ski instructor might be better for one’s personal learning progress.
It is also worth to directly compare the lessons with one another. They can differ not only regarding the price, the starting time as well as the duration of the ski lessons, but also regarding the requirements, learning goals and offered additional services. Many ski schools also offer their own care facilities for kids outside the regular teaching time, including meals. To compare offers and prices, one should definitely plan enough time to find the suitable ski lesson.
Availability of ski lessons
If you are tied to a certain date or have special wishes, you should absolutely book your ski lesson in advance. Especially families with children usually have no choice but to go skiing during the school holidays. But particularly at Christmas, during the semester or Easter break, the capacities of ski schools are limited.
Therefore, it is often not easy to find a suitable ski lesson at short notice. If you are interested in a private ski lesson or a special activity, such as freeride tours or heli-skiing, it is definitely an advantage to book in advance, as the capacities of these ski lessons are even more limited than the ones of classic group lessons.
A relaxed start into your holiday
Those who book their ski lessons early will save themselves a lot of stress when planning the holidays and on-site at the ski resort. Successful holiday planning not only includes getting hotel bookings and the organisation of the journey sorted out but also the timely planning of the ski lesson in general. In order not to be stressed out while looking for a ski school on the first day of the holidays, it is advisable to book a ski lesson as early as possible – and at the same time as the hotel booking at the latest.
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Saving with special offers & package deals
Early bookers often benefit from special offers and prices. More and more ski schools offer their ski lessons with an option of included ski rental. Such package deals are perfect for beginners because they do not have to buy a complete set of ski equipment before they have tried skiing for the first time.
A further advantage of ski rental deals is that the rented equipment is always professionally maintained and adapted to every skier individually. Usually, the included equipment is picked up one day before the start of the lesson or on the first day of the lesson. With the combination of ski lesson and ski rental, vacationists not only save money but also precious time.
Through booking a ski lesson as early as possible, participants have enough free time to clarify open questions and concerns with the ski school. This means that the ski school can take better account of special wishes, such as the preferred language of the lesson or joint lessons for siblings.
Likewise, the early reservation of a private ski instructor has the major advantage that organisational details, such as the exact meeting point, can be arranged well in advance of the lesson’s start. Early bookings help ski schools prepare the lessons perfectly.
Whether I’m describing a beautiful ski area or telling you all about the right skiing techniques, writing articles always makes me want to leave for a new adventure, and I hope reading them has the same effect on you!