Now, in the midst of the heat wave, the thought of a cold winter wonderland seems like an idea that will make you go through it easier. And since winter will eventually come at the right moment, maybe you should make reservations in time and get ready for a ski holiday.
We will present you the top three most famous cheap ski resorts where you can go and enjoy your next winter:
- Nendaz, Switzerland
Nendaz in the Valais region of Switzerland offers back-door budget access to the Four Valleys, home to the epic freeride terrain above Verbier. Book into one of the modern but traditional and plentiful apartments in Nendaz and you'll be playing in the off-piste and itineraries above Tortin without having to pay through the nose for a Verbier chalet.
- Les Arcs, France
If you really want to go skiing in France, then this is the most convenient option, financially speaking. With four resorts and a village, Les Arcs is one of the largest ski regions in the world. The slopes are perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers. The facilities are top, at very good prices. The minus is that, because of these benefices, Les Arcs is a very crowded destination.
- Sierra Nevada, Spain
It is the southernmost ski resort in Europe but because it is at a high altitude, snow dominates for a long time, so fun is guaranteed. Top modern facilities and relatively cheap subscriptions - these two qualities make Sierra Nevada the most popular destination for Spaniards skiers. If resort hotels seem expensive, another option is Granada, a city located 45 minutes away.
- Soldeau, Andorra
The tiny country squeezed between Spain and France in the Pyrenees is perfectly placed for mountain sports lovers. And its great advantage is that it offers extremely cheap alternative because do not forget, in Andorra the prices are duty-free. Soldeau resort is the best offer that Andorra makes for you, because it disposes of very new hotels and well-organized slopes.
- Bregenzerwald, Austria
The Bregenzerwald region in Vorarlberg, DH, has over 200km of skiing in Damüls-Mellau (89km), Au-Schoppernau (45km) and Warth-Schröcken (66km) which are linked by free buses and covered by a single lift pass. From December 2013 Warth-Schröcken ski area includes a new lift connection to Lech (one of Austria's most celebrated expensive resorts), but prices are at the opposite end of the price spectrum to Lech. The Bregenzerwald offers snow sure skiing and good value accommodation in family-owned hotels and attracts mostly families and couples so don't come here expecting the kind of vibrant après ski found in some Austrian resorts.
- Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
One of the cheapest resorts in Italy and part of the 400km Via Lattea (Milky Way) network, Sauze has shaken off its loutish image to become a vibrant but civilised place, surrounded by extensive red and blue terrain that ultimately stretches across the border into France. Wooded slopes and wide open bowls above them make for endless intermediate challenges, while experts can seek theirs off-piste.
- Les Menuires, France
Want to explore the Three Valleys without the 5-star price tag? The clever way to stay and ski Three Valleys 600km of slopes is to pick up a very reasonably priced self-catering apartment inLes Menuires, in the same valley as Val Thorens. It's stuffed with them, and most boast slopeside convenience to the long blue and red runs that spread out above it. Les Menuires caters for all abilities from beginners' nursery slopes in the village through to advanced and plenty of off-piste terrain for experts.
Pic1: Bregenzerwald, Austria
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