Once again the Eastern European resorts of Bansko, Bulgaria and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia have emerged as the cheapest ski destinations in the world, offering consumers the best value for their money this winter. This welcoming news was announced in the recent Post Office Ski Resort Report which compiles data from leading ski resorts around the world to put together a comprehensive report detailing which destinations provide the best choice available to clients.
The report found Bansko over £50 cheaper than its nearest rival when it came to a complete ski package including a six-day ski pass and ski/boot hire for one person, together with ski school (five-six half days) and the cost of one lunch on the slopes plus drinks including coffee, Coca-Cola, wine and beer costing just £273.81. Second placed Kranjska Gora came in at £325.54 for the same items, over £25 cheaper than third placed Livigno.
The report also compared ski service prices for families based on 2 adults and 2 children and again found Bansko to be the best value at almost £270 cheaper than second placed Kranjska Gora for a variety of items including ski hire, lift passes, ski school and meals for the whole family.
There is good news for beginners as well with the report finding Bansko one of the best resorts to learn how to ski, offering a good range of nursery slopes and costing almost half the price of Saas Fee (Switzerland) for beginners.
Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money, said: “Resort prices are looking a bit higher this year and this can have a big impact on families when individual prices are multiplied for three, four or more people. Families who have not yet booked will be well advised to compare resort prices for ski equipment hire and lift passes, as well as for meals and drinks as these can make a big difference to the overall cost of a ski holiday.
“However, while Eastern Europe again looks to offer the best value for families watching the pounds, this should not be the only issue when planning a ski holiday. It’s important to choose a resort that matches each family member’s ability and needs.”
No matter what level of ability you are, you can be assured that a fantastic ski holiday and incredible value for money await you in Bansko and Kranjska Gora this winter. And if the success of this season is likely to come down to weather, than things are looking good for the Eastern European resorts with a significant amount of snow having already fallen across all resorts.
Click here to see the full report.