10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winter

Ski holidays[1] don’t exactly make the most budget-friendly of breaks, but there are some resorts where Brits can get the most bang for their buck. Now, a new study from Post Office Travel Money[2] has revealed which European ski destinations are proving to be the best value for Brits this winter. The study considered costs across a host of factors including a six-day ski pass, ski boot hire and ski school, as well as the average prices of a large coffee, small coke, glass of wine, beer and lunch on the slopes.

Topping the list is Bansko in Bulgaria with a total cost of GBP405.20 for six days, including all of the ski hire. Check out the top 10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winter below… (It’s worth noting that the total costs exclude flights and accommodation – so we’ve taken a look at how you can these for cheap.)

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Bansko, Bulgaria

Total cost: GBP405.20 (GBP328.22 for ski pass, boots and school) Bansko’s prices for eating out and the nightlife are relatively low, while ski school comes in at just GBP91.71 for five to six half days of lessons. The slopes offer beautiful scenery, plenty of runs for everyone from beginners to masters of off piste, and fast lifts to the mountains so you can make the most of your time out there.

The best time to go is between December and April, and try to aim for the northern slopes of the mountain. Find a cheap holiday: British Airways offers flight and hotel packages from GBP123pp[3] for seven-night breaks.

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2. Bardonecchia, Italy

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winter

Total cost: GBP451.66 (GBP335.14 for ski pass, boots and school)

Ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers, Bardonecchia is nestled right by the French border amidst three skiing areas, so there’s plenty of variety. The town itself is filled with lively apres-ski spots, restaurants with mouthwatering dishes and plenty of cheap but cosy accommodation. Find a cheap holiday: easyJet Holidays has holidays from GBP229.76pp[4] including flights and chalet accommodation.

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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterKranjska Gora, Slovenia

Total cost: GBP451.86 (GBP343.44 for ski pass, boots and school) Nestled right by the Triglav National Park’s stunning mountain and glaciers, offers around 18 slopes tailored to a wide range of abilities. But it’s also a great resort for those after a wintry break with more than just skiing; there are dedicated winter hikes, ice climbing excursions and even zip line adventures to be had!

Find a cheap holiday: LoveHolidays has packages from GBP2833pp[5] including flights and accommodation.

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4. Vemdalen, Sweden

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterVemdalen, Sweden

Total cost: GBP514.17 (GBP350.25 for ski pass, boots and school) One of the largest ski resorts in Sweden, Vemdalen has three brilliant skiing regions all connected via bus so you can make the most of the epic snowy landscape.

It’s very much tailored for skiing so there’s not a huge amount to do if you’re not a fan of the slopes, although there are a few attractions. Find a cheap holiday: Crystal Ski has holidays from GBP582pp[6] including flights and accommodation.

5. Rauris, Austria

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterRaurls, Austria

Total cost: GBP522.29 (GBP381.35 for ski pass, boots and school)

Rauris is one of the smaller ski resorts, although it does boast over 40km of cross-country ski trails that are ideal for the more experienced of skiers. Away from the slopes you’ll find plenty of exciting winter break activities ranging from ski touring and winter hiking through to snowshoeing. Find a cheap holiday: Expedia has flight and hotel packages from GBP380pp[7] .

6.

Ellmau, Austria

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterEllmau ski resort, Austria

Total cost: GBP526.95 (GBP380.55 for ski pass, boots and school) Expect breathtaking views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains across this picturesque resort which sits right by Austria’s largest linked ski areas. As for the apres-ski, there’s everything from cosy chalets with fireplaces to more lively bars and clubs for those planning to party into the night.

Find a cheap holiday: TUI has holidays from GBP580pp[8] including flights and accommodation.

7. Sestriere, Italy

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterSestriere, Italy

Total cost: GBP528.94 (GBP390.70 for ski pass, boots and school) Tucked away in the Alps near the French border, Sestriere has everything from easier slopes for families to off piste offerings for the more experienced of skiers (including an Olympic-level piste).

There’s a wide variety of accommodation on offer too whether you’re after a cheap hotel or want to go self-catered. Find a cheap holiday: Neilson Holidays has packages from GBP529pp[9] with flights and accommodation.

8. La Thuile, Italy

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterLa Thuile, Italy

Total cost: GBP554.61 (GBP443.55 for ski pass, boots and school)

This former mining town offers access to an extensive number of slopes, surrounded by picture-perfect woodland, towering mountain views and even the odd glimpse of nearby Mont Blanc. There are plenty of black runs as well as off-piste offerings, so it tends to be a hit with experienced skiers looking for a challenge – and often the pistes tend to be crowd-free! Find a cheap holiday: Crystal Ski offers holidays from GBP329pp[10] including flights and accomodation.

9.

Soldeu, Andorra

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterSoldeu, Andorra

Total cost: GBP588.96 (GBP456.18 for ski pass, boots and school) The Grandvalira ski region boasts over 210km of marked pistes as well as dedicated parks, ideal for both skiers and snowboarders. Off the slopes there will be plenty to keep you occupied with a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops to explore.

Oh, and some brilliant apres-ski spots too of course. Find a cheap holiday: Neilson Holidays has packages starting from GBP365pp[11] .

10. Cervinia, Italy

10 best value ski destinations in Europe for Brits this winterCervinia, Italy

Total cost: GBP606.15 (GBP462.51 for ski pass, boots and school)

This breathtaking Italian region is known for its snow-capped mountains, not to mention you can enjoy views of the Matterhorn. Part of the Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt area, one of the largest in the Alps, you’ll be spoiled for choice thanks to the wide range of pistes, tailored to plenty of different ski abilities. Find a cheap holiday: Crystal Ski has packages from GBP489pp[12] including flights and accommodation.

All total costs based on six days.

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References

  1. ^ Ski holidays (mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Post Office Travel Money (go.redirectingat.com)
  3. ^ flight and hotel packages from GBP123pp (go.redirectingat.com)
  4. ^ holidays from GBP229.76pp (tidd.ly)
  5. ^ packages from GBP2833pp (go.redirectingat.com)
  6. ^ holidays from GBP582pp (go.redirectingat.com)
  7. ^ packages from GBP380pp (tidd.ly)
  8. ^ holidays from GBP580pp (go.redirectingat.com)
  9. ^ packages from GBP529pp (tidd.ly)
  10. ^ holidays from GBP329pp (go.redirectingat.com)
  11. ^ packages starting from GBP365pp (tidd.ly)
  12. ^ packages from GBP489pp (go.redirectingat.com)

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