In 2015, FIS published the 1stedition of the International Report on Children’s Lift Ticket Prices. Three years on in 2018, the second edition has been published.
To gather the data for the report the research team looked at 767 resort websites between October and December 2017 and prices displayed on a resort’s website were recorded. Special prices for groups, travel wholesalers, tourism operators were not taken into consideration as these can vary widely.
The 2 nd edition revealed a number of facts. These include:
- The global average for 1-day child lift pass has risen from 27.81 CHF in 2015 to 32.61 CHF.
- The global average for a 6-day child lift pass has risen from 143.01 CHF in 2015 to 165.23 CHF.
- Only three countries exceeded the global average.
- 37% of resorts offer half priced (or less) tickets for children, an increase of 1% to the last report.
- 67% of resorts offer a discounted price to children aged 16 or younger. This is an increase of 5% from the previous report.
- The number of resorts offering some form of family discount on standard lift ticket prices has decreased from 35% to 32%.
- 9% of the resorts examined offer half priced (or less) tickets for children, a discount for children to the age 16 or and offer some form of family discount on standard lift ticket prices all together. This is nearly double the figure of 5% found in the previous study.
As well as a global analysis, the report also analysed each of the primary ski nations. Compared to the previous report a national average was able to be calculated for each country. Based on the findings the top three cheapest countries for children’s lift tickets are:
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