Bargain Breaks For Beginners
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|Winter Sports 2022
You don’t need to break the bank for that fi rst foray onto the slopes. We select the best places to maximise fun at minimal cost
Nick Dalton

Arinsal, Andorra

WHY? A pretty village with modern accommodation, Catalan dishes and duty-free drinks. Arinsal links with the Pal and La Massana ski areas (40 miles of quiet, wide, improver-friendly slopes) and the highly-rated ski school has UK instructors. BEST FOR: Food-lovers. BOOK IT: Seven nights from £434 per person, half-board, at Hotel Xalet Besoli, with flights and transfers. crystalski.co.uk

Ellmau, Austria

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