TOP 5 SKI RESORTS FOR STUDENT SKIERS
Tignes – The cheaper, less stuck up sister resort to Val D’isere. Tignes has access to the whole of the Espace Killy which includes 2 glaciers and over 180 miles of pistes it’s hard to imagine yourself getting bored during a trip away. If you want to experience some of the best après in Europe you just have to cross over to neighbouring Val D. Luckily a bus runs between the two resorts but you can always catch a taxi later on if you’re having too much fun.
Val Thorens – If you head to VT for a student trip you can be sure of two things: you’ll be joined by thousands of fellow students and there will be snow. It’s the highest resort in Europe with the highest pub (Frog & Roastbeef) and it’s a hot spot for uni trips. Another plus is that you can take advantage of the entire 3 valleys ski area with a ridiculous 600km of slopes to choose from.
Les Deux Alpes – Soon to become one of the biggest ski resorts on the planet, when it links up with neighbouring Alpe H’Duez in 2018, it’s a prime destination for students. On top of it having the largest skiable glacier in Europe, it has some of the best après and a seemingly endless array of off piste available. For any freestyle skiers out there you have to visit the park that’s been voted Europe’s best park five years running!
Pas De La Casa – Far cheaper option than some others on the list so far. You can pick up a pint for under €2 and expect trips from far and wide taking advantage of the outrageously cheap food and drink. The skiing is perfect for beginners and with night skiing available 3 nights a week you can spend your evenings doing something other than drinking yourself into an oblivion.
LAAX – Park rats unite! This is the resort of your dreams, or at least the one you’ve been looking at in season edits for the last few months. Although you can find four snow parks in the resort, there’s still plenty for beginners to do on the slopes. It does get a lot of sun so those who aren’t huge fans of slush might find it difficult, but who doesn’t love slush?