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🇫🇷 National Study – The True Cost of Ski Vacations – Winter 22 🇫🇷

Skidata.io is an independent observatory on ski resorts in France.

Objective of the study : The purpose of this study is to compare the real cost of winter sports vacations for French householdsand this, according to the chosen resort.

First of all, it is necessary to mention that the French territory counts 232 ski resorts in France, and this, through the 6 French massifs The Alps, Jura, Massif-Central, Vosges, Pyrenees and finally, Corsica. The results of the study are the average of the prices charged, across these 232 ski resorts, spread over 31 French departments.

The results of the 2022 tariff study

The main lessons of this national rate study are:

  • 445€ is the average cost of a ski trip (accommodation, equipment rental and ski pass) for an adult in France (or 990€ for a couple).
  • 1450€ is the average cost of a ski trip (accommodation, equipment rental and ski pass) for a family of two adults with two children.
  • 479€ is the average price of renting a accommodation an apartment for two adults for one week
    • And 669€ for a family of two adults and two children.
  • 161€ the average price of a ski pass per week in France
    • Big disparities 321€ for  » Les 3Vallées  » against 45€ for  » Les Coulmes « .
  • 31€ is the average price of a package for a day ski pass.
    • The ski area  » Les 3 Vallées  » (Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, and Les Ménuires) is the most expensive in France with a rate of 64 € per day.
  • 95 € is the average price of a equipment rental ski equipment by the week
    • 99€ in the Northern Alps against 85€ on average in the Vosges.

The impact of the health situation

Paradoxically, the French mountains could turn out to be the winning destination of the second deconfinement, in the hypothesis that the French will again be able to move freely on the territory, from the Christmas vacations.

Indeed, travel outside the territory will remain extremely limited, which could lead to a postponement of these vacationers to the French mountains.

Like the record number of visitors to our mountains during the summer, which underlined that the French are eager for wide open spaceswhether it is for a contemplative or sporting stay.

Infographic of the results of the study

You may take the infographic, if you cite the source.

Average cost of a ski trip by department

Ski resort Cost of a stay for 2 adults (accommodation, equipment rental and ski pass) Cost of a stay for 2 adults and 2 children (accommodation, equipment rental and package)
Savoie 1 233 € 1 782 €
Haute-Savoie 1 228 € 1 753 €
Haute-Garonne 986 € 1 525 €
Isère 965 € 1 412 €
Cantal 948 € 1 414 €
Hautes-Alpes 936 € 1 373 €
Hautes-Pyrénées 905 € 1 356 €
Eastern Pyrenees 901 € 1 348 €
Bas-Rhin 888 € 1 306 €
Pyrénées-Atlantique 869 € 1 318 €
Alpes de Haute-Provence 855 € 1 299 €
Alpes-Maritimes 843 € 1 246 €
Gard 840 € 1 232 €
Jura 829 € 1 240 €
Puy-de-Dôme 825 € 1 217 €
Ain 823 € 1 247 €
Corsica 780 € 1 130 €
Doubs 761 € 1 121 €
Ariege 722 € 1 091 €
Vosges 712 € 1 080 €
Loire 710 € 1 086 €
Haut-Rhin 671 € 1 015 €
Aude 664 € 1 014 €
Ardeche 650 € 994 €
Vaucluse 650 € 997 €
Drôme 625 € 937 €
Aveyron 620 € 928 €
Territory of Belfort 620 € 929 €
Haute-Loire 590 € 883 €
Allier 580 € 867 €
Lozère 570 € 852 €
National average 990 € 1 450 €

Average cost of an accommodation rental by massif

Massif Average price of a studio for 2 people (school vacations) Average price of a family apartment for 4 people (school vacations)
Northern Alps 582 € 786 €
Southern Alps 424 € 607 €
Corsica 400 € 560 €
Jura 388 € 570 €
Central Massif 341 € 502 €
Pyrenees 360 € 535 €
Vosges 336 € 511 €
National average 479 € 669 €
Rental for one week (7 days)

Average price of a package by massif

Massif Statement of price for one day 6-day package rate statement
Northern Alps 36,22 € 190,45 €
Southern Alps 27,13 € 142,42 €
Corsica 20,00 € 100,00 €
Jura 22,67 € 113,44 €
Central Massif 20,69 € 105,23 €
Pyrenees 29,06 € 151,74 €
Vosges 19,41 € 98,65 €
National average 30,71 € 160,58 €

Average cost of ski equipment rental

Massif Adult weekly rate sheet Statement of fees for a week for children
Northern Alps 98,67 € 50,18 €
Pyrenees 94,71 € 45,74 €
Southern Alps 92,89 € 44,00 €
Jura 91,11 € 42,78 €
Corsica 90,00 € 40,00 €
Central Massif 86,92 € 39,62 €
Vosges 85,88 € 38,53 €
National average 95,04 € 46,55 €
Price list for a week’s rental

The 30 most expensive ski resorts

Rank ski resort Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) Total cost of stay 2 adults (excluding transport & food)
1 Val d’Isère 2 866 € 2 050 €
2 Courchevel 2 815 € 2 032 €
3 Meribel 2 665 € 1 882 €
4 Avoriaz 2 504 € 1 760 €
5 Megeve 2 467 € 1 772 €
6 Val Thorens 2 465 € 1 732 €
7 Morzine 2 454 € 1 710 €
8 Les Gets 2 454 € 1 710 €
9 Tignes 2 446 € 1 680 €
10 La Tania 2 415 € 1 732 €
11 Abundance 2 374 € 1 640 €
12 Saint Martin de Belleville 2 365 € 1 682 €
13 Les Menuires 2 365 € 1 682 €
14 Les 2 Alpes 2 332 € 1 624 €
15 Chamonix 2 273 € 1 640 €
16 Vaujany 2 223 € 1 540 €
17 Serre Chevalier 2 192 € 1 580 €
18 Chatel 2 174 € 1 540 €
19 La Clusaz 2 168 € 1 588 €
20 The Chapel of Abondance 2 154 € 1 520 €
21 Auris en oisans 2 143 € 1 520 €
22 Orelle 2 135 € 1 462 €
23 Alpe d’Huez 2 123 € 1 500 €
24 Roc d’Enfer – St Jean d’Aulps 2 104 € 1 520 €
25 Montriond 2 104 € 1 520 €
26 Combloux 2 102 € 1 494 €
27 Les Houches 2 102 € 1 494 €
28 Brides les Bains 2 065 € 1 392 €
29 Champagny en Vanoise 2 040 € 1 442 €
30 Les Arcs 2 010 € 1 392 €

The 30 cheapest ski resorts

Rank Row Labels Coût total stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) Total cost of stay 2 adults (excluding transport & food)
1 Pond of Lers 799 € 536 €
2 Bramans 830 € 580 €
3 Nistos 835 € 560 €
4 Prabouré 835 € 560 €
5 Le Bleymard – Mont Lozère 852 € 570 €
6 Le Grand Valtin 854 € 560 €
7 Lus la Jarjatte 855 € 572 €
8 Needles in Queyras 866 € 580 €
9 The Lodge of the Guards 867 € 580 €
10 Les Estables – Mezenc 883 € 590 €
11 Céüze 885 € 580 €
12 Val d’Azun 888 € 582 €
13 White Lake 897 € 600 €
14 Beille 906 € 606 €
15 Larche 910 € 596 €
16 Laguiole 928 € 620 €
17 Brameloup 928 € 620 €
18 La Planche des Belles Filles 929 € 620 €
19 Gaschney 360 934 € 624 €
20 Bussang – Larcenaire 944 € 630 €

Methodology and source of information

Data Source: This information is from the official websites of the 232 ski resorts in France, and whose rates have been collected between September and November 2020 for Winter 2021 vacations.

The results by village The results for the mountain villages can be consulted on the individual cards, available at since the menu on the right of your screen.

Link to the press release : https://www.relations-publiques.pro/176955/vacances-dhiver-un-francais-depense-en-moyenne-445e-pour-un-sejour-au-ski-chiffres-et-infographie.html

Appendix: the health protocol

And as a reminder, here is the health protocol which is implemented in French ski resorts, in order to preserve the health of seasonal workers and holidaymakers.

Sanitary Protocol Ski Resort
Sanitary protocol in ski resorts

Videos

Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/etude-cout-des-vacances-ski/?rand=9113

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