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Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 15/10/2019

Bansko in Bulgaria has been named as the cheapest European family ski resort, according to the Post Office Travel Money Family Ski Resort Report, produced in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays. However, while prices have fallen in six of the most popular resort destinations in Europe, Italy leads the way in terms of the best value overall.

Out of 25 continental ski resorts, Bankso beat popular skiing locations in France, Austria and Switzerland, costing just £1,530 for one week’s ski resort costs. Overtaking last year’s survey leader, Bardonecchia costing £1,622, the Bulgarian ski resort has regained its place as king of the mountain when it comes to pound-stretching, on-piste purchasing power.

Italy stands out as one of the best value countries for families keen on heading to the snowy slopes. Four Italian resorts dominate the top five value ski resort destinations in this report. Sestriere, Passo Tonale and Claviere are placed in third, fourth and fifth places respectively, after the overall runner-up Barconecchia in the number two spot.

Nick Boden, head of post office travel money, said: “While Bansko offers unbeatable value overall for families on a tight budget, resorts in the Italian Alps are a great choice for a pound-stretching ski holiday. With few exceptions, we found that Italian ski resorts were cheaper than in Austria, France or Switzerland.”

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