Ski singles (and how to avoid the unoccupied bed supplement)

The best of all worlds….

There’s nothing unusual about heading off for a skiing holiday by yourself – we’ve all done it. Sometimes it’s because you haven’t been able to persuade anybody to go with you, or maybe because you want the freedom of skiing wherever the fancy takes you.

Then again, you don’t want to be on your own for the whole of your holiday, so a Ski First Tracks chalet holiday gives you the prospect of a great evening with welcoming hosts and your fellow guests.

The problem is, most chalet rooms are twins, which means there is nearly always a supplement. Ours is 50%, which is lower than most, but which even so significantly increases the cost of your holiday.

We think that the 50% supplement is the fairest approach as it splits the cost of the bed between us and the guest, but that still means a single skier is paying a lot more, per person, than a couple.

Charging an unoccupied bed supplement is something we would rather not do, but sadly we must, for two reasons:
1) We simply can’t afford to give away a bed which we could have sold at the advertised price and
2) If we didn’t, understandably everyone would book a room for themselves!

To try and make up for this a bit, as last year we will give you the opportunity to share a room.

How does it work?
We keep a register of single skiers who don’t mind sharing. Just fill in this simple form (or contact me, Jonty) and we’ll include your details on our single skiers database. We’ll add your first name, date of birth, sex and the week (or weeks) you want to come skiing to the list on our website, which everybody can see here (there’s nobody on it at the time of writing!). If anybody else wants to come in the same week, then (with your agreement) we’ll put you in touch with each other so you can decide whether you would like to share a room for your week’s holiday.

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