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Ski travel trends 2014 – 2015 according to trivago.co.uk

France is by far the most popular country this ski season, with six of the top ten destinations located in the Rhone-Alpes region. It is encouraging, however, to see British travellers beginning to try new ski destinations, with resorts in Bulgaria and Andorra also in the top ten.

LONDON  – Chamonix is the most popular ski resort this season, according to new data from hotel search website trivago.co.uk. At an average of £288 per night for a standard double room, Val d’Isere is the most expensive. The resort with the best rated hotels is St. Anton, with a reputation ranking index of 85.59%.

1. Top Ten Ski Resorts Ranked by Popularity

Popularity

Resort

Country

Average Price

Hotel Reputation

1

Chamonix

France

£175

81.71%

2

Val d’Isère

France

£288

81.00%

3

Bansko

Bulgaria

£47

82.18%

4

Morzine

France

£193

80.83%

5

Tignes

France

£199

80.80%

6

St. Anton

Austria

£260

85.59%

7

Borovets

Bulgaria

£55

78.85%

8

Arinsal

Andorra

£103

78.47%

9

Méribel

France

£278

78.37%

10

Les Menuires

France

£159

81.42%

France is by far the most popular country this ski season, with six of the top ten destinations located in the Rhone-Alpes region. It is encouraging, however, to see British travellers beginning to try new ski destinations, with resorts in Bulgaria and Andorra also in the top ten.

2. Top Ten Ski Resorts Ranked by Price

Ranking

Resort

Country

Average Price

Hotel Reputation

1

Val d’Isère

France

£288

81.00%

2

Méribel

France

£278

78.37%

3

St. Anton

Austria

£260

85.59%

4

Tignes

France

£199

80.80%

5

Morzine

France

£193

80.83%

6

Chamonix

France

£175

81.71%

7

Les Menuires

France

£159

81.42%

8

Arinsal

Andorra

£103

78.47%

9

Borovets

Bulgaria

£55

78.85%

10

Bansko

Bulgaria

£47

82.18%

Val d’Isere, Meribel and St. Anton are by far the most expensive ski resorts this season, at an average of £288, £278 and £260 per night respectively for a standard double room. It is easy to see why Brits are heading to Andorra and Bulgaria instead, with prices at £47 (Bansko), £55 (Borovets) and £103 (Arinsal). One night in Val d’Isere is on average six times more expensive than one night in Bansko.

3. Top Ten Ski Resorts Ranked by Hotel Reputation

Ranking

Resort

Country

Average Price

Hotel Reputation

1

St. Anton

Austria

£260

85.59%

2

Bansko

Bulgaria

£47

82.18%

3

Chamonix

France

£175

81.71%

4

Les Menuires

France

£159

81.42%

5

Val d’Isère

France

£288

81.00%

6

Morzine

France

£193

80.83%

7

Tignes

France

£199

80.80%

8

Borovets

Bulgaria

£55

78.85%

9

Arinsal

Andorra

£103

78.47%

10

Méribel

France

£278

78.37%

St. Anton has the best rated hotels out of the top ten ski resorts this season, based on over 140 million aggregated hotel ratings. Bansko is undoubtedly the best value destination, with both the cheapest and the second best rated hotels. Meribel, in comparison, offers the worst value for money – the hotels are the second most expensive and the least favourably rated.

Photo caption: Chamonix valley.

Tatiana Rokou

Tatiana is the news coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes monitoring the hundreds of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skimming the most important according to our strategy.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

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