Definition of high season in US English:

high season

noun

British
  • The most popular time of year at a resort, hotel, or tourist attraction, when prices are highest.

    ‘a sandy beach with plenty of room—even in high season’
    as modifier ‘the high-season price’
    • ‘Why go to Zanzibar; the flights are expensive and the main island can be stuffed to overflowing with tourists in high season.’
    • ‘In high season, lets run from Friday to Friday but later in the year mid week and week end lets are often available.’
    • ‘The conservative press in Scotland has been quick to point out that high-season accommodation in luxurious Spanish villas does not come cheap.’
    • ‘But June is the height of the high season, so prices tend to rocket then.’
    • ‘If you're lucky, you might even find low-season prices combined with high-season weather.’
    • ‘Until August 31, the Grenadines island of Petit St. Vincent - known for its two miles of white beaches - is offering 35 percent off its high-season rates.’
    • ‘However, because of the excessive number of hotels in the area, the resort hosts more than 150,000 tourists during high season.’
    • ‘The high season is upon us and tourists are pouring in.’
    • ‘A seaside room at the four-star Hotel Croatia in Dubrovnik during the high season goes for $98 a day.’
    • ‘There's no hurry in the morning to get your towel on a sun lounger because there are enough loungers to go around, and the shops are less crowded than they are in the high season.’
    • ‘April to June is the low season and prices for accommodation in the lodges can be as much as 40% lower than in the high season.’
    • ‘In high season, dinner, bed and breakfast is offered at just £69 per person.’
    • ‘But the numbers in town can fluctuate significantly, with Noble estimating 4,300 permanent residents and 10,000 people on a holiday or high-season weekend.’
    • ‘The average income is stg £200 a week in the high season but that drops in the low season.’
    • ‘In high season and at weekends, the price rises to 20 Euros.’
    • ‘As we all know, the high season in Pattaya is coming right up and thousands of tourists will visit the area.’
    • ‘During the high season, detectives in city Garda stations pose as tourists to try and catch would-be thieves in the act.’
    • ‘With double rooms available for €145 in the high season, and €70 in the low season, it's also about half the price.’
    • ‘December to April is high season, prices tend to be lower in summer; and bear in mind that autumn can be the time for hurricanes.’
    • ‘At the end of last month, the beginning of the high season, many people working in the tourist industry were saying it was the quietest November they could remember.’

Pronunciation

high season

/ˈˌhī ˈsēzən//ˈˌhaɪ ˈsizən/