Affordable Luxury, the Least Expensive European Countries for Winter Holidays

Corine. Le 3 mai 2017
Affordable Luxury, the Least Expensive European Countries for Winter Holidays
If you are thinking about a luxury European trip for the next winter holidays, a ski trip may interest you. Give yourself an unforgettable stay in a luxury chalet, practice ski in the most beautiful trails on earth and enjoy the amazing view of the snow covering the peaks. If you are still looking for the perfect destination, we can help you decide by showing the specificities of each European country with the most interesting ski resorts.

Is a Luxury Ski Stay in Eastern Europe less Expensive?

If you consider the ski cost itself, you may think ski centers in the eastern European countries such as Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia are the cheapest. But you need to know that Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Slovak ski resorts are generally very small and only have a few lifts and the difference in elevation is limited. Although accommodations are really the most affordable in the whole continent, the ski bundles remain expensive enough. For instance, Kranjska Gora in Slovenia proposes a full day’s skiing in its slope at 31.50€ and Maribor at 29.50€, while in Jasna in Slovakia, the price rises at 35€. In France, ski resorts of a comparable size like Les Saisies propose a bundle at about 32€. It is therefore essential to calculate the prices of the flight, the transfer, the accommodation and the skiing package.

Is Skiing in Andorra really Cheaper?

Thanks to its special tax-exempt status, Andorra offers interesting pricings especially in terms of accommodations. Vallnord and Grandvalire, the most popular ski resorts of the country, are very well-equipped and the ski areas are just as big as those of the Pyrenees. There, you can enjoy skiing or even hiking, there are tons to keep you as busy as a crafting bee! The ski pricing is almost the same as in French resorts of such scale but the accommodation and the living standard are way more interesting. You can choose a starred hotel or a luxury chalet at a lower price and restaurant, shopping, fuel prices are the cheapest. Plus, Andorra is located near enough the French Pyrenees, only 2h30 drive from Toulouse.

Is France the Best Choice?

Well, we all know that France abounds with the best ski slopes in the world. They propose prestigious chalets with all the comfort one can ever dream for a perfect winter vacations. In the Alps, you can choose holidays rental Morzine, stay in a cozy luxury chalet, ski down beautiful areas and discover wonderful landscapes. Moreover, when you do the calculation of transport + accommodation + package + standard of life + the quality of the ski, you will see that there is no other place like France. Obviously, the most luxurious resorts are pretty expensive but there are some beautiful centers which offer excellent value for money. Italy may also be interesting for ski holidays with no less expensive accommodations and packages compared to France. The country has beautiful resorts like you can see in Bardonnechia and in Sestrieres. Germany and Norway are more expensive, though. Also, if you are looking to rent a car at one of these ski resorts, you can find a wide variety of car-models with GP Luxury car hire.

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