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Europe topples US as best ski destination

26 January 2009 07:48

Europe topples US as best ski destination

The Post Office found that even with the strength of the euro and other continental currencies, Europe offers the best prospects for cash-strapped skiers this winter.

In addition to the availability of discount winter sports travel insurance, big savings can be enjoyed on accommodation and ski equipment in Romania, Bulgaria and Solvakia.

For more upscale holidaymakers, the eurozone's big three ski destinations - France, Switzerland and Austria - also offer favourable deals when compared with rising US resort prices.

"Although the pound will not stretch as far for UK skiers as in previous years, there is still good value to be had," affirmed Post Office spokesperson Helen Warburton.

"Resort prices in France, Austria, Switzerland and particularly Italy look good value when compared with the US, while the emerging ski resorts - especially Romania and Slovakia - will be excellent choices for beginners and for families on a tight budget."

The Post Office estimates that US ski resort prices for Brits have surged by as much as 55 per cent over the past year. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18842863-ADNFCR