Black Friday Ski Deals
Black Friday is that time of the year where everyone goes into a frenzied shopping state of mind to try and get the best deals/savings any and everything they can find and lay their hands on. It's the moment everyone has been waiting for as it provides the best get an absolute steal on a lot of coveted items that we have had our eyes on all year. We witness the chaotic scenes on high street retail shops every year; shoppers swinging elbows to gain room and be the very first people in the shop. The others who shop online sit in front of the screens refreshing the page a few minutes to midnight to ensure they are in front of the virtual queue. It’s all a big rush to get the best possible deal and you will be surprised how many industries have bought into the Black Friday initiative in recent years. Including the holiday industry and in particular, the ski holiday industry. There are always seasonal sales and the end of summer and the start of autumn quietly signals the preparation for BlackFriday and Cyber Monday. If you are searching for any information regarding Black Friday deals for your ski holidays, this is the space to pitch your tent. Erna Low will be very much part of the fun this year as we have been in the past. We will certainly not be denying our customers ( new and existing ) the chance to make some extra savings. It is important to stay updated as ski deals quite often sell out very quickly due to limited availability; especially on things like flights and accommodation. Keep your eyes peeled as opportunity knocks only once a year.
Black Friday is usually around the 25th or 26th of November but recent years has seen it drag on for up to a week, with some retailers kicking off the sales even before the date and carrying them over until after Cyber Monday. There is also no official end date to Black Friday deals as the decision would ultimately lay with the business or retailer running them. Some of the biggest deals and bargains of the season are most likely to be spread over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. What this means for the ski holiday season and sales is that you have the opportunity to make huge savings over a few days. The savings are not limited to full package deals but can also be applied to single or individual parts of the full package such as accommodation, ski hire equipment and more. All our rates will be very competitive and you can be rest assured to receive some of the best value for money deals on the market. Visit our website regularly or call us regarding any Black Friday updates. In the past, we have provided savings on selected accommodation in some ski resorts for selected dates in the season. The savings are not limited to apartments so please watch this space as we will be providing you information on deals on a range of services and products that we offer. Here are some of the areas that might be of interest and may potentially be included in the Black Friday ski deals.
General Black Friday Offerings
Every year we see an increasing number of Black Friday ski deals which range across a number of services from flights, ski passes, accommodation and holiday extras. We have put together a list of some of the areas where you may find discounts and offers over the course of this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The information below is based on previous examples of Black Friday offers that have been provided by other ski operators in the past and is meant to serve as a bit of insight into what one may expect to come across when searching for deals.
Black Friday Ski Deals for Hotels
In recent years, there has been a rise in hotels across the Alps taking part in the Black Friday offers. Research has shown that the travel industry has registered among the top industries in providing discounts during Black Friday since 2016. A recent Deloitte study on consumer behaviour revealed the travel industry has been experiencing a steady growth in holiday sales and in particular increased expenditure over Black Friday deals. At Erna Low, we have always believed in providing the best possible offers to our customers while still maintaining a high level of service and never compromising on quality. Over the course of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period, you can expect to find discounts and deals for selected hotels across different star ratings. They may be presented as bundle deals including breakfast or standalone deals for rooms only. There have been family offers for discount stays at hotels (usually two adults and at least 1 child under 18) for family suites, single rooms for solo travellers as well as romantic themed getaways for couples in the past, so please look out for similar deals and offers in the upcoming Black Friday ski deals this season.
Black Friday Ski Deals on Chalets
Chalets are one of the most coveted and desired accommodation services in the Alps. Staying in a chalet over the course of your ski holiday always contributes greatly to the overall ski experience. Whether you prefer a self-catered or catered chalet, you can still expect to receive deals and discounts in the upcoming Black Friday ski deals. Catered chalets, for example, will be a good option to look out for as they also save you on spending in restaurants for meals since they come with meals prepared; it could almost function as a double saving. The deals for the season are yet to be announced but keep your eyes peeled for any updates. It is also important to note that the valid time is usually offered at the discretion of the retailer and often tends to be from January. There may also be potential full package chalet deals that also cover the flights and accommodation together ( in most cases they will come with a 6 or 7-night minimum stay). Previous Black Friday chalet deals across the Alps have seen significant savings for visitors staying at 3 to 5-star chalets including flights from almost all UK airports. If you plan to visit the Alps as a group, this would potentially be a very good option to consider. There is no need to worry about any fine print as we are always available to take any calls to answer any inquiries.
Black Friday Ski Deals on Apartments
Apartments are arguably one of the most preferred accommodation options for visitors on a budget as they offer the same level of flexibility and privacy as a chalet but usually cost less. They have always been traditionally self-catered but over the years, we have seen a rise in catered apartments as well. Apartments offer visitors that home away from home feel whilst on holidays that make the holiday a little more special. If you love to make your own meals, this will be the best option for you. Stay with us for any updates on Black Friday apartment deals.
Black Friday Ski Deals on Added Services and Extras
There is no better time to make a saving on extras. As earlier discussed, there may be deals on accommodation and travel but you should also be on the lookout for extras such as ski hire and ski passes. It is important to note that reductions on ski hire equipment may not necessarily be stand alone offers and may only be included in a holiday booking. This means they will most likely only apply when you have added them to the booking you are making and cannot be retrospectively applied to an existing booking when you have already arrived at the resort unless it is approved by the discretion of the ski equipment provider. If you prefer to travel light and hire your ski equipment at the resorts, stay in tune with us for potential offers on all types of skis equipment including alpine, nordic and snowboarding gear so whether you are a beginner or expert skier there will be something in store for you. If you prefer to purchase some ski equipment to add to your budding collection, be on the lookout for Black Friday deals as well. Whether you are an avid skier or a first time visitor to the Alps, it is always advisable to own some essential ski gear even if you prefer to hire some on your visit. Ski equipment does come at a price, understandably, due to its durability and high production cost so any opportunity to make a saving on a ski purchase should be taken. Some of the most well-known ski equipment retailers provide some very tantalizing deals over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Look out for codes on everything from boots, helmets, snowboards, gloves, goggles and jackets and more. Time is of the essence as these items are highly coveted and will be flying off the shelves. The Black Friday ski deals are traditionally only available online so make sure to check back regularly as new products and services will be added throughout the season. To stay up-to-date with our latest sales just follow us on our socials, check the webpage frequently or subscribe to our email newsletter.
Black Friday Ski Deals on Last Minute Holiday Bookings
Keeping an eye on the Black Friday ski holiday bookings, the trend appears to show that the majority of the bookings are made for January and February. However, there is still a significant amount of people searching for last minute deals before the year runs out. Recent years have seen huge savings on holidays booked before December with some offering deals as early as November. Rota’s, work schedules and commitments get changed and rearranged abruptly and we suddenly realise that we have time to make that last ditch holiday booking. Before you race to finalise your booking, check the webpage or contact us directly for any information on any ongoing deals. The 2019 ski season witnessed a significant amount of holiday bookings on Black Friday promotions from a number of 5-star rated hotels across France and Switzerland.
Black Friday Ski Deals for Christmas and New Year
Perhaps one of the best places to truly enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities is at the ski villages. Where else encapsulates the phrase “winter wonderland” like the Alps? Picture an exclusive chalet and complimentary champagne on arrival and access to a 5-star rated spa in Switzerland. How about massive reductions per person to a week's stay at a self-catered apartment in the French Alps? These are some actual examples of offers that have come about on Black Friday from some of the hotels and chalet apartments in recent years. When you're looking for your next Christmas ski holiday, you want to make sure that you get the best deal possible. Searching for flights, booking accommodations, restaurant reservations and more. Black Friday is a good time to have a look as you can make some great savings and at the same time, enjoy a wonderful time with your family and or friends.
At Erna Low, we specialise in providing ski holidays to the French, Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps. We have a growing number of loyal, long-standing, clients who entrust us with the task of organizing and their annual getaways ( sometimes twice a year!). We have been providing ski holidays as far back as 1932 and are one of the longest-running ski holiday operators in Europe. Our main focus since our inception has always been to provide excellent ski holiday experiences to our customers and we have maintained that promise ever since. We have established trusted and long-standing relationships with more than 100 ski resorts in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy including several hotels, chalets, apartments and other establishments such as ski schools and ski hire services in those countries. Our knowledge of the intricate side of the industry allows us to provide amazing services that result in memorable experiences for our customers. We have a friendly customer service team and our reps are always on hand to help with any inquiries and provide assistance when called on. You can reach us via live chat, telephone ( 0203 011 1222) or email. We look forward to hearing from you. Do not hesitate to contact us.