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Bargains of the week: Sofia | Bratislava | Ljubljana

Bargains of the week: Sofia | Bratislava | Ljubljana

Looking for bargains? Skyscanner’s travel team uses Skyscanner’s popular "cheap flights from the UK to Everywhere" search feature to handpick three cheap destinations.

A recent study from the Post Office stated that ski resorts in Eastern Europe will provide the best value for skiers this year. Really? Who would have thought it?

Thanks PO, but it’s hardly breaking news. It’s been well known for years that Eastern Europe is generally cheaper than Western Europe. However, with more and more skiers hoping to get to the slopes for less this year, Eastern European resorts could be in for a bumper winter.

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Sofia, Bulgaria (from £52 return)

Bulgaria could well be the cheapest ski trip in Europe. The resorts of Borovets, Pamporovo and Bansko offer cheap and cheerful snow sports and lively night life. If you want good intermediate skiing, well qualified English speaking instructors and plenty of fun after dark, Bulgaria is hard to beat.

Find cheap flights to Sofia from 6 UK airports include Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands and London airports.

Bratislava Slovakia (From £66 return)

Jasna in the Low Tatras is a rising star of the ski world offering a decent amount of well varied terrain with modern facilities, and is becoming increasingly popular with skiers and snowboarders on a budget. The fact that a three course meal will cost 8 Euros and beer is 1 Euro a pint doesn’t hurt either.

Find cheap flights to Bratislava from 5 UK airports include Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Stansted and Liverpool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia (from £46 return)

Slightly more expensive than either Bulgaria or Romania, Slovenia is nevertheless another good choice for the skier on a budget, offering western level service and accommodation at eastern prices. Most famous for family skiing, the country has around 30 ski areas to choose from, the most well known are Krvavec, Kannin and Kranjska Gora.

Find cheap flights to Ljubljana from Stansted and Gatwick.

(All flights are for February 2010 departure and return).

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