Making your way down a mountain on skis or a snowboard is a lot of fun. That’s something we can all agree on. However, one complaint that’s often fired in the direction of skiers and snowboarders is that it’s all way too expensive, and that it’s not an easy thing to do if you’re living your life to a strict budget. And, in fairness, these people do have a point. Looking at the sheer cost of skiing in Europe’s traditional destinations, it’s easy to understand why so many people are turning their back on it or not even giving it a try in the first place.
Fortunately for you lot, Mpora is here to save the day once more with our essential guide to Europe’s cheapest ski resorts. Don’t just sit there and let the ski holiday dream die. That wouldn’t be fun for anyone. Instead, check out this handy list of fun and thrifty ski holiday destinations in Europe. These places are so cheap that you might not have to sell your vital organs before booking (which is nice).
One thing to get your head round before you start getting excited by the unrealistic idea of bargain bucket fondue and lift passes in Verbier is that the most affordable destinations in Europe tend not to be the traditional alpine destinations you see on chocolate packaging, and alpine postcards. No. The red hot deals, the deals that are so hot you need oven gloves just to handle them, are over in the east of Europe.