You can après any way you want on your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850. Translating to “After Ski”, après ski is simply a term to capture what to do after skiing. And for most, this means live music, dancing and a drink (or two).
If you can’t wait, après ski starts even before the lifts close, where long lunches turn into afternoon parties. You are on holiday after all! Mountain bars across most resorts ramp up mid-afternoon, and the après ski in Courchevel 1850 is no different.
This is a guide of where to après ski in Courchevel 1850. It starts with options for an afternoon drink and ends in a nightclub. If you want to indulge fully, then you could follow this list in its chronological order. Or is that too much of a challenge?
Although you can find après spots by listening out for live DJ’s, read on for a list of the best après bars in Courchevel 1850!
To experience Courchevel après ski from midday, stop by at Chalet de Pierres. It is a restaurant located on the Verdons piste. After a morning of skiing, come here for a long lunch, with flowing wine and live music. As the afternoon draws on, the terrace has an infectious après ski buzz. A VIP restaurant, turned champagne-infused enjoyment, this is what you imagine when thinking of après ski in Courchevel 1850. So, why not visit Chalet de Pierres to realise this image of Courchevel après ski?
The atmosphere of this Courchevel après ski spot is what makes it a favourite time and time again. Great food and drink with live music gives this restaurant turned Courchevel après ski bar a great buzz. The premium prices reflect the prime slope-side location.
Piste-side après ski can sometimes be difficult for non-skiers to reach. However, Chalet de Pierres is very accessible for all. Everyone and anyone on their luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 can come here, by foot, car, or skis. When leaving on skis, simply follow the Verdons piste down. It is an easy, green run, suitable for all skiing abilities.
A great aspect of the resort and a luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 is that most of the ski in ski out chalets are onto easy pistes. Therefore, if you’re interested in a ski in ski out chalet in Courchevel 1850 then rest assured their locations should be suitable for all skiing abilities.
At the foot of the slopes you’ll find another, more casual, bar for après ski in Courchevel 1850: Le Planté de Bâton.
If you’re a younger crowd (or wanting to be) looking for a Courchevel après ski spot with great music, colourful lights and a groovy feel, this is the place for you. Right by the main lift hub, you cannot miss Le Planté de Bâton pumping out remixed 80s tunes.
This is one of the best après bars in Courchevel 1850 not just for its atmosphere and reasonable prices but also for its décor. Le Planté de Bâton is a lodge with a bar lined with skis and converted gondolas to sit in. These quirky touches make this a place worth unclipping your skis for. And, you certainly won’t forget that you’re on a luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850. It feels as stereotypically alpine as you can get. Need more? If you’re a dog lover, the bar has a sleepy Leonberger that ‘guards’ the mulled wine!
This bar in Courchevel 1850 has an enviable location on the slopes while still a stone’s throw from the centre of the resort. The best of both worlds! Are you looking for accommodation for your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 with a location in town and on the slopes? If so, then the Grandes Alpes Hotel or the attached private residence of Grandes Alpes Empyrée would be high on the recommendation list.
When thinking about après ski in Courchevel 1850 some may forget about hotel bars. Sometimes they are quieter, or exclusive to residents, or just aren’t easy to reach. Well, let Le Bar de Madame in Courchevel prove you wrong! This is a hotel bar that is a contender for the best après bar in Courchevel 1850.
One of the best aspects of any après ski bar is ease of access. What makes Le Bar de Madame one of my favourite bars in Courchevel 1850 is its piste-side location. When you fancy a drink in your hand rather than a ski pole, you can ski to the door, store your equipment in the heated lockers and enjoy the après ski.
Like many other bars in Courchevel 1850 expect a DJ accompanied by performers and signature cocktails to really round off the Courchevel après ski atmosphere.
But what about at the end of the night? Sadly, sometimes the party has to end. Le Bar de Madame says goodnight to the Courchevel après ski crowd at midnight. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay there (unless you’re a hotel guest). A great aspect of choosing Le Bar de Madame for your après ski in Courchevel 1850 is that a complimentary chauffeur will drive non-residents anywhere in resort they would like! This can be to one of the other bars in Courchevel 1850 or back to your luxury ski accommodation.
So the evening has drawn in and you’re wanting to continue your après ski in Courchevel 1850 over a dinner turned party? La Mangeoire is the best place for this: come here for outrageously good food, drinks and entertainment.
This restaurant turned Courchevel après ski bar seems similar to Chalet de Pierres. They are comparable, both offer fantastic food followed by flowing fizz. However, La Mangeoire takes this to a different league. Imagine Le Mangeoire as the naughtier older sister of Chalet de Pierres.
Not only one of the most well known places for Courchevel après ski, La Mangeoire also has a reputation as one of the best bars in Courchevel 1850. Ultimately, it’s a place where anything goes. If you want an evening of exuberance and celebration while on your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 this is the place. Expect a dark, party atmosphere with bottle service, dancing on tables and seemingly endless champagne.
There are many luxury chalets that are very close to Le Mangeoire. Some favourites are Chalet l’Arctique and Sweet Escape. These properties are in a central location, close to La Croisette and the best of Courchevel’s après ski scene.
If your après ski in Courchevel 1850 has lasted even later, then visit Les Caves from midnight to the early hours. By this point you may have already visited some of the best après bars in Courchevel 1850. However, Les Caves can be the grand finale to your evening. It’s certainly a nightclub with enough glitz and glamour for Courchevel 1850. Thus, it proves the best place for a night, and early morning, of dancing and fun.
If you’re a group who likes a party while on your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 then explore chalets such as Chalet Edelweiss and Le Petit Palais with in-house nightclubs. Plus, there are many more chalets with private bars and lounges. When staying at these chalets, the fun never has to stop!
I hope this helps show that when the sun begins to dip behind the peaks there are a wealth of places to visit for après ski in Courchevel 1850. If this blog piqued your interest in a luxury ski holiday you may be wondering: Why is Courchevel so Popular?
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