European Tour Properties, the network of golf properties and destinations welcomes Bulgaria’s Pirin Golf & Country Club in Bansko.
Given the rather depressing economic realities that many in Europe are forced to live with at present, they could be forgiven for thinking the luxury of skiing holiday is out of their reach. But a little look beyond the Alpine pistes, towards Eastern Europe, shows us that a skiing holiday doesn’t have to break the bank.
Although Bansko is considerably cheaper in comparison to resorts in the Alps, rushing off to the travel agents and booking a package holiday might not always prove to be the best value for money.
Bansko is Bulgaria’s most affordable ski resort, and the country’s more popular as well. This year, Bansko was also ranked as the most affordable ski resort in the world.
Exchange rates can sometimes turn the best vacation deal into a nightmare. The recent Swiss Franc valuation caught ski vacationers by surprise. When expensive Alps ski resorts get even more expensive, many European skiers just stay home. Fortunately there is another solution. Skiing the Carpathians, Slovenian Alps, Caucasus, and other Eastern European resorts almost always costs half as much.
The 2010 Post Office Family Ski Report shows prices for ski vacations around the globe much higher in many instances. But for the savvy ski enthusiast Eastern Europe now represents and even more attractive value for family Winter fun. The Bulgarian and Slovenian ski resorts offer 5 star accommodations at half the price.
Bulgarian officials foresee a great year for Winter sports. With incentives and prices too good to be true, and ski resorts capable of competing with any in the world, Bulgaria’s ski paradise beacons any in search of powder on a budget.