Val d’Isère is renowned for its lively après ski and nightlife scene. From electrifying mountain parties to cosy bars, nowhere does après quite like this buzzing ski resort. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beer or the very best champagne, the dozens of bars in and around Val d’Isère ensure that you will find exactly what you are looking for when it comes to après ski drinks.
In Val d’Isère, the party starts on the mountain at the infamous La Folie Douce. Located at the top of the La Daille gondola, you will hear La Folie Douce before you see it. Open all day as a restaurant and bar, the party really gets going at 3pm when the après ski party gets into full swing on the terrace. With live entertainment from international DJ’s, cabaret style dancers and champagne showers a plenty, crowds gather on mass to dance on the tables and enjoy plenty of ‘Folie fun’ in this stunning mountain setting. For those who have had a little too much fun or are beginner skiers the gondola is on hand to take you back to the town. If you are in search of a good place for lunch on the mountain, La Folie Douce is also provides delicious meals throughout the day.
There are plenty of bars in the town of Val d’Isère which are ideal for après ski drinks. If you are looking for a lively party, the Cocorico bar provides the most animated après ski entertainment in the town. You won’t need to travel far to find it either as it is handily located at the bottom of the Solaise and La Face de Bellevarde runs. Cocorico creates a similar sort of atmosphere to that of La Folie Douce with plenty of table dancing and international beats. A short walk from Mark Warner’s Chalet Hotel Le Val d’ Isère this is the perfect option for those looking for somewhere close to the hotel.
After an adrenaline filled day on the slopes, opt for a slightly lower key affair at Rosée Blanche, the ideal place to relax and enjoy a vin chaud or warm coffee at the bottom of the piste in La Daille. The Grand Mariner and Saloon also provide a comfortable place to kick back and enjoy the mountain scenery after a long day on the slopes.
Once the ski boots have been taken off, there are plenty of dining and drinking options in Val d’Isère. Head to one of Val d’Isère’s delicious restaurants to try the local produce and French cuisine and kick off your evening in style. After dinner there are plenty of bars and clubs within the town for those looking to continue the evening activities.