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The best and worst places for Brits to ski in Europe, from Bulgaria to Switzerland

Bulgaria has been voted the cheapest place in Europe for Britons to ski for the fourth year in a row, followed by Italy, a new ranking shows.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Swiss ski resorts remain the most expensive.

All in all, in two-thirds of the surveyed ski areas, prices for a week’s holiday on the slopes have fallen.

Borovets, pictured, is the cheapest place in Europe for Britons to go skiing, the Post Office Travel Money ski resort's 15th annual report has revealed.  It produced a ranking based on the prices of ski equipment such as costs for ski school, ski passes, equipment, meals and drinks for one adult skier.  The total for Borovets came to £435

Borovets, pictured, is the cheapest place in Europe for Britons to go skiing, the Post Office Travel Money ski resort’s 15th annual report has revealed. It produced a ranking based on the prices of ski equipment such as costs for ski school, ski passes, equipment, meals and drinks for one adult skier. The total for Borovets came to £435

Pictured is second place Bansko (£488).  Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel Money, said: 'This year's price comparison across all leading European ski destinations shows that the cost of lift passes, equipment hire, tuition and living costs continue to vary by hundreds of pounds'

Pictured is second place Bansko (£488).  Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel Money, said: 'This year's price comparison across all leading European ski destinations shows that the cost of lift passes, equipment hire, tuition and living costs continue to vary by hundreds of pounds'

Pictured is second place Bansko (£488). Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel Money, said: ‘This year’s price comparison across all leading European ski destinations shows that the cost of lift passes, equipment hire, tuition and living costs continue to vary by hundreds of pounds’

The ranking was revealed in the 15th annual Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report, which was produced with Crystal Ski Holidays.

To compile the list, researchers looked at prices of ski equipment such as costs for ski school, ski passes, equipment, meals and drinks for one adult skier.

Bulgarian resorts occupy the top two places. In Borovets, prices are down 7.3 per cent to £435, so it beats number two Bansko (£488) for the third year in a row.

Pictured is the Italian resort of Bardonecchia (£495), which is rated as the third cheapest overall

Pictured is the Italian resort of Bardonecchia (£495), which is rated as the third cheapest overall

Pictured is the Italian resort of Bardonecchia (£495), which is rated as the third cheapest overall

Here are the top 15 cheapest places for adult skiers in Europe, according to the

Here are the top 15 cheapest places for adult skiers in Europe, according to the

These are the top 15 cheapest places for adult skiers in Europe, according to the Travel Money ski resort post office report

Italy has six resorts in the top 12 – and prices have fallen in each of them. The largest price drop of 10.6 per cent of the survey occurred in Bardonecchia (£495), which is widely rated as the third cheapest.

Sauze (£576) comes in fourth and Sestriere (£589) is fifth. La Thuile, where prices have fallen to £627, is seventh, followed by Cervinia (649, 11th) and Selva (678, 12th).

Prices in sixth place Morzine (£618) are down 3.1 percent, meaning the French resort of Ellmau (£648.9th) in Austrian Tyrol has caught up, where costs are up 2.1 percent .

These are the only resorts in France and Austria to make the top 10 best value for money – Post Office Travel Money reveals that these countries are responsible for the most price increases this season.

Andorra is also a good option for budget-conscious skiers, with Soldeu (£638) in eighth place, although prices are up 1.5 percent.

Likewise, Finland’s Ruka (£648) is a budget-friendly option for skiers, ranking 10th after a 7.6 percent year-on-year price drop.

Conversely, Swiss resorts such as Wengen (£1,047.31st), Saas Fee (£1,034.30th) and Zermatt (£1,158.32nd) each have registered a total of over £1,000. However, small price drops were documented in all three resorts.

Swiss resorts such as Wengen (£1,047.31st), Saas Fee (£1,034.30th) and Zermatt (£1,158.32nd), pictured, each registered total over £1,000

Swiss resorts such as Wengen (£1,047.31st), Saas Fee (£1,034.30th) and Zermatt (£1,158.32nd), pictured, each registered total over £1,000

Swiss resorts such as Wengen (£1,047.31st), Saas Fee (£1,034.30th) and Zermatt (£1,158.32nd), pictured, each registered total over £1,000

Above is the ranking from 16 to 32. In general, prices for a week's holiday on the slopes have fallen in two-thirds of the ski areas surveyed

Above is the ranking from 16 to 32. In general, prices for a week's holiday on the slopes have fallen in two-thirds of the ski areas surveyed

Above is the ranking from 16 to 32. In general, prices for a week’s holiday on the slopes have fallen in two-thirds of the ski areas surveyed

Meanwhile, prices are up 5.2 percent in Austria’s Kitzbühel (£881, 27e) and about one percent in Val d’Isère (£980.29e), making the French seaside resort the most expensive in the eurozone.

Other findings from Post Office Travel Money showed that for a family ski holiday for two adults and two children, Bansko (£1,358) holds its position as the best value, while runner-up Bardonecchia saw its prices drop to £1,592.

At the other extreme, Grindewald (£3,199) in Switzerland is the most expensive ski destination for a family of four.

Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel Money, said: ‘This year’s price comparison across all the leading European ski destinations shows that the cost of lift passes, equipment hire, tuition and living costs continue to vary by hundreds of pounds.

This makes it critical for skiers looking for a bargain to do their homework before booking a ski holiday.

“Bulgaria and Italy are looking good again, but both Andorra and Finland are good alternatives to more expensive resorts in France, Austria and Switzerland.”

Chris Logan, Managing Director of Crystal Ski Holidays, added: “Skiers and snowboarders have seized the opportunity to get back into the snow and families can look forward to their mid-year or Easter break with confidence.

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Above is Post Office Travel Money's cost breakdown of the best value resorts for adult skiers, ranked from one to 32

Above is Post Office Travel Money's cost breakdown of the best value resorts for adult skiers, ranked from one to 32

Above is Post Office Travel Money’s cost breakdown of the best value resorts for adult skiers, ranked from one to 32

“The results of this report show improved value for skiers across Europe, with Bulgaria once again offering the lowest prices. There are still good late deals available so now is the time to book.

And all our customers have the reassurance of our vacation promise, so if things change and they can’t or don’t want to travel for whatever reason, they can take advantage of free flexible adjustments.

“While it is still important for people to understand the entry requirements for the destination they are visiting, the season is looking bright and the mountains are calling.”

For more information visit www.postoffice.co.uk/skireport2022.

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