Go East for skiing on a budget

Ski holiday lets from under £50pp/wk in Slovenia & Bulgaria on Holiday-Rentals

18 September 2008 Skiing holidays needn't be expensive if you know when and where to go, and how to book. When it comes to saving those pennies, a little forward planning can go a long way!

For the best ski holiday deals, book flights and accommodation independently and head to Eastern Europe. Slovenia and Bulgaria provide great value accommodation and are very reasonable to get to. Holiday-Rentals has apartments available from under £50 per person per week, and easyJet and Wizz Air currently have some fantastic cheap flight offers to Ljubljana and Sophia.

Book now to get the best deals. By making reservations early, you'll get the best prices on flights and the best choice of accommodation, and bear in mind that both will be cheapest at the beginning and end of the season.

Holiday-Rentals is the UK's largest holiday rentals website now listing over 120,000 holiday homes worldwide, including thousands in popular ski resorts in Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S.A and a special ski index to facilitate the search.

Below we've selected the best deals currently available on chalets and apartments in Slovenia and Bulgaria. All prices shown are for ski season, and all properties had good availability at the time of going to press.

The increasingly popular Bulgarian ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo offer some fantastically cheap ski passes, top class ski facilities, snowboarders half-pipes and paragliding. Plus, beer from 80p a bottle!

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/92571 - Luxury ski apartment in Bansko with sauna, Jacuzzi and gym, ideally located between the base gondola station and Bansko old town.
1 bedroom, sleeps 5
From £125 to £325 per week (or £25 to £65 per person, based on 5 sharing)

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/89437 - Charming new apartment in Bansko with mountain views, 5 minutes walk from the town centre.
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6
From £175 to £375 per week (or £29 to £62 per person, based on 6 sharing)

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/89182 - Modern ski chalet with sauna and Jacuzzi, 10 min from Borovets, run by English-speaking ski instructor. Breakfast is included and daily maid service arranged.
6 bedrooms, sleeps 16
£111 per person per week

The central position, unspoilt nature and uncrowded slopes of Slovenia make it an ideal choice for discerning skiing enthusiasts. Plus modern facilities and wide pistes are perfect for learners. Alternative activities include sleigh rides, ice skating, ice climbing, hiking and excursions to the Lakes and Postojna caves. Not to mention the chance to attempt one of the World Cup black runs in Kranjska Gora.

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/78013 - Modern apartment in vineyard location in Maribor, 5 minutes from the longest ski slope in Europe.
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
From £190 to £350 per week (or £47 to £87 per person, based on 4 sharing)

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/73010 - Cosy Alpine chalet near Kamnik with great views of the limestone peaks of the surrounding mountains.
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6
From £395 to £595 per week (or £66 to £99 per person, based on 6 sharing)

www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/62031 - Beautiful Alpine chalet located near Lake Bled. 4 ski resorts are within 40-minute drive: Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Vogel and Kobla.
3 bedrooms, sleeps 8
From £495 to £695 per week (or £62 to £87 per person, based on 8 sharing)