Skiing is expensive at the best of times - but if you're looking for a bargain this season you might want to give swanky French resorts a miss.
According to this new infographic, which pits the cost of a week-long trip for a family of four to the French resort of Courchevel against Bulgaria's Bansko ski region, you could save a whopping £3,500. While return flights to Bansko are more expensive - £1,048 compared with £812 to Courchevel - a one-week hotel stay in Bansko costs ten times less, coming in at £335 compared to £3,502 in France. Transfers to and from the airport also cost a fraction in Bansko, a mere £116 return compared to £453 in Courchevel, reveals the Infrographic, which was put together by Escape Travel Card.
The cost for lift passes in Bansko is around £250 less for the week, but when it comes to food and drink, the difference is astronomical. Lunch on the slopes in Courchevel will set you back approximately £204 for a family of four, whereas in Bulgaria the same meal is only £66. And expect to shell out £25 from a bottle wine in the French resort, compared to only £3.50 in Bansko.