An ideal spot for couples or families, Vogel is a truly beautiful ski area. Overlooking Lake Bohinj, Vogel is part of the Triglav national park. The modern cable car hauls people up from lakeside to the mountains in minutes, allowing skiers access to the largely treeless terrain which offers ample opportunity for off-piste exploration. Night life is low key, but with capital Ljubljana a little over an hour away, a day trip is perfectly possible.
Average cost of a drink: €2 for a beer, and €5 (£4) for a bottle of wine if you purchase it in the supermarket.
Average cost for a ski pass: A six-day lift pass costs £119.
How to get there: Fly to Ljubljana, then drive down to Bohinj. Private transfers are also available.
Duty-free zone Livigno offers excellent intermediate skiing in an area that should just about keep advanced skiers and snowboarders happy for a week if you’re happy to explore a little off piste. One of the Livigno’s big attractions is its excellent terrain park which has pro-sized jumps (think: house sized!) as well as rails and kickers for mere mortals. The price of food and drink in and around the slopes is all very reasonable – meaning it’s a place popular with the younger ski crowd who come to party.
Average cost of a drink: €3-5 for a beer, depending on which bar you frequent.
Average cost for a ski pass: A 6 day ski pass costs £161, and a day pass costs €30 (£25).
How to get there: Fly to Milan Bergamo, and catch the easy bus transfer up to Livigno.