Something which many families overlook while planning a ski holiday is the price of lift tickets. Sure, you might get a sweet deal for flight and accommodations to Chamonix, France, but once you discover that a children’s ski pass for Mont Blanc is €200 for six day, that “sweet deal” suddenly doesn’t sound so sweet anymore.
This was just one of many examples covered in the excellent On The Up: Lift Passes Around The World article found in yesterday’s Independent. Writer Patrick Thorne points families looking to save some money in (mostly) the right direction. I say “mostly” because his number one recommendation for cheap ski passes is Iran. Seven days of skiing at Dizin, just north of Tehran, for example, costs only £19! Of course, you might want to check out the political climate before the weather report while skiing in this region of the world.
If Iranian skiing still worries you, Thorne includes a handful of other recommendations infinitely more plausible.