With hostels continuing to grow in popularity year on year, it seems the ski industry is getting in on the action, with more trendy boutique hostels opening up across the Alps.
It’s a cheap and easy alternative for a last minute weekend away, and the best part? It’s simple as a solo skier to meet new people to ski and party with.
It takes just an hour to ski to Alpe d’Huez from the Moontain Hostel, in Oz-en-Oisans, offering a cheap – but most importantly cool – alterative to the traditional, stuffy chalet. Throw out any preconceptions you have around staying in a dusty bed-bunk with moth eaten curtains and dirty kitchens. Moontain would not feel out of place in a European city but alpine chic (lots of wood and hay) with a touch of urban (see the faux graphitized decoration and brightly coloured walls). The wristband I’m given on check in is not only the key to my room, but can also be loaded with money in order to pay for meals (there is no kitchen), drinks at the bar (après is from 4pm every day) or activities.