Skiing on a budget


With all the doom and gloom in the media about recession, war, pandemic, rising energy and fuel prices, a ski holiday, seems like the perfect candidate for your budget’s chopping block. Skiing on a budget is not only possible, but it's also enjoyable, and yes, it can be done. It can be affordable and easy to do if you do some research first and are happy to be a bit more adventurous! So read on for my tips on how to take advantage of this fantastic activity while staying within your means.

Ski in Romania

Skiing in Romania is a great way to spend a winter holiday. There are plenty of affordable flights and hotels, as well as awesome ski resorts.

Romania has some fantastic slopes and accommodation deals, while offering excellent value for money. You can stay in Romania for less than €50 per night, with a day of skiing costing around €30 per person per day!

Romania is a ski destination within 2-3 hours flight from all major European capitals, so if you're looking for an affordable skiing holiday this winter, then check out what Romania has on offer. With a new international airport due to open by the end of 2022 in Brasov, skiing in Romania has never been closer to you. Brasov is located only 14 km from the main ski resort in Romania, Poiana Brasov, and within driving distance to several ski resorts located in Prahova Valley. What more can you ask than the convenience of a European city steeped in tradition, affordable accommodation, quality ski instruction and equipment, and an overall awesome winter holiday?

Ski in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the cheapest places to ski in Europe and is a great way to experience Eastern European culture.

Bulgaria has a long history as an agricultural society, but since the Communist era ended in 1989, it has been undergoing economic growth. It has also invested in its resort infrastructure, developing modern ski resorts.

Sofia is easily accessible by plane, and with plenty of transfer options available, Borovets, Pamporovo or Bansko, are within easy reach. With lift passes around €40 per day, any of these resorts are guaranteed to offer good value.

Skiing in Bulgaria is a great way to see the country and a chance to experience an authentic Eastern European culture with amazing traditions.

Ski in Poland

There are plenty of resorts around the world that offer ski packages and accommodation at low prices, and Poland is no exception. If you're planning a trip to the mountains in the east, you can expect to find some of Europe's best slopes and affordable ski holidays.

In fact, when compared with other countries in Central Europe, Poland has several advantages: there is a lot of choice with nearly 300 ski resorts; they're less crowded; and they're generally cheaper as well. So, if you want great value but don't want to stray too far from home then skiing in Poland might just be perfect for your next winter getaway!

Szczyrk Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort with around 35 km of slopes, Zakopane the highest, and Czarna Góra – Sienna presents the best value for money with lift passes around €20.

Skiing on a budget is possible

Skiing on a budget in Europe is possible. Many people think that skiing and snowboarding are expensive, but they don't have to be. You can enjoy the mountains without spending a lot of money, if you are happy to venture past the main skiing destinations.

As a beginner or intermediate, you are guaranteed to make the most out of these amazing skiing opportunities, and the mountains are much less expensive than many other European destinations. Skiing in Romania, Bulgaria or Poland is a great way to get some skiing, learn about new cultures, and have fun!


Skiing on a budget is possible, and with this article has shown you how. There are so many great skiing destinations in Europe that offer affordable prices, where you don’t have to go during the off-season. If you want to experience an amazing winter holiday but don't want to break the kitty, then look no further than Romania, Bulgaria or Poland, and book your holiday!