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    Unwind in Style: The Ultimate Guide to Après-Ski in the Alps

    Best après ski bars in Alpine ski resorts

    Determining the “best” après-ski spots in the Alps can be subjective, as it often depends on personal preferences, atmosphere, and the overall experience each individual is seeking. Several factors contribute to making a good après-ski bar, creating an atmosphere that skiers and snowboarders crave after a day on the slopes. Here are some key elements:

    what makes a good après ski spot ?

    1. Location:

    A prime location near the ski slopes or in the heart of the resort village is essential for easy access and visibility. Slope-side bars with sunny terraces or panoramic mountain views offer an ideal setting for après-ski enjoyment.

    2. Ambiance:

    A lively and welcoming atmosphere is crucial for creating the après-ski vibe. The bar should have a cozy and comfortable interior with rustic décor, warm lighting, and perhaps even a crackling fireplace to evoke a sense of Alpine charm.

    3. Music:

    Live music or a carefully curated playlist can enhance the après-ski experience, providing a soundtrack that energizes and uplifts guests. From acoustic sets to DJ mixes, the music should reflect the mood and ambiance of the bar.

    après ski music in bars, Alps
    après-ski Champagne

    4. Drinks Selection:

    A diverse selection of drinks is essential, including local beers, signature cocktails, and hot beverages like mulled wine or spiked hot chocolate. Specialized après-ski drinks or shots can add a festive touch to the menu.

    5. Food Options:

    Offering a range of hearty snacks, appetizers, and comfort foods is important for keeping guests satisfied and fueling their post-slope celebrations. Traditional Alpine fare like fondue, raclette, or charcuterie platters are popular choices.

    6. Outdoor Space:

    A spacious outdoor terrace or sun deck allows guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air and soak up the sun while socializing with friends. Providing ample seating, heating lamps, and cozy blankets ensures comfort in all weather conditions.

    7. Activities and Entertainment:

    Organizing après-ski activities like themed parties, games, or competitions adds an element of excitement and engagement. From trivia nights to beer pong tournaments, these activities encourage interaction and create memorable experiences for guests.

    8. Friendly Staff:

    Attentive and personable staff members contribute to the overall guest experience, providing excellent service with a smile. Knowledgeable bartenders who can recommend drinks or share local insights add to the authenticity of the après-ski bar atmosphere.

    By incorporating these elements, a good après-ski bar can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for skiers and snowboarders seeking to unwind and socialize after a day on the slopes.

    where are the best après ski spots ?

    Several destinations in the Alps are renowned for their vibrant après-ski scenes and diverse offerings. Here are some popular ones:

    1. Verbier, Switzerland:

    Verbier is famous for its lively après-ski scene, with numerous bars and clubs lining the streets of this upscale resort town. The Farinet Après Ski, Le Rouge Verbier and Pub Mont Fort are among the favorites, offering live music, DJs, and a buzzing atmosphere.

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    Krazy Kanguruh après ski St Anton

    2. St. Anton, Austria:

    St. Anton is renowned for its legendary après-ski culture, with bars and clubs bustling with activity long after the lifts close. The Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh are iconic après-ski spots, known for their lively atmosphere, expansive sun terraces, and vibrant après-ski parties.

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    3. Chamonix, France:

    Chamonix differs from most resorts in that the town center is separated from the ski slopes. There are several pubs down the slopes in the various ski sectors, but many of the greatest après ski bars in Chamonix are in the main town.

    Chamonix also has its own La Folie Douce pub, this time as part of a hotel in town rather than a separate après ski bar on the slopes. Featuring a spacious deck for dancing and drinking, as well as high-energy live music performances by singers, DJs, and others.

    Another legendary après ski establishment in Chamonix is Chambre Neuf, located near the train station and offering the ultimate après ski party. Expect to see live music and table dancing. This pub is known for playing out crowd-pleasing music to get everyone in the mood – but get there early since it is standing-room only.


    MOÖ Bar near the station is well worth a visit. This vibrant pub and restaurant offers international food, ice-cold beers and traditional drinks. Soak in the ambiance as you listen to energetic music from the regular live DJ. 

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    La Folie Douce Meribel

    4. Courchevel, France:

    Courchevel is renowned for its upscale après-ski offerings, with chic bars, lounges, and restaurants catering to discerning clientele. Le Tremplin is one of  our favorite, offering stylish décor, gourmet cuisine, and stunning mountain views. We also like La Folie Douce Méribel, located between the Saulire Express between Meribel and Courchevel.

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    5. Val d'Isère, France:

    Val d’Isère boasts a vibrant après-ski scene, with a wide range of bars, pubs, and clubs to suit every taste. La Folie Douce Val d’Isère and Cocorico are renowned for their lively atmosphere, live music, and outdoor parties, attracting skiers and snowboarders from around the world.

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    Apres-ski at Cocorico Val d'Isère

    These are just a few examples of the best après-ski destinations in the Alps, each offering its own unique charm and atmosphere. Whether you prefer lively party scenes, cozy mountain chalets, or gourmet dining experiences, the Alps have something to offer every après-ski enthusiast.

    We hope you have enjoyed our list of the best après ski spots in the Alps. 

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