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Strong euro could put people off Skiing holidays

There are fears that fewer people will book flights to ski destinations this winter because of the strength of the euro

There are fears that fewer people will book flights to ski destinations this winter because of the strength of the euro.

This is according to Matthew Prior, managing director of Crystal Ski, who said that the forthcoming ski season poses "serious challenges" for the industry.

"[It is] impacted by the effects of the recession, exchange rate pressures, high fuel costs and high fixed costs for ski holiday companies," he explained.

Despite this, Mr Prior went on to say, people will book flights to France for December, January and February, with the country’s ski destinations remaining the most popular among Brits.

Elsewhere, Austria and Italy are expected to prove fairly resilient, while Bulgaria and Switzerland are also predicted to do well.

According to the Post Office, people booking flights to Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Slovenia will have the cheapest ski destinations to choose from.

The least expensive resort of all is Poiana Brasov in Romania, with ski staples such as equipment hire, lift passes and food and drink amounting to just a total of £195.76.

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