Europe's Best Value Ski Holidays
Where to go on a ski holiday is the easy part for experienced skiers - the difficult bit for people who haven't been skiing before is which country and
resort would be best for them.
For Europe the most popular choice is France, while in the US Colorado is a favourite area and in Canada Lake Louise and Whistler immediately
spring to mind.
But what if budget is a major factor on deciding where to ski? Is it possible to have a good value ski holiday but also be in a really good resort?
Luckily for British skiers at least the Post Office has done a comprehensive travel survey and come up with a list of the best ski resorts that are also
great value for money.
Back in the eighties the most obvious destination was Andorra.
But Andorra - next door to France - is far removed from the no frills cheap ski holiday that saw it rise as a major European resort. There is a good mix
of accommodation including top 5 star hotels in Soldeu, and Michelin Star restaurants.
And in its place as the cheap destination today is Bulgaria. Outside of the Eurozone cheap flights and good value for British skiers exchanging their
pounds adds up to people on a budget often opting for Bulgaria.
Are cheap ski holidays going to disappoint with their facilites and slopes? Not according to a recent survey carried out by the Post Office in the UK,
who have compiled a list of the best value for money resorts, where low cost also means a good trip. So don't expect a ski holiday in France to be low
cost - but look elsewhere and it could be.
Top of the list not surprisingly is a Bulgarian resort - Bansko. The surprise is that an Austrian resort has come in second place. In the past Austria
skiing holidays have had the reputation as being among Europe's best - but at prices to match. The resort is Ellmau.
Ellmau is a fairly quiet resort, and is suited for beinners and family groups. The village itself is quiet but great for passing the day for those who don't
want to ski every day.
Third in the list Is Andorra's Soldeu. W