Christmas may be just around the corner, but for many, thoughts are turning to the first travel adventure of 2018, and one type of holiday that should be high on your list for consideration in early 2018 is a ski holiday. Below we look at five European countries that have plenty of options when it comes to a ski break.
5 Great European Ski Holiday Destinations
1 Les Arcs, France
Home to several great ski resorts, France has something to suit all budgets and is a ski destination well worth considering for 2018. With many popular resorts within the French Alps, you can fly into France, Switzerland or Italy in some cases to access these resorts. Some of the more popular resorts include Les Arcs, La Plagne, Flaine and Méribel. France can be a little pricier than some of the destinations that follow on our list, but the short flight from Ireland and amazing facilities ensure you get great value for money.
2 Bansko, Bulgaria
One European country that certainly offers great value for money when it comes to ski breaks is Bulgaria. Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo and Vitosha provide great options for a budget ski holiday, with Bansko in particular well worth considering. Bansko is considered Bulgaria’s top resort, boosting great slopes and a charming old town centre. With food, drink and lift passes cheaper than many European alternatives, if you’re looking to go on your first ski holiday, Bansko and Bulgaria could be just what you’re looking for.
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3 Soell, Austria
Another country with a wealth of ski resorts to choose from, Austria is considered a cheaper alternative to France, with many smaller resorts offering great value for money. Some of the more popular resorts in Austria include Soell, Alpbach and Lech, with Soell the second largest in the country. Soell is considered the unofficial capital of the SkiWelt, with around a dozen villages in the area and some 90 lifts and 280 km of ski pistes to explore. This is a great location for intermediate skiers, but with so many great budget accommodation options to consider, it’s certainly an area for first-time skiers to consider visiting.
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4 Pas de la Casa, Andorra
The principality of Andorra is located in the Pyrenees between France and Spain and offers a great choice of ski holidays. The resorts of Arinsal, Soldeu and Pas de la Casa are among the most popular in Andorra, with Pas de la Casa (or ‘Pas’ to the locals) a popular resort with younger skiers. Famed for its pubs and nightlife, Pas de la Casa is a great choice if you’re looking a ski break with a group of friends. The slopes are more suited to intermediate skiers, so if you’re a beginner and considering Andorra, Arinsal might be a better option.
5 St Moritz, Switzerland
Much like France and Austria, Switzerland has a wide range of ski resorts to consider, with something for all budgets. Some of the best in the country include Verbier, Zermatt and St Moritz, with St Moritz the location of the second Winter Olympics in 1928. St Moritz has enjoyed significant investment in recent years, and this has made it one of the finest ski resorts anywhere in Europe. A glamorous resort, if you fancy splashing out on a ski trip, St Moritz is just what you’re looking for.
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