White Week for Young People: here's where to go

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Martí Micolau

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It's time to think about the winter holidays and where to spend a pleasant white week full of snow and fun. We refer in particular to young people, both in groups and couples, who wish to combine fun on the slopes with nightlife. Italy and Europe are teeming with places tailored to kids, able to offer stays and prices cheaper than others, and above all a lot of worldly life.

White week for young people: browse our ranking to find the best destinations!


  1. Corvara, Italy
  2. Arinsal, Andorra
  3. Bregenzerwald, Austria
  4. Brunico, Italy
  5. Les Deux Alpes, France
  6. Courchevel, France
  7. Livigno, Italy
  8. Meribel, France
  9. Val Gardena, Italy
  10. Val Thorens, France
  11. Courmayeur, France
  12. Chamonix, France
  13. Mayrhofen, Austria
  14. Ischgl, Austria
  15. St Anton, Austria
  16. User questions and comments

1 - Corvara, Italy

In Alta Badia, Corvara is one of the most famous locations in the Dolomites. Easily accessible from Northern Italy crossing the Brenner motorway, it is located on the Sellaronda circuit, and offers a great deal of fun even extra track: there are the ice stadium, a golf course, many pubs and discopubs (among the best known we remember the Pub Underground). Near the start of the Col Alt cable car it is even possible to dance in boots and overalls every day from 16:00 pm to 20:00 pm! Finally, there are also opportunities for relaxation, with wellness centers equipped with Kneipp paths and foot reflexology.

Also at the level of accommodation Corvara offers a lot, from 5-star hotels to welcoming B & Bs and apartments. During the Christmas period there are apartments for 4 people at € 700,00 per week. If you are interested in practicing Italian sports on the slopes, the daily Skypass costs € 60,00.

  • from Rome to Verona (215 km from Corvara) starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 72,00 per room -

2 - Arinsal, Andorra

Andorra is a European microstate located in the Eastern Pyrenees area, between France and Spain. If you fly to Barcelona, ​​you can reach your destination with the comfortable bus of the Andbus company, which guarantees 3 departures a day and takes less than 4 hours.

In Arinsal there are numerous ski, snowboard and freestyle slopes, which thanks to the gentle slopes and massive terrain are ideal for enthusiasts and amateurs. Only in the ski area Pal / Arinsal - La Massana (Vallnord) are 63 km of slopes and over 23 lifts are available carrying skiers. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1.550 and 2.560 m. The daily ski pass for the Vallnord circuit costs € 41,00.

And once the sporting activity is over, the fun is not lacking since the location is full of bars and discos. Famous Factory and The Derby Irish Pub.

  • from Rome to Barcelona (210 km from Arinsal) starting from € 39,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 81,00 per room -

3 - Bregenzerwald, Austria

This region in the Vorarlberg area offers over 200 km of slopes, connected by free buses and covered by a single ski pass (daily € 54,00), thus making getting around much easier. Coming from Northern Italy, it can be reached by car in about 4 hours crossing Switzerland.

In this region there is also the Grosses Walsertal, a UNESCO biosphere park which has received numerous awards for its sustainability initiatives. Popular attractions in this alpine valley include the St. Gerold priory and the Sonntag-Stein ski resort with the biosphärenpark.haus ranger station. The Walserherbst cultural festival takes place every 2 years in autumn.

The Bregenzerwald offers a good value for money for accommodation in family run hotels, and above all it guarantees the presence of snow, given its excellent position. LuSt Cafe Bar stands out among the best known bars in which to spend pleasant evenings or moments of rest.

  • from Rome to Friedrichshafen (110 km from Bregenzerwald) starting from € 204,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 72,00 per room -

4 - Brunico, Italy

Let's go back to Italy and this time let's talk about Brunico, well-known ski resort in South Tyrol, easily accessible by crossing the Brenner. The area is well equipped 2 cable cars which take skiers from the hamlet of Riscone to Plan de Corones. The daily Skypass costs € 48,00.

A holiday in this area also means visiting the historic center of Brunico, true jewel immersed in the green woods of Val Pusteria. Half a day may be enough, but it is worth it to enjoy the medieval and Tyrolean charm thanks to the typical houses in pastel tones, equipped with erkers and flowered windowsills.

The price of apartments for 4 people for a period of 7 days starts from around € 900,00, but for those who love fun it will be worth it: in the center of Brunico there are many pubs and discos, including Discoteque Life, Zone Pub, Rienzbrau.

  • From Rome to Innsbruck (109 km from Brunico) starting from € 103,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 131,00 per room -

5 - Les Deux Alpes, France

Among the liveliest ski resorts, it is also known as "the Rimini of skiing"... and that says it all! Over 200 km of slopes exciting by day and clubs and discos for the evening. The daily ski pass in high season costs € 49,00, but if you are a student you pay € 44,00.

It is a wonderful French ski resort that extends over 2 sides of the Alps: Venosc and Mont de Lans. It offers the possibility to play sports at all levels. The slopes for alpine skiing are 89 (42 blue and 19 green); at 2.600 m, in the Tourra area, an equipped snow park attracts above all the experts, and there is no shortage of exciting off-piste skiing on about 800 hectares in all directions! The "Ie" glacier area is a favorite with freeriders. For cross-country skiing, there are 3 tracks for a total of 25 km: trails around Deux Alpes, further downstream in Venosc, at high altitude on the glacier, or off-piste with guides. And finally, for the children, Deux Alpes reserves 3 protected toboggan runs, many green slopes, an ice skating rink and 2 kindergartens in the snow.

Any advice on pubs and discos? Polar Bear Pub, The Red Frog, Le Doume's Pub and The Secret for your fun nights and late hours!

  • From Rome to Lyon (130km from Les Deux Alpes) starting from € 96,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 86,00 per room -

6 - Courchevel, France

Let's stay in France to talk about Courchevel this time, another favorite destination for young people. Landing in Geneva, the town can be reached by convenient shuttles that depart the airport every hour. They stop at Brides-les-Bains, where you then take another bus for another hour.

The Courchevel ski resort is part of the Les Trois Vallées area which, with its more than 600 km of slopes, it is the largest ski area in the world. The daily skypass costs € 58,00.

In addition to skiing, do not miss the opportunity to visit the city such as Albertville, site of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, and the surrounding towns. Possibility also to go trekking in the La Vanoise National Park and get to know the Savoy region and Les 3 Vallées. The area is also full of night clubs which remain open until the early hours of the morning. Among the many we point out Schuss Cafè, Bar l'Equipe and Le Bar Joe.

  • From Rome to Geneva (180km from Courchevel) starting from € 40,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 128,00 per room -

7 - Livigno, Italy

Reachable from Milan via Lecco and Bormio, Livigno is famous for being a tax haven: the prices of the goods are exempt from VAT, and for example the fuels cost a third compared to the rest of the Italian territory. And that's not all: with € 35,00 you can buy a carton of cigarettes and with a few euros you can feast on sweets and alcohol.

But Livigno is one of the most complete Lombard ski resorts. The harsh climate that distinguishes it allows you to ski even until late in the season. The town is nestled in a small valley, while the tracks run along the surrounding slopes. There are two separate areas where the same ski pass can be used (daily € 47,00), for a total of 115 km of slopes of various levels from 1.800 to 2.900 meters of altitude: with 12 black, 37 red and 29 blue runs.

For the evening, there is no shortage numerous night clubs for young people: Marcos Pub, Stalet, Bivio Club, Alegra are among the most famous.

  • From Rome to Milan Malpensa (236 km from Livigno) starting from € 87,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 87,00 per room -

8 - Meribel, France

Landing in Lyon, Meribel is connected by a shuttle bus service which guarantees departures from the airport every hour (the journey takes about 4 hours).

Meribel is a ski resort at 1.450 m above sea level in the French Alps and connected with the valley floor and with Brides les Bains thanks to a long cable car. Its 13 surrounding villages bring a unique traditional Savoyard touch, with characteristic wooden chalets. It is part of the Les Trois Vallées ski area: excellent slopes and a wide range of offers for those who love skiing (the daily ski pass costs € 43,60).

But most of all, offers wild nightlife! Meribel at night is always full of young people, many of whom are English. Among the most famous clubs: Rond Point which offers concerts and a party atmosphere every evening, and La Folie Douce.

  • From Rome to Lyon (198km from Meribel) starting from € 47,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 140,00 per room -

9 - Val Gardena, Italy

In Val Gardena (Trentino-Alto Adige), amateurs and enthusiasts can find 175 km of slopes (the daily skypass costs € 47,00), and there is something for all disciplines: skiing, freeride, freestyle. The area can be reached quickly and without stress by crossing the Brenner A22 motorway by car.

The facilities are very modern, and for young people you can find apartments in high season starting from € 900,00. There is also no lack of worldly life: Yello's Music Lounge Bar and Disco Dancing Dalì are among the favorite places for young people.

And if you don't ski, or at least you want to take a break from sport, there are picturesque locations to be discovered: Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena and Santa Cristina.

  • From Rome to Verona (190km from Val Gardena) starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 140,00 per room -

10 - Val Thorens, France

Now here is another French location very popular with young people: it is Val Thorens, a very young station and also part of Les Trois Vallées ski area. Landing in Lyon, it is conveniently connected by the shuttle bus service that guarantees departures from the airport every hour (the journey takes about 5 hours).

Precisely, Val Thorens-Orelle includes 150 km of slopes: 9 black, 30 red, 35 blue and 11 green. The daily Skyass costs € 57,50.

And, of course, here too there is also a very lively nightlife! La Folie Douce is very famous where, from 15:00 to 17:00, young people gather to dance on the tables with music and DJs. The location is full of discos: the best known is Malaysia.

  • From Rome to Lyon (220km from Val Thorens) starting from € 47,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 155,00 per room -

11 - Courmayeur, France

One of the most inn and sought after winter destinations. Courmayeur is a jewel guarded by the highest mountain in the Alps: Mont Blanc, the most imposing massif in Europe. From Italy, the main roads are certainly the Valle d'Aosta State Road 26 and the A5 Turin-Aosta-Courmayeur motorway.

The Courmayeur Mont Blanc ski area, with 100 km of piste and off-piste, perfectly groomed slopes and vertiginous descents, it offers a landscape spectacle that is unparalleled. In Courmayeur the slopes are always accessible thanks to the artificial snow covering over 70% of the area. IS there are slopes suitable for everyone: from beginners to the more experienced (daily skipass from € 55,00).

In winter the cable car is open every evening until midnight, to give the opportunity to stay at high altitude for an aperitif or dinner in one of the many restaurants on the slopes. Super G Italian Mountain Lodge is absolutely the most beautiful and most popular place during the Apres Ski, just as the Bar Roma is considered as the King of the clubs in the center for aperitifs and aperitifs. And for after dinner, the Club Haus 80's is one of the trendiest locations in Courmayeur.

  • From Rome to Turin (148km from Courmayeur) starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 131,00 per room -

12 - Chamonix, France

Between 1.000 and 4.810 m, the Chamonix valley offers a range of varied and complementary activities to combine as you like. When landing in Geneva, you can choose between various bus companies (including Flixbus) that take you to your destination.

First of all, Chamonix offers aincredible variety of slopes of all levels within different sites (daily Skypass € 70,00). And there is also the possibility to try Nordic skiing in the forests and speed-riding, partly on the ground and partly in the sky!

And after so much sport, a little relaxation is what it takes. Chamionix offers numerous choices: from the classic regenerating spa to shopping in the lively streets of the town, without forgetting a delicious snack in one of the many bars in the city. And after dinner, you can choose whether to go wild on a dance floor or whether to try your luck at the casino. Among the most famous clubs, Amnesia Club and Les Caves Chamonix.

  • From Rome to Geneva (83km from Chamonix) starting from € 47,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -

13 - Mayrhofen, Austria

Known location in the Zillertal, at 633 meters above sea level, Mayrhofen is an unmissable destination for all sportsmen of all ages. Traveling by plane, you must land in Salzburg and then continue for a good 2 hours by train, while from northern Italy you can easily reach it in about 4 hours via the A4 and E45.

Along the fabulous slopes of Penken and Ahorn it is pure fun! 53 ski lifts for a total of 133 kilometers of slopes of varying difficulty (Daily Skypass € 57,50). There are 2 ski resorts both easily accessible by cable cars which depart directly from the town center. The most intrepid can try their hand at Vans Penken Park, which reserves 6 areas reserved for freestyle: this is the steepest ski slope in all of Austria.

For evening entertainment we recommend White Lounge, Harakiri Bar, Ice Bar and Arena. For an original and romantic experience, we recommend staying overnight in the igloo village on the Ahorn. As well as we recommend reaching this location during the Christmas period for the famous Christmas market which every year is set up in the Waldfestplatz.

  • From Rome to Salzburg (180km from Mayrhofen) starting from € 164,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 114,00 per room -

14 - Ischgl, Austria

Site in one of the most beautiful regions in the Tyrolean Alps, Ischgl is located at 1.376 meters above sea level, nestled between the Silvretta and Verwall groups, in the heart of the Paznaun valley. Traveling by plane, you must land in Innsbruck and then continue for 2 hours by train with a change at Landeck-Zams, while from Northern Italy it can be reached in about 4 hours 30 minutes through Switzerland.

The Silvretta Arena ski area offers more than 200 km of slopes with descents of all levels of difficulty at an altitude ranging from 1.400 to almost 3.000 meters (daily Skypass € 58,00). The more experienced can try their hand at 11 black runs, bumpy runs and race tracks. For an "out of the ordinary" experience, you can ski to the Swiss duty-free resort of Samnaun, along the smugglers' tour! The reckless young people cannot fail to go, at least once, to the PlayStation Vita Ischgl Snowpark, the largest freestyle fun park in the Alps.

Nicknamed the "Ibiza of the Alps", there is no shortage of nightclubs such as Lucy Wang Ischgl, American Bar Allegra and Kuhstall.

  • From Rome to Innsbruck (105km from Ischgl) starting from € 100,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 127,00 per room -

15 - St Anton, Austria

Considered the capital of winter sports, as well as a popular and popular destination for jet set VIPs, St. Anton, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the cradle of alpine skiing. It is a destination that can also be reached by car from Northern Italy: via Switzerland from Milan or via the Brenner Pass from Verona.

With an average of over 100 days of snow a year, in St. Anton snow is guaranteed. In the Arlberg ski area there are about 340 km of slopes for all levels, equipped with the latest generation of ski lifts (daily Skypass from € 59,00). The stunning fresh snow slopes are so popular that they attract thousands of snow every year freeride enthusiasts. But also cross-country skiers have something to enjoy on the beyond 40 kilometers of cross-country trails.

And after sport, some shopping among the numerous shops and boutiques of the pedestrian area. The best night clubs for après-ski in St. Anton are Krazy Kanguruh, Mooserwirt, Cuba Sports Bar and Taps Coyotes.

  • From Rome to Innsbruck (100 km from St Anton) starting from € 100,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 90,00 per room -

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