The aim of this pan-European market survey is to help consumers choose the most suitable resort for their personal vacation. Altogether more than 1200 resorts were contacted.
Huge cost differences
Referring to the tables (see in download section) the price of a 6-day-adult-ski ticket ranges from 45 Euros in the Czech Republic (Ski areál Troják) to 309 Euros in Switzerland (Matterhorn ski paradise). Although the price difference is enormous but therefore you can enjoy much more slope km, while Ski areál Troják offers 2,4 Matterhorn ski paradise has 360 slope km.
The cheapest 1-day-adult ticket is available at Rīgas rajonā in Latvia which costs 4,31 Euros for 0,25 slope km. The most expensive adult ticket is, on the other hand, once more found in Switzerland at Matterhorn ski paradise for 62 Euros.
Smaller and cheaper resorts are suitable for beginners
For beginners a small resort might be the most interesting option. While they have to spend a lot of money in huge ski areas, the cheapest adult day tickets can be found between 4,31 and 15 Euros in resorts in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia.
Most expensive resorts in the Alps
The most expensive resorts are to be found in the Alps of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. There you have to pay 45 – 62 Euros for an adult day ticket.
It is important to know what consumers want. If they are just interested in skiing itself, a smaller or not that well equipped resort might be more appropriate and cheaper. If the purpose of the holiday is to have a wide range of amusement possibilities, a bigger resort with a lot of variety may be a better choice. But service also has its price.
Especially families can save a lot of money if they are informed in advance about the prices and the availability of any special offers and family reductions.
More information and the Ski Resorts in Europe Report 2012-2013