10 Low Cost Places to Ski this Season

Skiing is a great holiday, whether you go with family and children or a group of friends. Skiing holidays can be expensive, but there are still cheaper options in the traditional skiing areas as well as plenty of new resorts opening up that offer good value for money.

Mayrhofen, Austria

This is a good family resort, with quality ski schools and affordable childcare, but also has plenty of aprrs ski action in the bars and restaurants. Although there is no slope directly into the village the free buses run to the nearby slopes regularly and the Hintertux glacier means you will have guaranteed skiing whatever the weather

Ste-Foy, France

This resort is right next to Val d’Isere, but without the expensive prices. It has great facilities for beginners and a lift pass for this resort gives you half price tickets at the many larger, more famous slopes that are within easy reach.

Livigno, Italy

This resort enjoys duty free status, due historically to its hard to reach location. These days this means cheaper skiing holidays for all and makes the resort particularly popular with younger groups. It is a long way from anywhere, so buy your travel money online in advance.

Borovets, Bulgaria

For those that like to party hard after a day on the slopes, this resort is perfect. The slopes may not challenge the experts but for intermediate and beginners it is great; wide open slopes above the tree line and very experienced instructors.

Vogel, Slovenia

This is a quieter resort, better suited to families and couples than big groups wanting to party. It is a beautiful resort, high above Lake Bohinj with a broad range of slopes. The capital Ljubljana is only a short drive away; perfect for a day trip or evening out.

Jasna, Slovakia

This is the largest resort in Slovakia, one of the many up and coming ski resorts in Europe. It has guaranteed snow for 5 months of the year and although there is still development taking place, the resort has plenty of skiing, even for the experienced and the food and drink are wonderfully cheap

Jay Peak, Vermont

Although flying to the USA increases the price of a skiing holiday from the start, there are some great resorts for those that want to go a little further afield. Jay Peak has had a great deal of investment over recent years and it is one of the best East Coast resorts for snowfall. Being little way from nearby cities means the prices are very reasonable.

Boler Mountain, Ontario

This resort was opened in 1949 as a not for profit ski location and has remained so, making the prices very good. It isn’t a huge resort despite having been expanded, but it has enough to keep skiers occupied, at least for a few days so is a great addition to a multi centre holiday.

Ogden, Utah

By staying in Ogden City you will have easy access to three resorts and be able to take advantage of the budget city accommodation. The surrounding resorts have the great size and space you expert from all things American and with plenty of other winter sports available you are in for an adrenalin filled holiday


With the winters in the UK having increasing amounts of snow, Scotland is a great alternative to European resorts. Easy and cheap to get to and with ever improving facilities this is definitely one to watch in the future, why go abroad?

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