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Europe’s Best Après Ski

10 February 2020
Party at mountain bar

Looking for a ski resort where the sun-setting means the party is just getting started?

Neilson Holidays’ list of Europe’s best après and party ski resorts could be all you need to plan your next ski holiday. 

Après in France

When in France, eat, drink and be merry! All in a beautiful mountain setting, complete with a little music and hopefully the last of the day’s sunshine ⁠— that’s French après for you. 

Val d’Isère: The buzzing La Folie Douce in Val d’Isère provides the ultimate high-altitude clubbing experience on the Plein Sud slope. The party starts at 2.30pm and features live DJs, bands and champagne on an outdoor terrace.

La Folie Douce is an extremely popular destination with us Brits! And those staying in Tignes can get in on the fun too by simply skiing over to this famous bar. While visitors to other French resorts like Alpe d’Huez, won’t miss out either as La Folie Douce also has a bar there.

Les Deux Alpes: The Alpine resort of Les Deux Alpes opens early for après, getting the party started in the afternoon before the slopes close. Boasting over 30 bars, there’s plenty to choose from, but Le Pano Bar complete with its DJ sets, dancers and saxophonist is a must visit.

Après in Italy

Relax and unwind off the slopes with laid-back, lengthy dinners followed by chilled-out drinks at comfy bars in Italy. The Italian culture of good food and wine means Italian après , it’s an indulgent affair. 

Val di Fassa: Canazei in Val di Fassa will give you a real feel for après ski in Italy. At sunset, you can ski into the Gran Bar Pecol to try a few drinks from their extensive menu, before visiting At The Cliff for cocktails and a themed night.

Sauze d'Oulx: If you love to chase the après ski happy hours and get in as many inexpensive drinks as possible, a good few nights out in Sauze d'Oulx will suit you just fine! 

Start the partying with slope side dancing to live music at Capanna Mulino. Move on to the town, and the Moncrons bar for a few cocktails or visit the well-liked Irish pub, Paddy McGinty’s where fancy dress is rewarded with a free shot.

Après in Andorra

The Grandvalira ski area has the best choice of après ski in Andorra. With both Scandinavian style bars and outdoor party terraces, there’s plenty of places to party on the piste and in the resort towns.

Soldeu and El Tarter: Soldeu and El Tarter’s Veuve Cliquot slope side bar with its outdoor terrace and lounge offers a smooth assortment of tunes from house DJs. While L’Abarset, a huge al fresco club, with an outstanding tapas restaurant attached to it is another hot après zone. If you stay late, you’ll find yourself partying the night away with the seasonnaires.

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