Now that skiing is becoming quite popular, more people want to learn how to ski. However, ski schools have limited capacities, especially during high season. Anyone who waits too long to book their ski lessons runs the risk of being left empty-handed. 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 widest selection of lessons
If you start looking comparing ski lessons early, you will have more time to find the right lesson for you or your family. Since ski schools have different offers and different ability assessment levels, it is advisable to be sure that you are looking at lessons for the right ability before booking. Additionally, you should consider whether group lessons or a private ski instructor would be a better choice.
It is also worth while to directly compare different lesson options. These can differ not only regarding the price, but also the starting time as well as the duration. Additionally there are differences regarding the requirements, learning goals and the additional services, such as included equipment rental. Many ski schools also offer childcare facilities after the regular teaching time, sometimes including meals. Therefore, it definitely pays to take some time to thoroughly compare various offers.
Availability of ski lessons
If you are tied to a certain date or have special wishes, it is definitely recommended to book your ski lessons in advance. Many families with children have no other choice than to go skiing during the school holidays. Particularly at Christmas and during the half-term or Easter break, the ski school capacities are limited.
Therefore, it is often not easy to find suitable ski lessons at short notice. If you are interested in private ski lessons or a special activity, such as freeride tours or heli-skiing, it is definitely an advantage to book in advance, as these lessons generally have reduced availability.
A relaxed start to your holiday
Those who book their ski lessons early will save themselves a lot of stress when planning their holidays. Successful holiday planning not only includes accommodation bookings and the organisation of the journey, but also the timely planning of the ski lessons. In order not to have the extra stress of looking for a ski school on the first day of the holidays, it is advisable to book a ski lesson as early as possible; generally it is recommended to book the accommodation and lessons at the same time.
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 optional ski rental. Such package deals are perfect for beginners as they do not have to transport or buy a complete set of ski equipment before trying skiing for the first time.
A further advantage of ski rental deals is that the rented equipment is always professionally maintained and individually adapted to every skier. Usually, the rental equipment is picked up one day beforehand or on the first day of lessons. With the combination of ski lesson and ski rental, holidaymakers not only save money but also precious time.
Through booking a ski lesson as early as possible, participants have enough free time to clarify any questions or concerns with the ski school beforehand. This means that the ski school is better prepared for 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. Early bookings help ski schools to optimally prepare their lesson plans.
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!