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Austria and Italy close ski price gap to eastern European rivals

Austria and Italy close ski price gap to eastern European rivals
9 Dec 2013

The price gap between budget ski resorts in eastern Europe and those in traditional ski locations such as Austria and Italy is reducing, according to new research. 

These two Alpine countries took seven of the top 12 places in the latest Post Office Travel Money 'Ski Resort Report'.

Although Bansko in Bulgaria and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia remain the two cheapest, prices in the latter have risen 7% in the past year to £326 for ski equipment, lift passes, ski school, meals and drinks.

This has brought it much closer in cost to Livigno in Italy, which is just £25 more expensive than its Slovenian counterpart. 

'Skiers on a budget have great value resorts to choose from if they head east to resorts like Bansko and Kranjska Gora, but the Italian resorts we surveyed are strong contenders too,' commented Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money.ADNFCR-408-ID-801670076-ADNFCR

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