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9 Super Affordable Ski Resorts In Europe For The Best Winter Vacation Ever


Mara Leyya •  Nov 13, 2017


Skiing is a great way to refresh yourself, away from the daily grind. Clean mountain air, activities that work all your core muscles and beautiful scenery are what it is all about. If you’ve been skiing before or if you’re a newbie, skiing has an array of amazing experiences from hot cheese fondues in the log cabins to sky high chair lifts to the top of the mountain – where you’ll be able to take some of the most impressive pictures of your life ?

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Most ski resorts have the daintiest little villages, so catch a sky ride to the top where you’ll find that nothing compares to the exhilarating feeling of gliding over fresh snow ☃️ Here we have an affordable list of some of best skiing resorts!

*Do check the prices before making a booking as prices may differ based on dates.

1. Livigno, Italy 

When you think of skiing – affordable doesn’t really come to mind. However, Livigno is a hidden tax-free gem in Italy with some of the lowest prices in all of Europe! And if you're after a remote getaway, you’re in for a treat ? Livigno sits near the Swiss border, standing at a whopping 1816m high!

It’s perfect for all types of skiers; with schools running from the morning and access to fresh slopes all day long. You’ll see why it has been voted Italy’s best!

Chalet Garden

Our top pick for Livigno is Chalet Garden. It has a really rustic and cozy setting, perfect after a busy day of skiing. Plus, it’s almost an arms reach to the sky lift!

Credit: Chalet Garden Livigno on Facebook 

Credit: Chalet Garden Livigno on Facebook 

Dates selected from: 21st – 28th OctoberPrice: £57 Book here!

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2. Albach, Austria

Albach is know as Austria’s ‘prettiest village’ with its traditional buildings and breathtaking backdrop. In the 1970s, the village introduced laws that require all new buildings to be constructed in traditional stone-and-wood style ?

Credit: Pension Haus Angelika on Facebook 

Among the timber chalets and trees, you’ll see farmhouses scattered along the slopes, as it’s a working village of more than 100 farms. You may find that a lot of the skiing instructors are actually farmers outside of the skiing season, which is pretty cool! ⛷

Credit: Pension Haus Angelika on Facebook 

Haus Angelika

We’ve picked Haus Angelika for your stay in Albach. There is a balcony in every room for you to take full advantage of the scenic views!

Credit: Pension Haus Angelika on Facebook 

Credit: Pension Haus Angelika 0n Facebook 

Dates selected from 27th October – 3rd NovemberPrice: £64/per night Book here!

3.Morzine, France

When you envision skiing, you'll instantly think of the Alps. Morzine ski resorts are located in one of the largest skiing areas in the world, which is why its the ideal place for your ski holiday in the famous Alps. Although its in France, its easily accessible from Geneva airport with a 1hr 15min transfer time. So you’ll be hitting the ski hills before you know it ?

This resort offers a huge selection of activities for you to enjoy with friends and family: swimming, spa facilities, ice skating, extreme sports (if you’re into that) and snowboarding ?

Le Cristal

We couldn’t resist choosing Le Cristal apartment for your stay in Morzine! It’s a short journey to the town centre and within walking distance from the ski lift and slopes ?

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October Price: £69/per nightBook here!

4. Bansko, Bulgaria 

Having been revamped 15 years ago, you’ll see why people are flocking to Bansko. Over £20 million was reinvested into the area, turning it into a more modern resort. Smart lifts, gondolas, apartments, shops and hotels have all been built around the area ?

The resort covers two mountains and an impressive lift service from 6 seated ski lift to a modern gondola (sky ride).However, the gondola is prone to long queues at peak times.

Boutique Hotel Uniqato

The hotel we’ve picked for your ski stay in Bulgaria is the cutest boutique ? Log fires are available in some rooms and the mountain peaks can be seen from the balconies.This hotel is a short walk to the old town and very close to the lifts ?

Credit: Boutique Hotel Uniqato, Bansko on Facebook 

Credit:Boutique Hotel Uniqato, Bansko on Facebook 

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October Price: £38/ per night Book here!

5. Poiana Brasov, Romania

Poiana Brasov is one of the most appreciated skiing resorts in all of Romania. It has recently been updated with new ski lifts, new slopes and snow generators all to keep up with the influx of tourism.

It’s been compared to the Alps, just on a smaller scale ? Its thriving with different slope levels and has a ski school that has over 100 instructors! 

Pension Pantheon

The top affordable hotel we’ve picked for you in Poiana Brasov is Pension Pantheon. It has such a homely feel with wooden log fires ? The balcony in the room has the perfect mountain views to accompany your morning breakfast ?

Credit:Pensiunea Pantheon on Facebook 

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October Address: Str Valea Lunga Nr 2A, Poiana Brasov, Poiana Brasov, Romania, 7000 Price: £41/ per night Book here!

6. Jahorina, Bosnia 

Fly to the snowboard capital of eastern Europe! Jahorina is definitely one of the most value-for-money destinations you’ll find. Did you know that the Jahorina ski resort actually hosted the 1984 winter Olympics?

SKI luxury suite

With the capital city Sarajevo very close by, this ski resort really has it all. Flood lights light up the snow for some night skiing, and there are many sports to take part in. Our top pick is an impressive apartment!Full of luxury, its the perfect place to come back to after a jam packed day of skiing ? It even has bike hire for you to really fall in love with the surroundings.

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October

Address: Olimpijska 65, Jahorina, Jahorina, Bosnia Herzegovina, 71423 Price: £60/ per night Book here!

7. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Untouched for so many years, it may feel you are in a time warp while in Slovenia – but its catching up fast.

The town and surrounding areas are great for relaxing, walking and cycling trips.

Credit: Hotel Alpina on Facebook 

Hotel Alpina

The resort is a short drive from both Italian and Austrian borders – so you can make the most of your trip especially if you’ve travelled a far distance.

Our hotel we’ve picked is a perfect budget hotel right next to the slopes, with a children’s room, games room and a place to store all the skiing gear. Not to mention, the view is truly spectacular ?

Credit:Hotel Alpina on Facebook 

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October

Address: Vitranska Ulica 12, Kranjska Gora City Center, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Price: £48/ per night Book here!

8. Tignes, France

You can count on Tignes for a full bank of snow. The ski season used to be 365 days but to preserve the glacial snow, it was then changed to separate summer and winter seasons. Every year, the Tignes ski resorts attract thousands,and those who've been there before won't be able to resist returning every year!

Chalet Colettine

The place we’ve picked for your Tignes stay is a spectacular little bed and breakfast with a terrace and garden, and is just a short trip from the town centre. It has some great views and breakfast served to you every morning!

Credit: Дима Спирин on Facebook 

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October

Address: Les Brevieres, Les Brevieres, Tignes, France, 73320 Price: £80/ per night Book here!

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9. Hintertux, Austria 

You can visit The Hintertux glacier any time of the year as it is Austria’s only year-round ski resort! The slopes are flawless with fresh snow on most days ❄️

Credit: betterpark Hintertux on Facebook 

The altitude peaks at 3250m but if you’re a beginner, don’t let that frighten you, there are free ride slopes available as well ?

Gasthof Pension Madseiterhof

We’ve selected Gasthof Pension Madseiterhof for your stay in Hintertux. A charming hotel with pine-styled bedrooms and an on-site gym!

Credit: nikienglert on Instagram

Dates selected from 21st – 28th October Price: £80/ per night Book here!

[P.S For other affordable European cities to explore, find the list here!]

Skiing is a truly fun and alternative holiday! You may find that you’ll want to go again and again ? Remember, if you don’t have your own ski supplies, you’ll be able to hire all equipment and clothing at an additional cost. Ski safe and enjoy ?