The Best Resorts in The Alps for Apres Ski

At the end of a long day on the ski slopes there is nothing more refreshing than a cool beverage at a cosy bar or restaurant. In the world famous resorts such as Whistler and Chamonix you will find a wide variety of these establishments. However, the smaller resorts also have something to offer when it comes to evening entertainment. In this article we’ll take a look at those resorts where enjoyable apres ski is guaranteed.

Les Menuires

There is a definite sense of community at this resort in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallees. The skiers and snowboarders come together for a chat about the day’s activities at stylish bars such as the Tilbury, where a range of ales are available on tap. The fun continues as up-tempo music plays out at La New Pop nightclub.

Courchevel

You should not be surprised to see big name sports and movie stars during your time staying in catered chalets in this French resort. The rich and famous come here for the quality of the snow and the sense of exclusivity. Some are also interested in exploring the pubs and clubs in the local villages. Rockies and the Bubble bar are just a couple of the popular hangouts.

St Anton

After a full day of Alpine skiing on the Austrian mountain of St Anton you might well be in the mood for an ale or glass of wine. Thankfully there are a number of local bars that have won special praise in recent years. You’ll find a youthful crowd of skiers in places such as the Krazy Kanguruh, Moosewirt and Taps. On the other hand, the top quality Anton bar has a more refined clientele and is also within easy walking distance of most luxurious catered chalets.

Verbier

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wonderful catered chalets in this popular Swiss resort. It is on the more expensive end of the scale, however the spend will seem well worth it when you’re zooming down the pristine slopes and revelling in the lively evening atmosphere. The bars have a good reputation and some even have live music nights, where the local guitarists and singers show off their talent.

Val D’Isere

This resort has a special place in the hearts of many European skiers and snowboarders. It offers plenty in the way of daytime activities and really kicks off when the night draws in. In the evenings, make your way from one of the catered chalets to the Cafe Face for a quiet drink or two, before moving on to Dick’s Tea Bar, which stays open until the early hours of the morning. Just remember not to drink too much if you’re planning on following up with a big day of skiing action!