There is good news for people who enjoy a ski holiday at this time of year. With the strong pound, ski holidays have now become even cheaper. It is not just the booking of the holiday that has become cheaper, extras such as ski hire, lift passes and eating out has fallen in price.
According to Post Office Travel Money who recently published a survey, Italy remains the cheapest destination for a ski-holiday. In second place came Kranjska Gora.
“Skiers heading to many resorts in Europe will benefit from sterling’s increased strength,” said Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money.
“This means that even where local prices have edged up, UK tourists will find the cost of skiing as well as meals and drinks noticeably cheaper this winter said:
“While skiing remains cheapest in Bulgaria and Slovenia, our research reveals that long-established favourites in France, Austria and Italy are great value too.
The report also found prices in Whistler and Banff, Canada have become cheaper due to the strong pound. However, it is not all good news. With the strong dollar, US ski resorts have become more expensive.
Brown added: “Bargain-hunters should also exercise caution when considering Swiss resorts as sterling has not strengthened enough to counteract the effect of rising local prices.”
* Ski resorts to register double-digit percentage price falls were:
Les Deux Alpes -13.5%
Serre Chevalier -13.0%
Kranjska Gora -11.9%
La Thuile -10.3%