Many countries in Europe are famous for skiing, but they also offer some lovely resorts. There are only five unexpected or little-known ski resorts, and there may be better options for a last minute ski break:
If you are looking for a very affordable family Ski holiday, so why not? Come to this, the largest resort in Slovakia. There are 47 km of runways, 27 of which have snow machines, guaranteeing snow in the five-month season, and a wide free-ski park. It is located in the Low Tatra Mountains and is easily and cheaply accessible by train from Bratislava Airport.
Another cheap skiing option is Bulgaria, where Bankso is the most popular ski resort. It is said to have the longest running and a town resort full of Bulgarian culture. Although affordable, there are some good accommodation and food options. Be sure to try some of the traditional mehana' or resort restaurants.
Poiana Brasov, Romania:
This is the most popular ski resort in Romania, located near the city of Brasov. It is a small, pleasant and uncongested place with good transport links to the main Romanian population centre. This is a lovely family resort with ten main runs covering a range of bases. This resort is ideally located for exploring the nearby Transylvania region, home to the famous vampire & Dresyl ' Dracula' and the spooky Bran Castle.
The Balkans are increasingly considered to be a good place for affordable ski holidays. Kopaonik is the largest resort in Serbia and the most popular holiday destination. It is known for its family destinations, with a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenery. In this compact resort you can ski almost to your door, all facilities are within a short walking distance and are ideal for families with children. Beginners can use a variety of easy ski trails.
Kolašin is one of the centers of Montenegro mountain tourism, easy to reach by car and train, but relatively unknown as a ski resort. Montenegro has the last real wilderness on the African continent, perfect for those who are sick and tired of the well-known European resorts. This small resort is the most modern in Montenegro with six elevators. However, this is not the ski slopes you should go to, but the resort and another mountain centre Zabljak can enter the mountainous wild slopes of the original slopes.
So, if you can't afford people like Chamonix, St. Anton or Verbier, why not try one of these little-known small resorts that are still perfect for skiing or boarding. Look at the smaller resorts, you don't have to spend half the time to line up, but be able to focus on what you want – enjoy your time on the snow.