Where Is The Best Value Lift Pass in Europe?


A survey has concluded it is the Dolomiti Superski are in Italy. It costs €0.31 per km of slope. We have the details of 21 top resorts. NEW

The ski operator, Sunweb, has revealed the details in a new survey.

The analysis reveals:

  • Portes Du Soleil (€0.49) and Sauze D’Oulx (€0.56) round off the top three best value for money.
  • Vallnord Pal Arinsal in Andorra is the worst value at €4.29.
  • Val Thorens (€2.04) and La Plagne (€1.47) were the two most popular destinations for UK skiers last season, according to Sunweb data.

Ski passes have become more expensive in recent years and make up a large part of the overall cost of a holiday.

One of Europe’s leading holiday operators, Sunweb, has analysed the cost of a six-day ski pass in 21 of Europe’s top ski destinations to reveal the best value ski pass in Europe broken down by cost per km.

Also revealed is the most expensive and cheapest ski passes.

At €373, the Dolomiti Superski lift pass provides access to 12 resorts scattered throughout the Dolomites.

Val Gardena, The Dolomites. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Gardena, The Dolomites. Image © PlanetSKI

It offers up to 1,200 km of skiing – twice as much as the next largest areas, the Portes Du Soleil (€0.49 per km) that straddle France & Switzerland.

Les 3 Vallées  in France is next (€0.60 per km).

For skiers looking for a smaller area Sauze D’Oulx in Italy comes in as the third best return on investment at € 0.56 – the best offer anywhere in the region.

Despite having a fairly low price, Vallnord Pal-Arinsal offers the worst value ski pass, with just 63km of ski-able slopes.

For six days the cost per km is a hefty €4.29.

Similarly, the steep price of a pass in Solden doesn’t give skiers much bang for their buck, with only 144km of slopes – €2.62 per km.

Soelden, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

Soelden, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

According to Sunweb’s bookings data from last season, Val Thorens was the most popular resort destination for UK holidaymakers.

It is the highest in Europe.

La Grande Derniere, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

La Grande Derniere, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

It has 150km of slopes and is linked to the mighty Les3Vallees which gives a return on investment at €0.60 per km, compared to €2.04 in Val Thorens.

In the middle of the pack, La Plagne costs €1.47 per km and  was the second most popular destination for Brits last season with its 225km of skiing.

“The cost of a ski pass is often not factored into budgets by holidaymakers but at Sunweb, all our packages include a ski pass, meaning that there are no hidden or unexpected costs upon arrival in the mountains,” said Jack Bolus from the Sunweb group.

“With certain early bookings, skiers can get flights, accommodation, and a lift pass for less than the cost of a six-day pass in almost every resort researched.

“And, with the ongoing cost of living crisis meaning that ski holidays are becoming harder and harder to finance, Sunweb is more determined than ever to ensure all holiday packages are accessible and affordable for all.”

Val Gardena, The Dolomites. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Gardena, The Dolomites. Image © PlanetSKI

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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.


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