If you’re the type to hit the slopes all day and the bars even harder at night, there’s a place in the Pyrenees that’s been waiting for you.
It’s called Andorra, and it’s a tiny principality between Spain and France that’s wholly dedicated to providing the wildest and snowiest party venue in all of Europe.
How do they do it? By following a simple, fail-proof recipe:
First, sprinkle steady snow over half a dozen individual ski resorts – all within 468 square km (180 square miles) of one another. Add in a heavy hand of drinking establishments and make everything incredibly cheap (did we mention Andorra is a tax-free state?), and the result is one hot winter destination for the young European jet set.
So how do YOU get in on this action?
As the de-facto party guides of Western Europe, Stoke Travel runs a two-night trip to Andorra every weekend from December 1 until April 15. They’ll handle all the hard stuff, like booking a 3-star hotel as home base during the weekend and setting up dinners and drink specials for the group.
Most importantly, they’ve got round-trip transportation from Barcelona covered… because when you’re nursing a multi-day hangover and jello legs from long days on the slopes, there’s nothing better than a coach bus to carry you home.
Not to mention their ‘in’ with the local bouncers and bartenders, which will prove its weight in gold when everyone else is standing in line in the cold waiting to get into the club.
As for snow, they’ve got everyone covered.
Pal-Arinsal scales 63km of ski runs and boasts a full snow park, two freestyle areas, a half-pipe, a boarder-cross area, and a slalom course. If you’re looking for fresh powder, Ordino-Arcalis is probably your best bet in all of Andorra. And don’t worry, all you newbies – Andorra is known for being one of the best ski destinations for beginners in all of Europe.
So grab your boots and let that fresh mountain air cure what ails ya!