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Europe’s Top Resorts Raise Prices by 10%, And British Skiers Don’t Care

Skyrocketing energy prices, a weak pound and a wave of strikes are testing the commitment of those heading for the hills this season.

In France, Val Thorens has hiked prices by about 15%.

In France, Val Thorens has hiked prices by about 15%.

Photographer: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

More than 20 of Europe’s leading ski resorts have raised prices by at least 10% for this winter, adding to the challenges facing British snow-lovers after two seasons badly impacted by Covid-19.

Europe’s energy crisis means skiing now will be colder, slower and more expensive, while strikes in Britain mean even getting to and from resorts will be a challenge for many aiming to travel over Christmas.