- Infographic compares a trip for four to the French resort of Courchevel against Bulgaria’s Bansko ski region
- Flights to Bansko cost more but a one-week hotel stay is ten times cheaper – £335 compared to £3,502
- A bottle of wine in Courchevel will set you back £250, whereas in Bansko it will cost only £3.50
Skiing is expensive at the best of times – but if you’re looking for a bargain this season you might want to give swanky French resorts a miss.
According to this new infographic, which pits the cost of a week-long trip for a family of four to the French resort of Courchevel against Bulgaria’s Bansko ski region, you could save a whopping £3,500.
While return flights to Bansko are more expensive – £1,048 compared with £812 to Courchevel – a one-week hotel stay in Bansko costs ten times less, coming in at £335 compared to £3,502 in France.
A one-week skiing holiday to Courchevel (left) costs £5,465 for a family of four, compared to only £1,949 at Bulgaria’s Bansko resort (right) – a difference of £3,500 overall
Transfers to and from the airport also cost a fraction in Bansko, a mere £116 return compared to £453 in Courchevel, reveals the Infrographic, which was put together by Escape Travel Card.
The cost for lift passes in Bansko is around £250 less for the week, but when it comes to food and drink, the difference is astronomical.
Lunch on the slopes in Courchevel will set you back approximately £204 for a family of four, whereas in Bulgaria the same meal is only £66.
And expect to shell out £25 from a bottle wine in the French resort, compared to only £3.50 in Bansko.