Struggling ski resorts mean cheaper holidays for Brits

Published on 1 January 1970 by Raffick Marday

Brits can take advantage of discounted ski holidays this winter, as struggling ski resorts offer deals to attract holidaymakers.

The Family Ski Resort Report, commissioned by Post Office Travel Money has found that prices for skiing in Europe and North America have gone down over the past year.

The drop in price has been put down to an increase in discounts and deals offered to customers by struggling ski resorts.

People can also save money by using a prepaid travel money card, to avoid expensive exchange rates and foreign ATMs.

To avoid expensive bank charges while abroad there are a range of travel money cards available, which offer free cash withdrawals from foreign ATMs.

These include the Escape Travel Money Card from Phones4U, the My Travel Cash Multi Currency Card, and the Travelex Cash Passport Dollar Card.

The Post Office Travel Money Family Ski Resort Report compared prices in ten family-friendly resorts across Europe and North America, looking at the cost of things like meals, ski school, and equipment hire.

Bulgaria was found to be the cheapest ski destination, with the ski resort of Bansko 17% cheaper than last year.

The highest prices for skiing in Europe are in Switzerland, as a 9.5% rise in the value of the Swiss franc kept prices close to £2,000 for a family holiday.

“This year's report revealed welcome news for cash-conscious family skiers. We found good examples of price cuts in most of the resorts surveyed - especially in North America,” said Sarah Munro, Post Office Head of Travel Money.

“For families who want to keep a lid on ski costs, the budgeting should start before flying off to their resort. They should start by changing holiday cash in advance rather than leaving it late and getting a poor rate at the airport.”


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