Skiing is only one part of a true winter holiday. We can all agree that socialising and activities are equally important to you enjoying your holiday
Crystal Ski Holidays have put together a list of the best après in Europe, helping you decide where your next skiing destination could be.
Val Thorens, France
Known to be one of the best and highest located party towns in the alps, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. Val Thorens kicks off around 2pm and you’ll certainly know about it with music echoing across the mountain from La Folie Douce and Bar 360 – two famous on-the-slope bars.
For the true party-goers, you can head to Malaysia, one of the biggest clubs in the Alps, which includes four bars, headline DJs and recent acts such as Martin Jensen and Afrojack.
If you’re travelling in a big group, look no further than Mayrhofen. With 30 plus slopeside bars hosting a range of fun events, you’ll fit right in. It also plays host to the famous annual Snowbombing Festival with live bands such as Chase & Status and Liam Gallagher. At the festival you’ll also find the Snowlympic Games which are played on the slopes that include sledge racing and the inaugural mountain tug of war.
Your night doesn’t end there either. Down in the village the pedestrianised street comes alive with pubs, bars and clubs entertaining you until the early hours of the morning.
Sauze, d’Oulx, Italy
Start your après session up at Capana Kind, where live bands and DJs perform, then head to the Village Café at the bottom of the home run. Grab a beer and get mingling in this atmospheric après bar. If you’re planning on partying all night, Maravallino’s is one of the busiest spots on the main street.
For a more chilled vibe, the sophisticated Lampioni’s wine bar in the old town serves some of the best Piemontese wines.
Socialising and off-slope activities play a vital contribution to enjoying your skiing holiday and due to this, picking your destination becomes ever more important. Crystal Ski Holidays have put together a list of their top 3 Après in Europe, helping you to make the tough decision.