Bansko and Cervinia come tops for budget ski holidays
The 2012/13 European Ski Resorts survey from the European Consumer Centres' Network (ECC-Net) has just been released. ECC-Net is a European network of 29 consumer centers setup to provide useful pricing and consumer rights information to European citizens. The ski resorts survey is just one of several reports that the organization issues each year.
The aim of the survey is to assess standards and costs of a ski holiday in Europe. Various criteria are used to access the price and these include the cost of ski accommodation, the price of the lift pass, local transport costs and costs for local bars and restaurants. The results are reviewed based on price but also divided into categories of resorts. Overall the report gives skiers an idea where to find the cheapest and most expensive ski holidays in Europe.
The most popular categories for most skiers and snowboarders will be the 51-100km sized ski resorts and the 100km+ sized ski resorts. For the 2012/13 season the following are some of the highlights of the report;
The winner of the cheapest resort in the 51-100km category was Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria with the French resort of Combloux and Nauders in Austria also in the top 5 budget ski destinations. In this category the most expensive resort was Flumserberg in Switzerland. Generally the 51-100km ski resorts are very popular with beginners and intermediate skiers so if you are looking for a budget ski holiday it is worth checking out some ski chalets or apartments in Bansko Bulgaria.
In the 100km+ category Breuil Cervinia in Italy was in the top spot for a cost effective ski holiday with the Austrian ski resorts of Nassfeld and Ischgl also featuring in the top 4 destinations for a budget ski holiday.
At the expensive end of the scale the Matterhorn ski paradise in Switzerland was voted the most expensive ski resort in the 100km+ category. Other resorts at the top end of the expensive scale were Kitzbuhel in Austria and the very popular French ski resort of Val d’Isere. For full details of the report please refer the ECC-Net website.