A survey of a consumer magazine shows it is wise to compare the prices of Austrian ski resorts. Hundreds of euros can be saved.
Skiers planning to spend their winter holiday in Austrian mountains can save hundreds of euros if they spend some time and compare the prices. According to a recent survey of an Austrian consumer focused magazine Konsument, various resorts of similar sizes and services often have very different prices. A savvy customer could save considerable amount of monay by picking the right resort.
Generally, skiers can expect higher prices on the slopes that are higher in the mountains while resorts that need to use snow cannons are mostly cheaper, reported CT24.cz. According to the survey, this year the most expensive resorts can be found in Arlberg, in western Austria with their 280 kilometers of quality slopes. On the other hand a family with lower standards could go to the cheapest resort included in the survey and ski for 50 per cent less than in Arlberg.
As stated the magazine’s editor, Peter Blazek, there are large resorts that charge 500 euros as well as small ones that charge the same amounts. If the skiers choose wisely their destination they can save as mach as 100 or 200 euros. For example, Eastern Tyrol is far from highways but it charges low prices and offers hundreds of kilometers of slopes. On the other hand, resorts in Semmering that are easily accessible from Vienna and other countries are smaller but almost as expensive.
Nevertheless, comparing the prices of various resorts or not, generally the visitors can expect higher prices almost everywhere. This winter season the Austrian mountains increased their rates on average by 3 or 4 per cent.