The cost of living in Malta is skyrocketing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a well-deserved holiday. If you want to go skiing but don’t want to go over-budget by travelling the Swiss Alps, there are plenty of places you can go instead. Here are a few ideas.
1. Sierra Nevada, Spain
Located in Andalucia, Spain, Sierra Nevada offers an affordable ski resort with the added bonus of sunny weather. You’ll find a mix of slopes to suit every capability level. You can even stay an extra day and explore the historic city of Granada.
2. Bansko, Bulgaria
Known for its well-groomed slopes and modern lift infrastructure, Bansko is situated in the Pirin Mountains of Bulgaria. Besides offering slops for all skill levels, the town of Bansko is rich in culture and history. You can walk through the charming old town and enjoy the typical Bulgarian architecture and lively atmosphere.
3. Poiana Brasov, Romania
Poiana Brasov is located right in the middle of the Carpathian Mountains, a stone’s throw away from the beautiful city of Brasov. The resort offers a range of different slopes suited for both beginner and expert skiers, along with other winter activities.
4. Jansa, Slovakia
Jansa sits in the Low Tatras, which is in the centre of Slovakia. It is the largest skiing resort in Slovakia, offering snowboarding options along with skiing. The resort is known for its modern design and breathtaking view of the mountains, which offers a picturesque backdrop for winter sports enthusiasts.
5. Szczyrk, Poland
You’ll find Szczyrk in the Beskid Mountains in the south of Poland. The resort is known for its friendly atmosphere and variety of slopes that cater for all skill levels. You’ll also get to experience traditional Polish hospitality and enjoy some typical dishes in the old town in the evenings.