2014 Cheap ski holidays - Budget Ski AccommodationSatisfy your snow lust for less
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Let's face it: ski holidays can be very expensive. But with a little travel planning, exhilarating ski holidays don't have to end up devouring your summer holiday budget as well. The key to a cheap ski holiday is finding the right destination at right time of year. On the whole, ski holidays are cheapest at the beginning of the season – though there are some excellent ski deals at the end of the season too – and most expensive at Christmas, New Year and during school half-terms (it's best to avoid these times if you want to save your pennies!). As for wallet-friendly ski destinations, Eastern European countries like Bulgaria and Slovenia provide sensational value for money; and a little closer to home, Andorra and Scotland are magnificent places to take a cheap ski break.
Once you have your travel organised, turn your attention toward finding cheap ski accommodation. HomeAway can help: we have wonderful holiday chalets to suit every budget, need and desire, located in every ski resort you might possibly think to visit. All you need to do is decide on a location. And so, without further adieu, read on for HomeAway's favourite cheap ski holiday destinations.
Top five destinations for cheap ski holidays
Cheap ski holidays in Andorra
The cost of living in the tiny, but picturesque Pyrenean country of Andorra, nestled in the border of France and Spain, makes it a perfect place to go for a cheap ski holiday, especially if you enjoy staggeringly cheap nights out on the town. Photo opportunities abound in this beautiful country as well, so be sure to bring your camera!
Cheap ski holidays in Bulgaria
The quiet Bulgarian ski resorts of Bankso, Borovets and Pamporovo offer some fantastically cheap ski passes, and there are a great range of modern, spacious, and comfortable cheap ski chalets to rent too. Every budget and every skill level can be accommodated; perfect for families and groups of differing abilities.
Cheap ski holidays in Slovenia
The central position, unspoilt nature and uncrowded slopes of Slovenia mean that bargain hunters love Slovenia for cheap ski breaks of the most relaxed and relaxing variety; a mellowness encouraged by the lush, storybook countryside. Insider tip: Slovenia's modern facilities and wide pistes make it a perfect location for learners.
Cheap ski holidays in Scotland
You can cut a lot of your travel costs by simply staying in the UK for your cheap ski holiday, and paying a visit to the wonderful slopes of the north. Scotland is an excellent ski spot for another reason: the Nevis, Cairngorm and Glenshee ranges offer between them a great array of pistes to suit every skill level.
Cheap ski holidays in France
Although not the first place you think of when talking about cheap ski holidays, France actually offers some remarkable value for money at its many smaller resorts, and you might be surprised to find exactly how far you budget will go. Check out St. Martin de Belleville or Montgenèvre, for example.