Cheap skiing in Europe
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2010 3:50 PM Last Post By: Billythefish
Jan 19, 2010 2:42 AM
Cheap skiing in EuropeHola!
I am looking for somewhere cheap in Europe to learn to ski but I want to avoid some place that uses Euros. So can anyone suggest good places?
I am thinking about Andorra but not sure whether they use the Euro or not? Someone suggested Bulgaria but I am worried about snow quality,
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Jan 22, 2010 6:47 AM
1Andorra is a tax free area and it is cheaper than Spain and France but they use the Euro and it is way more expensive than Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia or Poland and they don't use Euros. I have heard in Bulgaria and Romania area the cheapest ski resorts in Europe. Friends of mine have been in Romania and there was plenty of snow that time. For sure the mountains are not that high as in France or Switzerland but also the Pyrenees are not so "snow-sure". I have skied there and had good seasons but also bad ones, where there was only a stripe of snow for the skiers and none off the piste. I have found this site which has some info on European resorts http://www.worldsnowboardguide.com/resorts/index.cfm
Feb 4, 2010 2:04 PM
2Andorra is tax free for imports but lodging and food is not cheaper than in other places. It is a very big resort with lots of runs and the town Andorra la Vella is horrible. Not a good place for a beginner who looks for a cheap deal. France and Switzerland are expensive but Germany, Austria and Italy have several smaller resorts in the Alps with cheap deals. Other options are indeed Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Snow conditions are very tricky and can change a lot. Andorra has a lot of artificial snow which isn´t the best quality either. Smaller resorts often don´t have a lot of snow but everythings depends. Check out well
Edited by: nahuel
Mar 20, 2010 3:50 PM
3Andorra is all "dust and crust" (packed ice, light snow). Too much sun and not enough white stuff.
We have had some cheaper skiing and GREAT snow in France using a youth hostel (don't have to be young, and its more sociable).
We went to Val Cenis and it was a brilliant week.
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