Flights ~€110 each were paid for last year
Ski rental €45 each also paid for in advance
and insurance €24 C and €60 (multitrip) me
So the cost we incurred while over there were:
Transport: Bus from the airport ~€18 and Taxi back €60 (as you can see going with public transport would have been cheaper, as well as better for the environment, but the time table wasn´t ideal and I get a bit stressed if I don´t get to the airport 2 hours before a flight!)
Food and drinks: €225 -it doesn´t look like it but we actually saved money here (by being vegan mainly) there wasn´t any options at the restaurants on the slopes that had non animal protein in them (when we did have to eat there due to lack of organisation one time all I could get was chips €5 and another time we just had pasta and sauce €28) so most days we brought our own lunch up, and it was handy to have the extra incentive that nothing we could order was nutritionally balanced!
It was the same situation with the restaurants in the town, so we mainly cooked for ourselves, again saving, and only ate out one night €40, where I was lucky enough to find a wild venison burger as there wasn´t even one vegan dish on the menu.
Even though we spent €70 on groceries (which is more than we would spend in a normal week) this was still obviously cheaper than it would have been to eat out for the week.
In terms of waste in our shopping we also created more than we would in a normal week, I preempted the fact that we wouldn´t be able to buy in bulk by bringing some basics (rice, lentils, couscous, popping corn and salt (next time I will bring chilli and curry powder too)) with us, but we ended up buying a can of kidney beans and a jar of curry powder. Peanut butter (which we can get at home by bringing our own jar) and hummus (which we make) were only available in tiny containers (which I brought home to reuse...much to the amusement of airport security). We bought a few bottles of wine (but no more waste than we would have in Ireland). Ended up with a few napkins (because cutlery was wrapped in them-but that happens here too). Used a few extra packets eating in the airport on the way, Got caught out with closing times of bakeries and had to buy bag bread and a packet of tuc. And because we were in a group we just chipped in on crisps and jellies (instead of making a scene). So if we were willing to be more hardcore we would have spent less!
We also went iceskating which was €16 (just so everything is listed here) and ate a meal in airport during our stopover on the way home, but that hasn´t shown up on my credit card yet (and was in sterling) so I will include it with next week.
So total cost of our ski trip: €1390
Total this week: €1055 (minus €100 which I got as a birthday present to put towards my ski trip)
Money subtracted from budget: €955
Money left for January: - €355 (but I am not worried, we can spend less in February and March and get back on track!)