/Report reveals which resorts have the cheapest ski hire and lift passes

Report reveals which resorts have the cheapest ski hire and lift passes

Published on Friday, December 13, 2019

Italy has the cheapest resorts for ski passes, ski lifts and lessons, according to the latest report from the Post Office and Crystal Ski Holidays.

Data collected by Crystal for the 13th annual Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report found the Italian resort of Bardonecchia boasts the lowest prices for lift pass, equipment hire and tuition.

However, when you factor in the cost of eating out, the cheapest resorts are in Bulgaria, with Borovets emerging as best value this year, just beating Bansko to the top spot.

The research looked at prices for an adult skier in mid-season and with entry level skis and boot hire, ski lifts, lessons, lunch and dinner.

The findings were similar to the Post Office’s recent Family Ski Resort Report, with Italy taking five of the top 10 places in the main report table – Bardonecchia, Sestriere, Sauze, La Thuile, and Cervinia.

The report is based on a survey of 30 top European resorts – nine new to the report this year – and found that prices have risen in over 80% of resorts.

Nick Boden, head of Post Office Travel Money, said: “Consumer research shows that resort costs are a big concern for British holidaymakers and this makes it doubly important to do some homework before booking a ski holiday because the price of lift passes, equipment hire and tuition can vary by hundreds of pounds.

“Despite rising prices in many resorts, there are great value options to choose from in Eastern Europe, while Italy is the obvious choice for bargain hunters in the eurozone and will appeal to skiers who prefer to head to the slopes in one of the long-established favourites.”

The new resorts surveyed for 2019 were Borovets, Sauze, Saalbach, Les Menuires, Tigne, Les Arcs, Meribel, Zell am See and Obergurgl.

Click here for the full report.

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