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Where skiing is cheaper this winter

Park City, Utah, USA, City view at night

The economic crisis has caused fans to focus and vacations to destinations that, until recently, were not on their tourist map. Thus, the British eager to ski adventures, are advised in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria and Romania as "poor cousins of Austria and France", but provides opportunities for beginner skiers, as Daily Mail headlines.

In order not to remain inferior, Slovenia has also increased the attractiveness, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora with resorts, last, near the borders with Austria and Italy. Skiers have to be careful on prices in Slovenia, which - as in Slovakia - have increased lately due to the popularity of these destinations.

Also, the resort Sochi in Russia will be certainly one of the hottest destinations for the next ski season, as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. So far, there are 100 km of slopes in the office, and, new lifts/cable cars are being built.

British newspaper, the Post Office points to research conducted last year, comparing prices in ten skiing holiday destinations, the result, Bulgarian resort Bansko placing among the most accessible destinations (stay with relatively low price considering the sites of lift pass, rental equipment, ski lessons, food and drink). The top was followed by Borovets Bansko and Pamporovo, two other Bulgarian resorts, Poiana Brasov respectively.

Chances are that other tracks to be put into use in Romania to help develop skiing destinations in this country. One of these projects refers to the slope of the mountain resort of Borsa Olympic to become operational until next year. The value of investment is 12 million. Work is carried out in proportion of 90%. Installation length of the gondola lift will be 2113 meters. Transmission capacity will be 1,800 people per hour. Olympic slope length will be 2980 meters, with a level difference of 770 meters and a width of 60 meters.

North America vs. Western Europe
Even if the euro area has an advantage in terms of currency to destinations in North America, U.S. and Canadian resorts are trying to attract the British across the Atlantic with good snow - promise which were held last year abundantly. Destinations such as Park City in Utah, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Lake Tahoe on the border between California and Nevada and Breckenridge, Winter Park and Aspen in Colorado boast with their potential for snow. Canada also had a season full of snow last year and therefore will probably be a destination of choice again this year. Whistler, Sun Peaks and Fernie in British Columbia and Lake Louise and Jasper in Alberta this year could be a season full of tourists. However, reports Daily Mail, it is possible to stay away from the British North American resorts because of the relative vulnerability of sterling.

In the euro area, smaller resorts such as La Clusaz in France will face skeptical skiers because of insufficient snow last year. On the other hand, Michael Brabin, senior product manager at Crystal Ski agency, explains that Austria has some fantastic ski resorts have begun to gain ground. "Alpendorf resorts and St Johann im Pongau region Salzburger Sport world are new destinations that have attracted attention, with a total area of 282 kilometers of slopes." he says.