Summer is almost gone and it’s time to plan your next vacation – a ski holiday this winter. Before arranging your winter holiday, check our 5 useful tips on how to save money on your ski vacation:
1. Find your best budget ski destination!
When planning your winter holiday, the first thing that you have to decide is where to travel, which destination to visit? If you are looking for the best price deal, we suggest you choose Bulgaria – a very beautiful, popular and reasonably priced ski destination in Europe. The country has several ski areas which offer excellent conditions for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports from the beginning of December until April. The most popular and visited ski resorts are Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo.
Bansko was announced as the most reasonably priced winter resort in Europe. According to research by TripAdvisor, a ski holiday in Bansko goes cheaper compared to other European ski resorts. The study is based on a one week vacation of a British family of four and includes prices for accommodation, ski rentals and ski training, ski passes, food and beverages. The other winter resorts in the country Borovets and Pamporovo also offer good value for money.
Looking to save some money on your winter holiday? Ski vacation in Bulgaria is the best option for you!
2. Find the best-priced flight option!
After deciding to spend your winter holiday in Bulgaria, you have to take care of your flight tickets. Sofia International Airport is the biggest airport in Bulgaria, which connects the Bulgarian winter resorts Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo directly with more than 43 destinations in Europe and worldwide. The most popular destinations are UK, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Russia Scandinavian countries and many more. Flights are operated by different airlines, including low-cost companies that meet every budget.
Learn here more information about the winter schedule of Sofia airport:
During the winter Plovdiv Airport operates a ski-charter program from UK, Germany, Russia, and Turkey. Budget airlines also fly to Plovdiv Airport.
If you want to save money on your winter holiday, you can take advantage of the low-cost flights to the Bulgarian airports.
3. Catch the early booking discounts!
Book your accommodation in advance and get the lower rates provided by most hotels in Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. You can choose from a variety of hotels, private apartments and guest houses depending on your budget. We will be happy to assist you- just send us your reservation request!
4. Flights booked, hotel booked- do not forget the transfer from the airport!
Transportation between the airport and the winter resorts in Bulgaria is a very important step that should not be underestimated. The journey will take 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on your destination and the weather conditions.
Bulgaria Transfer rates for a private car transfer (1- 4 pax), one way from Sofia Airport:
- Transfer from Sofia Airport to Bansko: 171 km., 180 min. - 88£
- Private transfer from Sofia Airport to Borovets: 68 km., 90 min. - 42£
- Sofia Airport to Pamporovo: 226 km., 180 min. - 124£
If you are going to use Plovdiv International Airport as a landing point, the rates for a one-way private care transfer (1 - 4 pax) are:
- Transfer from Plovdiv Airport to Bansko: 170 km., 180 min. - 90£
- Airport transfer from Plovdiv to Borovets: 149 km., 120 min - 78£
- Private transfer from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo 74 km., 110 min - 54£
5. Ski or snowboard equipment & lift passes:
Having an unforgettable ski holiday is not possible without practicing your favourite winter sport. The costs of ski or snowboard hire and equipment, as well as lift passes and ski schools, are a very important part of your planned budget, but the good news is that as a non-euro destination, Bulgaria offers the best value for money ski holidays in Europe. We advise you to buy a ski package for the whole duration of your stay or a full ski pack that includes all of these services to save even more money.
And last, but not least – do not forget to have fun and collect awesome memories from your ski holiday in Bulgaria. We are looking forward to meeting you at the airport!