4. It’s the only way you’ll afford some places. When I was younger snowsports were solely for loaded people. Easyjet and the other low-costers definitely changed that for a while but the recession, fuel costs and soaring property prices in the Alps is shifting the pendulum back again. Chamonix, where I did my seasons way back when, now definitely has super rich enclave tendencies with the cheap supermarkets replaced by high end cheese and wine shops and the tabac now a crystal shop. Whaaaat? But these are still affordable places for seasonnaires especially if you get a job with your lift pass included.