The Top 5 Ski Resorts for Nightlife in the Alps!
Looking to ski AND party hard? Then look no further, these are the resorts that you can’t miss!
St Anton might be famous for its off-piste descents & steep slopes, but if you are more into nightlife than anything else, then this is the ski resort for you. Dotted all over the mountain are igloos & ice bars ready to serve the keenest of those a shot or two, but the main attraction is the Galzig piste which is the main route back to town from some of the resorts most famous runs. Lined by bars & restaurants, it is home to 2 of the world’s most famous après bars – the Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kanguruh – whose thumping music, table top dancing & free-flowing beer tempts skiers to stop in on their way home. Once the music dies down on the piste, there are many fantastic options in town to carry on the party into the wee hours of the night.
Popular with the Brits who definitely know how to party, Meribel is one of the most pumping mountain towns in the Alps. Starting high on the mountain at one of the most famous après-ski bars in the world, the Folie Douce, you then slowly make your way back to the village, stopping in at the Rond Point for a bit more dancing on your way home. Once back in town, O’Sullivans and Jacks are the places to be. If you want to keep going til the sun comes up, there is no better place than to finish off at than Le Loft.
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Popular with hard-core skiers, celebrities and even royalty, the party scene in Verbier is as varied as it comes. Starting on the mountain, Le Mouton Noir and L’Ice Cube Bar are the places to begin the marathon that is après drinking in Verbier. Once you have made it down the slopes into the village, the real party starts (if you can handle it!) at two main spots – Le Mouton Noir, popular with Brits & local ski instructors or Farinet Hotel’s Après Ski Bar – THE place to be for when you want to let loose. With its daily live music, table top dancing and sliding roof letting revellers dance under the stars (or snowflakes), if you love a good après-ski experience, this is one bar you cannot pass up.
Val has a reputation for being one of the liveliest resorts in the French Alps and no matter what kind of experience you are looking for, you will find it here. With an exorbitant number of on-mountain bars to choose from, the king of the hill is definitely La Folie Douce, which sits at the top of the La Daille gondola. With a DJ banging out euro-pop tunes, performers & magnums being passed around like bottles of water, this place is not for the faint hearted. Cocorico down the bottom of the Solaise comes a close second for an on-mountain party if the Folie Douce isn’t your scene. Off the mountain, The Morris Pub is a British pub popular with seasonairres, and Le Petit Danois serves free shots during happy hour. If you’re still going at 10pm, you can make your way to the legendary Dick’s Tea Bar which has been looking after Val d’Isere’s party lovers for over 30 years.
With more bars per square km than any other European ski resort, and pints costing as little as £1, it’s no wonder Borovets has become the new go-to destination for people looking for good-value fun. With a huge variety of bars, clubs & restaurants catering to all types of revellers, it is not uncommon to see stag parties enjoying a pub crawl whilst families head off to eat. If you are thinking of heading over, all the action starts in the centre of town opposite the Samokov Hotel and keeps going around from there.
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