Best Resorts For Après Ski

Skiing Holidays: Get your après-ski boots on Best Resorts For Après Ski with Inghams skiing holidays. Try these resorts and bars for some of the best après-ski in town!

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 St Anton - Moosewirt


 St Christoph



Courchevel - Les Caves

Chamomix - Le Garage



Davos - Bolgen Plaza and DJs 
and table dancing in the Jatz Hut

Verbier - The Farm, Coco Club
& Farinet

Zermatt - Schneewittchen disco, Brown Cow, Vernissage and the 'Cave' nightclub


Jackson Hole


Selva & Ortisei





St Moritz - Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Klosters - Piano Bar at Silvretta Park Hotel


Val d’Isère  is home to
the original Dick’s Tea Bar

Alpe d’Huez or Méribel for Jacks Bar



Lake Louise


Grindlewald - Tepee Bar

Zermatt - Hennu Stall Ski Hut & PapperlaPub







Kitzbuhel - 'Romantik Hutt'n'




Zell am See


Niederau  & Oberau




La Plagne




La Villa, “ski boot bop” in Corvara





Pas de la Casa






St Anton



Skiing with Inghams means fun on and off the slopes. Get your après-ski boots on and head out to enjoy what your resort has to offer.

Inghams' guide to the best après-ski will inspire your choice of relaxation and help you choose what suits you how ever you like to unwind.

Skiing holidays:  Best for 'Afternoon' après-ski guide

If you like your après-ski to start early (even at lunchtime!) head for schnapps-happy Austria.

St Anton and Ischgl in particular are well known for their good-time afternoon atmosphere, and many of the bars in Mayrhofen, Söll, Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Obertauern also know how to party.

Whether the music is Europop or traditional, played live or recorded, it’s played loud and the atmosphere is always energetic. Favoured tipples include Glühwein, Jägermeister shots and the marvellous local beer, and prices are generally lower than in much of the rest of the Alps.

Speaking of beer, one must mention the Moosewirt in St Anton where more of it per square metre is reputedly sold in-season than in any other bar in the whole of Europe year round. And the bar is only open from 4-8pm!

Another favourite is Andorra for great value partying and duty free delights. This Germanic theme combines well with all things Italian in the Sud Tyrolean resorts of Selva and Ortisei. Over in Switzerland, the Tepee bar up at Kleine Scheidegg near Grindlewald and Wengen, the Popcorn bar in Saas Fee as well as the PapperlaPub where you can pour your own beer at your table and the popular Hennu Stall Ski Hut in Zermatt are lively afternoon bars.

In France, La Plagne is lots of fun and Méribel isn’t averse to a bit of après-midi partying around the Rond Pont. Val d’Isère is home to Folie Douce restaurant/bar on the mountain always pulls in the crowds. It closes early at 5.30 pm but it is well worth a visit. People always get up and dance on the tables.

Skiing Holidays: Best for 'chilled out' après-ski guide

Inghams has a wide selection of low-key resorts which are well suited for those of you looking for a relaxed post-ski drink followed by a nice quiet evening and a relatively early night, ready for 1st lifs in the morning.

Despite the country’s “oompah” reputation, Austria is home to many of these calmer venues. Try our new snow-sure resort of St Christoph, for example, quiet & small with little going on away from the log fire, swimming pool and sauna of our chalet hotel - although if you do fancy a night out, buses run to and back from lively St Anton until the wee hours.

Kühtai is even higher and just as peaceful. Other relaxed Austrian resorts include Alpbach and Galtür and Westendorf and Filzmoos have only a couple of après-ski bars.

Over in Arabba in the Italian South Tyrol, our most central accommodation, Chalet Karin, sits directly on top of a friendly bar, but after everyone has finished their late afternoon cup of coffee or minor tipple you’d be hard pushed to hear anything louder from here than the sound of tables being wiped. Most of the rest of this well-placed Sella Ronda village is equally as quiet in the evenings.

In Switzerland, the traditional resort of Mürren, in the Jungfrau region, offers the perfect retreat for those who prefer to take it easy. After a day's skiing, stroll along the traffic-free street and pop into one of the little rustic bars for a delicious hot chocolate, or sink into one of the comfy seats in the lounge of the Hotel Eiger.'

Skiing Holidays: Best for 'name dropping' après-ski

Fine hotels, haute cuisine, classy cocktail bars, trendy designer boutiques... yes, you can join the wintersports jetset with Inghams.

In France you can join the Parisienne and Cote d’Azur elite in.... cosmopolitan Courchevel (be seen in Les Caves, reassuringly expensive and ultra cool) chi-chi Chamonix (Le Garage is its largest nightclub and melting pot for all the late night party-goers! It’s popular with holiday-makers, seasonaires and locals, and thus is a cocktail of French, Scandinavian and British).

The best high class resorts to offload a Swiss Franc or two include vivacious Verbier and sophisticated St Moritz. Walk down 'the catwalk of St Moritz' hallway at the famous Badrutt's Palace hotel lined with a selection of bars and restaurants or visit the casino.   The piano bar at the Silvretta Park Hotel in Klosters, a favoured resort of the Windsors, makes also for a pleasant evening of entertainment.

Resorts and bars “to be seen in” in Austria include Ischgl, where you can start partying at the sophisticated Pardorama, at the top of the mountain before riding the gondola down and continuing at the Trofana Alm or Kuhstall bars in the village. In Lech, apres ski starts in sunny Oberlech and continues down the village at the Hotel Krone or Tannbergerhof and if you want to spend money visit the Strolz shop, the Harrods of the Alps.  In Kitzbühel sip champagne in 'Romantik Hutt'n' where more of it is sold than in any other bar in Austria.  Further up the mountain, enjoy the sophisticated 'Alpenhaus VIP bar.  Further south, sophisticated Italians form orderly queues (sic!) for the smart shops of Madonna di Campiglio, the gastronomic delights of La Villa and the “ski boot bop” in Corvara. By the way, these are all new Italian resorts for Inghams this season - we’re pulling our sophisticated socks up.

Skiing Holidays: Best for Family après-ski

Lapland has to be one of the best places on the planet for magical activities away from the ski slopes. For Kids, Santa is there throughout December, of course, but you may not know that you can still visit him in his secret hideaway right up until the end of the wintersports season. Add in reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris, local Sámi culture and a selection of Winter Wonderland activities, and you’ll delight not only the kids.

Further south in Austria has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere and many resorts are good for kids, including Seefeld, Obergurgl, Zell am See, Ellmau and Niederau & Oberau.

Worth a mention are those resorts where one can take advantage of pre-bookable kindergarten such as Filzmoos, Seefeld, St. Johann, Zell am See.

Skiing Holidays: Best for 'Entertainment USA' & Canada' après-ski

If you fancy some “Entertainment USA", just tether your horse next to the raised wooden boardwalks of Jackson Hole in the USA. The whole town is “ye-ha!”, with saloons full of cowboys, Wild West music and dancing.

Over the border in Canada, there’s lots of nightlife in Banff including some absolutely stomping Western music at Wild Bill’s Saloon. And just up the road you can enjoy the weekly Lake Louise Ski Hill torchlight dinner - a real cowboy evening with line dancing and some cracking Western music, followed by torchlit downhill skiing

 Skiing Holidays: Best for 'party' après-ski

Loud music, late night bars and raunchy discos - if you are young enough to be able to burn the candle at both ends, we’ve plenty of lively evening venues for you.

in Mayrhofen, start off at Mo's an American-themed bar with live music at the weekends or the ever popular Scotland Yard British pub before moving on to either the Schlüsselalm or the Arena nightclubs both with resident DJs until the small hours.

in Kitzbühel start off at the Londoner or the Brass Monkey, both with regular live music, before going on to the Take 5 Club the Royal, the Olympia or the Python club for dancing till the small hours.

In St Anton the Picadilly Pub and Postkeller in the Hostel Post are both very popular and have regular live music and are open till the small hours. Also on the main street, Bobo's is a cross between a bar and a nightclub and also serves food.

In Ischgl for sophistication the Pacha nightclub is the place to go (a favourite haunt of Paris Hilton, who celebrated her birthday there last year), whilst is table dancing at the Trofana Tenne and lap dancing at the Coyote Ugly.

Davos in Switzerland has live music at the Bolgen Plaza and DJs and table dancing in the Jatz Hut.  The Farm is one of the “places to be seen” in Verbier - there are plenty more to choose from here including Coco Club and the resort's most popular bar Farinet. In Zermatt, as well as the popular Schneewittchen disco, there’s  Brown Cow, Vernissage and the 'Cave' nightclub where you can dance in to the early hours.

Meanwhile in France, Val d’Isère is home to the original Dick’s Tea Bar and Alpe d’Huez and Méribel can be quite lively at night, check out Jacks Bar.  Livigno in Italy boasts some great bars and clubs including the legendary Kokodi, a favourite haunt with always good party going on.

Soldeu, Arinsal and Pas de la Casa in Andorra are particularly loud and fun (and cheap as chips).

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