Europe is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world, and many of these resorts are known for their incredible nightlife. For many skiers, the après ski scene is as important as the skiing itself. Whether you’re looking to kick-start the après-ski party at 2pm, or hit the bars and clubs later on in the night, you’ll have no problems finding a European ski resort that can cater to your nightlife needs. Here’s a look at four of the best ski resorts in Europe for nightlife.
Austrian ski resorts are well known for their nightlife, with St Anton consistently being ranked as one of the best après ski resorts in Europe.
St Anton has a diverse, trendy nightlife scene featuring bars, pubs and nightclubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. The après-ski scene here is notorious.
The most famous après-ski bar at St Anton is the Mooserwirt. You’ll hear this legendary bar before you see it. With the beer and Jagermeister flowing freely from around 3pm, Mooserwirt is always packed with skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.
Val d’Isere is widely recognised as one of the party capitals of the French Alps.
The resort has a fantastic selection of bars and nightclubs open to the early hours, including the world famous Dick’s Tea Bar – which has been in action since 1979.
If you’re looking to party on the slopes, La Folie Douce is where the action is. It’s located at the top of La Daille gondola. This bar features DJ’s and live bands on an outdoor terrace and is heaving every day with skiers partying until the sun goes down.
Popular among British skiers, Meribel is another ski resort in France that is very well known for its nightlife. Meribel is part of the Les Trois Vallees, and is connected to neighbouring resorts Courchevel and Val Thorens.
The French resort’s most well-known après-ski bar, Le Rond Point, is the place to party. Conveniently situated on the main piste, this bar features a fantastic heated outdoor area and live music every day. With the beer flowing freely from around 4pm onwards, ‘The Ronnie’ gets very busy.
Meribel also now has its own La Folie Douce, which attracts a younger crowd, and is a popular place to party on the slopes.
Lastly, if you’re interested in European ski resorts with the best nightlife, don’t exclude Italy.
Located near the Swiss border, the Italian ski resort of Livigno features around 150 bars, pubs and nightclubs – more nightlife than any other ski resort in the world.
Due to its very reasonable prices, Livigno attracts a young crowd from all over Europe. The party starts on the pistes and then continues on in town.
Check out The Baita Del Ghet – customers get their first drink free of charge.