Who doesn’t love going skiing! Just the thought of it is enough to make us tingle with excitement. Unfortunately, many of us fall into the trap of thinking that it is near impossible to have a good time on a low budget. Well, we’ve got you sorted! We’ve picked out the 8 most budget friendly skiing destinations around the world that you need to visit as soon as possible. You’ll undoubtedly have a great time and your wallet won’t have to pay the price for it.
1. Vogel, Slovenia
I understand that Slovenia may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of skiing but trust me, there’s a lot to discover there! This incredible place is the perfect budget friendly holiday destination for you to visit this year. The incredibly beautiful nature and mesmerising views will make the perfect Instagram photos for you to share with your friends. The average price of a ski pass is €119, which is a great price compared to the rest of Europe, and in particular to France. What’s even better is that the average beer costs only €2!
2. Borovets, Bulgaria
This is yet another country that is definitely worth exploring if you’re looking for a budget friendly skiing location. With its lively atmosphere and welcoming locals, Borovets is the oldest ski town in the entire country. There are lots of gentle slopes that would be an ideal place for beginners and intermediate skiers. What’s more, the nightlife here is very lively, so you’ll no longer be bored after your daily skiing. On average, a six-day ski pass will cost you only €124, which is worth every penny, considering the incredible reviews that this place has received.
3. Powder Mountain, Utah
The incredible size of the North American continent is a testament to its rich nature and amazing wealth of ski resorts to explore. This particular location is a great place to go if you’re looking for an affordable holiday. Powder Mountain is perfect for those of you after a tranquil and relaxing trip. As one of Utah’s most remote skiing areas, it covers over 7,000 acres of beautiful snowy slopes. A six-day ski pass will set you back around £310, but don’t forget that you could also get a unique kite skiing pass for only $20!
4. Andermatt, Switzerland
Swiss has always been known for its mesmerising slopes and incredible skiing locations. You could definitely never go wrong with a holiday there, especially considering all of the budget friendly places that are available for you to stay at. Andermatt is particularly great – you could get a ski pass for after 1pm for as little as 45 Francs. So what are you waiting for! You could not only have fun skiing, but also enjoy sledging and snowshoeing across the beautiful landscape.
5. Pas de la Casa, Andorra
I can guarantee that not many people think of going to Andorra when they’re looking for the perfect holiday destination, which is a shame – after all, it has some incredible budget friendly skiing destinations that are perfect for those who like to party. With Monday pub crawls and other interesting activities, you could have a whale of a time even outside of skiing. With a morning pay costing as little as €26, Pas de la Casa is the place to go if you’re looking for a wild but cheap holiday.
6. Söll, Austria
Even if skiing isn’t your forte, Austria is still one of the top European countries that you have to visit if you’re after an affordable and exciting holiday. There are lots of small villages for you to stay in if you’re looking to save some money on accommodation. Inside Söll itself, there is a varied selection of slopes, which makes it perfect for any level of skiing expertise. Not to mention the beautiful nature and very inviting six-day pass that costs only €125!
7. Serre Chevalier, France
Who would’ve guessed that there are budget friendly skiing destinations in France! What with the cost of places such as Courchevel, it seems as though France is definitely off-limits to anyone who’s hoping to travel on a budget. But don’t worry, that isn’t the case – check out Serre Chevalier, a picturesque and laid-back ski resort that is an ideal holiday vacation. With a six-day pass costing up to €260, this French resort should definitely be on your bucket list.
8. Livigno, Italy
Another great place to go skiing, Italy also has some surprisingly budget friendly skiing destinations to visit if you’re unwilling to spend masses on a holiday. Labelled as one of the most inaccessible resorts in Europe, Livigno is a beautiful location that will definitely help to unwind and forget about the humdrum of everyday life. It’s perfect for beginners and experts alike, so be sure to book your tickets for the next winter season. What’s more, the average six-day ski pass during peak season is only €240, so image the possibilities during the less busier times.
Have you been to any of these budget friendly skiing destinations? Which is your favourite ski resort? Let us know below!
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