Ski resorts of Norway and Switzerland earned not only the title of the snowiest resorts in Europe, but also one of the most expensive. The study of the German travel portal ab-in-den-urlaub.de demonstrates the level of prices for one-day ski passes. On average the most expensive passes were found in the two countries mentioned above.
Norway was named the most expensive ski country. Here the average cost of ski pass is $54 per person, while in Hemsedal ski pass will cost $59.
Ski resorts in Switzerland stayed at the same price level. The average cost of a one-day ski-pass in the Swiss Alps is $50.
Italy won the second place in the rating. The average price for ski passes in such Apennines ski resorts as Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Valle D’Aosta and Kronplatz is $49.5. Italy is followed by Sweden with its resorts Vemdalen and Are.
In total ab-in-den-urlaub.de studied price for ski-passes in 488 ski resorts in Austria, Germany, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
The cheapest ski passes are in the Czech Republic. Here the cost of a one day pass would cost on average $21. Ski-passes in Slovakia are by 6% higher. Reasonable prices can be found in Germany. Here a one-day ticket to the slopes costs on average $28. Skiing in the Swabian Alps (Germany) and on the Krkonoše slopes (Czech Republic) will cost $18 for a one-day ski pass.
At the same time, according to the Swiss online portal thelocal.ch, data presented in the study is true to some extent. For example, in Austria there are many resorts of the low price segment, and there are truly respectable and expensive resorts. At the same time in Switzerland almost all the resorts can be defined as "higher than average". According to the ab-in-den-urlaub.de, the cheapest ski-pass in Switzerland can be found in Graubünden.