If you’re a keen skier, chances are you’ve tried out many of the most popular slopes around the world. France is favoured heavily by British skiers thanks to the easy accessibility of the country, but due to this popularity, a six-day pass in the Three Valley area can cost £200.
Swiss Alps Skiing near Zurich is a popular Ski spot Photo Credit Pin Hole Passion
Given the expensive nature of skiing and snowboarding, it’s necessary for most people to try and find alternative skiing spots where they can save a penny or two.
There are some great ski resorts on all different continents which are much more price-effective than some others. Jasna in Slovakia is the biggest resort in the country, and comes with five freeride areas and guaranteed snow for five months of the year! A six-day pass is a bargain at £110 given the amount of ground which can be covered here.
Meanwhile, Kopaonik in Serbia may be one of the smaller resorts with a vertical drop of 521m, but it’s incredibly modern and priced brilliantly, especially for the younger skier. A six-day pass will set you back only £70, while there are tonnes of night time activities to get involved in after skiing all day.
The magic of Lapland
Somewhere you may not have considered for a skiing trip for the family, however, is Lapland. Famous for being the home of Santa Claus, Lapland is a keen favourite amongst snow lovers of all ages thanks to the magical atmosphere which encompasses the landscape.
Of course there is a huge variety of activities available here for all ages, including ‘Kaamos’ at twilight, a chance to meet Santa, and riding with huskies.
There are several resorts in the area for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy, though the resort of Pyhä is a must-visit thanks to its status of Finnish Resort of the Year. It’s priced pretty reasonably for everyone, though there is also a competition being run for those looking to visit the area.
Iain Brittain, Senior Product Manager of Inghams, has said of the competition: “To celebrate the introduction of the award winning resort of Pyhä (voted Finnish ski resort of the year 2011) to our 2013/14 programme, we’ve decided to launch a Facebook Ski Photo competition to offer a lucky winner and their guest the opportunity to experience the qualities of Lapland for themselves! There’s also more second prizes up for grabs, so submit your skiing photos to win some great ski gear! For more information please visit us on Facebook.”