I have found that pre-buying tickets anywhere is a waste of money. Unless
you are absolutely sure of the conditions (both snow and weather) in resort,
how can you nail down when and where you will ski??
If the weather is unsettled in the slightest, I have found it better to pick
the most favourable resort of the day and get a day pass. Last week was an
exception in Les Arcs, in that the weather was fantastic, and stable for 6
days so it was more economical to get a family paradiski pass. We still only
needed to lose 1 day or so out of the 6 for the economics to swing in favour
of regional day passes.
>> I'm planning a trip to Les Deux Alpes this Easter (2nd week in April)
>> and notice that the lift pass is cheaper if I buy it online from
>> www.les2alpes.com than buying it as part of the holiday package. It
>> also has the advantage that you can just upload a digital photo rather
>> than having to get hold of a printed passport photo.
> If you are referring to a UK package holiday, please note that some tour
> operators will offer to get you a ticket whilst you are on the transfer
> bus to
> the resort. Hopefully the pass will be delivered to you before you start
> Sometimes they ask for a supplement if you use a credit card. Typically
> pocket a discount from the lift operator.
> Sometimes you need to get to the resort to be able to choose from the full
> of lift tickets.
> If you buy a ticket just before you need it, you reduce the risk of buying
> expensive ticket which you subsequently find that you are unable to use.
> Usually I buy tickets at the resort or on the transfer bus. Never in
> from a UK tour operator.
> The online price appears to be the normal in resort price - There is no
> discount - UIAM
> Michael Chare