Après Ski Holidays

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The art of après ski remains a real cornerstone of the ski holiday and for many it's as important an element of the trip as the skiing itself.

For those that don't know, Après ski in French means 'after ski', and therefore what you do after skiing which has internationally become the meaning for an after ski drink. 

Many alpine resorts and venues offer Après ski in some form! From huge discos, the quiet local or dinner and drinks.

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Where to Après Ski

We have put together a quick overview to make it easier for you to find your perfect Après skiing and snowboarding holiday:



  • Visit St Mortiz for Après ski extravagance, with even a cocktail named after it
  • The resort of Davos is known to keep the drinks flowing
  • Zermatt is the place to be for vodka shots and local music

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  • You can't beat Val d'lsere for parties - especially the famous La Folie Douce
  • Val Thorens offers underground nightclubs so you can party until the early hours
  • For a vibrant town centre with lots of options, it's worth visiting Meribel

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  • Selva offers plenty of bars with snowy scenery outside and games & entertainment inside
  • Cortina offers the luxury version of Après ski with jazz and cocktail bars
  • A great place to enjoy wine by the fire or out on a terrace would be Sauze d'Oulx

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  • St Anton is famous for its Mooserwirt bar which has been going since 1989
  • Bar hopping and following the crowd is popular in the resort of Ischgl
  • If you want to change it up, then head to Lech for the sound of popping champagne corks

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  • Dusty's Bar in Whistler in famous to the locals and tourists alike for some afternoon fun
  • Bar Café d'Epoque in Mont Tremblant is a busy nightclub with trendy cocktails
  • Voted the best bar in Northern Amercia 10 years running, Le P'tit Caribou in Mont Tremblant is a must

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  • Pas de la casa is home to Coll Blanc, a panoramic viewing hot-spot with DJ's from 4pm
  • The Nordic Lounge in Soldeu is stylish and slick, sit back and relax to smooth music
  • Try Paddy's Bar in Pas de la Casa - as you guest it, an Irish bar, full of Irish charm

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Après Ski FAQ's:

What time does Après ski start? - You can of course stop for a lunch time tipple or enjoy a glass with your dinner, but the general rule is once you have finished skiing or snowboarding for the day or once the lifts have shut for that day.

Where is the best place to go for Après Ski? - Europe is renowned for being the best place to visit if you want to enjoy Après ski to its fullest.

Is music part of Après ski? - Of course, this is really the highlight, be it a nightclub, background pub music or live music filling the air.


Inspiration for Après Ski holidays


Top 10 Après bars


We have devised a top 10 après ski bars list - here we let you know where we think the hottest venues in the Alps are located. We'll also tell you why to head to them to get your après fix and what you can expect. Shine up those dancing shoes!

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Top 6 Festivals


Festivals on the slopes - Ranging from music to comedy to parties, these festivals are the places to be at winter and if you've not booked your ski holiday and tickets then now's as good a time as any! Enjoy the party life out on the slopes.

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