Best Budget Ski Resorts
Find the Top 10 best budget ski resorts with the help of GoSki.co.uk. Taking into account the flights, lift passes and cost of living when you're there, we've created a quick list of what we consider to be the best budget ski resorts for you to consider.
The Best Budget Ski Resorts
If you need to watch the pennies a bit, then our best budget ski resorts could help you to work out where to buy your ski hgoliday this winter. From Eastern European to some suprising Alps inclusions, we've pulled a list of our top 10 together based on reports in the press, personal experience and recommendations.
** These are not in any particular order
Set in the Andorran Pyrenees Soldeu and El Tarter are linked ski areas that form part of the extensive Grandvalira ski area. You can ski an amazing six valleys and 193km of slopes! Soldeu is a charming village, considerably less boisterous than nearby Pas de la Casa. Excellent standard accommodation, friendly atmosphere, varied skiing and reasonably priced drinks makes Soldeu a great value skiing holiday.
This beautiful region is framed by the majestic Julian Alps in the north-west of Slovenia and is one of the most picturesque and unspoilt skiing regions. The majority of runs are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. The tranquility and stunning views give this ski resort a special charm and it's relatively cheap too!
A beautiful Austrian town with world class skiing. Schladming will host the world ski championships in 2013. The area offers both pretty tree-lined runs to the more challenging downhill used annually for the mens world cup night slalom. A large bustling medieval town, full of pretty cafes, bars and plenty of shopping.
Bansko is a traditional Bulgarian town that has been developed into a superb ski area. Located at the foot of the Pirin mountain this resort offers alpine quality at Bulgarian prices. Bansko offers a mixture of old world charm, modern hotels, breathtaking views and probably the best apres-ski in Bulgaria.
Situated next door to the world-renowned Val d'Isere, Tignes does at first sight appear to be a poorer and less atrtactive neighbour. Purpose-built in the 1960's/70's it is a mix of high rise apartment blocks, some hotels and a few traditional chalets. But it is worth looking again as it offers modern, quick and reliable lifts, great snow and an impressive mix of conventional runs and spine tingling off piste. It's also a LOT cheaper.
Arinsal is a beautiful village in Andorra offering excellent skiing and snowboarding for beginners as well as a good selection of runs for intermediates. The fact that Arinsal is part of the superb Vallnord ski area means that Arcalis and Pal are included with the lift pass offering a fantastic variety of runs and excellent value for money.
One of the highest resorts in the Italian Alps. It offers lots of cheap packages and late deals due to the number of tour operators in the resort. In addition it has an enviable snow record guaranteeing snow from early December to late April. Intermediate skiers can also take advantage of Zermatt without having to pay the Swiss prices.
An old spa town and an affordable way to ski the famous Three Valleys. The small resort is quaint and inexpensive, located directly below Meribel meaning you get to enjoy two resorts and fantastic skiing, all for a great price.
The oldest mountain resort in Bulgaia, Borovets was established at the end of the 19th Century as a hunting place for Bulgarian Tsars. Since then it has developed into a charming alpine ski resort. It is suitable for all levels from beginners through to expert and is an inexpensive place to learn to ski. Eating and drinking out also offers excellent value for money.
Situated on the border between Andorra and France Pas de la Cassa has more of a French atmosphere than other Andorran resorts. It is a purpose built resort and as such the town itself is not renowned for its beauty. It is however the undisputed party capital of Andorra and is fantastic for rowdy groups and those wanting a classic ski and booze holiday.