The ski season is coming up quick!
Skiers have already started warming up in anticipation of the opening of the ski season, which is finally starting in Sierra Nevada, one of the best ski resorts in Spain. A total number of 124 ski tracks and over 100 kilometres available are eagerly awaiting the arrival of skiing lovers. If you have already decided that this is the year when you are finally going on a skiing or snowboarding holiday, we are here to help you plan a budget trip suitable for your needs with some useful recommendations. Acquiring your ski equipment for a good price, getting food for lunch at the supermarket, or finding a good and low cost hotel near Sierra Nevada are some of the most basic things you’ll need to keep in mind.
Expenses: the ski pass and the equipment
When you are planning a ski trip, it’s important to organise everything in advance money-wise for your adrenaline-fuelled journey. The ski pass is the first big expense you will have to deal with. If you want your trip to be as budget as possible, it is highly recommended to acquire a several-day ticket. Additionally, you must know that if you travel with kids, children under the age of 6 can get in for free. Children over 6, teenagers and young adults enjoy special discounts on their passes as well.
On the other hand, there’s the ski equipment issue. Besides the rental possibility, available at various establishments near the ski tracks, there are tons of other options: for example, our Sidorme hotel in Granada has a special agreement with a rental company, which allows you to book the ski equipment in advance, and conveniently pick it up just before going up to the ski tracks. Nevertheless, if you’re planning to visit ski resorts on a regular basis, then perhaps it would be more profitable to start thinking about acquiring your own skis or snowboard, or, at the very least, the boots. Other ways include acquiring second-hand equipment, or borrowing it from a family member or a friend.
As for the clothes, nowadays big department stores and shopping centres offer a wide range of skiing and snowboarding gear, of varying quality and prices. Depending on how often you intend to go to the snow, you will see how big your investment should be. Something we really do not recommend skimping on is a good pair of ski goggles and waterproof gloves. There’s nothing more unpleasant than feeling wet and cold! It’s also important to keep your head properly covered, because it is the part of the body through which the warmth is most likely to escape.
Other important details: petrol, accommodation and food
The logistics also play an important part in the organisation of your journey. Petrol expenses are a highly important factor to consider during your trip. If you stay in a hotel near Sierra Nevada, you will spend less money on petrol. Moreover, you will save yourself the hassle of getting in and out of the city, thus making the most of your money and time.
Another good way of spending even less is shopping for groceries in one of the supermarkets in Granada, as prices escalate the closer you get to the tracks. Prepare some sandwiches, energy bars, juices, nuts, and all sorts of snacks to chew on throughout the day. Additionally, for your comfort, Sidorme hotel in Granada offers you the possibility to purchase a picnic for a small price at our facilities.
Even though you have already decided to stay in a hotel near Sierra Nevada, the best thing you can do is to take the first open ski lift and ski up until the last minute to make the most of your time and investment. Cafeterias and restaurants will be at their full capacity and you will most likely have to wait in a long queue to be served food. However, If you bring your food with you, you will spend less money and more time on the tracks. Besides, you can always make a short stop at some beautiful and peaceful location near some trees, recharge your energies with a bite, and continue your activity.
There you have a series of advice to make the most of your skiing trip. Are you ready to spend a few incredible days in a hotel near Sierra Nevada to surf the snow and have a wonderful experience?