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Where to ski in Europe for beginners on a budget?

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Where to ski in Europe for beginners on a budget?

Hi, just wondering if anybody can give me some advice on where would be best to go skiing in Europe.

I will be in a group of 6 backpacking through Europe during December 2014 to mid January 2015. We'd like to go skiing for about 4 days somewhere not too expensive as budgets are a little tight.

We'll be passing through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain, so somewhere along this route would be ideal. Are there any nice skiing areas that are easy to reach, with affordable accommodation (are there any hostels in skiing areas??) and ski gear hire?

Several of us have been skiing before, but most are beginners so places where the slopes aren't too extreme and where lessons are affordable would be great.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to ski in Europe for beginners on a budget?

The Pyrenees have had excellent snow this year and there are bargains to be had.

Ski hire and lessons tend to be the same price everywhere

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2. Re: Where to ski in Europe for beginners on a budget?

Agree - Andorra is pretty cheap and has some really good skiing - Lessons for a group of 4-6 work out about 8-9 Euro p/h each. Unless you want to be drowned in vomit, blood and any other bodily secretions steer clear of staying in Pas de la Casa.

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3. Re: Where to ski in Europe for beginners on a budget?

I know these guys from Crazy Snow Camps have not posted their winter program yet, but they run awesome 5-7 day travel adventure camps with skiing, snowboarding and hiking - and often for beginners.

The one we've been on was only around €250, so they are a low great price when you're on a budget.

Typically they are run in Switzerland, Austria and Bosnia

For more info I would check the site www.crazycamp.org

Hope this helps :-)

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