Austrian and Italian ski resorts are closing the gap on eastern Europe for low prices for holidaymakers, the poll by Post Office Travel Money shows.
Based on a basket of typical ski costs plus meals and drinks, Bansko in Bulgaria offers the best value, with the items setting back skiers only £274.
The next best value is at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, at just under £326. But after that the table is dominated by Italian, Austrian and French resorts.
In third place is Livigno in Italy (£351), with Ellmau in Austria fourth (£368) and Morzine in France fifth (£402).
Of the 22 Euroepan ski resorts in the survey, which also involved Crystal Ski Holidays, the most expensive for the basket of items was Wengen in Switzerland, at £639.
The survey also involved eight North American ski resorts, with Winter Park in Colorado the best value, with the items costing £528, and Breckenridge in Colorado being the most expensive, at £821.
"Skiers on a budget have great value resorts to choose from if they head east to resorts like Bansko and Kranjska Gora but the Italian resorts we surveyed are strong contenders too."
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