Sauze d’Oulx (fourth), Sestriere (fifth) and La Thuile (seventh), with Cervinia (11th) and Selva (12th) just outside the top 10, further bolster Italy’s thrifty credentials.
Andorra’s resorts have long been known for their friendly credentials – this winter is no different. The country’s most popular resort, Soldeu – where a week’s worth of morning coffee stops will cost skiers just £9 – is the eighth cheapest in Europe, with an average holiday cost of £638 per person. For those with a sense of adventure, Ruka in Finland is also priced well below average at £648, down 7.6% from previously, earning it 10th place.
According to the report, ski fans in France will only be able to find economic solace at just one resort for less than £700 a person – British favorite Morzine, in sixth place. Similarly, only one Austrian resort was able to clinch a place in the top 10. Ski holidays in Ellmau (ninth), part of the SkiWelt region, total under £700 per person at £647 – but prices started to increase here (by 2.1 percent) like many other Austrian (and French) stations studied.
The most expensive ski resorts in Europe
At the other end of the price spectrum, Switzerland, which has been the most trusted destination for unrestricted skiing for two years, remains the most expensive place to visit during the winter months. This is despite the general decline in prices there, according to the report. Zermatt, home to a host of Michelin stars and five-star hotels, is the most expensive resort surveyed – a ski holiday here costs £1,158 per adult. Skiers will find themselves spending almost £900 on a lift pass, equipment hire and lessons combined. Prices in Wengen and Saas-Fee also top the £1,000 per person mark for a week too – no Swiss resort is in the 20 cheapest in Europe.