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Brits could head to eastern European ski resort for stag weekend

Brits planning an action-packed stag party might consider a ski or snowboarding break after it was suggested operators may face a tough winter season.

Crystal Ski claimed holiday providers might feel the effects of the recession, with a lack of cash sending holidaymakers to different destinations.

According to the Post Office's third annual Ski Resort Report, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Slovenia are likely to be popular among those seeking low-cost breaks.

The season will present "serious challenges" to the industry as it struggles to cope with the recession, fuel costs and exchange rate issues, said Crystal Ski managing director Mathew Prior.

"France continues to be the most popular country," he explained. "Austria and Italy also show a small increase as well as Bulgaria."

Mr Prior added that Switzerland has also shown a steady supply of bookings, due to its high altitude resorts being snow sure.

The Post Office figures show Romania's Poiana Brasov resort to be the cheapest destination for UK skiers.