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 is more a less what it says on the tin, what you do after skiing. Many enjoy finding a bar pumping out music on the slopes or in resort, whilst others prefer a quiet drink or a delectable dish in one of the local pubs or restaurants.
So many alpine resorts and venues throw great parties and it’d be a travesty not to seek them out and get involved while you're on holiday! From dancing on tables (both inside and out), to enjoying a cool one in a hot-tub, or enjoying a great meal at an atmospheric restaurant in the middle of the deserted slopes, there really is something for every occasion.
Between us here at Inghams, we’ve covered a fair bit of ground, both on and off the slopes (for educational purposes of course), so we’ve put together some handy Insider's Guides for our favourite après ski bars and drinks. Why not try and sample some for yourself?
Also, think you know your après ski bars? We've devised a tough quiz to see just how much you love to après - scroll on to find out if you're a blue, red, black or diamond après skier!
If all this is whetting your appetite, then why not let the experts give you a hand to find your perfect après ski trip?
Insider’s Guide: Top 12 Après Ski Bars
We have devised a top 12 après ski bars list because... you know... why not? We'll 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 from these cracking party spots. Shine up those dancing shoes!
Insider’s Guide: Top 3 Ski Festivals
With the start of the ski season almost upon us, it’s time to look at the plethora of cracking line-up of festivals on the slopes. Ranging from music to comedy to parties, these festivals are the places to be this winter and if you've not booked your ski holiday and tickets then now's as good a time as any!
Insider’s Guide: Top 5 Après Ski Drinks
Whether you're a complete beginner who wants to sample the world of skiing and snowboarding before you commit to a holiday to the Alps... or you simply can't get enough of your favourite sport, sometimes visiting a skiing and snowboarding centre here at home is the quick, fun fix you need.