Got snow fever?

Got Snow Fever

Did you enjoy the snow today? Did it inspire you to seek the slopes? Well if it did and you are thinking of booking a last-minute ski holiday…read on….

We have compiled a list of Ski Resorts throughout Europe as inspiration!

Great Value Ski Resorts

Sestriere, Italy

It has one of the highest Italian ski resort bases at 2,035m elevation, guaranteeing wonderful snow conditions and is the main resort on the deliciously large (and best value!) Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski pass which links Sestriere’s neighbours Oulx (Sauze d’Oulx), Sansicario, Cesana, Claviere and Montgenèvre across the border in France.

Soldeu, Andorra

Cosy Andorran villages offering upmarket hotels, with a vast and varied ski area on the doorstep, with over 200km of piste. An incredible snow record in the past couple of seasons means you’ll be in for a powder treat.

According to the UK Post Office Travel Money Annual Ski Report published in October 2018, Bansko in Bulgaria is ranked as the cheapest ski holiday in Europe. The criteria for the report include the cost of three slope-related expenses – lift pass, equipment hire and lessons and five in-resorts costs, including lunch on the slopes.

What about a Chalet Holiday?

Here are two of our favourites

Chalet Benoite, La Plagne, France

If you are more skiing than the après ski this is the place for you, tucked only 100m from the nearest run and this neatly decorated chalet comes complete with its own sauna and hot tub.

Chalet Salvan, Selva Val Gardena, Italy

This area of the Italian Alps has a reputation for some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, in face, the ski resort of Selva has earned itself a UNESCO natural world heritage status. As well as scenic views, the chalet has easy access to the slopes and resort.

Thinking of a more luxurious option?

Val d’Isere, France

This is a premium French alpine resort with loads of charm and some of the best ski terrain in the world. Originally a small farming village, the town has developed into a modern resort town while maintaining its village feel and sense of tradition. The vast and challenging terrain holds a lifetime of skiing and snowboarding.

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel is the epitome of the perfect Austrian ski resort, with a huge and superb quality piste trail network and an après ski scene that rivals the best in the world.

Cover U-rself

Taking out travel insurance and save you huge sums of money if, for example, there is a family bereavement or other unforeseen circumstances which mean you have to cancel a paid-for trip. We offer travel insurance under the suite of insurance services known as Cover-U. Check it out before booking your trip!

Finance Your Holiday

And don’t forget, we offer quick 24-Hour Loans at a great rate. Remember we don’t charge any fees.

Call 063 98355 or pop into any of our three branches in Kilmallock, Charleville or Kilmallock to apply. You can also email and we will call you back. Click here to use our loan calculator and see how affordable a loan with us really is!

Not a member yet? Don’t worry, joining is easy and new members can apply for loans immediately. Our loan decisions are based on your ability to repay, not how long you have been a member or how much you have saved with us.

Information taken from:,, Cosmopolitan, Evening Standard, UK Post Office Travel Money Annual Ski Report October 2018,,