13th March 2023
Crystal Ski Holidays has highlighted the cheapest ski resorts to enjoy a pint, so skiers and snowboarders don’t have to break the bank in order to enjoy a refreshing beer after a day on the slopes. NEW
After gathering the prices from its destination teams, the UK’s leading ski operator has found that the cheapest destination for a pint is in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Skiers can enjoy a pint for as little as £0.95 in the resorts of Bjelašnica and Jahorina.
This was followed by Bulgaria (£2.90 per pint), with the USA coming third place (£3.30).
What’s more, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria’s ski resorts offer brilliant value and the affordable drinks – and restaurants – make them a popular choice for those who want to make their budget go further.
Breckenridge in the USA is home to a vast ski area, where skiers have the choice of five separate mountains, so a cold local beer after a long day on the slopes is the perfect antidote.
The USA was closely followed by Andorra, where the average pint costs £3.50.
The resort of Soldeu is rated as one of the best places in Europe to learn how to ski, and home to a handful of bars where travellers can enjoy live music, coupled with a fresh pint.
The average cost of a pint in ski resorts:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – £0.95 for a pint
- Bulgaria – £2.90 for a pint
- USA – £3.30 for a pint
- Andorra – £3.50 for a pint
- Italy – £4.70 for a pint
- Austria – £4.80 for a pint
- Finland – £6.20 for a pint
- France – £6.80 for a pint
- Canada – £7.50 for a pint
- Japan – £7.95 for a pint
- Norway – £9.00 for a pint
Popular European destinations in Italy, Austria, Finland and France are the next most affordable places for a beer.
The average pint costs the equivalent to what beer drinkers can expect to pay in the UK.
Not only are the resorts here renowned for their world-class pistes, but also for the varying selection of après-ski activities on offer; from steins of beer in Austria, to the lively après ski parties in France.
Sauze d’Oulx in Italy offers the best value for a beer, coming in below the average Italian resort price at £3.95.
For those happy to trave further afield, look no further than resorts in Canada and the USA, as well as the brand-new destination, Niseko Village in Japan.
Niseko is one of the country’s top ski spots, especially for varied terrain and fresh powder and after hitting the slopes, skiers can enjoy a beer in resort, which are unsurprisingly on the more expensive end of the scale at £7.95 per pint.
However, it might mean that travellers may then have the courage to try out a favourite Japanese pastime, karaoke.
Prices for a pint:
|Zell am See||£4.10|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Les Deux Alpes||£7.50|
Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Crystal Ski Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk); (020 8610 3123) offers a week’s half board holiday at the 4 star Hotel Forest from £415 per person when booked online (based on two sharing) including flights from London Gatwick to Sarajevo and transfers (price given is for departure on 26 March 2023).
Crystal Ski Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk); (020 8610 3123) offers a week’s half board holiday at the 3 star Hotel Soldeu Masitre from £610 per person when booked online (based on two sharing) including flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse-Blagnac and transfers (price given is for departure on 26 March 2023).
Crystal Ski Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk); (020 8610 3123) offers a week’s holiday at the 3 star Beaver Run Resort from £1788 per person when booked online (based on two sharing) including flights from London Heathrow to Denver International and transfers (price given is for departure on 15 April 2023).
Prices quoted are correct to the packages at the time of Crystal Ski Holidays issuing on 09/03/2023.
Prices provided are subject to change and have limited availability.
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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.