Top Tips for Saving - How to save £££s!


Affordable ski holidays do exist and great value skiing is possible! To help you save some pennies we have come up with 8 ways to help you save money this winter and book a good value ski holiday allowing low cost skiing!


Tip 1 - Affordable skiing with Pyrenees Collection


Choosing the Pyrenees as a starting place will ensure the costs are lower than 'the norm', but that doesn't mean you give up on quality skiing, great amenities and charming resorts! Pyrenees Collection specialises in 3 and 4 star self-catering ski apartments and hotels in the French Pyrenees, offering you quality ski accommodation at great prices. The Pyrenees is still regarded as being in The Alps' shadow, but more and more people are drawn to the Pyrenees each year as people see the benefits; brilliant snow records, friendly and characterful village resorts and of course - superb value.


Tip 2 - Ski apartments + self caterting = lower costs


Want control over your holiday whilst keeping the cost down? Do you look for flexibility and conveneience in your ski holiday? Booking self-catering ski accommodation will cost a lot less than catered chalets or hotels and is a great way to holiday with friends, family or as a couple.

Self-catering ski holidays are fantastic options for not only families with young children, but also large groups and those that may have special dietary needs such as vegetarians or vegans. This is not to say that you couldn't eat out a couple of nights during the week but by taking some food with you, buying supplies at a supermarket on the way and by eating in the majority of the week you will certainly save money. It is also great for people who want a bit more privacy.

Apartment sizes can vary meaning it is ideal to tailor the apartment size to your particular group. Prices are per apartment not per person so there are no under occupancy charges and you do not need to share space with strangers as you might in a catered chalet. A good option is to go for a large apartment and fill it with family, friends or colleagues. The more people you can share the cost between the more affordable your ski holiday becomes. All these ski savings add up to good value ski holidays.

Tip 3 - Large groups make it cheaper


Choosing a larger apartment and filling it with your family, close friends friends or colleagues will be a guaranteed wayt to save money. You will have plenty of space to sleep and a spacious living area to socialise in. As we stated above, the more people you can share the cost between, the more affordable and low cost your ski holiday becomes.

Example: The Cami Real Apartments in Saint Lary sleeps up to 12. This means that you can get 7 days accommodation only from as little as £37 per person!


Tip 4 - Take advantage of our ski offers!


It sounds obvious, but making the most of the great early booking offer and all season long deals, you could make some super ski savings in a variety of different ski resorts. If snapped up, these ski holiday savings make very affordable ski holidays possible.

See our Ski Offers page for more details of our main ski deals to help you make some great ski savings this winter.


Tip 5 - Save with our self-drive packages


Driving is by far the most flexible option allowing you as much luggage as you can fit in, control over your own timetable and stops whenever you feel like it. We are able to offer you low cost prices and good value for money ski holiday packages due to our negotiations with the ferry companies and Eurotunnel. Plus, despite the exchange rate, diesel is still generally cheaper in France so buy your fuel at a hypermarket there and you will save even more! Ski holiday savings all round!


Tip 6 - Pre-book and save on your Extras


We can pre-book all the ski extras you will need: Ski Lift Passes, Ski School and Snowboard Equipment Hire, Ski Insurances as well as Spa Treatments. By pre-booking you will save precious skiing time, benefit from keen prices that are not affected by the exchange rate, reassurance in knowing everything is arranged and ready for you and peace of mind that everything is pre-paid for. It’s not just the travel and accommodation that create affordable ski holidays, all these ski extras can allow you some great ski savings!

See our Ski Extras page for more details and information on special offers and low cost ski extras.


Tip 7 - Spread the cost of your ski holiday


These days we have pay as you go mobile telephones, pay as you go electric and pay as you go Travel cards, so why not pay as you go ski holidays! Book early and spread the cost by paying in instalments that suit your budget and bank balance! Doing it this way will ensure that you have enough left for your spending money, having gradually already paid for your good value ski holidays.

See our Ski Offers page for our current special offers, allowing you even greater choices of low cost skiing. 


Tip 8 - Book with confidence - Pyrenees Collection


So, you've saved all this money and booked your affordable ski holiday with Pyrenees Collection, now you want to ensure your savings are safe? No problem! When booking with Peak Retreats' Pyrenees Collection you have the best guarantee of complete financial security as we are an ABTA bonded company (ABTA No W5537). This is peace of mind you do not receive when booking your ski accommodation and transport independently. 



Should you have any further queries about your French Pyrenees ski holiday, please contact one of our team on 0844 576 0176 or email us at 



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