Best Budget Ski Destinations (Part 2)

High and Low Tatras, Slovakia

The Tatras gives the best budget skiing opportunities in compared to many of the better well-known resorts of Europe, however it is often overlooked. The High Tatras, are known great for families and beginners, the remarkable resorts of Tatranska Lomnica and Skalnate Pleso. More advanced and beginners skiing opportunities are around the Low Tatras at Jasna. The resorts of the High and Low Tatras are an affordable option because they allow much shorter transfer times — the High Tatras is located just 30 minutes from Poprad airport, and the Low Tatras is situated just over an hour away.

Poiana Brasov, Romania

Poiana in Dracula country has long been known as a ski resort, but a lack of major airport to access is a disadvantage (the nearest is located 85 miles (128km) away at Sibui), this is all about to change with a new Brasov international airport scheduled to build very soon which is likely to attract low-cost airlines to the area. Brasov has always been famous due to it being relatively affordable in comparison to some of the other ski resorts around Europe. Its wonderful natural setting makes it often being compared to the likes of Cortina d’Ampezzo or Chamonix, although it doesn’t have a cost to match those expensive, with accommodation and nightlife catering for all tastes and pockets size.

Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko has long got the reputation as a budget ski area for the beginner. Clearly if you’re beginner who only just making your first attempt onto the slopes then it makes no sense to pay for an extensive ski pass instead you’re going to be much happy to just remain affordable. This is where a mid-size and cheaper resort like Bansko become great. In recent years, Bansko has put a big investment in its facilities to keep its prices remained low. Eating out of generous portions is cheap , childcare remains low, and ski tuition is superb value for money with sessions often last much longer than you’d get elsewhere.