Predial ski resort in Romania became the cheapest European winter skiing destination. The average price of accommodation in local hotels was about 55 Euros per night.
Ski season in Romania this year was in danger due to the abnormally warm weather and became the cheapest ski resort followed by the Polish Szczyrk, where the average price was 63 Euros. On the third place is the Bulgarian resort of Bansko, where double room will cost 72 Euros.
According to the Hotel Price Index, prepared by trivago company, the most expensive ski center of Europe was St. Moritz in Switzerland. The average cost of a double room here is 420 Euros.
It is obvious that Eastern Europe remains the main budget winter destination on the continent. Poland, Romania and Bulgaria offer services in the lower price segment, while the Czech Republic and Slovakia tend to move into a higher price range. However, the Tatra Mountains and Krkonose are also considered by most skiers as budget.
Against the background of improved climatic conditions many ski resorts in Eastern Europe began to raise prices. For example, at the ski resort of Poiana Brasov in Romania the average price rose by 36% compared to December and amounted to 94 Euros. Polish resort of Zakopane in January 2012 raised the prices by 22% up to 78 Euros on average.
It should be noted that ski resorts in Eastern Europe are far from the pace-makers of the price rising. Among the leaders of January are Val d'Isere in France, which showed an increase of 47% and average room price of 336 Euros as well as Kitzbuhel in Austria, where the price increase was 44% (room price - 365 Euros). The average price increase at the European Alpine resorts in January 2012 compared to December 2011 is amounted to 30-40%.