Apres Ski Resorts
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For many people, the apres-ski is as important as the skiing itself. Maybe it’s the fresh air or the endorphins, but drinking and dancing to what is quite often pretty bad music can take on a whole new meaning when you have tired ski legs and a sense of accomplishment from your day skiing
Our top 6 resorts for apres-ski
St Anton, Austria
The apres-ski in St Anton is world famous, and for good reason. The apres is rowdy, can be found almost everywhere, and is great fun. St Anton is also home to what many consider the spiritual home of apres-ski: the Mooserwirt (which is regularly voted the best apres bar in Austria)
The apres-ski in France is a little less wild than in Austria, and quite a bit more sophisticated, and Chamonix has what is probably the best apres ski in France. The town is filled with bars and pubs and has everything from nightclubs, pubs with live music and quiet bars for a drink and a chat.
The apres-ski in Ischgl follows the same formula deployed throughout the big apres-resorts of Austria: rustic mountain huts, bizarre electro-oopmah music (played loud) and lots of schnapps and Jaegermeister. Only things are bigger and better in Ischgl. Somehow everyone gets into it, and you’ll find teenagers drinking and dancing on tables alongside retirees. Ischgl should be on the bucket list of any serious apres-skier.
If it’s unpretentious, fun and very Austrian apres-ski you’re after, then look no further than Solden. The party starts early on the mountain in one of the many apres bars. They’re never hard to find (follow the loud oompah music). The drinking and dancing then continues late into the morning in one of the many apres-bars such as Bar Mogul and Schirmbar.
Les 2 Alpes, France
Much of the apres-ski in France is gallic and classy, but can also be a little po-faced and serious. Not so in Les Deux Alpes. Loud music plays whilst the beers flow at the mountain-top Pano Bar from the afternoon, before the many bars (there are more than 30 of them open to 2am) spring into action in town. Things then finish up at L’Avalanche club which is open until 6am. Getting first lifts has never been harder.
Val d’Isere, France
As the home of the original Folie Douce (the French apres-ski institution), great apres has always been at the heart of a Val d’Isere ski holiday. For a small village, the variety of bars is astounding; from classy cocktail bars to dingy pubs, and bars with live music to late night clubs with DJs there’s genuinely something for everyone’s apres-ski tastes.