Bulgarian ski resort Bansko and Eastern Europe in general offer the best value for skiers and snowboarders this season, according to an annual TripAdvisor cost comparison study of 42 selected resorts.
Conducted by independent research firm Ipsos MORI, the report reveals that Eastern Europe is home to three of the six cheapest destinations: Bansko, Sochi in Russia and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.
A week on the slopes of Bansko, including accommodation, lift passes, equipment hire, lessons, evening meals and drinks for a family of four costs around £1,279 – nearly four times less than the price of a comparable break in the most expensive destination, Switzerland’s Zermatt (around £4,809).
Bansko has retained its position as Europe’s least expensive resort since last year’s study, plus overall costs for a holiday there have actually fallen by £352 since 2014/15.
The study compares the cost of one week’s hotel accommodation, lessons, lift passes, basic equipment hire and evening meals and drinks for a family of four across a range of European resorts this ski season (from December 15 2015 to April 15 2016).
In the top 10 best ski resorts in Eastern Europe, which offer much more than just great value according to British Telegraph Bansko is on 9th place and 2nd place is for Pamporovo.