Top 12 Après Ski Bars

For many skiers, the great resorts are measured not just by what they can offer you on the slopes, but also off of them.

Après skiing remains a big part of the ski experience, and with good reason: the fun, the music and the atmosphere (and sometimes a bit of alcohol) all combine to leave you with great memories and stories to take home with you.

So in no particular order, we’ve put together our 12 favourite après ski bars to help you choose when it comes selecting your ideal ski destination for this winter. See if you can take on our apres ski bar quiz afterwards and prove yourself to be a diamond après skier.

1. La Folie Douce in Alpe d'Huez / Meribel / Val d'Isère, France
2. Mooserwirt in St Anton, Austria
3. Malaysia in Val Thorens, France
4. Le Rond Point in Meribel, France
5. Kuhstall in Ischgl, Austria
6. Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, USA
7. Le Pano Bar in Les Deux Alpes, France
8. Ti-Bar in Tignes, France
9. L'Abarset in Soldeu, Andorra
10. Yeti Bar in Mayrhofen, Austria
11. Farinet in Verbier, Switzerland
12. Meribar in Meribel, France


Folie Douce

Where: Alpe d’Huez / Meribel / Val d’Isère, France
The first La Folie Douce was opened in 1981 in Val d’Isère and the bar has not looked back since. The success of the bar now sees it boasting a stable of three with Alpe d’Huez and Meribel also home to its famous parties. If we had to pick our favourite out of the three, we’d have to say Val D’Isère as it was the original and has a superb location at the top of the La Daille lifts, making it very easy to access and nigh on impossible to miss when in full swing!

Inghams Recommends: We’re going to pick just one of these three great resorts and pluck out Alpe d’Huez. The Chalet Sarenne is a fantastic property complete with outdoor hot-tub and is within convenient range of the Folie Douce.

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 0004 Mooserwirt

Where: St Anton, Austria
You could easy make a top 5 après ski bars for St Anton alone which made picking trying to pick out a couple of its best proved very difficult. Mooserwirt is one of the most famous ski bars in Europe and with good reason. Since 1989, they been entertaining skiers – these quirky Austrians sure know how to throw (not to mention enjoy) a party and if you love your Europop, this is a great place for it as our Operations Assistant Ali will attest: “Mooserwirt is incredible, my highlight was belting out Hey Jude and Robbie Williams’ Angels with loads of people around me doing the exact same!”

Inghams Recommends: Our fantastic Mountain Lodge Chalets: Chalet Albona, Chalet Kapall and Chalet Gampen. All 3 are superbly appointed chalets and share communal pool and sauna, perfect for unwinding after an afternoon of rocking out in Mooserwirt.

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 0006 Malaysia©

Where: Val Thorens, France
This huge underground nightclub has played host to some of music’s best acts and DJs including: Chase & Status, Calvin Harris, Rudimental and Afrojack. This place really is one of the best venues in Europe’s highest ski resort and is located very conveniently on Val Thorens' rue du Caron. You enter through a conspicuous looking chalet and head down to the 700m2 dancefloor! Malaysia stays open to 4am, making it perfect if you’re looking for a long and late party session!

Inghams Recommends: Val Thoren’s Hotel Le Sherpa is a fantastic 4 star hotel and is just minutes from not only the slopes, but the shops and nightlife of this great resort too!

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 0002 Rond Point©

Where: Meribel, France
Le Rond Point, or “the Ronnie” as it’s affectionately known has been a firm favourite in Meribel for decades and is said to be the largest après ski bar in France. It sits just above Meribel’s already vibrant town centre. Michael, our Reservations Manager says: “With a mixture of superb live music and DJs, great drinks deals and an incredible atmosphere. If you’re looking for an amazing après bar in Meribel there are quite a few, but the ‘Ronnie’ is the place to be!”

Inghams Recommends: The magnificent Hotel La Chaudanne boasts a superb central location in Meribel, meaning it’s an easy one to stumble back to after an afternoon of revelling at “the Ronnie”!

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 0008 Kuhstall©

Where: Ischgl, Austria
Kuhstall translates into English as “cowshed” (SPOILER ALERT: more Austrian quirkiness afoot) and the only reason we can think of for such a name is that they pack revellers into this traditional wooden bar like cattle. Adam from our Marketing team says: “This place gets crowded pretty much any and every day of the week as it’s located right in Ischgl’s bustling centre, just 100m away from the Silvrettabahn, meaning it couldn’t be easier to access after a day on the slopes.”

Inghams Recommends: The Hotel Val Sinestra sits right by Ischgl après ski haven and the main Silvrettabahn. It is a great option for those on a budget, meaning you’ll have more to spend at the bar!

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 0005 Million Dollar Cowboy Bar©

Where: Jackson Hole, USA
If you love to buckle up and channel your inner cowboy, Jackson Hole and specifically the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is going to be right up your street. This great ski resort is like something out of a great western movie and the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar plays brilliantly on this theme with performances from country greats such as Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr. You’ll also find great locally sourced beer, not to mention some stunning steaks.

Inghams Recommends: The Cowboy Village log cabins are a fantastic place from which to explore Jackson Hole. As you might expect they are situated just a 10 minute walk from the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

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 0003 Pano Bar Deux Alpes©

Where: Les Deux Alpes, France
Les Deux Alpes
is renowned for being one of the hidden gems of French après ski and when you get there it’s easy to see why. The resort itself is compact and within it there are many great bars such as: La Rhumerie, The Secret Bar, Temple Bar and many more. But for pure on-the-slopes après brilliance, you’ve got to head to Le Pano Bar. Situated opposite the Jandri Express mid-station, the party begins at 3pm with a DJ ruling the roost until 5pm.

Inghams Recommends: The Hotel Club Le Panorama is ideally situated just 50m from the slopes and 100m from the nearest lift – so you have fantastic ski access. The facilities at the hotel are also top notch, with a wellness area complete with sauna, whirlpool and steam room, all ideal for unwind after stomping your feet at Le Pano Bar!

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 0001 Ti Bar©

Where: Tignes, France
When you go to Tignes, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to après venues: Loop Bar, Couloir, Grizzly’s and if you want the crème de la crème, Folie Douce is never too far away. We’ve gone for Ti-Bar, famous for its Tequila Tuesdays. This Val Claret based bar is a fantastic venue, renowned for its fun-loving atmosphere and its proximity to the glorious slopes the Espace Killy has to offer.

Inghams Recommends: The Chalet Hotel Le Curling is the perfect place to base your stay in Tignes. Also located in the Val Claret region (just metres from Ti-Bar in fact), you’re just 2 minutes from the ski school meeting point, and you can ski back to within 200m of this great property.

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 0007 Labarset Adsd©

Where: Soldeu, Andorra
fun atmosphere, great slopes and ever-improving infrastructure has seen its popularity grow every year in the UK ski market. Soldeu and Pas de la Casa boast 200km of pistes in the Grandvalira region and L’Abarset is one of El Tartar’s (Soldeu’s neighbour) finest establishments with well-priced drinks and a great atmosphere. From 5pm, the terrace plays host to daily parties with big DJs and artists entertaining the crowds.

Inghams Recommends: Hotel Euro Esqui is a high quality hotel with a wealth of facilities including: indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room as well as a very handy in-house ski shop!

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 0000 Yeti Bar Atma©

Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
has long since been renowned as a real party town, the fact that Snowbombing (one of the world’s biggest and best ski festivals) is hosted here tells you a lot about the kind of fun you can expect during your stay here. The Yeti Bar is just one of the places you can head to in order to see what Mayrhofen’s all about. It’s conveniently located at the base station of the Horburg lift, meaning access to it couldn’t be easier!

Inghams Recommends: Chalet Tirol is based in Mayrhofen’s vibrant centre, giving you great access to the many bars, shops and restaurants the town boasts.

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 0010 Farinet©

Where: Verbier, Switzerland
If the 4 valleys of Verbier aren’t quite enough for you, you’ll be delighted to know that its après ski is top notch. We’ve loved Farinet for a long, long time and Alana, from our Marketing team will tell you why: “Farinet is amazing, the live bands it uses are fantastic and really know how to build a party atmosphere, as do Farinet’s visitors! Best of all, it’s right around the corner from our brilliant Xtra Chalet De Verbier.

Inghams Recommends: Xtra Chalet de Verbier is, as mentioned above, right around the corner from this world famous venues. This superb property also has its own bar in case you need a day off the vibrant of town.

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12. Meribar

© Meribar

Where: Meribel, France

Meribar in Meribel has a fantastic location right by the Chaudanne so you can easily dive into your après after a day on the slopes. Not only are there plenty of drinks on offer but they serve food throughout the day – the nachos are some of the most delicious Meribel has to offer.

The regular live music and excellent (and near endless) supply of beer makes this a perfect place to unwind after a day spent skiing.

Inghams recommends: It has to be the Chalet Hotel Grangettes in Meribel. Located directly above the Meribar you won’t have to stumble too far to get home at the end of the day. The Chalet Hotel Grangettes and Meribar – it’s a match made in après heaven.


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