So my kids want to go to the snow for a holiday, I think that's a fabulous idea..... until I do the sums. Just for lift tickets, skis and outfits for 2 days we are looking at well over $1500! Then to stay on the mountain it's a grand a night and to stay off the mountain means driving the car with chains up a slippery mountain! I had a look at expedia and we can go to Singapore for just over 6.5k WITH spending money, everything included!!
How can I cut costs? I've thought about staying off the mountain the first night we arrive from driving, then spending a couple of nights on the mountain then staying off the night before driving home but it's still insane. There are some cheaper family lodges but they all seem to only accommodate 4 people not 5.
Tell me your scroogy tips for a snow holiday bc as it stands it will cost the same to go overseas
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01-04-2016 10:37 #1
Help with snow holiday
01-04-2016 10:48 #2
Which snowfields are you looking at? NSW or Vic?
01-04-2016 10:55 #3
Yep it's expensive...
We live 30 mins from snow. We can drive. Hire chains if u drive or buy them from super cheap.
Take your own food for the cabins as its over priced I find.
Book for Japan much cheaper as someone said on here previously
01-04-2016 11:02 #4
We are so lucky to have fil live 30 mins from snow so we stay with him but a huge cost cut is we buy our ski jackets and pants from the op shop in the small towns before the snow fields plus pack own food and only buy a warm drink. Depends on your kids ages as ours are only young so there is no point going into the national park when you can find snow on the side of the road to play in for free! (Plus they get over the snow after an hour)
01-04-2016 11:03 #5
If you are looking at NSW ski fields stay a jindabyne and catch the ski tube in- it will negate the need for chains for your car and accommodation will be much cheaper
01-04-2016 11:04 #6Senior Member
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This is why we've never been! Even when I get the motivation to research how much it costs to spend a weekend at the snow (no skiing), it's still so much money.
I'm interested in hearing the responses...
01-04-2016 11:06 #7
Help with snow holiday
Apparently Australia is the most expensive place in the world to ski.
As a consequence I've only seen snow once, on a school camp.
People I know have gone overseas to ski- japan, nz or America.
Eta: I realise this post is not particularly helpful but just so you don't feel guilty if you decide it's just too expensive
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 01-04-2016 at 11:18.
01-04-2016 11:14 #8
If you are going to Perisher, yes staying on snow is crazy expensive but you can find some reasonably priced places in Jindabyne, have a look on stayz.com for accom. Driving up actually isn't that bad, depending on your car or you can get the ski tube.
For clothes, the aldi ski gear can be quite good for kids, we order kids snow boots from America for $10 each which are really good. Or you can find a lot of good second hand stuff on gumtree that's only been used one or two seasons for a few days.
Another way to save is to consider going mid week or not in school holidays. Spring skiing can be cheaper and depending on how many runs you want to be going on its more affordable.
Booking ahead can save you money too.
01-04-2016 11:22 #9Senior Member
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I have heard people say that Australian ski holidays are as expensive as going overseas. But is that a bit of an exaggeration? Has anyone actually done research to compare?
01-04-2016 11:25 #10
Look At New Zealand. The mountains are way better than we have.
We live near the Victorian ski fields but DF flies to NZ every winter for snow boarding.
It works out cheaper and the runs are way better than anywhere here.
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