- Trivago has found France to be the most popular for a ski holiday overall
- Austria is also a popular destination, boasting six of the top 25 resorts
- Zakopane, Poland, is a great-value destination and third on this year’s list
Though the ski season may be winding down, there’s still time to book in for a late-season getaway. Or, at the very least, to begin considering your trip for next winter.
For those unsure which destination to choose, Morzine in eastern France, has just been named the most popular ski resort of the 2015-2016 season.
In second and third place, respectively, are Chamonix, also in France and Zakopane, Poland.
Must visit: The most popular ski resort for 2015-2016 was Morzine, France, according to Trivago
The results, which found France, overall, to be the most popular country for a ski holiday, are based on booking data from hotel search website, Trivago.
France is home to nine of the top 25 resorts, five of which are in the top ten.
Austria is the second most popular country, with six resorts in the top 25.
The most surprising entry on the list, however, is Zakopane, which did not feature on last season’s list at all.
Zakopane recently hosted part of the Ski Jumping World Cup, and is also in the process of creating the world’s largest ice maze.
Getaway: Another popular destination is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, which is also in France
MOST POPULAR SKI RESORTS
1. Morzine, France
2. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
3. Zakopane, Poland
4. Val Thorens, France
5. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
6. Innsbruck, Austria
7. Bansko, Poland
8. Tignes, France
9. Val d’Isère, France
10. Zermatt, Switzerland
11. Mayrhofen, Austria
12. Soldeu, Andorra
13. Borovets, Bulgaria
14. Whistler, Canada
15. Méribel, France
16. Pas de la Casa, Andorra
17. Zell am See, Austria
18. Les Gets, France
19. Ischgl, Austria
20. Sauze d’Oulx, Italy
21. Les Deux Alpes, France
22. Verbier, Switzerland
23. Courchevel, France
24. Seefeld, Austria
25. Courmayeur, Italy
Affordable holiday: For those looking to save money, Zakopane in Poland offers exceptional value
If money is no object, the most expensive ski resort for a hotel stay has been found to be Courchevel, at an average of £298 per night. Verbier follows at £279 and Ischgl at £267.
Bansko, in Bulgaria, is the cheapest at just £52 per night, while Zakopane is likewise affordable at a reasonable £53 per night.
The only long-haul destination to feature on the list is Whistler, in Canada, and, unsurprisingly, is also the resort with the longest average length of stay.
The majority of resorts are popular for five or six-night stays.
Luxurious: But, if money is no object, Chourchevel in France is the most expensive resort at £298 per night
MOST EXPENSIVE TO MOST AFFORDABLE (AVERAGE PER NIGHT)
1. Courchevel, France – £298 per night
2. Verbier, Switzerland – £279 per night
3. Ischgl, Austria – £267 per night
4. Val Thorens, France – £248 per night
5. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria – £232 per night
6. Tignes, France – £211 per night
7. Val d’Isère, France – £210 per night
8. Zermatt, Switzerland – £209 per night
9. Méribel, France – £200 per night
10. Whistler, Canada – £197 per night
11. Les Gets, France – £180 per night
12. Seefeld, Austria – £164 per night
13. Mayrhofen, Austria – £163 per night
14. 13. Zell am See, Austria – £158 per night
15. Morzine, France – £146 per night
16. Soldeu, Andorra – £145 per night
17. Courmayeur, Italy – £141 per night
18. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France – £134 per night
19. Sauze d’Oulx, Italy – £126 per night
20. Les Deux Alpes, France – £123 per night
21. Innsbruck, Austria – £97 per night
22. Pas de la Casa, Andorra – £94 per night
23. Borovets, Bulgaria – £62 per night
24. Zakopane, Poland – £53 per night
25. Bansko, Bulgaria – £52 per night
Budget: In Bulgaria, Bansko offers the cheapest option for a ski getaway, with the average hotel costing just £52 per night
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations for Trivago said: ‘It is great to see such a range of destinations on our most-popular list, from more traditional resorts in France and Austria to new entries in Andorra and Poland, plus one further-afield entry from Canada.
‘The biggest surprise is Zakopane, which has risen in fame from a summer hiking destination to the third most popular ski resort this season.
‘With prices in Polish and Bulgarian ski resorts significantly cheaper than their French and Austrian counterparts, and hotel quality equally strong, resorts such as Zakopane could present a good value alternative.’