‘Bowling’ Snowball Bar

+33 4 93 23 16 05
Le Front de Neige, Immeuble St Pierre, Isola 2000, France

Formerly known as La Taniere. One of the liveliest venues in Isola 2000 and attracts a younger audience with it’s up to date playlists and party vibe.

Al Kovo

+39 335 8021622
Al Kovo, Via Louset 6/C, 10058 Sestriere, Italy

Open late into the night and a good alternative to the discotheque in Sestriere, Al Kovo is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike and lively most nights of the week. Twice weekly karaoke is always fun, but be sure to have a few beers first! The other nights generally have live music acts.


+43 5446 3172
Alibi, Dorfstrasse 78, St Anton, Austria

Located opposite Vita Pizzeria, down from the Spar supermarket. Everything you'd expect from a traditional pub - locals, smoking, beer, Guinness, dark wood, bric-a-brac. Open 4pm-1am.    

Alibi Bar

+43 6541 66620
Alibi Bar, A-5753 Saalbach, Austria

One of the bars in Saalbach that somehow manages to seem lively all the time. A good reputation locally for having a decent DJ and a better than normal selection of international music.  

Alpaka Lodge

+33 4 79 06 45 30
Le Lac, Tignes, France

3-star Small English-run hotel with 15 bedrooms, a bar and a sun terrace. Pets are welcome. The Alpaka is the place to stay if you want good food and a comfortable atmosphere. They also have a restaurant that is open to the public. The hotel offers packages throughout the season.

Alpen Pub

+41 27 957 38 28
Alpen Pub, Saas Fee, Switzerland

Underground in a corner of town, this isn't the most obvious pub in Saas Fee. But this small bar is a nice for a relaxed chat. They have a fussball table and electronic dartboard for a bit of extra entertainment. Occasionally they have a one man band which is nice, when he has enough room to play the guitar!!

American Bar

+39 165 846 707
American Bar, Via Roma 43 , 11017 Courmayeur, Italy

Unsurprisingly frequented by tourists, this is a lively venue to spend après-ski or later into the night in. As this is Italy, if you get peckish, there is a range of sweet and savoury crêpes available or sandwiches and hamburgers. Open 12pm-2am.


Amnesia, Bansko, Bulgaria

This is the large club in town playing pop music. Prices are high for Bansko but the atmosphere can be good on Mondays when the drinks are half price for staff party night.

Amsterdam Cafe

+1 604 932 8334
Amsterdam Cafe, Village Square, Whistler, Canada

They have terrace which opens right onto the central square and is a great place to do a bit of people watching. The food served includes shepherds pie, all day breakfast as well as salads, soups and burgers.  Popular with the young crowd they serve delicious hot alcoholic drinks. Open daily 11am - 1am  

Angela’s Cafe

+39 165 883 141
Angela's Cafe, Via M. Collomb 47, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

Angela and Francesco run this cosy bar serving drinks, snacks, tea and coffee.

Annexe bar


+33 4 79 04 06 10
Route du Châtelet, 73550 Les Allues, France

In the main shopping area in Mottaret, next to Pizzeria du Mottaret. An antidote to the mountain's log-and-fire establishments, should you need it. Snacks available.

Anton Bar

MadDogSki Favourite

+43 5446 2408
Anton Bar, opposite the Galzigbahn. Kandaharweg 4, St Anton, Austria

Part of the Aparthotel Anton complex, it offers a different type of apres-ski than the usual euro-trash ski-boot table-dancing fun. With video screen, a DJ from 4-9pm playing music, it fills up very quickly between 3-9pm - in bad weather it is busy all day. Food open 11am-9pm.  

Araucaria Hotel

+33 4 79 09 20 20
Plagne Centre, La Plagne

Recommended for its convenience and facilities, including the only Spa in town,  the Araucaria is based at Plagne Centre. It boasts a welcoming restaurant and bar with buffet style breakfast and other meals a combination of French and traditional savoyard dishes.

Archiv Bar

+43 5583 3734
Archiv Bar, Ambrosiuspassage 229, 6764 Lech, Austria

Trendy apres ski bar in the centre of Lech which attracts a younger audience with dancing and late night cocktails. Open until 2am throughout the winter season.  

Atelier Gourmand

+39 125 307888
Atelier Gourmand, Route Ramey 69, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

Popular apres-ski bar/restaurant conveniently located beside the lifts.

Au Mazot Gourmand

+33 4 5047 1641
85 route de Notre-Dame de la Gorge, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

Relax in this cosy chalet-style cafe/bar for afternoon tea, an aperitif at the wine bar or the house speciality, the Mazot Cocktail.  On Wednesday evenings you can join in, or avoid, the regular Karaoke night, and on Thursdays there’s a popular Jazz evening.  

Auberge du Télé

+33 4 5047 0274
604 route des Moranches 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

Conveniently located at the bottom of the cable car in Les Contamines, Auberge du Télé is popular for apres-ski. This is one of the liveliest bars in town with concerts most Thursday evenings.

Aux Petits Oignons

+33 4 79 08 64 62
Meribel, France

Definitely somewhere to head if you're staying  areas between Meribel centre and the Rond-Point. Reliable cooking in a busy but friendly atmosphere. Open from 7pm with food being served until 10.30pm.  Open daily for lunch from 12-2pm (until 4pm on Sunday). Booking essential.


+33 4 76 80 52 44
5 rue du Cairou, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

For lively apres-ski in Les Deux Alpes try this nightclub which opens from 11pm-4am but usually gets busy from 1am onwards. They offer a free taxi service to take you home at the end of the night.


+33 4 79 06 04 23
Rue de Pigalle, Val d'Isere, France

If you are talking about Val d'Isere, Bananas usually drops into the conversation. The downstairs bar is an infavour apres-ski venue with happy hour between 7-8pm. The restaurant specialises in tex mex, burgers and recently added, curry.  Hard to leave once you are in there!  12pm 'til late.

Bar ‘ouf

+33 4 79 08 04 71
Rue des Rois, 73120 Courchevel 1550, France

Lively bar with a pub atmosphere but unlike most 'pubs' in the resort, this one has mainly French staff who are also friendly. A large TV shows videos and sports but is not too intrusive. Open 12noon - 2am.

Bar Bush

+33 4 50 79 86 62
169, rue du Centre 74260 LES GETS

Run by Scottish owners, a large proportion of customers are British. There is often Sky Sports showing on the television, so sports fans are attracted to the bar. The bar is small, so even with a few customers there is a lively feel, and it is popular with the apres ski scene and saisonnaires.

Bar delle Guides

+39 165 842 435
Bar delle Guides, Viale Monte Bianco 2, 11017 Courmayeur, Italy

This is a simple sports bar in Courmayeur is good for grabbing a beer, a snack or catching an international rugby or football match. If you’re hungry, grab a panini or something a little heavier such as the Open 7pm - 2am

Bar des Alpes


+33 4 50 93 08 15
273 rue de la Poste, 74120 Megeve, France

Internet café with sun terrace in Megeve situated opposite the Post Office.

Bar La Mine

Plagne 1800, La Plagne, France

Decked out with lots of old mining tools and paraphenalia.  

Bar le Cosy

+41 27 771 68405
Bar le Cosy, Route de la Poste, Verbier, Switzerland

Let the name of this apres ski bar lure you in after a cold day on the slopes; there's a sunny terrace where you can sit and watch the world go by. Known for its choice of local and international wine, from around 6chf a glass. Open daily throughout the season 9am - midnight.

Bar le XV

+33 4 79 06 01 40
Val d'Isere, France

As the name might suggest, this bar has a rugby theme. However don't expect to see Bath vs Wasps (for this try Pacific sports bar), as it is very French. Lots of atmosphere whilst not being overly busy. Open 11am-1am, happy hour 5-7pm.

Bar Les Rhodos

+33 4 5091 6150
140 Route de Notre-Dame de la Gorge, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

Bar Les Rhodes is the oldest bar in Les Contamines as is run by the lovely Sam and Céline. As well as being a popular spot for apres-ski, this bar/cafe serves sandwiches and other snacks.

Bar Rond


+33 6 26 95 03 77
Galerie des Hauts-Forts, Village des Dromonts, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A convenient meeting place in Avoriaz for an après ski beer. Right in the centre of resort and easily accessible for everyone.


Route de la Montee, Meribel

Located in Meribel next to the baker, near the main square. Convenient for the centre of the resort, this spacious bar is slick in a low-key way. Comfortable seating, wooden panelling and pool tables. Plasma screen for major sports events. Open from noon-2am.

Base Camp


+359 749 8 30 58
Basecamp, Bansko, Bulgaria

Slightly out of town near the stadium, an atmospheric bar with cheap beer, regular live bands and a good crowd of local extreme team.


+43 5287 8570
Batzenkeller, Badhotel Kirchler, 765 Hintertux, 6294 Tux, Austria

Attached to the Hotel Kirchler this rather bizarre looking disco is one of the places to go after dark if staying in Hintertux itself. Expect the usual mix of alpine and slightly outdated international music!

Bauers Ski Alm

+43 6541 6213405
Bauers Ski Alm, A-5753 Saalbach, Skiliftstraße Austria

A lively apres ski venue with an indoor and outdoor bar, located at the foot of the nursery area. It has a real international feel to it as tourists from many countries mingle effortlessly with locals.  


MadDogSki Favourite

+43 5446 30203
Hannes-schneider-weg 1, St Anton, Austria

Situated on the first floor-floor of the Well.com centre (opposite the old railway station). A large open-plan restaurant, Ben venuto is unique in St Anton, offering upmarket dishes cooked in an open-fronted kitchen area. There's a good selection of wine. Open 11am-11pm.  

Bergsinn Cafe

+43 5356 66818
Bergsinn Cafe, Vorderstadt 21, 6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

A very stylish modern bar in Kitzbuhel. They have regular happy hours and cocktails this is one of 'the' places to be seen in Kitzbuhel. Free internet is available here. Open Monday - Saturday, 9am - 1am, Sunday 11am to 1am.

Bistrot des Sports

+33 4 50 53 00 46
182 rue Vallot, 74400 Chamonix, France

Very French and a great place to soak up the real atmosphere of Chamonix. Locals mix with visitors over a pastis or a pression and the lively chat and warm atmosphere are a real pleasure. The mezzanine restaurant serves a good traditional Savoyarde menu.

Bivio Club

+39 342 996 137
Bivio Club, Via Plan 422/A, 23030 Livigno, Italy

A live music bar in Livigno located under the 4 star Hotel Bivio in the centre of resort. Tends to get lively after dinner and stays busy until the early hours. Plenty of decent bands through the winter and DJs on the other nights.  

Black Bear

+33 4 50 75 40 81
Rue des Pistes 74260 LES GETS

One of the larger bars in Les Gets, the Black Bear has a welcoming ambience with wooden table and chairs, as well as a lounge area where tables can be reserve. There is a relatively large covered terrace with patio heaters which is nice for enjoying an apres-ski

Black Bull

Black Bull, Saas Fee, Switzerland

Another outdoor bar right in the middle of Saas Fee which is heard before it is seen, always packed with enthusiastic tourists and locals happy to bounce around to 80's classics. It closes at 7pm due to noise restrictions, when it's either time to think about dinner or progress onto the other bars.  

Blue Girl

+33 4 79 06 51 53
Sefcotel building, Tignes, France

Nightclub with French euro-pop and techno with a sprinkling of R'n'B songs that will get you on the dance floor. Blue girl is also famous for its popular weekly sexy show - female strippers (which, it has to be said, may not be for everyone). Open 11pm-4am.

Blue Note

+33 4 79 06 80 17
Val d'Isere, France

A recent addition to Val, located under the hotel Mercure opposite the ESF office. Serving up all your classic drinks to a mixture of jazz and funk. Atmospheric and friendly with free nibbles and specials during apres ski

Board Room

+33 4 76 79 08 89
Avenue de la Muzelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

For a small après-ski bar in Les Deux Alpes, try people-watching from the Board Room's outdoor decking half way down the Avenue de la Muzelle. There are two big screens that play either sport or music. They are open from 10am until 2am.

Bobby’s Bar


+41 81 834 42 83
Bobby's Bar, Via dal Bagn 50a, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

A popular apres ski haunt for the English clientele in St Moritz with a fine selection of beers on tap and plenty of facilities in terms of darts boards, games machines, pool tables. It also serves bar snacks and has 8 internet café terminals for public use.  

Bobby’s Kegelbar


+43 6541 6389
Bobby's Kegelbar, Unterdorf Nr. 353, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

Lively pub in Saalbach which is a firm favourite with the Brits. What it lack in charm it makes up for with plenty of activities and a good fun atmosphere. Plenty of things to do such as darts, pool, table football and video games. Bowling is also on offer.  


+43 5446 42788
Bodega, Dorfstrasse, St Anton, Austria

The only tapas restaurant in town and being quite compact it can get uncomfortably crowded inside. There is live music but the schedule varies so check with the bar before planning your night. Their tapas includes chorizo, Serrano ham and a good selection of fish.  Wine is expensive. Open 3pm-1am.  

Boubou Bar

+33 4 79 06 22 15
Val d'Isere, France

A small French run bar run by Bou Bou himself. This bar is located at the foot of the nursery slopes in the centre of Val. This place is not for the price sensitive or francophobes. Open 10am-7pm.

Brasserie Les Cimes

+33 4 50 90 89 64
Place du Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Half-bar and half-restaurant, located in the square of Flaine Forum, next door to the Ski Set sports shop. Karaoke two nights a week in the winter season.

Broken bar disco

+41 27 967 1931
Bahnhofstrasse 41, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

The Hotel Post is on the main street near the Alpine centre and is home to the Broken Bar,  located under the oldest vaulted cellar roof in the village. One of the most famous clubs in town, you can dance away to a variety of tunes on a wine barrel. Open 10pm-3.30am.

Buffalo Bills Bar and Grill

+1 604 932 6613
Buffalo Bills, Whistler, Canada

This is a lively bar with a large dance floor, lots of seating and TV's to catch the game. Live bands or a DJ. A must for a good night out in Whistler. Located: near the Conference Centre, Main Village

By Night Tavern

33 4 79 08 39 75
L'Ourse Bleue, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Enter down a strange red mock-leather padded corridor into a fairly basic bar with TV screens and pool tables. Open 5pm - 2am.

Cafe Chaud


+33 6 89 33 32 61
112 Chemin de la Coutettaz, 74110 Morzine, France

The tropical scene takes some getting used to - sitting in a basket chair next to a palm tree is slightly strange in a ski town! Locals tend to go here and people who enjoy live music. There is a good food menu at mid-range prices in the adjoining restaurant. Opening hours: 4pm- 2am

Cafe Face

+33 4 79 29 80
Rue de Pigalle, Val d'Isere, France

Situated opposite Dicks tea bar. A modern interior with a very cosmopolitan atmospher. Cafe Face is popular with the gay crowd and has played host to a number of celebrities (Bono, Fat Boy Slim to name drop but a few). Open 4pm-1am, opens at 5pm during early or late season, happy hour 4.30-9pm.

Cafe la Terrasse

+33 4 50 53 09 95
43 Place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix, France

This beautiful original art nouveau building sits right at the centre of the town square and its locality means its a great meeting point. The two floors are open from 4pm - 2am, with happy hour offers, live music and an even livelier atmosphere as the night proceeds. Very popular with resort workers and at New Year's Eve when you have a crow's nest view of the Town Square celebrations.

Capri Lounge

+41 81 921 21 20

A funky little bar attached to the Backpacker Deluxe Hotel Capricorn near to Laax-Murschetg. Vegetarian snacks available.

Carpe Diem

+33 4 50 90 34 59
Route De La Barliette, 74300 Les Carroz, France

Lively apres-ski bar in Les Carroz on the Route de la Barliette open from 2 pm. People usually tend to move on to Carpe around midnight, before the Point shuts.

Casino – Cauterets

+33 5 62 92 52 14
Esplanade des Oeufs, 65110 Cauterets, France

The impressive casino is housed in a beautiful Victorian building.  44 slot machines, two game tables as well as two cinemas.  There's also a bar and restaurant with large open air terrace.


+43 66448 30303
Castello, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

70's style apres-ski bar in Saalbach within the Saalbacherhof Hotel at the end of the main street. Try to get in early before the live music starts. No entry fee in the afternoon but the bar is transformed into a nightclub later on and at that point they start charging.  

Chalet Chardons

+ 33 4 79 06 53 39 Booking line 04 93 597 354
Les Brevieres, Tignes, France

A cheap and friendly environment, more a backpackers hostel than a chalet. Famous for people going for a holiday and end up staying for the season! Great if you're travelling alone. A busy les Brevieres bar is attached.

Chambre Neuf

+33 4 50 55 89 81
272 av Michel Croz, 74400 Chamonix, France

Beneath the Hotel Gustavia beats the liveliest apres-ski heart.  Lots of fun in the evenings and more chilled in the day - open for coffee from 7am.  Serves a good selection of food and snacks throughout the day, and dinner in the evening. Open 7am-2am


+43 5444 5633
Champagner Huette, Dorfstrasse 85, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

This cosy and traditional après-ski bar specialises in Champagne, and is connected to the Romantica Hotel. It’s a little less raucous than some of the other bars in Ischgl, but is still a warm and friendly après-ski destination for those looking to celebrate in style.  

Charly’s Treff

+43 3687 23544
Charly's Treff, Coburgstrass 626, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Sit outside and enjoy the apres ski whilst watching the skiers tackle the neighbouring black run back to the resort. Also known as Planaistub'n this is a popular meeting place. Try the local Schladminger beer on tap. Located at the bottom of the Planai.


+33 4 79 09 20 72
Belle Plagne, La Plagne, France

This is a decent, unassuming bar that doubles as a good tex-mex restaurant. A favourite with the British seasonnaires, it often starts to get busy early. You can get a good value plat du jour at lunchtime, with a drink cheaper than you'd pay in some piste restaurants.

Chez le Gaulois

+33 4 7906 3473
Centre commercial Le Valaisan II, 73700 La Rosière, France

This little find is a quieter, more sophisticated wine bar ideal for winding down after a day on the slopes.


+39 165 884 783
Chocolat,Loc. Entreves 2, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

They serve pastries, praline, ice-cream, coffee, hot chocolate. Everything is homemade.

Chrome Bar

+33 4 79 07 25 83
La Tania, France

The Chrome Bar is a big hit with visitors and season workers, attracting a young clientele and some decent live bands. It’s location right next to the main piste is a major selling point. When you get hungry but don’t want to leave, don’t worry as they also do a club sandwich for under euros!

Cinammon Bear Bar

+1 604 932 1982
Cinammon Bear Bar, Whistler, Canada

This cosy lounge bar in Whistler has great atmosphere with big screen TV's, great for watching sports. It's popular with the locals and you can unwind in their big leather chairs or play some pool with your friends. Located: inside the Hilton Hotel

Club 74

+33 4 50 90 04 69
Route De La Barliette, 74300 Les Carroz, France

The only nightclub in Les Carroz for buzzing apres-ski that fills up with locals and tourists alike every weekend. Ladies are free though they have to pay to put jackets away. Brace yourself, there are fish tanks on the wall, a cage and rather spectacular laser. Some weeks also boast 'show sexy' and the equally popular transvestite night. Open Thursday to Saturday only.



+33 4 50 21 09 91
182 Route Edmond de Rothschild, 74120 Megève, France

One of the more popular bars in Megeve which often has live music and DJs, often packed with seasonnaires. Open 4.30pm-5am.



+33 4 50 53 69 70
80 rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix

This is a good bar and cafe as well as being a good place to go online.

Dancing Sasquatch

+1 403 762 4002
Dancing Sasquatch, 120 Banff Avenue, Box 458 Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L1A6

This is a lively, popular nightclub in Banff guaranteeing you a good night out. There are regular events taking place throughout the season from live bands to renowned Open daily 9pm - 2am.  

Devil’s Place

+41 81 836 60 00
Devil's Place, Via Dim Lej 6, 7500 St.Moritz, Switzerland

This wonderful bar in St. Moritz is part of the Waldhaus-am-See hotel and boasts over 2500 different types of whisky. They also have an impressive 42-page wine list. And once you are home you can top up via their online whisky shop! Open daily from 4pm until around midnight.

Dick’s Tea Bar

+33 6 51 39 99 81
Dicks Tea Bar Rue du Parc des Sports Val d'Isere 73150 France

This legendary bar is again being run as an independent bar following a full refurb. Booking a table is recommended and settle in for a great night with music and drinks. Open 10pm - 5am  

Dixie Bar


+33 4 50 79 27 83
Town Centre, Morzine, France

Three bars in one - the Irish Pub, British Pub and Spanish bar, located at the bottom of the town near the church.  A well-conceived variation on the standard 'Irish Pub' with a great atmosphere and big screens visible from just about all seats. You can enjoy a game of pool in the British pub and sample the delights of Tapas on offer in the Spanish bar. If you don't like live sports on TV, this is probably one to avoid on big match days. Open daily 2pm - 2am.

DJ Mox Kasermandl

+43 5287 86882
DJ Mox, Kasermandl Vorderlanersbach 273, 6293 Hintertux, Austria

This bar and restaurant is set in a beautifully restored 16th century farmhouse in Vorderlanersbach. The apres ski is fun but traditional with live music on a Monday and Wednesday, whilst the focus shifts at 6pm to dinner service. Staff are dressed in traditional Tyrolean costume.

Doron Pub


+33 4 79 08 60 02
Route de la Chaudanne, 73550, Meribel

This very lively apres-ski bar in Meribel is popular with visitors and seasonnaires alike. Happy hour runs daily from 4 - 10pm to make sure the party gets rocking. There is live music Monday to Friday with DJs and lots of live bands thoughout the season. Check their website for current schedule of dates.  

Dragon and Thistle Pubs


+39 166 948085
Dragon and Thistle Pubs, Via Jean B. Bich 3 11021 Cervinia

If you are missing pubs from home then you will be pleased you came here - two bars with English / Welsh themes offer reasonably priced drinks and bar snacks until 2.30 am during the season. Located just next to the slopes in an area that houses most of the popular bars.    

Drop Zone Cafe

MadDogSki Favourite

+33 4 79 06 32 59
Secotel building, Val Claret, Tifgnes, France

This French owned bar is a popular place to play pool and listen to French bands that frequently play. Snacks are also served. Open 4pm - 2am.

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ

Good choice for children

+1 604 905 2146
Dusty's Bar and Grill, Creekside, Whistler, Canada

Located: Clost to Creekside Gondola, bottom of Whistler mountain. This is Creekside's most popular and only really large apres-ski venue and has a large patio for when the sun is out. The menu is basic but done well. Popular with families, locals, season workers and day-trippers.

Eiger bar

+41 33 856 54 54
Eiger Bar, Wengen, Switzerland

This small bar is situated inside the Eiger hotel and is very popular with the locals, and a good atmosphere. From the outside it always looks as if it is crowded, but enter the bar through the main hotel as there are always places to sit on the opposite side, without having to squeeze through everyone.


MadDogSki Favourite

+43 5583 2202
Eisbar, Hotel Tannbergerhof, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

A popular start point for après ski in the centre of Lech outside the Hotel Tannbergerhof. Be prepared to end up dancing in your ski boots to cheesy alpen pop music! The superb mulled wine and occasional live music act have helped to cement the ice bar’s status as the best après ski in Lech.

Elevation 1904

+33 4 50 53 00 52
257 av Michel Croz, 74400 Chamonix, France

Despite being the 'Kiwi Cafe', this friendly bar/cafe has a distinctly French flavour in the daytime and a very international crowd in the evenings.  Hugely popular, you'll find a squeeze into this small bar worth it for a good atmosphere and great food too. Very popular for international sports events screenings.


+1 250 344 2443
Eleven 22, 1122 – 10th Avenue South, Golden, BC

A fun and trendy place to eat with plenty of choice on the menu to suit most tastes. The staff are friendly and welcoming, You can either eat on the patio, in the restaurant or chose one of the semi-private rooms for a more intimate dining experience.  


+41 27 967 2431
Bahnhofstrasse ,3920 Zermatt

Set in an old building bursting with character, you can enjoy apres-ski in style in the small Elsie's bar. Champagne and oysters are their speciality but they also have caviar and cocktails or hot-chocolate. You can book a table through their website. Open 4pm-1am.

Fang House

MadDogSki Favourite

+43 676 4091010
Fang House, Nassereinerstrasse 6, St Anton, Austria

The Fang house in St Anton is a busy, vibrant place to enjoy apres-ski, and the best at this end of St Anton. One point of consideration is there's only one loo for women! Open 10am-10pm. Located at the base of the Blue 24, on skier's right of the Nasserein gondola.

Farm Club

+41 27 775 40 00
Farm Club, Rte de Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland

This club boasts to be Verbiers premier place to be seen, for the last 40 years. The Farm club retains its crown as Verbier's most expensive playground where the resort's most glamorous visitors and residents come to party. Open 11pm-4am.


+41 27 958 12 58
Fee-Iglu-Bar, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

An excellent apres-ski venue in Saas Fee next to Hotel Garni Imseng.  Open daily 5 - 11pm

Fer a Cheval

MadDogSki Favourite

+41 27 771 26 69
Fer a Cheval, Rue de Medran, Verbier, Switzerland

This is a popular, laid-back bar and restaurant in Verbier which is a long-standing favourite amongst locals, ski instructors and Brits. Good food includes pizza, pasta and substantial salads. Great apres-ski buzz with free nibbles. Open from 11am-11pm.


+33 4 79 07 78 15
Route ed la Montee, Meribel, France

This is a flexible little place that can bend itself to what you want - a quick drink and some salty snacks, a long session at the bar or (later, on busy nights) a bowl of chilli and some red wine. Tiny though it is, friendly staff make it easy to spend time here. Near the Chaudanne.


+43 5356 63237
Flannigans, Jochbergerstraße 4 , 6370 Kitzbühel , Austria

An Irish pub run by a couple of Northern English lads who used to run Brass Monkey. A good place for a warm welcome, hospitality and general hedonistic fun. They have a pool table, live music and show sport. There are bars in Kitzbuhel and in Zell am See. Open from 4pm every day.  


+43 5444 5543
Freeride, Fimbabahnweg 8, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

The Freeride après-ski lounge bar is located adjacent to the four-star Fliana Hotel. Although dancing on the bar does occur, there are evenings when you can get a seat and a slightly calmer après-ski experience in this modern hotel bar.  


+33 4 50 965 361
46 Galerie du Grand Roc, Argentiere, France

The only real nightclub in Argentiere.  Regular events such as bucking broncos, table tennis and frequent drinks promotions keep it interesting. Don't expect it to be cheap though. Located directly opposite Grand Montets lift.


Funkys, Scheulingstraße 371, 6290 Mayrhofen

A great fun bar and restaurant in the centre of town. The food is the usual fast food selection - burgers, pizzas, chips. The welcome is friendly and the food is good, well worth a visit either for a apres ski session or a quick bite to eat. They also have a take away. Open daily 3pm - 1am


+33 4 50 53 64 49
200, av de l'Aiguille de Midi, 74400 Chamonix, France

Le Garage is open 10pm-4am every night. Unfortunately it is the only nightclub left in Chamonix its' neon lit alcoves and a mirrored dance floor give it a 'tacky' feel!  Its so bad it's fun though and still attracts most of the late night revellers.

Golden Eagle

+43 5444 5671
Golden Eagle Pub, Dorfstrasse 12, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

An archetypal British boozer transplanted to the Alps. This après-ski joint serves reasonably priced drinks and carb-based snacks to a soundtrack of English language rock and blues – just the place for homesick Brits! Open daily 5pm - 1am  


Golosone, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

The most popular bar in town for both locals and tourists. Opens at 4, and usually closes at 1am.  

Graal Club

+33 6 16 79 52 90
Val d'Isere, France

This venue is based in the old garages below the canadienne residence. Open 11pm-4am.


+41 27 967 77 73
Grampis, Bahnhofstrasse 70, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This famous mountain restaurant offers a selection of Italian specialities and wonderful pizzas from the wooden burning stove. The pub has a good feeling and is open 9pm until 2am. Wi-fi is available, free for the first 2 hours when you buy a drink and 5chf per hour after that.

Griz Bar

+1 250 423 2407
5339 Ski Hill Road V0B1M6, Fernie, BC, Canada

A legend in Fernie Alpine Resort for its apres scene since 1962. There is live music ever Saturday and Sunday from 3 - 6pm and on Saturday evening 9pm - midnight. With draft beers on tap and a lively atmosphere you are sure to have a good night here.    

Grizzly’s Bar

+33 4 79 06 34 17
Val Claret, Tignes, France

Grizzly's is in the back of a clothes shop - it's popular during apres-ski to sit on the handcrafted wooden benches on the terrace around the open fire; if it gets cold you can snuggle up under a fur throw or move inside the cosy and ornately decorated bar and warm up by the fire.  Open 9.30am - 1am


+43 3687 22123
Hanglbar, Salzburger Strasse 96, 8970 Schladming, Austria

This is Schladming's oldest bar which when busy, has a great friendly atmosphere. Karaoke is popular here at weekends.  Open from around 8pm till very late.  

Hanselmann Tea Room

+41 81 833 38 64
Hanselmann Tea Room, Via Maistra 8, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

A chilled out apres ski place in the centre of St. Moritz that is popular for tea and cakes at the end of the ski day. This place has been making fresh cakes and ice cream for over a century and is as popular with locals as it is with tourists. They also have a nice relaxed bar area.

Happy Bar


+41 27 957 38 96
Happy Bar, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Towards the end of town this bar is frequented by a generally younger crowd (18-30yrs usually). They play skiing/boarding DVDs on a big screen, and have good modern music, sometimes live bands from all over, and there is usually a great atmosphere in

Happy End

Happy End, Bansko, Bulgaria

This bar/restaurant in Bansko is located right next to the gondola, and is a huge barn of a place. Probably the best looking place in town but somehow it lacks atmosphere and the experience isn't helped by poor service. Prices are high and the European food only ever manages to be okay.

Hemingway’s Club

+41 81 832 32 12
Hemingways Club, Piazza dal Mulin 2, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

One of the livelier venues in St. Moritz, this place can really rock. It opens at 10am and closes whenever it wants, with some people sometimes leaving in time for breakfast!



Hexenhausl, Hinterglemm, Nr 122, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

A small but good apres ski option in Saalbach for those on a budget with affordable prices and plenty of drinks promotions. Look out for the slightly weird model of a witch that strips! Open from 3pm every day in winter and a useful location for internet cafe facilities.  


+43 6541 7212
Hinterhagalm, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

One of the best apres ski in venues in Saalbach with regular live music, and it is likely that you will drink way too much and end up dancing on the tables. The 5pm tea bar is legendary in the valley. The bar is however located above the main nursery area so you will need to ski back into town.  

Hohenhaus Tenne

+43 5287 8501
Hohenhaus Tenne, 6294 Hintertux, Austria

You can almost fall out of the cablecar into the Hohenhaus Tenne and if you do you won’t be disappointed! One of three Tenne bars in Austria with the others being in Lanersbach just down the valley and in Schladming. Drinks are on the expensive side compared to other bars in the area.

Hotel Aubergade

+33 4 50 79 03 69
Av. de Jouxplane, 74110 Morzine, France

This bar and restaurant is right at the foot of the Pleny piste in Morzine, a great place to ski into for lunch or for a spot of apres after a long day on the slopes.    

Hotel Bucaneve

+39 166 949119
Hotel Bucaneve, Piazza Jumeaux, 10 Fraz, 11021 Cervinia

The bar of this charming 4 star hotel is certainly not one of the cheapest options for apres ski but is one of the best spots for a more mature clientele to enjoy a drink in comfort. A beautiful roaring fire dominates the bar and makes it very difficult to go back out in the cold.

Hotel Derby

+41 33 854 54 61
Derby Hotel Grindelwald, Dorfstrasse 75, CH-3818 Grindelwald

A very pleasant 3 star hotel in Grindelwald that also houses a bar, restaurant Cava and late night cellar bar - Gatstube.  The hotel offers suites and rooms for a variety of party size.

Hotel Kandahar

+33 4 79 06 02 39
Val d'Isere, France

Located in the middle of town above the Taverne d'Alsace restaurant. Lovely decor with deep reds and wooden panelling creating a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. Lovely stylish, 3-star hotel.

Hotel le Bois Joli

+33 5 62 92 53 85
1 place du Marechal-Foch, 65110 Cauterets, France

The traditional mountain chalet theme Hotel Le Boise Joli has rooms starting at around €90 per night, based on two people sharing.  Situated in the heart of the town this hotel is also home to the popular Le Ski Bar where you can sit outside and enjoy a drink and snack whilst basking in the sunshine.

Hotel Le Monal

+33 4 79 06 90 07
Route de Val d'Isère, 73640 Sainte Foy, France

This Hotel is an institution in Sainte Foy - 24 rooms with TV. Also has a bar with pizzeria and a pub lounge with open log fire and a wine bar.  The first floor restaurant has panoramic views, the menu includes specialities and international cuisine. A free shuttle bus runs from the hotel to the ski lifts.  

Hotel Le Montana

+33 4 79 08 80 08
73120 La Tania, France

Quite a chilled out place with a piano bar and occasional live jazz music. Prices are a bit higher than elsewhere in town but probably worth it for the nice ambience. The roaring log fire and satellite TV make it very difficult to leave this cosy watering hole!

Hotel Le Montana

+33 4 79 08 80 08
Centre Station, 73120 La Tania, France

Quiet bar area in the hotel lobby with a fire that is lit on colder days. Sit back and enjoy hot chocolate or a civilised cup of tea. No smoking area.

Hotel les Tovets

+33 4 79 08 03 33
Rue du Rocher, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

2-star hotel in Courchevel slap bang in the centre of 1850 facing the slopes.  

Hotel Montana

+43 5583 2460 0
Hotel Montana, Oberlech 279, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

The first apres ski stop for many people at the foot of the pistes in fashionable Oberlech. Don’t be surprised to find that beer drinkers are outnumbered by champagne drinkers though!

Hotel Spinne

+41 33 854 88 88
Hotel Spinne, Familie Andreas und Monic Kaufmann, CH 3818, Grindelwald

A lovely family run 4 star hotel with great views. They have a number of restaurants to suit all tastes. Plenty of room types to choose from and, as expected, there is a wellness centre which has sauna and steam room, and they offer massage treatments. The hotel is also home to the Disco Mescalero.  

Iceberg Piano Bar

+33 4 79 04 14 86 / +33 6 71 85 99 46
Station, 73640 Sainte Foy

This central bar in Sainte Foy is popular for an apres ski drink. Live music in the evenings, usually rock, folk and/or reggae. No smoking area!  Happy hour evey day, 5-6pm. Located near the French ski school and La Bergerie.

Igloo Igloo

+33 4 79 01 16 09
Main Gallerie, La Plagne Centre, France

A stylish bar all in white with polar bear and dancing penguins! They have live bands several nights a week. Probably one of the more expensive bars in La Plagne but it does have a more upmarket feel to it.  The music is often well worth it though!

Il Banditos

+39 127 6929
II Banditos, Miramonti 10, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

One of the two main discos in Sauze and recognised by many Italians as being as the best one. Saturday nights are quite upmarket whereas Fridays are reserved for theme parties (look out for posters) and Tuesday is erotic night with something to entertain both men and women!  

Irish Igloo

+39 340 1289855
Irish Igloo, Piazza Agnelli, 10058 Sestriere, Italy

Regular live music and loads of drinks promotions, this place has a fun vibe and a young clientele. Open until the early hours every night in winter.  

Irish Pub


+39 166 948287
Irish Pub, Hotel Grivola, 11021 Cervinia

Every resort has to have one, and in Cervinia it is part of the Hotel Grivola. The happy hour every afternoon when the lifts close is popular due to plenty of ‘2 for the price of 1’ drinks promotions, and this place has possibly the best selection of beers on tap.

Jack’s Bar

+33 4 79 00 30 94
Tremplin Centre, Meribel, France

Basic bar in Meribel with a welcoming atmosphere that attracts a young crowd. Their website has a full list of all events coming up over the season. Head here for a few drinks and a game of pool. Snacks (pizzas and pies) are served. Open 11am-1am.

Jam Bar

+33 479 00 21 25
Rue de la Poste, Le Lac, Tignes, France

The new owners are Italian and very welcoming, they serve drinks, pasta lunches - all nice and speedy for skiers wanting to get back on the slopes. Great for families or groups. Open 8.30am - 2am


+39 342 970 870
Jpioca, Via Botarel 52, 23030 Livigno, Italy

A nice wine bar in Livigno with an atmosphere that tends to attract a slightly older clientele than some other bars. They offer a nice range of cocktails, the prices of which are helped by the fact that there is no tax in Livigno.  

Jungle Cafe

+33 4 79 07 19 62
Place Basse des Villards, Les Arcs, France

For a lively apres-ski bar in Les Arcs try Le Jungle café at Les Villards with its funky jungle decor and pumping beats is a friendly spot where the cocktails, music and atmosphere may keep you out long past bed time!

Kings Club

+41 81 837 26 70
Kings Club, Badrutt's Palace, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

The most well-known club in St. Moritz and probably one of the most upmarket in Europe. The Kings Club is part of the Badrutts Palace hotel and is open every night in winter from 11pm with a smart-casual dress code. For some special events you may need a black tie!  

Kiwi Bistro Bar

+43 5444 51196
Café Bistro Bar KIWI, Kirchweg 11, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

Kiwi offers a relaxing après-ski option for those who might just as well feel like a hot chocolate as a glass of wine or a beer. They serve an interesting selection of snacks and finger food too. In the Kirchwirt apartment building.  

Kokanee Kabin

Kokanee Kabin, Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

If you fancy a wild night with live bands then this is a great place in Lake Louise. The beer will always be cold and the food is great with sunny decks to relax in when the weather is good. Try their Hot Apple Pie, apple cider and VX Appleton's Rum, mixed together with a hint of cinnamon.    


+39 342 970 379
Via Freita, 1602, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Recognised as the best out and out nightclub in Livigno. Can be quite expensive and in the past they have enforced a minimum drinks spend on busy nights. Tends to hot up after the bars close at 2am and stays open until 5am.

Krumpns Stadl

+43 5256 6236
Krump'n Stadl, Hotel Alpenaussicht, Schlossweg 1, Obergurgl, Austria

A great apres ski bar in Obergurgl, small but atmospheric it can get a bit noisy when overcrowded. There are regular live music acts in the winter season and even when there is no band playing you can rely on DJ Lennon to keep you entertained from 9pm daily.


Kuhstall, Dorfstrasse. 74, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

To find a guaranteed party-ready après-ski crowd, head to the ever-popular Kuhstall. This large, wooden, alpine themed après-ski bar is known in Ischgl for being the place to party hard. It keeps going well past the après-ski hour too, often until 1-2am.  

L’ Ecluse

+33 4 50 02 64 41
Place de l'eglise, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Popular club in La Clusaz. A great setting for some unforgettable nights out, beware the prices.

L’ Igloo – Les Menuires

+33 4 79 00 23 70
Reberty 2000, 73440 Les Menuires, France

Pizza restaurant in Les Menuires offering a nice atmosphere for drinks and a big terrace that comes in to its own during the end of the season sunshine. Located in the upper part of resort on the slopes of Reberty 2000, next door to one of the best eateries Le Ferme du Reberty.

L’ Oisans

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 00 69 20
La Croisette, 73440 Les Menuires, France

A good self-service restaurant for families in Les Menuires with plenty of space on the large terrace for over-energetic children. Carafes of wine are served at pretty good price and added with its great location next to the Montagnettes chairlift at the foot of the pistes, this makes an ideal apres-ski stop.

l’ Opera Discoteque

+33 4 50 79 16 65
Taille du Mas de Pleney, Morzine, France

Typical alpine discotheque, visited by people too drunk to notice the prices. There are elevated cages at the side of the dance floor and its accepted to make a fool of yourself on holiday! Opening hours: 10pm - 5am.

L’ Original Cafe


La Croisette 73440 Les Menuires

This is a new bar for Les Menuires and has already proved popular. There is a terrace for those warmer days and to keep you busy inside there is a telly for sports, snooker table and loads more. Open daily 7.30am - 2am.  

L’Aragon Bar & Brasserie


+33 5 62 92 54 94
1 Rue de Belfort, 65110 Cauterets, France

Great bar and terrace for drinking beers in the sunshine, and evenings.  Most likely to find a party atmosphere here. Located in the heart of the town centre next door to the Mairie.

L’Arc Courchevel

+33 4 79 08 12 74
Porte de Couchevel, 73120 Couchevel 1850, France

Late night venue - probably the closest Courchevel has to a city-style nightclub, with dark corners, chrome and mirrors. Don't even think about arriving before 11pm. Very expensive!

La Bachal

+33 4 50 09 12 95
424 route du Col des Aravis, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Popular apres-ski bar in La Clusaz. Comfortable sofas and table service means you can relax here and often get stuck until the small hours!

La Buvette

+39 165 884156
La Bruvette, Fraz. Entreves, 79, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

A popular low key apres ski bar in La Thuile serving snacks, sandwiches along with hot and cold drinks. Situated at the bottom of the gondola.

La Croix St Maurice

+33 4 50 02 20 05
Grand Central, 74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

3 star restaurant Hotel in the Grand Bornand town square. Central location but can be noisy on market day.

La Floria

+33 4 50 27 08 50
Le Chinaillon, 74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

Busy restaurant near the Floria lift in Le Grand Bornand serving a range of pizza, pasta and regional dishes, and they do deliveries if you can't leave the sofa! This is also a good après ski bar where the ESF congregate. It gets pretty lively so great for a late night out.

La Grolle

+33 4 50 32 39 45
Place de la Patinoire, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Great foot of the slopes bar to enjoy a beer whilst waiting for the ski bus home. Also a restaurant serving some traditional foods.

La Grotte

+33 4 92 24 90 19
4 Place de l’Aravet, Villeneuve, France

Dark, beer filled and inevitably raucus in the evenings. All day food, happy hour drinks 3 - 5pm, good tunes, free wifi and with regular live music acts in the bar its the closest thing to a nightclub left in Villnueve, Serre Chevalier. Open 8am - 2pm.

La Mousse Bar Pub


+33 4 79 00 16 16
La Croisette 73440 Les Menuires, France

A popular apres-ski spot in Les Menuires with a fairly young crowd. Normally 5 computer terminals available and printing is pretty cheap too. The drinks are good value compared to most places, there are more types of beer than you could ever wish for and there is a pool table.

La Tables du Boulanger

BudgetGood choice for children

+33 5 62 92 52 59
5 Rue de Belfort, 65110 Cauterets, France

Try an indulgent myrtle torte at tea time - a delicious local speciality using the famous regional myrtle berry.  Enjoy it at it's best in this cosy wooden mountain chalet themed Salon de The Patisserie.

La Taiga


+33 4 79 08 80 33
73120 La Tania, France

The popular bar known by the locals as ‘The Tiger’ is a stark contrast to the expensive restaurant above it. Drinks are very good value, especially between 5pm and 7 pm and again from 10.30pm – Live music is available every Sunday night in the season.

La Taverna

+33 4 50 79 00 79
Place de loffice de tourisme, Morzine

Good for people who like a quiet place for a drink with table service (Excellent cocktail list all at about 7.50). A slightly older clientele than most bars, with a traditional French ambience. Bar food available at lunchtime only. Opening hours: 6 - 11pm. This Birstro is located in the Hotel Saymoyede.

La Tete Inn

+4 79 55 19 82
Belle Plagne, La Plagne, France

A fun and friendly little bar with milk churns for seats and lots of wood. Regular live music for apres ski from around 10pm. Check the posters and weekly resort guide for who's playing.  

Le Billig

Passage du Mélèze Saint Martin 73440, Saint Martin de Belleville

In the heart of the village, Le Billig offers tapas, table football, darts and pool. The bar also has a TV for live sporting events.

Le Bobsleigh

Plagne 1800, La Plagne, France

In the Hotel Rhododendron, this small and informal bar is a good spot to get together for an apres ski beer and a chat.  

Le Boomerang

+33 4 50 37 76 12
2259 Route des Grande Alpes, 74260, Les Gets, France

Laid back Aussie Hotel/Bar/Restaurant/Internet Cafe and now with Chalet Boomerang. Great Aussie enclave in the middle of the alps. Perfect in summer and even better in winter.

Le Bowling Bar

+33 4 79 09 00 78
Belle Plagne, La Plagne, France

A relaxed bar within the bowling alley in Belle Plagne. A good spot for a quiet drink whether you are bowling or not.

Le Brasero Bar and Restaurant

+33 479 24 49 34
Le Lavachet, Tignes, France

Situated in Le Lavachet centre, to the left of the bus stop. Definitely worth taking a look at. Open 7pm - 2am. Food served 7-11pm. The bar is generally busy with sport or live music most nights, open 10pm-2am.

le Cafe Commerce


+33 5 62 92 50 37
8 ave du General Leclerc, 65110 Cauterets, France

A bar which is popular with locals and has a friendly atmosphere.  Pumping music and a big screen showing extreme skiing and boarding films in the background.

Le Caveau

MadDogSki Favourite

+33 4 79 06 52 32
Centre, Val Claret, Tignes, France

Situated in Val Claret centre through a small door next to sport 2000. The Caveau (cave) is a cosy underground restaurant and probably the most atmospheric in Tignes. Unfortunately the previous owner Thierry has died and reports of the food are not as good under the new owners. However there is still live music regularly and the restaurant is now open at lunchtime. If you try them out please let us know what you think...

Le Caves du Paccaly

+33 4 50 63 37 39
Rond Pont Central, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Lively, funky bar in La Clusaz popular with the trendy locals. Open 4pm - 2am

Le Challenge

+33 4 79 00 78 52
Immeuble le Peclet galerie commerciale, La Croisette, 73440 Les Menuires, France

A traditional apres-ski pub with a genuine French atmosphere in a good central location in Les Menuires. Keep an eye out for possible live bands here during the course of your stay.

Le Chat Bleu

+27 565 12 41
Le Chat Bleu, La Chable, Verbier, Switzerland

This cellar bar in Verbier has replaced the la Tsana.

Le Choucas

+33 4 50 53 03 23
206 rue Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France

Popular après and evening venue in Chamonix opposite The Pub. This place has made a name for itself with great live music 5pm to 11pm, then DJs 'till 5am! Look out for The Wookies, Monday to Friday 5pm - "Soul Funk Pop Rock", five exceptional musicians.

Le Comptoir

+33 4 7906 8317
Centre Commercial Le Valeisan 2, 73700 La Rosiere, Montvalezan, France

This is a sports bar type restaurant/pub which serves ‘pub grub’ - think pizzas, burgers, crepes and soups. Friendly, English-speaking staff run this pub which is open from 8am-2am. A go-to for a quick bite during the day, or an easy carb-filled evening meal before the music kicks off for the night.

Le Cosy Club

Plagne Bellcote, La Plagne, France

Another late starter whose atmosphere depends very much on the night. Sometimes rammed full and sometimes completely dead.  

Le Crocodile

+33 4 93 23 18 80
Le Front de Neige, Immeuble le Malinvern 06420, Isola 2000, France

Whilst there are a few other pretenders to the throne, nobody could really deny the Crocodile its status as king of the après ski. Open from 7pm until 2am.

Le Fantastique – lounge bar

+33 4 50 74 09 15
Village du Festival, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Expanded in recent years and is now a pretty big part of the Avoriaz après scene. Excellent range of cocktails.

Le Fer Rouge

+33 4 50 73 50 29
74360 La Chapelle d'Abondance, France

Restaurant in Chatel that also has it's own in-house microbrewery - be sure to taste their home brew.

Le Frog

+33 4 92 24 71 51 / +33 6 10 17 92 94
3 Chemin Gletiere, 05240 La Salle les Alpes, France

A well run restaurant bar in Serre Chevalier serving traditional French and mountain cuisine with a Scottish twist. Wi-fi access. Open 8am - 1am during the ski season.  

Le Globe Trotters Cafe

+33 4 50 74 06 21
Village des Ruches 74110 Avoriaz, France

A fun venue with a slightly more relaxed atmosphere than many of the other bars in Avoriaz. A wide variety of music and they are normally very obliging if you want to request your favourite tune of the moment!

Le Kilimanjaro

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 07 29 45
Arc 2000, France

A large and friendly restaurant in Arc 2000, with a very wide choice and a childrens menu. Everything from typical Savoyard dishes to gourmet burgers and pizzas. There is a bar within the restaurant. Open every day, lunchtime and evenings. Located on the far side of the main snow front in Arc 2000

Le Kudeta

73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Beautiful restaurant on the piste. Open 'til late.

Le Leeberty

+33 4 79 00 68 49
Immeuble Carlines A2, 73440 Les Menuires, France

One of just two nightclubs in Les Menuires but at least this place is fairly pro-active with regular prize-givings and happy hours. Open well into the early hours every night in season.

Le McKinley

+33 4 7906 5858
Front de neige, La rosière 1850 73700, Montvalezan, France

Located conveniently at the bottom of the slopes, you can ski straight into Le McKinley for a cocktail in their lounge. There is also a restaurant serving up great pizzas. They offer apartments for rent - by different owners - you can contact them via their website. The bar and restaurant close at 10pm.

Le Mousse

+33 4 79 00 16 16
La Croisette 73440 Les Menuires

A lively bar in Les Menuires, with live music and concerts to keep you busy in the evenings.  

Le Peille

Chef Lieu, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Situated in St Jean on the edge of La Clusaz this serves large beers in what look like flower vases. Predominantly French they also do good food and the hosts are very friendly.

Le Poste

+33 4 79 00 74 31
Main Square, Meribel, France

A great bar for apres in Meribel  for when you've exhausted the budget options. The cool, urban bar is the perfect place for a few champagne cocktails. Le Poste has a small terrace where you can enjoy a peaceful coffee during the day.  Open 10am-1.30am.  

Le Pub

+33 4 7940 1924
Centre Commercial Le Valaisan II, 73700 La Rosière, France

The key factor here is that Le Pub is open until 4am for those who wish to carry on and totally destroy any hopes of getting first lifts in the morning. A French nightclub in these parts always seems like a strange place to be, so don’t expect too much, it’s really just somewhere to carry on partying.

Le Pub

+33 4 50 55 92 88
225 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France

This establishment merits a mention thanks to its' warm welcome, central location, high ceilings, extensive selection of beer and heated outdoor seating. It's aimed at the Brit crowd and is popular, especially on sports nights when the big screens are always out.

Le Rencard


+33 45 05 41 402
20 galerie Grande Roc, 74400 Argentiere, France

Popular bar in Argentiere serving excellent beers and snacks and a favourite with fans of reggae music. Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Le Rhodos

Morzine, France

Located in the old town next to the river. Head for the town hall and you can't miss it. Very relaxed, suits most tastes and visited by all sorts of people. 17 en-suite rooms. It has a bar on site but is also close to other bars and restaurants in the local

Le Saloon – La Plagne

+33 4 79 09 06 98
Belle Plagne, La Plagne, France

Complete with happy hour and local DJs, the Saloon bar is a popular choice for some apres-ski and serious dancing. This is the nearest that la Plagne comes to a proper club and is where people tend to go. Not the cheapest place to drink but they do have reasonable happy hour.  

Le Saloon – Val d’Isere

+33 479 40 07 61
Avenue de Telepheriques, Val d'Isere, France

Le Saloon in Val D'Isere is the place to be to party in town. The bar staff are well trained and do their utmost to ensure everybody has a good night. Open 2pm - 1.45am daily throughout the season, beer happy hour 3 - 5pm, cocktail happy hour 8 - 10pm  

Le Saloon – Val Thorens

+33 4 79 00 00 88
Place Peclet Val Thorens, 73440 FRANCE

In the upper part of the resort and one of the most popular après ski bars in resort since opening in 2006. A real party vibe and decent prices on drinks if you stock up during the happy hour periods. Open 3pm- 1.45am daily, happy hour 3 - 5pm, with cocktail happy hour 8 - 10pm.

Le Saloon- Tignes

Val Claret, Tignes, France

This is a wild place to party with the bar maids in their underwear and bar men in french maids outfits, this is definitely not a boring place to spend the evening. A great spot for a heavy night of partying and drinking. Open 3pm - 1.30 am daily throughout the season, happy hour 4 - 7pm.  

Le Savoisien

+33 6 7560 0871
Les Loyers, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

This great local bar is the kind of place where you can mix with the locals, as well as other visiting skiers. It’s a Les Contamines institution and is the top spot in town for a livelier après-ski scene, with dancing often breaking out. Open 12-2pm, 5.30pm - 2am.

Le Shooters

+33 4 50 74 07 22
Place du Snow 74110 Avoriaz, France

A trendy bar in Avoriaz with a young clientele. It has a club feel to the place and quite often has live après ski music that gives way to popular club music later in the evening. One of the later opening bars in resort, staying open until 2am.

le Ski Bar

+33 5 62 92 53 85
1 Place du Marechal Foch, 65110 Cauterets, France

Comfortable chairs and tables outside this bar provide the perfect place to enjoy a drink, relax in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere of the town.  Good central location.

Le Ski Lodge

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 08 81 49
73125 La Tania, France

The Ski Lodge is the heart and soul of the La Tania dining and après scene. Open from 10 am until 2am in the winter with meals served at lunchtime and again from 7pm onwards. Food is surprisingly good value for money and the menu for children is particularly good.

Le Studio

Val Claret, Tignes, France

A stylish French bar, but without the pretension, le Studio is a place for relaxing in comfortable surroundings and meeting friendly French locals. Open 4pm-2am.

Le White

+33 4 50 90 84 76
Flaine Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

The big English / Irish theme pub that is a must in any ski resort! Quite expensive normally with a large beer costing over 6 Euros but becomes better value during the happy hours (5 – 6pm and 9 - 10 pm) Located in the square near the tourist office of Flaine Forum.

Le Yeti

+33 4 50 74 12 78
Plateau entrée-station , 74110 Avoriaz, France

A well-located bar in Avoriaz for après ski with hundreds of deckchairs on the terrace. Service is very much a mixed bag with some very good staff and some bordering on rude in previous seasons.

Les Cinq Rues

+33 4 50 91 90 69
19 passage des Cinq Rues, 74120 Megeve, France

Renown jazz club in Megeve that attracts major artists during the ski season. Said to be one of the older jazz clubs outside of Paris.

Les Deux Guides

+33 4 50 01 15 84
131, Place Grenette, 74450, Le Grand Bornand, France

Apres ski bar in Le Grand Bornand situated in the main square.This has lots of ski and snowboard videos playing and serves excellent cocktails.

Lion Pub

Good choice for children

+359 749 82208
The Lion Bar, Pirin Street, Bansko, Bulgaria

At the top of Pirin Street, this Brits-abroad bar in Bansko serves full English breakfast and Stella from 8am to 4pm!. Very popular with a certain crowd. They do serve a full range of meals throughout the day including a menu for children. There is free wi-fi and a lovely big telly for sporting events.    


Val d'Isere, France

This is a very popular place with locals visitors alike. It is worth booking. The menu has all the usual suspects with pizza and pasta at the bottom end of the price range. Eat and then head downstairs to the Lodge Bar for a bit of dancing and DJ action.  Open 4.30pm-1.30am, happy hour 4.30-7.30pm.


+33 (0)4 79 00 36 58
Parc Olympic, Meribel, France

Meribel's grown-up nightclub. Located in the Parc Olympique sports centre near the Chaudanne (entrance is via the side furtherest from the Chaudanne), Le Loft is a bit more French and sophisticated than Dick's but still accessible - and good fun on its theme evenings. Open from 11pm-4am.


+43 6541 6497
Londoner, 140, 5754 Hinterglemm, Austria

The most lively apres ski venue in the village of Hinterglemm. Owned by the same family that run the Tahnzimmel disco and there is also a lounge bar downstairs with table dancers. Open until the early hours of the morning every night.  

Madlein Club

+43 5444 5226
Madlein Club, Desinotel Madlein, Madleinweg 2, 6561 Ischgl, Austria.

Another style-conscious super-club, Madlein Club (formerly a brach of Pacha) is an Ischgl must for the young party crowd. The place is awash with champagne and sparkly dresses and Paris Hilton has famously thrown a few birthday bashes at this classy nightclub.  


+33 4 79 00 05 25
Place Caron, Val Thorens, France

Don't be fooled by the understated entrance near the Tourist Office. Once you get inside this place just opens up to become a vast classy club with everything you would expect of a late night alpine venue. Drinks are expensive so it tends to attract wealthier visitors over seasonal staff.


+39 342 970 820
Marco's, Via Saroch 591, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Centrally located lively apres-ski bar in the San Rocco area of Livigno. Popular with British visitors for its decent selection of drinks and regular big screen sports events.  

Maxx Fish

+1 604 932 1904
Maxx Fish, Whistler, Canada

This upmarket nighclub in Whistler caters for the hip crowd, Maxx Fish has some of Canada's best known resident DJ's. Located: on the Village Stroll, Main Village. Open Mon, Fri & Saturday 9.30pm - 2am

Melissa’s Bar

+1 403 762 5511
Melissa's Bar, 218 Lynx St, Banff, AB, T1L 1A9

This great sports bar is located above the Landmark Restaurant in Banff. There are TV screens, pool table and happy hour between 4.30 - 7pm - what's not to love! Open daily 7am - 9.30pm  



+33 4 79 00 53 67
Rue De La Chaudanne, Méribel, France, 73550

Despite the great location, this bar in Meribel can be a little soulless at times. They do have live bands playing sometimes at apres and this does improve the atmosphere. The menu offers breakfast from 8.30 -11.30am, lunch from 12-4pm and an apres menu from 4.30-7pm.      

Merlin’s Bar and Grill

+1 604 938 7700
Merlin's Bar and Grill, Upper Village, Whistler, Canada

One of the busiest apres-ski barsin Whistler, and proud of its reputation as a place to party - they even encourage dancing on the bar!  Family friendly until 8pm, after which it is best to retreat elsewhere with the kids. Located: Blackcomb Day-Lodge, base of the Wizard Chairlift, Upper Village.


Miky's, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Popular bar in Livigno that attracts a young crowd by the fact that there is live music or a good DJ most nights of the week. Any bar where you enter via a slide is always going to be pretty cool! Just watch out for the drop at the end.

Milk Pub

+33 4 79 00 48 83
Place du Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Located underneath La Locomotive in place du Forum. Not the largest place in the world but it makes a nice change from the cosy wooden interiors you find almost everywhere else. Access is via a steep staircase so watch your step after a few drinks! Open 5pm-2am.


+39 122 850447
Via Clotes, 3, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

A long standing bar with a relaxed apres ski vibe. It has a tea room with table service and occasionally has live music. Offers a good range of crepes for an apres ski snack. Downstairs there is a lively night club open till 7am.  


+33 6 11 14 96 71
90 Rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix, France

Had Mix been in any other town in the world, it could be described as snooty. However, since bars like this are so lacking around Chamonix, Mix has carved quite a niche for itself. Airy and modern, with lots of steel and stone, the drinks are expensive but feel worth it.  

Monkey Bar

MadDogSki Favourite

+33 4 50 96 64 34
81 Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400 Chamonix, France

The bar itself is large and open-plan, with friendly bar staff and good 'pub grub' style food most evenings. There is a pool table, plenty of seating and large windows looking over the square. Great for grabbing a quick pint with friends.


BudgetMadDogSki Favourite

73120 Courchevel 1650, France

A fantastic lively bar with live bands during the week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The little games room is great for hanging out with your mates somewhere a little quieter than the main bar and the pool table only costs €1 - definitely worth a visit! Open 3pm-2am/4am.

Morris Pub

+33 4 79 06 22 11
Rue Principale, Val d'Isere, France

Moris pub has a good reputation for food including great daily specials that are really good value. This is still the live music venue in Val. One of the biggest bars in town and it is non stop action from apres-ski till late. Nice place to hang out. open 4pm-2am.


+33 4 50 18 46 38
27 Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400 Chamonix, France

This busy Irish-owned bar is a firm favourite with the Brits in town. There are often big-screen sports showing on enormous plasma screens above the bar. Their tremendous fancy-dress 80s-themed parties are always very popular amongst the sizeable ex-pat community.

Nelson Pub

+41 27 771 3151
Nelson Pub, Place Centrale, Verbier, Switzerland

The nearest thing to an English pub, this bar in Verbier attracts a younger clientele, with dark wood panelling and a traditional bar area. There are pool tables and all the main sports matches are shown on TV. Open 8am-2am.

Nestis Ski Bar

+41 27 957 42 11
Nestis Ski Bar, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Popular apres-ski bar in Saas Fee with an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Nestis bar opens at 3:30pm but stays open till 2am for those long staying committed ones. Nestis makes leaving for dinner a challenge as they help turn the day into night.

New Space Bar

+33 4 79 08 23 75
L'Ourse Bleue, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Basic pub with games room, pool table, big screen games and live music through the week. This is the sort of establishment where it doesn't matter if you spill drinks on the floor, in fact some evenings it almost feels obligatory as you're squeezing your way through the packed bar. Open 4pm-4am.

Night club Les Caves de Flaine

+33 4 50 53 92 98
Galerie Marchande Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Chic, design ... This club will be the hottest destination for all your evenings! Rudy and his team welcome you every evening from 10pm to 5am.

Nightbar Kuhstall

+43 6541 6666
Nightbar Kuhstall, Dorfstrasse 212 A-5753 Saalbach, Austria

The most exclusive nightclub in resort is inevitably linked to the most exclusive hotel. The Arena will more than likely charge you for entry and then charge a fortune for drinks once inside. That said, it has good music and occasional live bands. Not worth going before about 11pm.  


+33 4 79 01 05 05
Place Peclet Val Thorens, 73440 FRANCE

Every resort has to have a genuine Irish Pub and Val Thorens is no different! A nice enough place but nothing particulary Irish about the French owner and his predominantly Scandinavian staff!

Osteria dei Vagabondi

+39 347 4302321
Osteria dei Vagabondi, Piazz III Reggimento, Alpini, 27, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

Popular bar in Sauze where the young and lively crowd flocks for the live music every night after 11pm. The party goes on late into the night with a nice mix of international and Italian tunes. Sambuca seems to flow freely, be warned! Run by New Zealanders and well-known for its hospitality.  


BudgetMadDogSki Favourite

Oxygen, Bansko, Bulgaria

Probably the best club/bar in town; hugely popular, excellent prices, a great atmosphere, full of local extreme skiers, weekly DJs from all over Europe etc. The owner is an ex-London DJ. They play a mix of music depending on the night.


Pachamama, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

Bar near the ice rink. Good for apres-ski and as a late bar after the Golosone.

Pacific sports bar

+33 4 79 06 29 19
Rue Principale, Val d'Isere, France

The Pacific is one of the main seasonnaires' hangouts.  Their five plasma screens make it the best place to watch all the live sport. Highly recommended. Open 5,30pm-1am, (earlier peak season or if there is live sport showing).

Paddy McGinty’s


+39 122 850785
Paddy McGinty's, Via Clotes 18, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

Yes you've guessed it.. it's an Irish bar ! Everything you would expect from an Irish bar including Guinness on tap. For around 25 years this bar has also been organising the weekly amateur ski race in resort, which regularly has over 200 entrants. Also offers full English breakfasts from 8am.  

Palo Alto

+33 4 50 91 82 58
192 rue Charles Feige, 74120 Megeve, France

If you're looking for nightclub action in Megeve, reserve a table at Palo Alto which is always ready to accommodate more people thanks to the walls, which expand and contract depending on the amount of people inside.

Papa Caesar’s lounge bar

+41 27 967 1931
Bahnhofstrasse 41, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Post, on the main street near the Alpine Centre. A cosy lounge bar on the first floor that is pleasant to spend time in relaxing and enjoying a cocktail or two. Beware the prices as this is an expensive bar, but it is worth paying the extra for the ambience. Open 6pm-2am.

Papa Joes

+43 3687 20988
Papa Joes, Hauptplatz 39, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Buzzing restaurant and imaginative cocktail bar. The food is rather ambitiously advertised as Caribbean, but in reality is mostly steaks and burgers.  

Papperia pub

+41 27 967 4040
Steinmattenstrasse 34, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Fantastic mid-priced apres-ski bar with an outdoor area complete with new hot tub that gets pretty lively during warmer afternoons. Inside, the crowd dances away to the live bands. Bar snacks are available for the peckish. Open 2.30pm-2am.

Peaks Grill

+1 250 344 4950
Peaks Grill, 1594 Kicking Horse Trail Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0

In the heart of the resort, the Peaks Grill offers a range of meals to suit everybody and is very popular with locals and visitors.  They have a great cocktail menu with classics like Long Island Iced Tea to the Surfer On Acid - the mind boggles. A great place to kick back and relax with a group of friends.  


The Fortuna, Bansko, Bulgaria

Close to the lift, Penguins (formerly The Fortuna) offers a good apres-ski atmosphere, with a selection of pastas, pizzas, salads and burgers. Big screen show most of the sporting events. Half a litre of local larger 3.5 leva.    

Pepita Cafe

+39 165 883 047
Pepita Cafe, Frazione entreves 12, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

A bar/resort restaurant in La Thuile that is great for apres-ski. They serve pizzas and great coffee. Look for the totem pole at 200m from the centre of La Thuile. Closed Wednesday.

Petit danois

+33 4 79 06 27 97
Val d'Isere, France

A Scandinavian bar and restaurant. Great for moving from apres-ski to a meal then onto a night out without leaving the building! The menu offers burgers and currys among others - great choice for all tastes. The friendly staff make you feel like a local.

Piano Bar le Kube

+33 4 79 00 65 10
Chalet du Capricorne, La Croisette, 73440 Les Menuires

This piano bar in Les Menuires is situated in the Chalet du Capricorne and has a relaxing lounge bar atmosphere until 10pm. After that it is more pub-like, with live music and tapas at the bar. Open daily from 5.30pm - 2am throughout the season.


+39 122 76441
Pinky, Piazza Fraiteve 5/N, 10058 Sestriere, Italy

Possibly the most popular meeting point for apres ski due to its convenient location near the slopes. A relaxed and trendy bar and

Pinzgauer Diele

+43 6542 72164
Pinzgauer Diele Kirchengasse 4 5700 Zell am See, Austria

A big après ski bar in the heart of Zell am See, it stays open until the early hours and is one of the better discos in the Alps. International music and a great party vibe will ensure that you spend more time and money in here than originally planned! Great for the young and young at heart.

Pitchouli bar

+33 4 79 06 25 74
73640 Sainte Foy, France

The Sainte Foy après ski hot spot with a relaxed atmosphere, a great terrace plus they do good pizzas. Live bands and a pool table.

Plaza Disco

+33 853 42 40
Plaza Disco, Sunstar Hotel, Grindelwald, Switzerland

If you still have any energy left after a day on the slopes then why not dance the night away at the Plaza Disco - located in the Sunstar Hotel. They have special offers on drinks quite often.


+41 27 957 50 51
Poison, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Open till 3.30am this is a great place for after the bars close. It looks rough on the outside but this dark, underground bar is a gem - if a bit busy and claustrophobic. Music varies depending on the bar staff, drinks are not cheap but by the time you get here, you probably won't need any more anyway!!


+41 27 508 21 01
Popcorn, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

One of the most hippest bars in Saas Fee, Popcorn is the place to be. A bar with a shop, ideal for retail therapy! They have really cool clothes of all shapes and sizes, rather expensive but they have sale racks most of the time. It's open from 8am till 6pm for the clothing part.  


+39 165 846789
Poppy's, 48 Via Circonvallazione, 11017 Courmayeur, Italy

This pub style bar in Courmayeur village has a lively atmosphere during weekends and is well worth a visit if you fancy staying up late in a relatively chilled environment. There is also a smoking room for people that don’t want to stand out in the freezing cold. Open 4pm - 2am.


+43 699 12 755 926
Postalm, Hnr. 184b Alpbach, 6236 Alpbach, Austria

A huge place with plenty of seating that looks like one of the oldest and most charming places in the village. In fact it was built brand new with great attention to detail in 2004. Occasional live music.


+43 5446 22130
Post Keller, Dorfstrasse 13, St Anton, Austria

Situated under the Hotel Post, the largest and longest-running nightclub in St Anton, Postkeller is the haunt of (mainly) German and Dutch holiday-makers. A slightly older crowd. Mainstream pop/dance music is played. Can be a bit of a 'cattle market'. Open 9.30pm-

Prend ta luge et tire toi


+33 4 79 08 78 68
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Sandwiches, paninis, hamburgers, salads and sweet and savoury pancakes. Also sells a good range of slightly funkier gear than you will find around La Croisette. Internet cafe with french keyboards. Sit at one of the tables in a funky bar with multiple video screens. Open 8.45am - 6pm.

Pub 37


+43 5446 2965
Pub 37, Im Gries 4, St Anton

This is the smallest bar in St Anton, get twenty people inside and it's full! Run by local girl Heidi, the atmosphere is cosy, smoky and like a real pub.  No ski boots after 8pm! Open 6pm-2am. Located at the east end of the village, around the corner from restaurant Aquila

Pub Le Salto

+33 4 50 63 37 01
91, montee de La Croix, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Great Irish bar with a French twist! Good for apres-ski beers and a game of pool. By the Cret Du Merle lift, La Clusaz.

Refuge des Sens

+33 5 62 92 57 76
7 Rue Richelieu, 65110 Cauterets, France

For all chocolate fans - get the ultimate energy boost after a hard day's skiing at this beautifully quaint chocolatier and salon de the.  The chocolate is made on site.  For an intense chocolate hit try the rich, extra thick hot chocolate. Located in the Galerie Marchande des Princes.



+ 39 125 308182
Relais, Route Dondeynaz, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

Coffee and delicious pastries. Underneath the Hotel Relais des Glaciers.  

Resi Bar

+43 6542 763
Resi Bar, Brucker Bundesstrase 10, 5700 Zell am See

Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Victoria and one of the long-standing apres ski favourites in Zell. It isn't the biggest of places but has a reputation for being a bit crazy. If you start your night here anything can happen!


+39 125 366148
Residence, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

This friendly hotel in Gressoney La Trinite village is located right next door to the Punta Jolanda chairlift, this hotel has an infomal and relaxed atmosphere specialising in local cuisine. The bar/restaurant is handy for the slopes and offers a good choice of menu to re-fuel.


+33 4 50 53 06 39
Le Praz, 73120 Courchevel, France

Situated at the base of the Flegere cable car in Le Praz, this bar/restaurant boasts a large sunny terrace with fantastic views.  Food served 12-9pm, burgers, wraps, pasta, salad and traditional dishes such as tartiflette. With daily happy hour and live music 3 times a week.

Rhum Box

+33 4 79 01 02 36
Galerie Peciet, Val Thorens, France

A hidden gem in Val Thorens and located just behind El Gringo's. They have just about every flavour of homemade rum you could imagine and a very welcoming atmosphere. Popular with the locals and this is the place that you are most likely to bump into your instructor.

Rockys Bar


Grande Rue, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France

Next to the bus stop in 1650. More a bar than restaurant but does also serve staples like chicken curry and shepherd's pie are priced very reasonably at around €8, chips are just €3. The PDJ is €8. Rockys has live music twice a week and a happy hour from 4.30-6.30pm. Open 9.30am-midnight.

S’no limit


+33 4 79 08 38 44
Rue du Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Clothes and equipment downstairs. Modern bar and snacks (€2.50-7) upstairs - check out the toilet! Open 10am-11pm.

S’Pfefferkorndl Hotel

+43 5583 25250
S'Pfefferkorndl, Dorf 138, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

This is a large but friendly hotel and restaurant. They also have a popular late night apres ski bar that doesn’t get going until after dinner time. A good choice for those wishing to dance but don’t be surprised to hear more music from the 60s – 80s as opposed to contemporary tunes.

Saint Amour

MadDogSki Favourite

Route du centre, Meribel, France

Although the wine isn't particularly cheap, it's unusual and delicious and you'll probably be given some olives or nuts to have with it. You'll find the wine bar on Route du Centre, on the right-hand side of the road as you walk up the mountain. Open 4pm-1.30am.

Sanglier qui fume

+39 0603 304142
Arc 1600

Situated a few yards to the right of  the lower section of the Mont Blanc piste running down towards Arc 1600 lies a recently-added mountain restaurant that is well worth a visit. The first thing to note about the 'Sanglier qui fume' is the name! It means the smoking wild boar and once you see the place you won't forget. There are reminders everywhere. There is a hint of comedy and a convivial atmosphere led by the boss, Olivier, who makes regular rounds to ensure  the clients are enjoying themselves....

Savoy Bar

+33 4 50 542 100
109 Rue Charlet Straton, 74400 Argentiere, France

A cosy wood-clad bar in Argentiere that can get lively in the evening. Situated opposite the railway station.


+43 5444 5411
Schatzi, Arthotel Elizabeth, Fimbabahnweg 4, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

Forming part of the Elizabeth Hotel, the Schatzi après-ski bar is conveniently located just at the bottom of run 1a. Lively venue for apres drinking with restaurant open 9am - 4pm & 8.30 -11 pm, Apres Ski from 4 - 7.30 pm, Pizza from 11am - 11pm, Lunch from 11.30am - 2.30pm.


MadDogSki Favourite

+41 27 967 4040
Steinmattenstrasse 34, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Walk over the bridge away from town on Kirchstrasse and you'll see the nightclub on your left, next to Papperia Pub. The best nightclub in town with great music and a fantastic dance floor. Famous for their themed parties and live bands on Sunday nights. Open 2am.


+43 3687 24459
Schwalbenbrau, Siedergasse 89, 8970 Schladming, Austria

This is a brauhaus (that brews its own beer) and, although the food is a bit beer-hallish, it's a great place and reasonably priced.

Scott’s Bar


+33 4 79 08 64 60
Main Square, Meribel, France

In the main square, near the Tourist Office. Popular bar with sofas serving American-style snacks including pizzas and nachos. Budget prices. Open from 4pm to 1.30am. Occasional live music.


+33 479 06 56 78
Toviere, Tignes, France

A lively spacious English-style pub filled with guests from the hotel and other Brits. Regular promotions on their food including Mexican nights, English breakfasts and roast dinners. Sport is often shown on their TVs, and live bands play regularly.


+43 5446 2400
Scotty's, Gemeindegasse, St Anton

A great foodie hang out for the young revellers who are heading into the Bar next door. Food is mainly pizzas and quality can vary, but it's a fun place to be. Restaurant open 11am-11pm, Bar open until 1am  Located just before the Sport Hotel in the Hotel Rosanna.  

Shakers Dance Bar

+43 6543 723 73
hakers, Kirchengasse 1, Zell am See

This night club in Zell is located in the basement of the Pizzeria Giuseppe. They have a happy hour and a dance floor with DJ's daily and a fire show.


+43 3687 22300
Siglu, Hauptplatz 661, 8970 Schladming, Austria

A glass iglu - you can't miss it. In true Austrian apres-ski style, this only closes when the last person leaves. The local favourite is Jagermeister and Red Bull or, if you come straight from the slopes, hot Amaretto or good old gluhwein.

Siglu Bar at Cavallino Bianco

+39 335 5280120
Siglu Bar at Cavallino Bianco, Str. Rezia 22, 39046 Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol

A fun and lively apres bar and disco, open 3pm - 1am  

Sina’s pub and pizzaria

Good choice for children

+41 33 855 31 72
Sina's Pub & Pizzeria, Wengen, Switzerland

Sina's bar is situated in Wengen at the top of the main street. It is a popular venue for live music on Friday nights as well as karaoke, salsa and disco evenings, with something different on every night. If it is cheap and cheerful that you are after then Sina's basket meals in the bar are hard to beat.  

Smithy’s Tavern

+33 4 76 11 36 79
7 rue du Cairou, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

A busy restaurant in Les Deux Alpes which looks like a traditional chalet but hides a spacious bar that is the best place to party later on. They serve excellent char-grilled meats and fish in very generous portions. Their bar downstairs is the best place to party later in the evening (open until 2am).


+41 27 967 4333
20 Vispastrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

An Asian restaurant, conveniently located at the bottom of the Sunnega slopes. The Boat, is designed by local artists Heinz Julen. Best cocktail shaking in town, great live bank at apres ski and tasty Pan Asian cuisine with bento boxes for around 39€ - make this spot a popular and friendly place to be.


+43 3687 22881
Sonderbar, Salzburgerstrasse 20, 8970 Schladming, Austria

One of the last remaining 80s-style discos; bad music and tacky surroundings but great fun and open till

South Bar

+33 4 50 53 98 56
83 Place Edmond Desalloud, 74400 Chamonix, France

Whilst every other tourist in town flocks to Chambre Neuf for a taste of Swedish apres-ski Chamonix style, saunter down to South Bar. They often has live music, but more importantly always has good cold beer and a warm welcome.

Speak Easy Arena


+43 5285 6705
Speak Easy Arena, Haupstrasse 470, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

This is the main nightclub in Mayrhofen which often has good DJs and hosts the after parties for many of the events that take place in the resort.  Part of the large Stass Hotel complex.

Spitting Feathers

+33 4 79 06 61 28
Plagne Bellcote, La Plagne, France

A British owned bar in Bellecote which is a good spot for a quiet tipple or to find some atmosphere when there's any sport showing.


+43 664 38 03 168
Skiliftstrasse Nr. 302, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

Lively bar in Saalbach open every day in winter from 2pm until 2am. This bar and umbrella bar are conveniently located in the centre of resort. Be prepared for a fun night in this lively bar.

Sports Bar


+43 5285 6705
Sports Bar, Haupstrasse 470, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

As the name suggests this is a bar for sports fans in Mayrhofen. A large projector screen plays most of the major football matches. Large bar but often quite empty. Part of the Strass Hotel complex.

St Martin Hotel

+33 4 79 00 88 00
73440 St Martin de Belleville, France

Not the cheapest of places for a drink in St Martin but very nice if you just want to relax and have a quiet drink in classy surroundings. The hotel rooms are all individually decorated and the apartments are great for groups/families.

Stoker Bar and Restaurant

+1 970 879 6111
Stoker Bar & Restaurant, 2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA

A fun and relaxing restaurant and bar in Steamboat, all the usual suspects of nachos, wings, ribs, wraps and sandwiches washed down with beverage of your choice. The staff are friendly and you can catch your breath and enjoy the amazing views of the Yampa Valley stretching out below you.


+41 81 837 07 07
Stubli, Via dal Bagn 54, 7500 St.Moritz

This is a lively bar that always with something different happening. This is the closest you will find to a cosy and traditional Engadine pub, and it even has regular live guitar music. Connected to the Hotel Schweizerhof. Open daily in winter from 8pm – 2am  


+43 6542 5425173
Sunrise, Schuttdorf, A5700 Zell am See

This club/bar is run by the same people who own the Viva disco in central Zell am See, the Sunrise is a pleasant surprise located in neighbouring Schuttdorf. It is an ideal late night venue if staying at the southern end of the town, or a 20 minute walk from Zell if you just fancy a change of scenery.

Sunstar bar

+41 33 856 52 00
Sunstar Bar, Wengen, Switzerland

A hotel bar in Wengen that is open to the public. It has very good value-for-money drinks with stools around the bar and a nice lounge area to sit. Some nights they have a cocktail evening for the guests and they ask the public to leave (but only when they are full).


+41 27 966 4000
Bahnhofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Under the Hotel Pollux. Cosy bar with an inviting atmosphere. They often have live music with bands playing a mix of Irish music and rock and roll. Open 9am-3.30am.

Tabata Disco

+39 0122 750683
Tabata Disco, Via Monterotta 57/B, 10058 Sestriere, Italia

The only nightclub in Sestriere but a good option for night owls. It is tastefully decorated and plays the latest international tunes to a lively crowd. Likely to be packed most weekends.


Good choice for children

+33 4 79 08 80 33
73125 La Tania, France

Leather sofas, stone walls and a fire provide a comfortable place for happy hour cocktails (4-6pm). TV screens show videos and sporting fixtures. Live music once a week. The restaurant provides classic French and Savoyarde dishes. Open 10am-2 am, food served 12-2.30pm, 7-10pm.


+33 4 79 00 02 70
Peclet (Hotel Corotel), Val Thorens, France

Definitely worth a visit at some point during your stay, sit out in the sun and listen to the band during by day, and enjoy cocktails in the bar at night.  Located in the ground floor of a Swedish Club Hotel and has a large Scandinavian clientele.

Tanne Bar

+41 33 855 12 44
Tanne Bar, Dorfstrasse CH-3823, Wengen, Switzerland

A small, cosy but upmarket bar in Wengen with the prices to match. Very popular in town as it has an extensive cocktail menu. Good if you want somewhere to kick back in a relaxed environment.  

Tapley’s Pub

+1 604 932 4011
Whistler, Canada

This is a very popular sports bar in Whistler, in a great location. Locals and visitors alike flock here when there are any big games on. There is plenty going on here to keep you coming back for more. Located across from the Telus Conference Centre. Open daily 9am - 1am.  


+43 3687 61672
Tauernalm, Rhoormoosstrasse 208, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Attractive Austrian restaurant in Schladming, that is popular both in the day for a relaxing lunch on the terrace and also in the evening when things liven up. Although slightly further out, this bar is usually busy all night as the sledgers drop in to dance in their ski boots. Good food is served until 9.30pm.

Tavaillon – Bar Pub


+33 4 50 74 14 18
Place centrale 74110 Avoriaz, France

Apres ski bar in Avoriaz popular with younger visitors of all nationalities but particularly with Brits who find comfort in the full English breakfasts and the Guinness on tap! Prices are competitive at the best of times but especially good in the happy hour.

TC’s Bar

+33 4 79 06 46 46
Le Lavachet, Tignes, France

The 'local' for many of the resorts' French and British workers, this small and friendly bar has an English pub feel including large screen TV. Budget but good bar food is served including English Breakfasts at the weekends. Open 4.30pm - late daily, from 10am for Breakfast on Saturday.

The Bar


Rue des Grangettes, 73120 Courchevel 1550, France

Bar and cheap snacks in 1550, with Toasties available (12-4pm). Theme nights and live music throughout the week. They show all major sports fixtures but the bar is tiny - arrive early! There is a lock-up facility for boards outside - ask for the key that's kept behind the bar. Open 12noon - midnight.

The Cabin

+1 250 837 2144
The Cabin, 200 E 1st St. Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

This is a young and funky bar in Revelstoke with a shop attached for all your ski/snowboard gear. There are 8 lanes of bowling to keep you amused whilst sipping your cocktails! A great relaxing end to the day.    

The Cavern

+39 340 1289855
The Cavern, Via Louset 6/C, 10058 Sestriere, Italia

You can't really go wrong with this place when it comes to apres ski. There are plenty of seats, different entertainment every night of the week from karaoke to quiz nights and they show all the major sporting events on big screens.

The Cotton Club

+39 122 850777
The Cotton Club, Piazza Assietta 3, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

This is the place to go in Sauze for acid jazz music and has been entertaining visitors for over 30 years. Always lively and conveniently located in the heart of the town, opposite the tourist office. A good selection of local Grappa.  

The Flying Dutchman

BudgetMadDogSki Favourite

+33 6 79 56 70 49
Flaine Foret, 74300 Flaine, France

One of the liveliest bars in Flaine and a little bit different to the run of the mill places. Run by very friendly Dutch people and open all afternoon and evenings. Space is limited inside but on a nice day the party spills out to the numerous outside tables. Bar snacks are excellent value with sandwiches, chips etc starting at around 3.50 Euros. Look out for the barbecues every Wednesday at just 12 Euros per person.

The Iglu

+41 81 927 9976
Via Nova 76a, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland

The Iglu is a real party atmosphere apres ski bar right outside the lift station in Flims Dorf. Loud music and a lively crowd mean it always feels like it should be fun, except it gets too crowded to get served sometimes and inside can be smokey and verging on claustrophobic. Open 8am, food is served from 11am.

The Londoner

+43 53 56 71427
The Londoner, Franz-Reisch-Str. 4,Kitzbühel,

This famous long running bar is a bit of a tradition and gets very crowded and noisy but is great fun. The bar staff know this and can be a tad snooty. Open daily from 3pm.

The Longhorn Saloon

+1 604 932 5999
The Longhorn Saloon, Whistler, Canada

They claim to be the number 1 apres ski bar in Whsitler. With unbeatable views from the patio, it gets very busy when the lifts close for the day. Food is from the grill, the beer is free flowing and the DJ's play 'modern and classic rock'. A must visit if you are in town. Open 9am - 1am

The Mallard Lounge

+1 604 938 2430
The Mallard Lounge, Fairmont Hotel, Whistler, Canada

This famous bar is located in the lobby level of one of Whistler's more refined hotels - The Fairmont Chateau. They offer an award winning selections of whiskies, cigars and the usual range of beverages plus a wine list and their martinis are legendary. Open 11 - 1am daily except Sunday 11am - midnight.  

The Marlow

+33 4 50 90 05 67
Place de l'Ambiance, 74300 Les Carroz, France

Apres-ski bar in the heart of Les Carroz ideal for sitting outside and watching the world go by whilst sipping pricey but huge cocktails.

The Pink Live Music Bar

+41 27 967 1931
Bahnhofstrasse 41, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Post, on the main street near the Alpine Centre. Enjoy live music every night of the week, from pop to gospel to rock to jazz in an upmarket sophisticated venue. Open 8pm-2am.

The Place

+33 6 30 97 82 12
Centre commercial - Le Snow, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Popular apres-ski venue and as the name would suggest this is ‘the place’ to be, particularly if you are a fan of live music. A Danish run establishment, giving it a different but very enjoyable vibe.

The Pointe Noire


+33 4 50 90 04 97
Place de l'Ambiance, 74300 Les Carroz, France

Apres-ski bar in the centre of Les Carroz, next to The Marlow. Check the windows for information of any gigs playing - not many but worth seeing when they do. If you're in town when Mask Ha Gazh are playing this is a must see! The bar also boasts pool, air hockey and arcade games.

The Pump & Tap Tavern

+1 403 760 6610
The Pump and Tap Tavern, 215 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A9

A great bar in Banff with a genuine English pub feel to it. There are big TV screens and a pool table. Located downstairs at the Sundance Mall, Banff. Open 12pm - 2am  

The Red Frog

+33 4 76 79 23 28
1 Place de Venosc, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Popular restaurant with a sun terrace, internet access and WiFi, live football and a great chef serving his PDJ as well as Cottage pie, salads, paninis and burgers. They are open from 7am until 2am and it's a lively place to go and have a coffee or an Full English breakfasts, served until 3pm.

The Slalom Bar

Rue Charlet Straton, 74400 Argentiere, France

Traditional French style bar popular for those wanting to stay out late in Argentiere. The bar often stays open until 2am in the winter season. Specialises in cocktails and rum.

The Village Idiot Bar and Grill

+1 250 837 6240
The Village Idiot, 306 Mackenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0, Canada

A great bar in town, very popular serving local beers and bar snacks, including speciality pizzas and burgers. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Open daily 11am-midnight.

The Wild Horse Saloon

+33 4 50 74 72 29
Centre commercial Snow Village des Ruches, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A very popular venue with a great mix of live music, après ski drinks promotions, a good bar menu and fun hosts. It is easy to spend the entire evening here when you’ve filled up on their massive burgers and the legendary Wild Horse Jaeger bombs are hitting the spot!

The Yeti


+33 6 18 692 352
Preyerand, 73440 Les Menuires, France

This lively apres-ski bar in Les Menuires is one of a chain of 10 Yeti bars across the French Alps, situated in the lowest sector of the resort. Loads of space, a big bar and tons of facilities to keep everyone entertained whether you are looking to relax in a comfy chair or strut your stuff on the floor.

Tibetan Cafe


+33 4 50 75 90 84
Morzine, France

This is a nice chilled out bar which is decorated with Persian rugs and other such ethnic decor, with trinkets for sale. A great place to people watch. Formerly the Buddha Bar. Open every day 2pm - 2am but they will open early if it's raining!



+33 4 79 00 64 18
Immeuble Beaufortain, La Croisette, 73440 Les Menuires, France

Lively apres-ski bar in La Croisette area of Les Menuires with a chilled out atmosphere, friendly bar staff and a big terrace that is perfect sunny days. Drinks are very reasonably priced and there is everything you could want from a hot chocolate right through to some spectacular cocktails.

Time Out Sports Bar and Grill

Good choice for children

+41 27 967 2626
Branchschenhaus 18, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This lively sports bar in Zermatt is a great place to go to watch live sports - from Rugby and football to the Olympics. There are also the usual Pool, darts, air hockey games to play with your mates on a long evening. They have a good menu of bar snacks, beer and wine. Open 4pm to 2am weekdays, 2pm at weekends.  

Tommy Africa’s nightclub

+1 604 932 6090
Whistler, Canada

This buzzing nightclub in Whistler has been open for 25 years, it's a favourite spot for locals and visitors. Go-Go dancers perform on platforms and everybody is encouraged to get up and dance. Music is varied. Located: beside the taxi loop, Main Village. Open nightly 9.30pm - 2am.

Tommy’s Pub

+1 403 762 8888
Tommy's Bar, 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

Tommy's is a local pub in Banff with beers on tap. Everyone is sure to get a warm welcome. The menu is varied with a great range of food from bar snacks to filling burgers and chips. Open daily for food - 11am - 11pm and the bar is open until 2am on late nights.    

Toni’s Almhutte

+43 5256 6491
Toni's Almhutte, Hochgurglerstr. 1 A-6456 Hochgurgl Austria

This is a good apres ski bar, the choice for many people in the hamlet of Hochgurgl when it gets to lift closing time. Attached to the Sporthotel Olymp, this is a charming little place that is over 400 years old. A great place to play a traditional game of Nagelstock.

Traverse Night Club

+1 250 837 2107
The Regent Hotel, 112 First Street, East Box 582, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

If you have the energy and fancy a late night dancing your cares away then head to the Traverse night club, located in the Regent Hotel. Images of skiers and boarders are projected onto the walls making a great late night ski atmosphere.  

Trofana Alm

+43 5444 602
Trofana Alm, Dorfstrasse 91. 6561 Ischgl, Austria

This great après ski bar is one of Ischgl’s most popular, and despite its barn-like dimensions it gets good and crowded during prime time après-ski hours. Trofana Alm’s DJs spin Euro-pop and Oompah, and there are occasional live bands too.  

Trofana Arena

+43 6648 8318 302
Show Arena, Hotel Trofana Royal, Dorfstasse 95, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

This large, upscale club connected to the Hotel Trofana Royal is a favourite amongst celebrities. Go dressed to impress and expect laser shows, scantily-clad dancers, big name acts and pricey drinks. The Trofana Arena knows how to put on a show!  

Vernissage Bar & Disco

+43 664 57 42 483
Vernissage Bar & Disco, Haus 82 A-6763 Zurs am Arlberg Vorarlberg/Austria

A popular cocktail bar and also the busiest nightclub in resort, often frequented by celebrities. A nice big bar and a good range of music played by several good DJs. The house speciality is a Testa Rossa (Sekt with raspberry puree). Open throughout the season 10pm - 3am

Vert Hotel

+33 4 50 53 13 58
964 route des Gaillands, 74400 Chamonix, France

This hotel attracts a funky and lively young crowd who know how to party.  There are regular DJs, live acts and open mike nights to pump up the apres-ski vibe in the evenings, while mountain sports videos and televised sporting events fill up the daytime hours.


+33 4 79 06 67 00
Rue de Pigalle, Val d'Isere, France

Offering a refreshing change to other restaurants in Val. It feels like a London bar and restaurant, this is probably the nearest you can get to nouveau cuisine in resort and gives you a break from the Savoyarde fayre. They have the best cocktail 'hour' in the resort - 2 for 1 from 8-10pm every night.


+43 6542 5425173
Kitzsteinhornstrasse 4, 5700 Zell am See

One of the popular discos in Zell am See town centre. It is open nightly from 10pm (except Sundays) and has a capacity for 350 people. Regular big club nights with well known guest DJ's such as Mickie Krause and the Go Go girls are a big hit with the male visitors! Only really heats up after 1am, so don't plan an early night.

Warm up cafe

Rue Olympique, Val d'Isere, France

This is situated half way down the main street, its large and spacious with comfortable seating. There is occassional apres ski live music. It is quite expensive, but a nice alternative to some of the more lively spots in town.

Waschkuchl Bar

+43 650 5918335
Waschkuchl, Hnr. 161 Alpbach

Very Austrian apres ski with plenty of folk dancing and drinking of beers that are almost too big to hold in one hand.

West Road

West Road, 11020 Champoluc, Italy

Bar/pub with snooker, in Frachey.

White angel

+33 4 79 06 03 44
La Daille, Val d'Isere, France

Despite being the much smaller cousin of Val, La Daille has some great places to stop for an apres-ski beer. Under the same ownership as l'Armoise but a bit more English, serving Guinness and other popular British drinks. Open 6pm-2am.

Win Win


+43 505 777 2010
Win Win, Marienbrunnen 346, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Mayrhofen's casino, although looking very sleek and expensive actually has the cheapest bar in town! They also show all major football and rugby games on their many screens.


+39 166 949 145
11021 Cervinia

The slopeside location makes this a popular apres ski spot but it is also well-known for its more chilled out vibe later in the evening. Max the barman is well-known as a fun and knowledgable host, and he will guide you through the cocktail menu or possibly persuade you to try a local grappa!

Zum Turm

+43 6541 8668
Zum Turm, Turmgasse 35, 5753 Saalbach, Austria

One of the most unusual settings for a bar. This former jailhouse is located next to the church and cemetery in Saalbach and is considered to be at the upmarket end of the scale. A small, chic but costly place to swap ski stories.  

Zuserl Pleasure Lounge

+43 5583-2662
Zuserl, Hotel Edelweiss, A-6763 Zurs am Arlberg Vorarlberg/Austria

This discothek is connected to the Hotel Edelweiss and, despite sounding like a brothel, it is actually very upmarket and popular with young professionals! Expect to be drinking champagne or expensive cocktails here and it could get very expensive as the Zuserl stays open until the early hours.