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22-10-2018, 22:17   #1
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Best Ski Resort for thirty year olds

Hi all,

Looking to book skiing for January or February 2019. Any recommendations?
Looking for something decent for beginners skiing and obviously apres ski craic too, we are single ladies and up for a laugh.

Thanks
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23-10-2018, 12:45   #2
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Hi all,

Looking to book skiing for January or February 2019. Any recommendations?
Looking for something decent for beginners skiing and obviously apres ski craic too, we are single ladies and up for a laugh.

Thanks
AK
From any of the resorts I've been to I'd say Val Thorens or Les 2 Alpes, both have somewhat OK looking green/beginner slopes, and a fairly active nightlife.
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Austria and specifically San Anton is meant to be very good for Apres Ski. It's expensive though..

Livigno in Italy and Soldeu in Andorra are both good for beginners and night life while being cheaper. They are both about a 3-4 hours commute from the nearest airport but have very good slopes for all all levels.

I would suggest you both join a ski school and you can meet with your ski group in the evening if you so choose.
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Livigno is a good recommendation for cheaper nightlife and decent enough skiing. Val Thorens has excellent skiing and possibly better nightlife but would be a little more expensive.
Both places have long-ish transfers of a few hours from what I remember but a mini-bus private transfer would be possible with both and are definitely worth it.
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Mayrhofen or Kirchberg are the best I've experienced for Apres Ski. And great for skiing too.
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Mayhofen would get my vote too there is a bar at the gondola called the ice bar, but only by name, super spot. Skiing is super with well groomed runs.
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any ski resort is good for women - men outnumber women about 6 to 1 typically. you see some girls who let us say who wouldn't do well on their home pistes being in high demand lol. the law of scarcity.

but St.Anton (known as Man Anton!) has very good nightlife for sure. Ischgl has great skiing and lifts but the town is a bit tacky. they are more expensive than some other Austrian resorts but top resorts in France are more expensive again for going out for drinks. but the skiing there wouldn't be the best for beginners, especially the run down to the village in Ischgl.

Kitzbuhel also if the snow is good (lower than some resorts) -> nicest ski town anywhere in Europe imo and good nightlife. More beginner friendly also.

Have never been but Soll is supposed to have decent nightlife. A bit downmarket from the top Austrian resorts tho.
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Soll is crap if you ask me, you might as well be in Carlow or Durham as Austria.
Any attempt at speaking German, doing anything remotely Austrian, trying to find the tacky Austrian Apres Ski music (which is mighty craic), is a waste of time in this Irish/English invaded kip.
Go somewhere with the traditional vibes. Not Soll!
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Soll is crap if you ask me, you might as well be in Carlow or Durham as Austria.
Any attempt at speaking German, doing anything remotely Austrian, trying to find the tacky Austrian Apres Ski music (which is mighty craic), is a waste of time in this Irish/English invaded kip.
Go somewhere with the traditional vibes. Not Soll!
well glad that I have never been then - may be what the OP is looking for tho!
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Mayhofen would get my vote too there is a bar at the gondola called the ice bar, but only by name, super spot. Skiing is super with well groomed runs.
I honestly think the ice bar is the worst apres ski place ever.. alcohol is pure muck in there .. it’s Barron !
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Austria and specifically San Anton is meant to be very good for Apres Ski. It's expensive though..

Livigno in Italy and Soldeu in Andorra are both good for beginners and night life while being cheaper. They are both about a 3-4 hours commute from the nearest airport but have very good slopes for all all levels.

I would suggest you both join a ski school and you can meet with your ski group in the evening if you so choose.
The two famous apres ski bars in San Anton - the Moose (or something like that) and the other one, are both up the slopes. And I think the slope that leads to them is a fairly fast red. Not sure it would be ideal for beginners. Maybe there is a lift up to them as well.
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I honestly think the ice bar is the worst apres ski place ever.. alcohol is pure muck in there .. it’s Barron !
Ice Bar Mayrhofen is great, the place is intentionally barren. Alcohol is the same as everwhere else if I remember correctly - bottles of Schneider Weisse and the like, sure that's all that is in any of them!

Having said that, its a few years since I was there.
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If it’s your first holiday Livigno is a great bet. Tax free so very cheap with loads of easy wide open slopes for beginners too.
St Anton is great for apres but the mountain is too difficult for beginners.
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Ice Bar Mayrhofen is great, the place is intentionally barren. Alcohol is the same as everwhere else if I remember correctly - bottles of Schneider Weisse and the like, sure that's all that is in any of them!

Having said that, its a few years since I was there.
I was there in December 2017 - before that February 2008 - its the same it hasn't changed ... I've been to many après ski bars over the last 10 years and its by far the worst IMO...
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St Anton is great for apres but the mountain is too difficult for beginners.
This is the best advice you've had in this thread.
It has the nightlife you are looking for but most of your group will never ski again, as a resort it's the least beginner friendly I've ever seen.

Tignes is a pretty good all-rounder, beginner friendly (though the return to the village gets very busy by the end of the day) and the upper village has a good nightlife.
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