The best value ski resorts for winter holidays on the slopes have been revealed.
There’s nothing quite like seeing fresh snow, gliding through the mountains and warming back up by the fire – plus, partying at Apres Ski bars if that’s your thing.
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But, everything seems to cost more these days and ski holidays aren’t exempt from that.
The Post Office collected data on ski resorts around Europe – and found that prices were steadily rising.
Luckily, there are still some options that offer great value ski holidays for those who prefer snow to sun.
The research looked at the average cost of a ski resort holiday including the cost of ski and boot hire, lift passes, ski school, lunch on the slopes and multiple drinks choices.
These included six cups of coffee, wine, beer and Coca-Cola.
All of the prices were added up to discover the cost of a ski holiday lasting six days, but not including flights or accommodation.
The data can help you to choose your next destination as while you can look up package prices to various resorts its the costs while out there that can add up to really sting you.
The top 10 best value ski resorts:
- Borovets, Bulgaria
- Bardonecchia, Italy
- Bansko, Bulgaria
- Sauze, italy
- Sestriere, italy
- La Thuile, italy,
- Ellmau, Austria
- Morzine, France
- Cervinia, Italy
- Ruka, Finland
The average cost of a week at ski resort Borovets in Bulgaria was the lowest found by the Post Office.
The total added up to £506 – with ski hire for just £77 and ski school £95.99, and a ski pass costing around £208.
The cost for food and drink was £123 all in making it the best value resort in Europe.
Borovets sits in the Riga Mountains and has a number of ski and snowboard runs.
You can also hike the the gorgeous glacial Icy Lake.
It features a lively nightlife among the forested surroundings.
Deals at Borovets start from £607 per person on Crystal Ski Holidays.
The second best value ski resort was Bardonecchia in the Alps near the Italian town of Turin.
The total added up to £512 – with ski hire for just £78 and ski school £119.31. A ski pass is around £150. Food and drinks added up to £164.40 making it only slightly more pricy than the Bulgarian option.
Bardonecchia is in a sunny valley with classic, ski-resort chalets and 110km of piste.
There’s a free shuttle service and even routes within the tree-line, and ski school instructors all speak English so you can grow your ski skills. Plus, it was even the host of the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Packages start from £508 per person on Crystal Ski Holidays.
In third place for best value ski resort was Bansko – another Bulgarian resort.
Bankso came in at a total price of £537 for six days which isn’t at all bad.
Ski school would set you back £94 while a ski pass was £247 and ski and boot hire was £73, on average.
Food and drink added up to £121, once again showing where it is that Bulgaria offers big savings.
Bankso is in the Pirin Mountains with snowy peaks and gorgeous terrain.
There’s plenty of nightlife including a piano and lounge bar plus Apres Ski.
Additionally, there’s a gondola ski lift and plenty of runs.
Packages cost from a tiny £321 on Crystal Ski Holidays.
Popular ski resorts such as La Plagne, Val Thorens and Val d’Isere were also looked at in the research but all came in at more expensive price points.
La Plagne, France, cost an average of £775.56 at 15th place in the rankings.
While Val Thorens took the 18th spot – costing around £858.96 total.
Val d’Isere was the 29th most expensive resort out of 32 and would cost around £1,116.44 for six days at the resort.
You can find out more on postoffice.co.uk/skireport2023.
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