Bansko is the most inexpensive family ski resort in Europe

Bansko is the most inexpensive family ski resort in Europe, according the newest survey done by Ipsos Mori among 42 destinations offered by TripAdvisor.
The total cost of a family of four for a week-long stay in Bansko is amounted to 1631 pounds (2270 euros). For comparison – the price in the most expensive resort St. Anton in Austria is 5026 pounds (6990 euros).

In the research, mentioned amount includes the average costs of a hotel, ski equipment rental, lift tickets and ski lessons, as well as costs for food and drink for a week.

For Bansko ski resort, the average cost of hotel accommodation is 748 pounds (1040 euros). The other expenses are as follows: rental of ski equipment (163 pounds / 226 euros), card-lift (442 pounds / 614 euros), ski lessons (143 pounds / 198 euros), beer (19 pounds / 36 euros) and soft drinks (£ 14 / € 19). Don’t forget these costs are covering a family of four for a week.

Other resorts according to rankings, which provide a good value at affordable prices are the Sierra Nevada and Formigal in Spain and Arinsal, Ordino Arcalis in Andorra and Soldyu in Andora.
Third most inexpensive resort is the host of last Winter Olympic Games – Sochi, where week-long vacation for the whole family of four costs 2205 pounds (3066 euros).

At the same time Switzerland boasts with four of the ten most expensive resorts, which are St. Moritz, Zermatt, Verbier and Laax. In France, prices for a one-week vacation in Val Thorens and Tignes exceed 4000 pounds (5562 euros).

Prices are average for the winter season and they are not including the peak weeks around Christmas and January, when prices can often make a double jump.

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