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Top 5 best-value ski resorts

A ski or snowboard holiday doesn’t need to break the bank next winter. If you choose your ski resort and accommodation wisely it is possible to enjoy great savings and find a brilliant value holiday. There is always the choice of waiting to grab a last minute deal if you can be flexible with resorts and dates but by booking early you can take advantage of lift pass and ski hire deals that you won’t receive during the winter months. Half price lift pass deals are extremely popular but you need to book before 31st August to receive these savings.

Tips for saving money on your ski holiday include:

  • Travel at off-peak dates such as before Christmas, January or the end of season.
  • If you are a beginner you can choose a small resort or Bulgaria or Andorra where you will get more for your money and you don’t need a large or varied ski area.
  • Our most popular packages are ski chalet holidays but we also have a large range of self-catered apartments and accommodation only properties that are perfect if you are watching the pennies.
  • Choose a short ski break. We offer a large range of 3, 4 and 5 night short breaks or ski weekends.

 

Best value ski and snowboard holidays

We’ve searched through over 200 ski resorts and 60 ski operators to present our top 5 ski resorts and holidays for next ski season. Browse our selection of all inclusive, catered chalets and B&B deals that include flights, transfers and accommodation. Ski packs can be pre-booked on package ski holidays so you can pay in sterling now and not have to worry about changing up your travel money to pay for lift passes and ski hire.

Enjoy exceptional value this season in one of these brilliant value ski resorts:

5. El Tarter, Andorra

Best for families

Andorra is an underrated gem in the European ski market. El Tarter (near Soldeu) is part of the superb Grandvalira ski area with 210 km of pistes to explore on a ski holiday in Andorra.

The Hotel Del Clos is a club hotel and part of the new Mountain Collection that offers free ski guiding and coaching during your stay from the Mountain Experts. The hotel is excellent for families as there is an in house kids club that offers childcare 6 days a week from children aged 4 months to 12 years (at extra charge). The hotel offers special family rooms with a double bed for the adults and a bunk bed for children and there is also a games and TV room to keep younger guests entertained after their day on the slopes. With the lifts just a few minutes away this is the perfect location for active families wanting to make the most of their week in the mountains.

When booking before August 31st you can saving by taking advantage of half price lift passes with ski holiday packages at Hotel Del Clos. Prices start from £669 which includes flights, transfers, hotel accommodation, half board meals (6 nights), afternoon tea, ski guiding and coaching. Early booking offers include half price lift passes and 25 euro bar credit. 

 Soldeu El Tarter

4. Solden, Austria

Best for snow-sure slopes

Ski holidays to Austria tend to be cheaper than France giving you better value for money. Sölden is one of the most snow-sure resorts in Austria making it a fantastic choice for ski holidays at the start and end of the ski season when prices are cheaper. We have a few choices of accommodations in Sölden including self-catered Leiter apartments that are sold per unit and flights can be added on top of this and Chalet Hotel Hermann where packages include flights, transfers and catered accommodation with breakfast, afternoon tea and 4 course dinners with wine (on 5 nights).

3. Bansko, Bulgaria

 Best for beginners

For those looking to try out their first turns in the snow this winter Bansko is one the best options for a cheap ski holiday. Beginner skiers and snowboarders can get to grips with the basics and not spend a fortune doing so. Package holidays with transfers, flights and accommodation included start at £399 pp for next season. Iglu Ski offers self catering apartment and half board hotel options. The great value doesn’t stop there, Bansko has over 200 bars and restaurants with extremely low prices compared to ski resorts in the Alps. Beers are under £1, a pizza for lunch is £3 and a 3 course meal is around £10!

Bansko 

2. Flaine, France

 Best for experienced skiers and snowboarders

This excellent deal stopped us in our tracks! You don’t need to worry about exchange rates and changing up your money before going away as this all-inclusive deal includes everything you need for your ski holiday in France. From £899 pp includes flights, transfers and full board accommodation at Village Club du Soleil in Flaine with lift pass, ski or snowboard hire, breakfast, packed lunch and 4 course evening meals with wine.

Flaine is part of a fantastic ski area called the Grand Massif which is linked to Samoens, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz. The high ski area and 265km of piste is famous for its impressive snow record and large amount of intermediate and advanced terrain to keep experienced skiers motivated all week long.

 Flaine

1. Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

Best for big skiing

Sauze d’Oulx offers brilliant value for money packages for ski holidays in Italy. There are a great selection of apartments, hotels and chalets to choose from with ski packages starting from £395 pp including flights, transfers and accommodation. Sauze d’Olux is one of the largest ski resorts in the Milky Way ski area and boasts 400 km of ski runs and plenty of bars and clubs to keep skiers and snowboarders entertained all week.

 Italy ski holidays

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Livigno, Italy

Livigno has a special tax status making it the perfect option for a great value ski holiday in Italy. Livigno’s duty free prices make a week’s stay in this resort much cheaper for skiers and snowboarders enjoying their yearly ski fix. There are over 250 shops in the resort where a wide range of alcohol, tobacco, clothing, electronics and more can be purchased at tax free prices. 

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