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Ski pass prices increase by an average of 3.4% for the 2014/15 winter season


 
PRLog - Sep. 2, 2014 - Press Release

Aix-en-Provence, 2nd September 2014

Ski pass prices increase by an average of 3.4% for the 2014/15 winter season

Ski passes €7.50 (approx. £6) more expensive this winter


Average 3.4% ski pass price increase, no decreases

With the summer holidays practically over, for many winter sports fans this is the time to start planning for the upcoming 2014/15 ski season. Ski passes are always an important part of a holiday budget so the Snowplaza.co.uk (http://www.snowplaza.co.uk/) team has collected and compared ski pass prices for the new season. Overall, ski areas will increase their prices by an average of 3.4% for a ski pass in the high season. It is worth noting that the increases in low season are lower, averaging a 1.7% increase. No ski area has reduced its prices for the coming winter season. In only 30% of the ski resorts, you pay less than €200 for a 6-day adult ski pass.

Skiing at last year’s prices is still possible

10% of ski areas in the Alps will apply the same prices as last year for the 2014/2015 season.

Top3 cheapest6-dayski passes

The 3 cheapest ski passes for the coming 2014/15 ski season can be found in the following destinations:
1 Rofanseilbahn, Maurach, Austria: €112
2 Aussois, France: €140
3 Le Corbier - St. Jean d'Arves, France: €163.50

The most expensiveski passes

For the coming ski season, the most expensive ski passes this winter are in Zermatt in Switzerland. A 6-day ski pass, giving access to over 350 km of pistes, will cost 434 CHF, or nearly €360 (approx. £285). In France, the frontrunner is the Paradiski area (La Plagne and Les Arcs) where this winter a 6-day ski pass will cost €285. In Austria, in the popular resort of Ischgl, a 6 day-day ski pass will cost €265.50. The Dolomiti Superski pass is the most expensive in Italy this season. However, for €270, skiers have access to over 1200 km of slopes - the price per kilometer is not so bad.

Where arechildren’s ski passes the cheapest this winter?

In many ski areas, kids ski for free under a certain age - usually under 5 or 6 years old as long as one parent purchases a 6-day ski pass. However, in the Weißsee Glacier area in Austria, parents who buy a 6-day ski pass can bring two children free of charge up to the age of 12. In the Stubai Valley, also in Austria, including among others, the ski areas of the Stubai Glacier and Schlick 2000, children under 10 years old ski for free. Also in Hochzeiger in Pitztal and Wulzeralm, children under 10 years ski without paying.

Parents whose children are over the age limit will pay the lowest prices for children’s ski passes firstly in Maurach, then Pejo in Italy, and 3rd cheapest is the Skiregion Dachstein-West in Austria.

Read more on ski pass prices >> (http://www.snowplaza.co.uk/blog/5847-ski-pass-prices-for-...)

Research
For the survey, ski passes prices in 135 ski areas in the main ski countries: Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany were compared.  At the time of publication not all 2014/2015 season ski pass prices were known.

Note to editors
This report has been prepared by Spalder Media Group, publisher of the Ski Atlas and among others, winter sports websites, snowplaza.nl, snowplaza.fr, snowplaza.be, snowplaza.de and snowplaza.co.uk. Spalder Media Group is known to be a reliable source for winter sports information in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK.

For more information or images please contact:

Nikki Casleton

Content Manager France & UK

ncasleton@snowplaza.co.uk

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