A Weekend Ski Break

by : Nick Cox

If you have used up all your holiday time from work, but you want to make the most of what's left of the ski season, then a weekend ski holiday could be just what you need. It may seem like a lot of hassle and expense for the sake of just a couple of days, but if planned correctly then there is no better way to spend a weekend.

Careful planning is the key to a successful weekend of skiing. But it needn't be time consuming or stressful to organise. By taking just a few things into consideration then you avoid the risk of wasting time unnecessarily. And when you only have a couple of days to play with, time is most definitely something you cannot afford to waste.

&bullWith weekend ski holidays time is of the essence, so it's important to cut down on journey times. This means scrapping the resorts that are too far away from the Alpine airports. Fitting ski holidays into weekend will be putting your time management skills to the test so the last thing you need is a two hour journey time from the airport. So remember to pick a ski resort with short transfer times.

&bullAvoiding timing ski holidays to coincide with peak holiday times, such as New Year or half term. Hotels will be busy at this time and therefore they probably won't be interested in letting a room for any less than a week.

&bullSmaller ski resorts are more suited to short ski breaks. If you only plan to stay for only a couple of days, then you won't be needing hundreds of miles of piste to keep you occupied. So definitely think about going for the smaller ski resorts. They're also less likely to be heavily-booked and they will also be cheaper than the larger more popular resorts.

&bullTry to avoid flying out on a Friday night and returning on a Sunday night. These are the days when flights are at their most expensive.