Skiing has the reputation of not being a particularly affordable holiday option.

This is especially true if you have a whole family to take, by the time you add on lessons and food on the hill it can cost a small fortune! However, this is certainly not the case in our selection of resorts that have great budget prices.

Money can also be saved on all aspects of your ski holiday if you look in the right places. Whether it’s cheap accommodation, flights, lift pass or ski hire, costs can be cut with a bit of research and planning.

Ski Club members can also cut costs with our many discounts from around the ski industry.

Here’s some of the best budget resorts to choose from: 

    

Jasna, Slovakia

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £100-900+

6-day lift pass price: Adult: £142 Child: £113

Average meal price: £1-13

Altitude: 943 - 2,024 m

Km of pistes: 50 km

Slovakia may not be the first destination in mind when you think of ski holidays but there’s plenty of resorts to choose from at great prices. Jasna is the most well-known of the Slovakian ski resorts. With an altitude of 2,024m, the resort also has a good snow record for a small resort. Accommodation, lift passes, and food prices are all reasonable for an easy getaway to the mountains.

The 50km of piste has something for everyone with its varied terrain. Those looking for powder can plunge into the 12 patrolled & in-bound freeride areas for some of the best off piste in the area. In recent years the resort has built 40 cable cars and lifts capable of taking 30,000 skiers per hour, so queues are a minimum.

When you are eating out, there are around 15 restaurants and mountain huts to enjoy the local cuisine or standard burger and chips. For authentic ‘hut cuisine’ try the Klobúk located on slope 13 Biela Pút and enjoy an open fire whilst eating homely traditional cooking. 

    

Baqueira Beret, Spain

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £300-2,000+

6-day lift pass price: Adult: £219 Child: £148

Average meal price: £10-15

Altitude: 1,500-2,510m

Km of pistes: 160 km

Trade in a Spanish summer holiday for a Spanish ski experience and discover this little gem of a resort. Baqueira Beret is so good that a poll by the Telegraph in 2014 voted it the best ski resort in the world. The combination of low cost, good amount of pistes and great off piste ticks a lot of boxes. Cheap flights can be booked through budget airlines if you head to Toulouse, the nearest main airport to transfer from.

The 160km of marked pistes are mostly wide open slopes that are easy to navigate without feeling overcrowded. As for the off piste, the highlights are the challenging Escornacrabes couloirs and some open faces that will get your heart beating for sure.

The culture around the village is a relaxed but historic feel. Go for a PintxoPote feast at the nearby medieval town of Vielha.  Feast on delicious canapes filled with cheeses, sausages, seafood and bread paired with local Cava wine or a beer, all for the small cost of around €2.50. A fantastic social night out!

Why not ski with the club? Book onto the Baqueira Discovery weekend today!

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Soldeu, Andorra

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £300-2,000+

6-day lift pass price: Adult: £229 Child £140

Average meal price: £8-12

Altitude: 1,710-2,580m

Km of pistes: 193 km

One of our Ski Club Leader destinations, Soldeu is popular among a lot of British holidaymakers. The friendly atmosphere and affordable prices make the Andorran resort appealing to a lot of skiers and snowboarders. The resort has a great variety of pistes to explore as well as some off piste gems.

This resort is great for beginners and intermediates with many open cruisey slopes to choose from. There isn’t many pistes that are challenging for the more advanced skier however, if conditions are good, the off piste is some of the best around.

There’s no shortage of live music in the village, check out bars such as the Aspen, Fat Albert’s and the Villager (which has a dedicated Elvis night). Accommodation is reasonably priced and varied too, with a great selection of chalets and hotels to choose from. 

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Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £100- 1,000+

6-day lift pass price: Adult: £170 Child: £44

Average meal price: £5-15

Altitude: 1,510-2,800m

Km of pistes: 320 km

Part of the Milky Way ski area in Italy, Sauze d’Oulx is one of the larger resorts on our budget list. For a reasonable price, you can explore over 400km of pistes thanks to its great links to other resorts. Its varied terrain is good for intermediate skiers with wide open runs mixed with cruisey treeline slopes too. If you are skiing off piste there are some fantastic quiet backcountry areas and some fun little forest runs to explore.

Off the slopes, Sauze d’Oulx has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs to enjoy an evening in the town. If you prefer a more relaxed approach there’s also a variety of family-run restaurants to have a quieter evening. There’s delicious Italian cuisine to taste for cheap prices on the mountain and in the village.

Why not ski with our Sauze d’Oulx Ski Club leaders when you’re in resort. Pre-register now!

Ellmau, Austria

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £200-1,000+

6-day lift pass price: Adult: £222 Child: £110

Average meal price: £8-20

Altitude: 620m – 1,957m             

Km of pistes: 49km

Ellmau is part of the SkiWelt ski region and is a brilliant resort for families. A great choice of ski schools, child care and off slope activities make the ski holiday experience that much easier for those travelling with kids. For more advanced skiers there are awesome freeriding opportunities including the White Kögel decent that runs down to the Köglbahn. You can also access the wider area of the SkiWelt but it will cost a little more on your ski pass.

Off the slopes, enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Wilder Kaiser, Leukental valley and Kitzbüheler Horn at the Bergkaiser restaurant, that has both a self and table services for a reasonable price. In the village, there’s a great selection of après-ski bars, cosy guesthouses, pleasant cafés and excellent restaurants. 

Bansko, Bulgaria

5 nights’ accommodation prices: £100-1,000+

6-day lift pass price: Adult £173 Child: £84

Average meal price: £3-12

Altitude: 925 -2,600m

Km of pistes: 70km

Bulgarian resorts are perfect for learning to ski or snowboard, with their easy pistes and very cheap prices to ease you into a snowsports adventure. Bansko is one of the most popular resorts in the country thanks, in part, to its multi-million investment in recent years, with new lifts, bars and hotels all newly built. The traditional Eastern European taverns are also worth a visit, with a great atmosphere that is distinctly different from ski resorts in other parts of the world.

The resort has great snowmaking capabilities making the conditions more reliable throughout the season. Bansko ski school is regarded very highly within the ski industry and is fantastic for beginners and intermediates. For the more advanced skiers there are plenty of black runs to explore, especially the FIS World Cup Downhill track called the Tomba.

Ski club members can save on flights, childcare, ski hire and more with our exclusive discounts!

*Prices based on exchange rate at the time of writing and average prices from booking.com.