Gotta get to the snow

It’s snowing in Val Cenis and I’m getting excited about going skiing in January.

Image result for snow in val cenis

I’m also scrounging up my money to pay for it, and wondering if perhaps there is a cheaper way to do things.

We’re staying in the Centre International de Sejour, and paying €559 each for seven nights. By the time we add in flights and transfer and ski hire, we’re looking at around €800 each.Image result for CIS val cenis

A bus just went back the window of McDonalds saying, “Dreams do come true, a ski holiday for €345.”

Damnit, have I overpaid?

I logged on and found the €345 holiday, four people sharing a self-catering apartment in Chamonix. That’s a good deal. What is included? Flight, transfer and apartment. So I need a lift pass. €222. Not the worst. Wait, that’s the senior pass, the regular one is €261. And that’s only the local pass. The Mont Blanc pass for six days is €309.

Skis and boots. Let’s go for the cheaper option and get the intermediate ones. €119.

Insurance is €37.

So we’re up to €810 already. And that’s before we’ve eaten or drunk anything.

The price in Val Cenis includes all meals: breakfast, four course lunch, three course dinner and wine on tap. (Literally – there is a tap in the dining room where you go up and fill your jug with red wine). And the lift pass.

And the apartment in Chamonix is a kilometre from the pistes. In Val Cenis you can ski to the door of the ski room.

Yep, feeling a bit better now.

Roll on the snow.Image result for husky rolling in the snow


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