Après Ski in La Folie Douce

La Folie Douce – the king of après-ski across the Alps! If you are looking to experience some of the very best après-ski scenes across the Alps with live music, outrageous outfits and some serious table stomping, then you need to get your ski group to one of the top ski resorts with a Folie Douce. The atmosphere here is like no other and will get your evening of partying started off in style. One of the great things about La Folie Douce venues is that they’re always located in fantastic ski areas.  This means that finding a chalet with convenient access to these legendary bars also means that you’ll be perfectly situated to make the most of the skiing too. Let’s have a look at the different ski resorts where you can enjoy the full Folie Douce experience…

#1 La Folie Douce Val d’Isere – Tignes

Après-ski in Val d'Isère and Tignes, at La Folie Douce, is sure to attract crowds on the terrace!

As the very first La Folie Douce to open its doors, the Val d’Isere Folie Douce led the way for partying on the pistes. To this day, it still remains one of the most popular après-ski spots in Val d’Isere and is still a table stomping success.

High up at 2,400m, La Folie Douce is located at the top of the La Daille gondola with amazing views of the surrounding snowy mountain tops. Whether you are staying in Tignes or Val d’Isere, grab your best après-ski outfit and head to where the music echoes the peaks, the champagne flows and the DJ plays crowd pleasing beats.

Chalet Saint Joseph, Val d’Isere

Chalet Saint Joseph in Val d'Isere features a beautiful stone and wooden exterior that's reminiscent of a mountain home in the French Alps. It's ski in, ski out access also makes it a great option following a day of après-ski at La Folie Douce!

This lovely ski-in, ski-out, self-catered chalet is perched alongside the green Piste Verte which winds directly down to the high speed La Daille gondola.  This piste starts up alongside the Val d’Isere Folie Douce, meaning a very relaxed ski back down to the chalet at the end of the day.  Sleeping 10-11 guests, and with a bright, contemporary interior style, this chalet is ideal for groups who are looking for a great location as well as a touch of modern luxury.

#2 La Folie Douce Meribel – Courchevel

The performers at La Folie Douce Méribel-Courchevel wear impresive costumes to really put on a mountain show for visitors to enjoy whilst après-skiing on their holiday!

The performers at La Folie Douce Meribel know exactly how to put on the ultimate snow-show! Expect high energy, swinging saxophonists and some seriously awesome singers. While they create the perfect après atmosphere, you can soak up the sun and get your ski groove on.

The Folie Douce is located at the middle station of the Saulire Express between Meribel and Courchevel, and as one of the most popular après-ski spots in the 3 Vallées, crowds will come early to get a taste of Folie Douce fun…BUT, if you’re staying in Courchevel then make sure you don’t get too carried away and miss that last lift!

Apartment Petit Chamois, Meribel

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Offering excellent value for luxury, Apartment Petit Chamois is a ski-in, ski-out apartment is located just a minute’s ski from the Adret lift and is adjacent to the Foret green piste; the perfect spot for an easy ski back at the end of the day, as well as a quick start up the mountain each morning. Sleeping 8-12 guests in style, it’s a great option for families and groups of friends looking for a chalet in which to truly relax whilst enjoying everything Meribel has to offer.

#3 La Folie Douce, Alpe d’Huez

Après-ski in Alpe d'Huez doesn't get much better than La Folie Douce Alpe d'Huez. Featuring a massive terrace with views of the surrounding mountains, it's no wonder why large crowds are drawn to outdoor DJ performances!

Alpe d’Huez is a ski hub for party vibes and big music scenes. Whether you are going to Tomorrowland or not, then be sure to drop in to the best après-ski bar in Alpe d’Huez – La Folie Douce. With music pumping throughout the winter, the DJ will make sure you dance as well as ski.

With an epic spot above the resort, the energetic beat of Folie Douce music awaits you; it can even be heard on the Marmottes Chair, as you ride up to 2,300m! Who could avoid the temptation? With blue and green pistes back to your hotel or next après-ski bar, you can slalom (intentionally or not) your way back down when the party wraps up.

Chalet Le Manoir, Alpe d’Huez

Chalet Le Manoir is a beautiful alpine chalet in Alpe d'Huez with an open-plan  living space, complete with traditional wooden cladding, wood-burning fireplace, sofa corner and dining table in the background.

Chalet Le Manoir is a well-positioned luxury ski in, ski out chalet in Alpe d’Huez. Accommodating for 12 guests, this luxury chalet is ideal for both families and friends. Situated in great access to the resort centre, and for skiing back to the chalet after après-ski at La Folie Douce, Chalet Le Manoir’s location is also perfect for beginner skiers; the Rond Points des Pistes, to Les Bergers, lets you ski right to the chalet door!

On return from après-ski at La Folie Douce, Chalet Le Manoir’s amenities offer all you could need to relax. Traditionally fused alpine interiors bring a real home from home feel inside the chalet, with plenty of space to unwind. And as a luxury ski chalet with a hot tub and sauna, Chalet Le Manoir also lets you recharge following a day skiing in Alpe d’Huez.

#4 La Folie Douce Val Thorens

La Folie Douce Val Thorens promises a mountain party on the outdoor terrace with large crowds, Champagne and even inflatables - perfect for après-ski in Val Thorens!

Après-ski has reached new heights at La Folie Douce Val Thorens. Book a VIP table and let the Folie show fire up a feast of entertainment. Although it may be cold here, you can keep the frosty feet away by dancing on the table tops. As the season is long in Val Thorens, the Folie Douce will keep the party going right through to the end of April for a perfect bit of spring skiing.

At the top of the Plein Sud chairlift, at 2,600m, the sun-soaked terrace is ideal for ending your ski day.

Chalet La Datcha VT, Val Thorens

Val Thorens luxury ski chalets don't come much more impressive than Chalet La Datcha VT! It's deluxe swimming pool, SPA area is sure to impress...

Chalet La Datcha VT is a stunning ski in, ski out chalet in Val Thorens; perfectly located for an easy ski back, just off the Plein Sud piste, after enjoying yourself at La Folie Douce.  With a swimming pool, oversized hot tub, cinema room, cigar lounge and wine cellar, this is a chalet in which 15 guests can truly luxuriate on their ski holiday to Val Thorens.

#5 La Folie Douce St.Gervais – Megeve

La Folie Douce St Gervais-Megeve offers one of the best spots for après-ski in Megeve! With live performers and big bottles of champagne, it's easy to see why this spot is popular with partygoers.

As the Folie Douce Mont Blanc artists crank up the beats for your après-ski in Megeve, you can grab a refreshing beverage from the bar. You won’t be surprised to see that magnums of champagne are a favourite among the Folie-goers here. It doesn’t take long for the party to get going, that’s for sure.

La Folie Douce Mont Blanc sits between St Gervais and Megeve at the top of the Mont Joux chair lift. This sunny mountain top sits at 1,958m offering stunning views of the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.

Chalet Izoard, Megève

Chalet Izoard is one of our ultimate luxury ski chalets in Megève that's sure to impress!

Chalet Izoard is one of our ultimate luxury ski chalets in Megève; as one of our ski in, ski out chalets in Megève’s highly sought-after Mont d’Arbois area, it can’t be missed! It’s no wonder why the chalet features on our collection of top 100 luxury chalets in the Alps, on our sister brand Ultimate Luxury Chalets.

Following an afternoon’s après-ski at Folie Douce Saint Gervais-Megève, this chalet offers unrivalled luxury to return to. A sophisticated, refined and private atmosphere can be felt across modern living interiors, that also house a plethora of facilities. From a rejuvenating spa area, well-equipped gym and deluxe cinema, Chalet Izoard has it all. Outside, the wellness continues with a luxury chalet swimming pool and hot tub. And the elegant entertainment room, has a pool table, lounge and even a bar to continue après-ski at the chalet!

#6 La Folie Douce Morzine – Avoriaz

Après-ski in Avoriaz is sure to impress at La Folie Douce Avoriaz! Featuring an outdoor terrace which draws in crowds before a scenic mountain backdrop.

Accessible by both ski and foot, La Folie Douce Avoriaz is the perfect venue for all. You won’t need to worry when the ski lifts close here, so let the DJ, singers and performers raise the tempo and get you on the dance floor until the very end.

Located at the top of the Plateau chair at 1,800m, you are right in the heart of Avoriaz itself. La Folie Douce is easily accessible even for skiers in Morzine who can head down to the Prodains lift at the end of a Folie Douce fiesta.

Chalet Beluga, Avoriaz

Chalet Beluga is a luxury ski in, ski out chalet in Avoriaz accommodating for 10-14 guests. In this picture, we can see how close the chalet is to the piste, as skiers fly past outside the front door.

Chalet Beluga is the perfect chalet to return to following an afternoon’s après-ski at La Folie Douce Avoriaz. This luxury ski in, ski out chalet sleeps 10-14 guests, presenting an enviable option for family ski holidays. Modern, open-plan interiors feature throughout the chalet, with the terrace and windows affording views of the piste right outside. This chalet even benefits from luxury wellness, including a pool and Hammam, ideal for sore heads following an après-ski session! And to conclude, Chalet Beluga’s five individually styled, double/twin bedrooms guarantee a calming night’s rest in this luxury ski resort.

#7 La Folie Douce Hotel Chamonix Mont Blanc

Perched on the hillside, La Folie Douce Hotel Chamonix stands tall and bright, complete with two large terraces, hotel facilities and an entertaining dining hall inside!

La Folie Douce Chamonix Mont Blanc is sure to be one of the best après-ski spots in Chamonix. This unique concept mixes fresh urban sounds, funky fashion choices and fast moving feet to provide an unforgettable après-ski experience in Chamonix.

La Folie Douce is perfectly positioned in the centre of Chamonix, at the foot of the Savoy green ski slope. The night doesn’t end here, however, as there are also plenty of après ski bars in Chamonix to choose from.

Chalet Solaire, Chamonix

Chalet Solaire's outdoor hot tub in view of the mountains is the place to retreat to following an afternoon's après-ski!

From the stunning hot tub views of the Mont Blanc Massif, to the cosy and contemporary open-plan living space, Chalet Solaire is one of the loveliest chalets in Chamonix, and offers excellent value for luxury.  Just five minutes from both Chamonix centre and the Brevent lift, you’re well located to explore both the town and mountains…you’re also only a 10-minute stroll from Chamonix’s Folie Douce!

Feeling in the mood for some après now? I certainly am after writing this! Now you know where you need to go for the best après ski in the Alps, we just need to help you find a luxury chalet in a Folie Douce ski resort. Talk through your requirements and get your Folie Douce groove on with one of our Ski Specialists by phone on +44 1202 203650 or send us an email.